Coffeeshops in Amsterdam
This directory and map includes listings for all 167 licensed coffeeshops in the city of Amsterdam. Each are reviewed for their features and ammenities, and when applicable, recognized for the quality of their products or service.
The décor in Barraka is somewhat reminiscent of an upscale bar or cafe. There is a lot of dark wood inside, and a beautiful polished bar where you place your order. The selection here is extensive, with roughly two dozen strains during last check.
De Overkant ("The Other Side") coffeeshop is fairly low-key in its decor. It is a modest establishment, what you expect with most local dutch coffeeshops. While it may not be expansive in size, their lounge is still well appointed and comfortable.
Nieuwe Herengracht 71
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Popeye Coffeeshop takes its name from the classic comic strip character “Popeye the Sailor Man”. The shop inside is quite warm and welcoming. It is not large, but does have three distinct levels. They also have a large breakfast menu.
Bros is a Hunter's location. This coffeeshop with a contemporary smoking lounge is found in a shopping center on Waterlandplein. Practically hidden, a purple and white neon sign above the door is probably the only thing you notice from the road.
420 Coffeeshop is a canal-side shop just outside Spui Square, a main cultural center for the city. Spui is home to many trendy cafés, restaurants, and (esp) bookshops. 420 is a small but nicely appointed shop; perfect to chill and do some reading.
The word Kooi is Dutch, and translates in English as Birdcage. It is hard to put this shop in words, but abstract, artistic, and modern keep coming to mind. Though one of the newest shops here, we think Kooi is already an Amsterdam original.
Baba looks like an upscale restaurant or city tea house. It is quite contemporary, beautiful, and polished. We'd assume that no expense has been spared to make the customer feel relaxed and comfortable while they enjoy their favourite bud.
Johnny is a modern shop. Its decor includes cleanly painted walls, contemporary light-colored (wood) wainscoting on the walls, plenty of additional wood trim, and thick white mica counters. To put the look into words, we'd say "high-end clinical".
Reefer is hard to miss if you are looking for it. Two large red neon signs serve as beacons for finding the place. The decor of Reefer is quite traditional for a Dutch coffeeshop. Polished wood dominates the interior.
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 77
The Otherside is one of the city's most famous LGBT (gay friendly) coffeeshops. The surrounding neighborhood is actually known as Amsterdam's gay nightlife hot spot, making the placement of this shop perfect if you're in the city to enjoy the scene.