Vapor Lounges, Coffeeshops and Hot Food
CoffeeshopAmsterdam is aesthetically impressive, with a combination of exposed brick, modern furnishings, and cool lighting that makes this shop contemporary and inviting. Sister shop to Tweede Kamer, and a connoisseur establishment.
On nice days the management will usually open up one of the wide front windows. Sit next to it. You'll be indoors, but immersed in the beautiful outside air and sunshine. This feature probably places Solo on the "coolest coffeeshop seating" list.
Korte Koningsstraat 2
For a long time this establishment was known as Utopia, but changed hands in early 2018 to become The Plug. Interestingly, the new owner also runs The Plug cannabis club in Barcelona, which is quite well known for its connoisseur products.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 132
Coffeeshop Roxy has a very upscale feel to it. The place looks more like a trendy restaurant or small art gallery than a traditional Dutch coffeeshop, which is typically more austere. They also have a reputation for quality hashish.
Gerard Doustraat 188
Barney's Lounge is a modern establishment; the decor a bit of a mix between nightclub and a posh coffee lounge. One of several Barney's establishments, which are are known for their award winning strains and focus on connoisseur customers.
Katsu is that this is an extremely artsy place, with an eclectic welcoming vibe. It is also regarded as a connoisseur shop, and generally boasts an excellent and diverse weed and hash menu. This is a standout shop in De Pijp section of Amsterdam.
Eerste v/d Helststraat 70
Founded in 1975, The Bulldog claims the distinction of being the first coffeeshop in the city. At one time Bulldog 90 was an illegal establishment, selling cannabis in violation of Dutch law. There is much tribute to this history throughout the shop.
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 90
The Stud Coffeeshop sits near the eastern edge of Amsterdam-Oost (Amsterdam East) in the Indische Buurt neighborhood. The cannabis menu itself is large, with more than a dozen weed options. These include many local favorites, and contemporary strains
The cannabis menu tends to be moderate in size at Greenhouse Effect. They are also big on edibles, and we've recognized this shop for it. If you are in search of something a bit more elegant than the traditional bland "space cake", come here.
This establishment is relaxed and unpretentious in its appearance. It is also owned by the same group as Siberie, The Loft, and De Republiek. As such, expect to find a connoisseur menu here. This is one of the few shops that invest in lab testing.
Frederik Hendrikstraat 69-HS