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The coffeeshop has definitely been partnering with quality breeders. Likewise, they often have a menu with competition-winning selections on it. We recognize this shop as a connoisseur establishment; a distinction well deserved.
The name of this shop translates in English as "The Balloon". Het Ballonnetje is one of the oldest coffeeshops in the city, first opening its doors in 1978. So, this is a historic place. It is also one of the more quintessential Dutch establishments.
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
This coffeeshop is owned by the proprietors of Siberië, The Loft, and De Supermarkt. The management has been quite serious about weed, often focusing on the more contemporary high-potency strains. All four are regarded as connoisseur coffeeshops.
Tweede Nassaustraat 1B
Rusland has the distinction of being the first legally-established coffeeshop in the city. It holds coffeeshop license number 001, and opened its doors on April 30, 1975. As such, this is recognized as a historic shop and one of Amsterdam's pioneers.
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
New Times would be best described as a modern coffeeshop. The interior is highly polished. Clean hardwood floors frame the room, and the shop is accented with purple lighting and trim. They have recessed lighting, and other contemporary fixtures.
The decor inside Family First Coffeeshop is quite interesting and artsy. The tables are painted with colorful abstract images, which are infused with the occasional marijuana leaf. The walls are not bare, but full murals floor to ceiling.
The Sprit is an establishment that would be best described as a cross between a traditional dutch coffeeshop, and a retro amusement center. It has a full wall of pinball machines... arcade games... There is no other place like it in Amsterdam!
1e Hulp literally means "First Help". A reputation for quality cannabis has strengthened interest among visitors, who often make a special trip here. This coffeeshop is quite nicely appointed, with an ornate Arabian them throughout its three floors.