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.
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.
This shop gets its name from Bagheera, the black Indian leopard from famous children’s novel The Jungle Book. In contrast to the aggressive logo of Bagheera Coffeeshop, the actual vibe of this place is relaxed and welcoming.
Prix d'Ami Coffeeshop is arguably more of a weed nightclub than a traditional Dutch cannabis bar. The largest coffeeshop in the city, this shop is spread over three floors, and six rooms. It is also packed with features and amenities.
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.
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
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.
The same group that owns Siberië Coffeeshop also owns the Loft. The management is quite serious about their cannabis menu. On the weed side, expect a mix of high quality strains, including some contemporary items. The hash side is also formidable.
Jan van Galenstraat 285
Mr. K Coffeeshop is found in the popular Jordaan district. They seem focused on cannabis quality here, and feature name-brand genetics on their menu. The pricing tends to be reasonable as well, as this isn't a shop that is inundated by tourists.
Tweede Laurierdwarsstraat 44C
The cannabis menu in Easy Times Coffeeshop is quite extensive. They tend to list well over a dozen strains on the flower (weed) side, typically a mix of contemporary and old school strains. Though not as extensive, their hash menu is formidable.