Grey Area is short on amenities. Don't expect a TV, hot food, or much by way of snacks or coffee. Grey Area is about one thing: cannabis. This establishment has established itself as one of the most recognized connoisseur shops in Amsterdam.
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The Bulldog Palace is a must-see coffeeshop when in Amsterdam. It was built inside Amsterdam's former police station number 14, in the old jail downstairs. Here visitors will find an amazing museum, with many artifacts from the prohibition era.
Voyagers has received a great deal of attention for its cannabis strains in recent years. The coffeeshop has been partnering with quality breeders, and often has a menu with competition winning selections. This is recognized as a connoisseur shop.
Abraxas is a theme coffeeshop. It takes its name from the children’s book “The Little Witch”, and is similarly mystical is its style of décor. The counters, stools, and tables appear as if they were grown out of trees. Feels like Harry Potter, LOTR.
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Amnesia Coffeeshop is a trendy establishment in the heart of Amsterdam Centrum’s canal ring. The shop has somewhat of a nightclub feeling to it, with a well detailed and “polished” interior. The cannabis menu is also connoisseur quality here.
Barney's Coffeeshop is regarded as a connoisseur establishment. They have a long history of entering cannabis competitions, and its menu will typically host several award winning strains of weed and hashish.
With a slogan such as “Creators of Champions”, the GreenHouse Amsterdam brand clearly understands that without top quality cannabis, even terrific ambiance wouldn’t give them worldwide awareness and reputation. Those are earned, which this shop has.
Siberie coffeeshop has an excellent cannabis menu, which brings us to another notable feature of this shop. It is one of only a few in the city providing lab test reports. They show not only the THC percentage, but a full cannabinoid profile.
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.
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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.