AMSTERDAM CAFES - Coffee and "Other Things"!

Cafes...different than Cafes here in the UK....form an undeniablely large part of Amsterdam's Culture. Here are some of the best!

Barney’s Coffeeshop

 Haarlemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam
 0031 20 4206655
 wwww.barneys.biz
 Daily 7am -10pm

Barney’s is located in a 500-year-old building and is one of the the most popular Amsterdam coffee shops on Haarlemmerstraat.  Barney’s is the renowned winner of multiple “High Times Cup” awards. It is a good coffeeshop where they serve a decent breakfast, lunch and dinner as well. They have a friendly and knowledgeable service that’s made Barney’s famous among both travelers and locals

Barney’s is located in a 500-year-old building and is one of the the most popular Amsterdam coffee shops on Haarlemmerstraat.  Barney’s is the renowned winner of multiple “High Times Cup” awards. It is a good coffeeshop where they serve a decent breakfast, lunch and dinner as well. They have a friendly and knowledgeable service that’s made Barney’s famous among both travelers and locals

Dampkring

 Handboogstraat 29, 1012 XM Amsterdam
 0031 20 6380705
 www.dampkring.nl
 Daily 10am – 1am

Great coffeeshop and world famous because the crew of the famous movie “ocean’s 12′ spend time in this coffeeshop while filming in Amsterdam. It’s a coffeeshop both for first timers and long cannabis professionals, tourists and locals make it feel like everyone is welcome. What makes Dampkring Coffeeshop different is its spacious feel and gorgeous interior. Good drinks and good weed are served here at standard prices.

Great coffeeshop and world famous because the crew of the famous movie “ocean’s 12′ spend time in this coffeeshop while filming in Amsterdam. It’s a coffeeshop both for first timers and long cannabis professionals, tourists and locals make it feel like everyone is welcome. What makes Dampkring Coffeeshop different is its spacious feel and gorgeous interior. Good drinks and good weed are served here at standard prices.

Green House Centrum

 Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191, 1012 EW Amsterdam
 0031 20 6271739
 www.greenhouse.org
 Daily 9am – 1am

This small little coffeeshop has good quality herbs and a great atmosphere. The Green House is winner of 38 High Times Cannabis Cups. It delivers some of the best cannabis in Amsterdam and it is a great hangout for a traveler in Amsterdam. You can find many interesting pictures on the wall of celebs that visited the Green House. The coffee shop is situated nicely in the red light district next to a canal.

This small little coffeeshop has good quality herbs and a great atmosphere. The Green House is winner of 38 High Times Cannabis Cups. It delivers some of the best cannabis in Amsterdam and it is a great hangout for a traveler in Amsterdam. You can find many interesting pictures on the wall of celebs that visited the Green House. The coffee shop is situated nicely in the red light district next to a canal.

Amnesia

 Herengracht 133, 1015 BG Amsterdam
 0031 20 4277874
 Daily 10am – 1am

Previously known as “Whootsie Tootsie”, Amnesia is a small coffee shop with dark red interior, nice hanging red lights and mellow music that sets the mood.  On a sunny day it’s a great spot to sit outside and watch the boats on the Herengracht. Interesting menu with some lesser known varieties (some of them 100% organic) and friendly staff who will take time to explain.

Previously known as “Whootsie Tootsie”, Amnesia is a small coffee shop with dark red interior, nice hanging red lights and mellow music that sets the mood.  On a sunny day it’s a great spot to sit outside and watch the boats on the Herengracht. Interesting menu with some lesser known varieties (some of them 100% organic) and friendly staff who will take time to explain.

Bluebird

 Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71, 1011 HB Amsterdam
 0031 20 6225232
 www.coffeeshopbluebird.nl
 Daily 9.30am – 1.00am

This coffee shop is located in a quite modern building in a street that’s very different to those in the nearby Red Light District. Bluebird was founded in 1982 and has a good name for its range of hash and grass, its food and its multi-lingual staff.

This coffee shop is located in a quite modern building in a street that’s very different to those in the nearby Red Light District. Bluebird was founded in 1982 and has a good name for its range of hash and grass, its food and its multi-lingual staff.

Grey Area

 Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam
 0031 20 4204301
 www.greyarea.nl
 Daily 12am-8pm

Grey Area is a tiny place with a big reputation. It has some of the finest weed. The place is an American favorite. Not a whole lot of seating, but really friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. It’s a celebrity hotspot.  Some of the coolest guys has been to this coffeeshop over the years like Snoop Dogg, Bush, B-Real, Deftones, Lou Reed, and many many more.

Grey Area is a tiny place with a big reputation. It has some of the finest weed. The place is an American favorite. Not a whole lot of seating, but really friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. It’s a celebrity hotspot.  Some of the coolest guys has been to this coffeeshop over the years like Snoop Dogg, Bush, B-Real, Deftones, Lou Reed, and many many more.

Abraxas

 Jonge Roelensteeg 12- 14, 1012 PL Amsterdam
 0031 20 6255763
 www.abraxas.tv
 Daily 10am – 1am

This Amsterdam coffee shop is tucked away in a small alley, the Jonge Roelensteeg. Abraxas is a very clean, cozy, and welcoming coffeeshop, with a hint of Mystic & Middle Eastern flavor. The shop and its staff obviously have a keen eye for detail. Offering free internet it is one of the best tourist-friendly coffeeshops in Amsterdam.

This Amsterdam coffee shop is tucked away in a small alley, the Jonge Roelensteeg. Abraxas is a very clean, cozy, and welcoming coffeeshop, with a hint of Mystic & Middle Eastern flavor. The shop and its staff obviously have a keen eye for detail. Offering free internet it is one of the best tourist-friendly coffeeshops in Amsterdam.

The Bulldog

 The Bulldog Palace, Leidseplein 15, 1017 PS Amsterdam
  0031 20 625 9864
 www.thebulldog.com
 Thu: 10am – 1am | Fri & Sat: 10am – 3am | Sun: 10am – 2am

Probably the most well-known coffeeshop in Amsterdam thanks to the central location at Leidseplein (ironically, the building is a former Amsterdam police station). The Bulldog is actually a chain of Bulldogs spread around the city centre. The Bulldog No. 90 (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 88) was the first coffee shop in Amsterdam and laid the benchmark for the existing coffee shops in Amsterdam. Visiting Amsterdam for a few days and looking for a hotel near Amsterdam coffeeshops? The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam is located along a canal, you find it at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220.

Probably the most well-known coffeeshop in Amsterdam thanks to the central location at Leidseplein (ironically, the building is a former Amsterdam police station). The Bulldog is actually a chain of Bulldogs spread around the city centre. The Bulldog No. 90 (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 88) was the first coffee shop in Amsterdam and laid the benchmark for the existing coffee shops in Amsterdam. Visiting Amsterdam for a few days and looking for a hotel near Amsterdam coffeeshops? The Bulldog Hotel Amsterdam is located along a canal, you find it at the Oudezijds Voorburgwal 220.

Baba

 Warmoesstraat 64, 1012 JH Amsterdam
 0031 20 6241409
 www.babashops.com
 Mon-Thu: 8.30am – 1am | Fri-Sun: 8am – 1am

Baba is one of the best located Amsterdam coffee shops. This place is styled with an Eastern-theme surrounded by sex shops and adult theatres in the Red Light District. Enjoy the beauty of the various statues around the shop, deities in realistically created stone with mystical robes. Other than the decorations, the atmosphere is one of friendliness and is great for socializing.

Baba is one of the best located Amsterdam coffee shops. This place is styled with an Eastern-theme surrounded by sex shops and adult theatres in the Red Light District. Enjoy the beauty of the various statues around the shop, deities in realistically created stone with mystical robes. Other than the decorations, the atmosphere is one of friendliness and is great for socializing.

Smoke Palace

 Linnaeusstraat 83HS, 1093 EK Amsterdam
 0031 20 463 2580
 www.smokepalace.nl
 Daily 9am – 1am

Smoke Palace (previously ‘New York’) is a coffeeshop with a very homey atmosphere near Oosterpark in the east district of Amsterdam. It’s just has a really relaxed laid back vibe. Smoke Palace has been renovated since a few months and they now have a cozy terrace outside. Great and friendly staff.

Smoke Palace (previously ‘New York’) is a coffeeshop with a very homey atmosphere near Oosterpark in the east district of Amsterdam. It’s just has a really relaxed laid back vibe. Smoke Palace has been renovated since a few months and they now have a cozy terrace outside. Great and friendly staff.