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Most Famous and Best Amsterdam Coffee Shops


Amsterdam is renowned for its “coffee shops”. With roughly 250 in Amsterdam, it’s hard to find the best Amsterdam coffee shop.

In this directory you will find 15 of the most popular, famous and best coffeeshops in Amsterdam.

In the Netherlands the term coffee shop has come to mean alcohol-free establishments where cannabis (weed, hash, marijuana) are sold and consumed. According to the Dutch Drug and Coffee Shop Law the Amsterdam coffee shops are licensed to sell small quantities of cannabis to adults over 18.

Tourists can buy and enjoy weed, hash and marijuana in a pleasant and safe environment. Plans to introduce a so called “Weed-Pass”, intended to register Dutch smokers and exclude tourists, were dropped in 2012.

As for now, every person above 18 may enter a coffee shop. Your ID may be required to check your age.

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15 Most Famous & Best Amsterdam Coffee Shops

Barney's - Best Amsterdam CoffeeshopsBarney’s Coffeeshop

Haarlemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam

0031 20 4206655

Daily 7am -10pm

Westerpark Area

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.

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Dampkring Famous Amsterdam CoffeeshopDampkring

Handboogstraat 29, 1012 XM Amsterdam

0031 20 6380705

Daily 10am – 1am

Canal Belt Area

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.

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Utrechtsestraat 21, 1017 VH Amsterdam

Mon-Fri 7am-1 am; Sat & Sun 9am-1am


Baarsjesweg 239, 1058 AA Amsterdam

Daily 7am – 1am


Bonairestraat 78, 1058 XL Amsterdam

Daily 10am – 23pm

020 810 0025

Canal Belt Area & West

The Boerejongens coffeeshop chain has 3 coffeeshops in Amsterdam; all three are very good and one of the best in Amsterdam. Boerejongens (speak out as “bore – n – yung – ens”) means “Farmer Boys” in Dutch. The coffeeshop in Utrechtsestraat is completely remodelled with white marble countertops in a apothecary / drugstore style. While each coffeeshop is unique, they all offer the highest quality products, good service and a lot of expertise.