While many cities have their own coffeeshops, few can rival Amsterdam for its variety. From the high-class, upscale Barney’s to the down-home, family-run Dolphins, the city has a coffeeshop for every taste and budget. The list below covers all of the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam but be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a few hidden gems too.
Barney’s is a famous, award-winning coffeeshop located in a 500-year-old building on Haarlemmerstraat. The upscale shop is done out like an old Amsterdam apothecary and serves up world-class strains. Expect to pay slightly higher prices here but the quality is worth it.
Whether you want to smoke or relax in their lounge, Barney’s is an excellent choice. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Don’t be afraid to ask them any questions or tell them if you have specific requests. They will help you find the perfect blend to suit your mood.
Boerenjongens (pronounced “bore nyong -jns”) is a chain with several locations across the city and is one of the most popular Amsterdam coffeeshops. It specializes in adding class and sophistication to the cannabis experience and is evident from the moment you walk into their Utrechtsestraat location. As you enter, a gentleman wearing a bowler hat greets you and holds the door open for you.
A must-visit if you’re looking to enjoy some top-notch cannabis with friends in an environment that feels like home. This coffeeshop is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Expect to see a mix of people and a laidback vibe that feels just like home. During tourist season, you may be greeted with a long wait, but it’s always worth the wait!