Guide to Amsterdam Coffee Shops

When you’re traveling by yourself in Amsterdam, you may find yourself wanting to spend some of your time in the various Amsterdam coffee shops. They aren’t exactly difficult to find. There seems to be one on every corner. There is a reason they’re so popular. They sell marijuana. To be sure, they sell coffee, too. However, it’s really the marijuana that’s the big draw, if you’ll pardon the pun. Even though marijuana is now legal in some places in the United States, it isn’t exactly common yet. In Amsterdam, it is. Let’s take a look at the some of the more popular shops so you can make a decision about which one might be your favorite.

One of them is called Abraxas. It has a really good atmosphere, and they play some really good music. In short, we can’t recommend them too highly. However, if you’re looking for a place that’s more well lit (pardon the pun again) and a little airier, then you need look no further than Baba. It has a huge window right in its corner, and to boot, it’s conveniently located right at the entrance to the infamous red light district itself. Of course, you might be looking for a shop where you can do a little more than just drink coffee and smoke. There are plenty of options for that, too.

One of those options is a place called The Rookies. It has the added advantage that it is a bar in addition to being a “coffee” shop. There are plenty of dart boards and pool tables, too, so you can really have a lot of fun there. Speaking of fun, from time to time, they through a really great themed party. Even more often than that, they host some awesome dart or pool tournaments. If you want to watch TV, you would probably be better off at a place called the Best Friends Coffee Shop. The screen on the TV there is absolutely gargantuan.

Needless to say, a lot of these additional options can be found at a lot of the other Amsterdam coffee shops as well. Since you’re by yourself, you have the freedom to go out and do some exploring. This can be a lot of fun in and of itself. Plus, by doing so, maybe you’ll find a place we haven’t even mentioned that you absolutely fall in love with and return to time and time again.

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