The Dutch decriminalised marijuana in 1976, so you now can buy weed legally at an alcohol-free coffeeshop in Amsterdam. You’ll find hundreds of these coffeeshops spread across the city and every establishment has its own unique character- some have a great atmosphere, some have great food, and some are pretty uninspiring to look at, but they supply the highest quality products in town. You’re bound to stumble across a few coffeeshops while in Amsterdam, but we’ve made a list of our favourites to help you weed out the best ones!
It’s worth remembering that most coffeeshops are quite small and pokey, so you might find it hard to sit as a big group in a coffeeshop due to the lack of space. If you head to one of the more popular venues, you’ll almost definitely have to sit in smaller groups. You’ll also find it easier to find seats in the daytime, so try to avoid heading to a coffeeshop in the evening if you can. To find out more about what Amsterdam has to offer, visitThe highlightsand take a look at our guide to the city's bestclubs,barsandbar crawls.