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Amsterdam Coffee Shop Guide. Amsterdam undoubtedly offers more freedom and experience to travelers than other European cities. Both the legality of prostitution and the fact that light drugs are free up to a certain limit make this place a center of attraction. Of course, someone from this attraction is looking to fill their pockets and trying to get the money in the pockets of the tourists. I have previously presented you an article with the title of tourist traps in Europe, read this article once in order not to be scammed while traveling around Europe. In this article, too, I will provide you with a complete Amsterdam Coffee Shop Guide. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, LEAVE THIS PAGE IMMEDIATELY.

First of all, let me state that this Coffee Shop Guide was not prepared by going to Amsterdam once and staying for 2 days. I’ve been to Amsterdam 2 times so far and stayed 11 days in total. In this article, you can find the things to be considered on the basis of Coffee Shop in Amsterdam in detail. Besides, I share my coffee shop experiences with you. Before I start the article What is a Coffee Shop? Let’s answer the question;

What is a Coffee Shop?

Coffee Shop is a code name among people when drugs were not legal in Amsterdam. Today, it is called the place where legal drugs are sold and consumed.

Amsterdam Coffee Shop Guide

This is the place where I will try to tell you about the Coffee Shops in Amsterdam as much as possible. Before you read further, I should point out that; Most of the Coffee Shops in Amsterdam are actually tourist traps. You pay 2-3 times as much for the same thing. So do not go to Amsterdam without reading this article!

Operation in Coffee Shops; If you wish, you can just take what you want and leave, or you can take whatever you want and sit in the place and have a drink.

Coffee Shop Advice and Considerations in Amsterdam

  • Never buy anything from places other than the Coffee Shop, especially from those who try to sell it on the streets ! In 2014, many tourists died from street drugs.
  • Bring cash with you because most places don’t accept credit cards.
  • Stay away from pre-wrapped ones . It is not clear what is in them and they are more expensive. Even if you don’t know how to wrap, believe me, everyone will be dying to help you!
  • If you have not used such substances before, be sure to have someone with you and try the lighter ones .
  • Staff in Coffee Shops are generally very caring. Light drinking, long effect, etc. Be sure to consult their opinions . (My favorite is Amnesia)
  • Go to places as far away from the Red Light area as possible , you will see the price difference. Since the Red Light region is the most touristic region, the prices are also reflected in this.
  • The “magic mushroom”, which is very popular, is actually a chemical. So I definitely don’t recommend it. If you still want to eat, do not eat anywhere other than Damkring. Since it was banned about 10 years ago, it has different variants. The original magic mushroom is nowhere to be found. What you can find is Space Muffin or Space Cake with its current name .
  • Buy as little as you can consume . (You can’t buy more than 5 grams anyway.)
  • If you don’t want to give money, you can find it at the airport, from the people in the departures section. Because it is forbidden to carry it after a certain point.
  • If you don’t know what poppy is, I suggest you smoke Marijuana (aka mariujana, the weed we know).
  • If you are asking what herbs to smoke in Amsterdam ; I would say amnesia.

Amsterdam Coffee Shop Guide

Coffee Shop Locations

Without going into too much detail, I will share with you the Coffee Shops I recommend in Amsterdam. Let me state this: the Bulldog coffee shop you see everywhere is actually one of the worst and most expensive places in Amsterdam. It is so crowded only because it advertises well and is located in central locations. But if you want to enter that environment, do as follows; buy weed elsewhere and go to the Bulldog Coffee Shop. Have a drink and sit there too.

The ones next to the places I have named also indicate the street name and the number. You can find it by typing it into the map application you are using, as if you put it with your hand.

  • Damkring (Handboogstraat 29) This is also the home of the movie Ocean Twelve.
  • Green House Center (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191)
  • Gray Area (Old Leliestraat 2)
  • Siberia (Brouwersgracht 11)
  • Barney’s Cofee Shop (Haarlemmerstraat 105)
  • Central Coffee Shop (Prins Hendrikkade 89) For purchase only. It was the cheapest coffee shop in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Coffee Shop Prices

Coffee Shop prices vary from place to place and according to the type of grass. But to give an example, Amnesia in Damkring costs 13 Euros per gram. Or a slightly smoky herb called Sativa in the same place costs 6 Euros. In other words, the drug prices in Amsterdam are not as high as you might think.

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.

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Best outdoor pools in Amsterdam

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Fancy a refreshing dive? Looking for some refreshment? Or ready for some exercise? From May you can go everywhere again at these outdoor pools in Amsterdam. We’ve collected the best outdoor pools for you, from Amsterdam East to Amsterdam West and the beautiful Noorderparkbad. Spring is in the air, so get ready for a nice swim and splash in one of these beautiful outdoor pools in Amsterdam. Are you not from Amsterdam? 

Best outdoor pools in Amsterdam

1. Brediusbad

The Brediusbad is an outdoor swimming pool in Amsterdam West. It is a heated outdoor swimming pool and is located in a quiet and green area on the edge of the Spaarndammerbuurt. The pool has a deep pool for certified swimmers, a shallow pool for children and a separate paddling pool with fountain. There are covered changing rooms, heated showers and (small) lockers.

Open from May 1 to September 1.

Spaarndammerdijk 306, Amsterdam

2. Flevoparkbad

The Flevoparkbad is a heated outdoor pool in the Flevopark in Amsterdam East. Here you will find a 50-metre pool for swimming laps, a recreational pool with a play island and a children’s pool. The complex is located in the middle of nature and is equipped with sunbathing areas and play equipment.

Open from late April to early September.
Insulindeweg 1002, Amsterdam

3. Noorderparkbad

The Noorderparkbad is an outdoor swimming pool in Amsterdam North, located on the edge of the Noorderpark. The swimming pool includes both an indoor part (indoor pool) and an outdoor area with swimming pools (outdoor pool). After forty years, the Noorderparkbad is the successor to the Floraparkbad, which stood next to it, and is the most sustainable swimming pool in our country. The swimming pool has won several prizes in the field of architecture, including the jury and public prize of the Amsterdam Architecture Prize in 2016.

In contrast to most outdoor pools, the Noorderparkbad also offers outdoor swimming in winter. The water is normally heated to a temperature of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. During night frost, the bath can be just below that temperature, especially in the morning. That’s nice to wake up to!

Snowballweg 5, Amsterdam

4. Sloterparkbad

The Sloterparkbad is one of the largest swimming accommodations in the Netherlands. It is located on the Sloterpark and includes a 50-metre competition pool, a jumping pool, a target group pool and a recreational pool. And then you can also swim in the outdoor area. On the outside area of ​​approximately three hectares is a competition pool with a size of 25×15 meters and a depth of 1.40 meters. There is also a circular paddling pool with an area of ​​approximately 25m². The pool water of the outdoor pools is heated and, depending on the outside temperature, between 19°C and 21°C. On the sunbathing lawn you have a wonderful view of the Sloterplas and the two islands in the natural water.

The outdoor pool is expected to be open from May 1 to September 1.
press. Allendelaan 3, Amsterdam

5. Amstelbad

The Amstelbad in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel has three different baths; the paddling pool, the semi-deep bath and the deep bath, where you can splash to your heart’s content in the summer. And besides taking a refreshing dip, you can also jump on the trampoline, play miniature golf, beach volleyball, table tennis and football. The ideal outdoor pool in Amsterdam for a day out with the family!

Check out the website for the opening hours for 2022.
Alderman Koolhaasweg 10, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

6. Mercatorbad

The Mercatorbad is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool in Amsterdam-West. There is also a gym located in the same building. Outside there is a 50 meter pool and a children’s play pool. Both are located on a beautiful sloping lawn where you can relax in the summer in the sun or in the shade of beautiful tall trees.

The outdoor pool is expected to be open from May 1 to September 1.
Jan van Galenstraat 315, Amsterdam

Swim laps? This is what it does for your body if you swim every week.

7. The Mirandabad

The De Mirandabad (yes, that’s how you say it!) is best known for its subtropical wave pool with a glass dome and palm trees. There is also a modern 25-metre pool with all-round views of the garden. The outdoor accommodation consists of a paddling pool, a large shallow outdoor pool for children and a 50-metre pool. You can also use the two nearby squash courts all year round.

The De Mirandabad is also open in winter. Carry on with the Wim Hof ​​method!
The Mirandalaan 9, Amsterdam

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Vibrating Seats and Water Cannons: 5D Porn Cinema

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The ‘5D Porn Cinema’, which will give people an interesting experience in Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District, has been opened. For details and more, follow to our content…

5-dimensional porn cinema was opened in the famous Red Light District (Red Light District) in Amsterdam.

What happens in the movie will progress in a way that viewers can feel while sitting in their seats. Seats will vibrate, pressurized water will be given, and if there is a wind effect in the movie, this will be reflected to the audience.

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Customers will be able to hear, feel and see.

What the owner of the cinema wants to do is take the experience to the next level, instead of people just sitting at home and watching porn alone.

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While the image is projected to the screen in 3D, the seats will move, and the audience will feel like they are inside the movie with special effects.

In order to better convey the action going on on stage to the audience, the seats are designed to sway and vibrate.

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The film to be screened tells the sexy and funny story of a man visiting Amsterdam.

Natalie, owner of the 5D Porn Cinema, where the movie produced in collaboration with porn star Kim Holland will be screened, says: ‘The movie is about the sexy and funny story of a man who visits Amsterdam’s Red Light District. For example, the man visits one of Amsterdam’s famous bars and makes love in a bubble bath. But the movie is extremely humorous. So it’s not just about sex.’ 

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Those who want to experience this interesting experience pay 12.50 euros for a single ticket.

Natalie says the show isn’t just for tourists, but people can come and have a lot of fun with their partners: ‘Come with your partner, laugh, try something new.’ 

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Amsterdam gaming venues and board game places

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Gaming venues and board game bar and cafes are very popular in Amsterdam. It’s the best alternative way to have fun with indoor activities. We prepared a quick list for board gaming houses and different bars that you can play funny games with friends.

Our quick picks includes a variety of places, from cafes with board games to large gaming venues.

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Amsterdam gaming venues

– TonTonClub (Westerpark): arcade and also a nice place.
– Mooie Boules (Oost and Noord): this location has a Jeu de Boules playground.
– Chez Mine (Bos & Lommer): Pizza & Wine bar but also has table tennis, foosball, darts and board games.
– Pool- en snookerclub Final Touch (Center): A place with pool tables and also board games.
– 2 Klaveren (Oud-West): An old-style Dutch cafe. There are lots of board games.
– Aloha (Center): Bowling, minigolf, lasergame and more.
– Schaakcafé Het Hok (Center): An old cafe that has existed since 1972, with chess and backgammon tables.
– Café Bosco (Oud-West): this beautiful cafe has a lot of board games in the cupboard.
– Bar Joost (Oost): A neighborhood bar of the Oost district. There are board games.
– The Poolbar (Center): A place with pool tables and also board games.
– Festina Lente (Center): A sweet place where board games are played.
– Poolcafe Plan B (Oud-West): Here you can play table tennis and darts as well as billiards.
– Club 8 (West): The biggest billiard room in Amsterdam.
– Chin Chin Club (Center): Table tennis is played, there is also a karaoke place and people come to dance late at night.
– Ping Pong Parck (Oud-West): Come here to play table tennis and ‘beerpong’.
– Club Puck (West): arcade and also a nice venue.
– Floor 17 – Curlingbaan (West): In winter, you can find Amsterdam’s highest curling rink on the roof terrace of Floor17. The rooftop bar is enjoyable in summer.
– Cafe de Wetering (Center): A cafe with games such as risk, wordplay and chess.
– Knijn Bowling & Restaurant (Zuid): Come for bowling, discobowling is also available on Thursdays.
– Gollem aan het Water (Oost): The place has board games and is also a nice beer bar.

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