…And finally, the Coffeeshops
Of course, this is the reason you came to Amsterdam. Sure, we know. Anne Franks house was a historical site you’ll never forget. The Van Gogh museum is incredible and the canal cruise and day trips from Amsterdam are just spectacular, but if you’re here, you’re probably here for the incredible range of coffee shops that Amsterdam has to offer. Here are some tips on what to expect when visiting your first Dutch coffee shop.
*Don’t even bother if you’re under 18 years old. You will not be allowed in the coffeeshop.
*Don’t resell to minors. Don’t go into a Coffeeshop to buy cannabis for somebody else, especially if they’re underage. This can cause significant problems for the coffeeshop.
*Make sure you are carrying a valid ID. Coffeeshop employees are required by law to ask for your ID. It has nothing to do with how old you look or anything else, so don’t feel offended and just show them your ID.
*Heavy drinking and smoking cannabis is rarely a good combination. Try to avoid it as much as possible.
*Don’t smoke too much at once. Even if you’re an avid smoker, keep in mind that Dutch cannabis might be more potent than you’re used to. Ask the budtender for advice; they are there to help. If you’re new to cannabis, start off with a lighter strain and slowly work your way up from there.
*Don’t take your luggage inside with you. We know it’s tempting to walk into the first shop you can find, but do yourself and everybody else a favour and stow your luggage at your hotel or in a train station locker first (Centraal station has many). This way you don’t run the risk of your stuff getting stolen when you’re high as a kite, and other customers can walk around the shop without tripping over backpacks or carry-ons.
*If you are looking for a place to store your luggage temporarily, in an easily accessible and secure area, check out Stasher.com. They have multiple drop off and pick up points throughout Amsterdam for very affordable prices.
Now that you know what not to do when visiting Amsterdam, we at Marijuana Grow Shop genuinely hope you enjoy your stay in Amsterdam and that this what NOT to do guide to Amsterdam will help you to stay safe and stay smart. Do stick around on this site to read about all the cool stuff you CAN do in Amsterdam!