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Traveling to Amsterdam? 10 Must go to coffee shops.

Traveling to Amsterdam? 10 Must go to coffee shops.


With around 250 coffeeshops scattered across Amsterdam, you’ll find some of the city’s best coffeeshops near Amsterdam Central Station.

Since coffeeshops in Amsterdam refer to places that serve cannabis, if you are actually in need of a caffeine hit, you’re better off heading for a coffeehouse or café. But if it’s a traditional Amsterdam coffeeshop you are looking for, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the 10 best coffeeshops near Amsterdam Central Station.

Traveling to Amsterdam? 10 Must go to coffee shops.

1. Abraxas

Abraxas is one of the most popular tourist-friendly Amsterdam central coffeeshops, with free internet, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Tucked away in a small alley off Demark Square, you’ll find a cozy, welcoming, bohemian, indie-style coffeeshop. Choose from various smoking-friendly drinks, including peppermint green tea with honey, a Strawberry Looser or Chocomel to complement your joint.

Address: Jonge Roelensteeg 12- 14, 1012 PL Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 10am to 1am

Abraxas coffeeshop near Amsterdam Central Station

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2. Barney’s Coffeeshop Amsterdam

Situated in a 500 year-old-building in a quiet street close to the city center, Barney’s Coffeeshop is one of the most popular Amsterdam center coffeeshops among locals and travelers alike. Along with its modern, nice interior, you’ll find a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. While the coffeeshop has won various awards for its cannabis, it also serves a quality breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Address: Haarlemmerstraat 102, 1013 EW Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 7am to 10pm

Barney's Coffeshop near Amsterdam Central Station

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3. Coffeeshop Siberië

Located on the beautiful Brouwersgracht canal, Coffeeshop Siberië is a small, laid-back coffeeshop in central Amsterdam. While cannabis is top of the menu, Siberië is also where you can enjoy some of the best tea and coffee in Amsterdam and delicious canna cakes. Locals and tourists can also have free horoscope readings and enjoy art exhibitions, acoustic concerts and DJ performances.

Address: Brouwersgracht 11, 1015 GA Amsterdam

Opening times: Sunday-Thursday, 11 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 12 am

4. Grey Area Coffeeshop

Great things often come in small packages, and that’s certainly true of Grey Area Coffeeshop. It may seem tiny on the outside, but it has a big reputation for offering some of the finest weed, including strains that you can’t get anywhere else. There’s not much seating available, but the friendly and knowledgeable staff make it a popular hotspot, especially with celebrities from Lou Reed and Deftones to Woody Harrelson and Snoop Dogg.

Address: Oude Leliestraat 2, 1015 AW Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 12am to 8pm

Grey Area Coffeeshop

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5. Bluebird

Bluebird is located near the Waterlooplein street market on the eastern side of the Red Light District. It’s long been a popular Amsterdam coffeeshop for its extensive range of grass, hash and smoking accessories, offering something for everyone. Alongside its psychedelic décor and hippy vibe, you’ll find good food, friendly multi-lingual staff, and plenty of places to sit and smoke, including a tiny outside terrace.

Address: Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71, 1011 HB Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 9.30am to 1am

6. Coffeeshop Amsterdam

If you are looking for an Amsterdam central coffeeshop, you won’t go wrong with Coffeeshop Amsterdam. A stone’s throw away from Central Station on the famous Haarlemmerstraat, Coffeeshop Amsterdam is a three-floor lounge that boasts stylish interiors and 90 seats, so plenty of space to relax. Alongside a varied cannabis menu that includes several flower options, you’ll also find a range of snacks, hot and cold drinks, CBD products and edibles.

Address: Haarlemmerstraat 44, 1013 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening times: Every day from 8am to 1am

7. Coffeeshop Central

Coffeeshop Central is the first place you’ll see as you come out of Central Station and opens from 7 am every day, making it a popular haunt for travelers. While it might be small and not offer many frills, it makes up for a good selection of quality classic strains at some of the best prices you’ll get in the city. Alongside quality weed and hash, Coffeeshop Central also offers a range of drinks and snacks for on the go.

Address: Central, Prins Hendrikkade 89 1012 EA Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 7am to 9pm

8. Coffeeshop De Kroon

Located in the heart of the city, Coffeeshop De Kroon is the perfect base to stop for a well-earned rest after a busy day of sightseeing. Popular with locals and tourists alike, its lush green interiors, comfy sofas, and friendly staff make De Kroon a welcoming place to relax and enjoy a wide menu of products. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of Bikkle, the popular De Kroon cat.

Address: Oudebrugsteeg 26, 1012 JP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening times: Every day from 7am to 1am

Coffeeshop De Kroon - Coffeeshop near Amsterdam Central Station

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9. Prix d’Ami

A quick walk from the Central Station, you’ll find Prix d’Ami. With seating for more than 500 people across three floors, it’s the largest coffeeshop in both Amsterdam and the world. There’s plenty to keep you busy while you’re there, including five large smoking rooms, eight pool tables and 36 flat-screen televisions. You’ll also find an extensive cannabis menu with around a dozen strains, including mixed and pure pre-rolled joints and space cakes.

Address: Haringpakkerssteeg 3, 1012 AE, Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 7am to 1am

Prix d'Ami - Coffeeshop near Amsterdam Central Station

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10. Greenhouse Effect Coffeeshop

Located on Nieuwmarkt Square, one of the city’s top tourist destinations, Greenhouse Effect Coffeeshop is a small, cozy coffeeshop that offers one of the best and most varied marijuana menus you’ll find in Amsterdam. Alongside its great location, Greenhouse Effect Coffeeshop provides a great lounge and outdoor patio area for visitors to relax.

Address: Warmoesstraat 53, 1012 HW Amsterdam

Opening times: Every day from 7am to 1am


On a final note

So there you have it, our selection of the best coffeeshops near Amsterdam Station. If you are planning to visit Amsterdam and looking for cheap and friendly accommodation, why not stay at the ClinkNOORD youth hostel in Amsterdam? With private en-suite rooms and dorms available, you’re sure to find what you need. Travelling as a group? Then check out everything you need to know about cheap group accommodation in Amsterdam.

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