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How Amsterdam’s coffee shops work

Published On 12/17/2013 Published On 12/17/2013
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1. Bulldog Oudezijds Voorburgwal 90, Amsterdam, 1012 GG (Red Light District)

This classic Amsterdam coffee shop is often considered by many as the first in the city to receive a green and white license to chill that so many coffee shops in the city have now.

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2. Coffeeshop Mellow Yellow Vijzelgracht 33HS, Amsterdam, 1017 HN (North)

This Amsterdam coffee shop is a chill place to pop some coinage into the juke box, grab a drink, and enjoy the fine products that they provide.

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3. De Dampkring Handboogstraat 29HS, Amsterdam, 1012 XM (North)

One of the more popular coffee shops in Amsterdam, Dempkring has earned so much acclaim that scenes from Ocean's Twelve were filmed here.

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4. De Tweede Kamer Heisteeg 6HS, Amsterdam, 1012 WC

The biggest rule at this coffee shop: you gotta take off your hat. Abide, and this sister shop of Dampkring will happily dole out to you some of its finest herbal supplements.

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5. Green House Lounge Haarlemmerstraat 64, Amsterdam, 1013 (De Pijp)

This award-winning coffee shop is one of the most popular in the city, due to both its high-quality products and because there are fish in the floor!

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6. Grey Area Coffeeshop Oude Leliestraat 2, Amsterdam, 1015 AW (West)

Americans will feel a little more comfortable in this coffee shop, simply because it's an American coffee shop that still has all the comforts and products of an Amsterdam one.

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7. Barney's Coffeeshop Haarlemmerstraat 102 1013 EW, Amsterdam, (The Jordaan)

Probably one of the most famous coffee shops to grab a bite, you can't go wrong with a little fun and a tasty meal at Barney's.

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8. Barney's Uptown Haarlemmerstraat 105, Amsterdam, 1013 EW (The Jordaan)

A descendant of the original Barney's Coffeeshop, Barney's Uptown features decadent all-day munchies as well as a full bar.

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9. La Grotte Haarlemmerstraat 34HS, Amsterdam, 1013 ES (The Jordaan)

Looking for a quality coffee shop and a little something extra? Check out La Grotte, which features the normal amenities of Amsterdam coffee shops, as well as an ALL-DAY BREAKFAST MENU.

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10. Hill Street Blues Warmoesstraat 52A, Amsterdam, 1012 JG (Red Light District)

Looking for a coffee shop in which you can chill out, partake, AND eat some delicious munchies? You gotta check out HSB and their sweet sweet banana cake.

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11. Coffee Shop Betty Boop Nieuwezijds Kolk 12HS, Amsterdam, 1012PV (Medieval Center)

A popular coffee shop in Amsterdam, you'll see the iconic cartoon character throughout this place. And fun fact: Quentin Tarantino wrote much of Pulp Fiction here.

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