café/bar

Amsterdam has a long tradition of café culture and nothing beats a few hours spent lounging in a café. Grab a magazine or newspaper, order your favourite beverage and watch the world go by outside the window. There are cosy ‘brown cafés’, beautiful grand cafés and a large variety of bars or café-bar hybrids.

Coffeeshops

In Amsterdam, smoking cannabis or hashish is permitted in the city's coffeeshops. Visitors should keep in mind that other establishments generally do ...