Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Jun 12th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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the Bulldog and the Grasshopper (don't know much about the Excalibur) certainly do not aim purely at British tourists - the Bulldog (there are several BTW and not one Bulldog) is much more dominated by American young folk than British ones - based on many treks thru the main Bulldog Palace, which i assume poster was talking about and calling it the Bulldog (technically the name of the original Bulldog, a whole-in-the-wall in the Red-Light District and along with Mellow Yellow and Rusland one of the very first places to sell cannabis openly in Amsterdam) - in fact i've seen few Brits in the main Bulldog Palace (or any other) - ditto for the Grass Hopper. Barney's Breakfast Bar and Barney's whatever near the train station are British infested places - Barney is a Brit i think.

And this is very much like saying that all the beer in England or all the wine in France is the same and comes from the same place - again the Dutch cannabis industry has developed an amazing number of varieties - each with its own look and taste, which any Dutch person who patronizes their 'local' coffeeshop will know - the Grass Hopper for instance has its own seed source with varities available only there and in other shops it may supply. The Cannabis Cup in November, sponsored by High Times Magazine and patronized by thousands of American pot heads (Thanksgiving week) showcases the many different varieties various growers have developed - many coffeeshops enter with their own products to compete for the title of Cannabis Cup Winner. to say all the cannabis in coffeeshops comes from the same place is to show a real ignorance of the topic. The Green House for example is one of the top seed growers and variety developers - Jack Herrer, who has one of the most popular strains of pot named after him, hangs out here, along with John Sinclair and other luminaries of the cannabis legalization movement - tell them all the pot in Amsterdamned comes from the same place.

Anyway yes the tourist-oriented shops, mainly near the red-light district may well buy bulk Skunk or whatever but most bonafide coffeeshops pride themselves on their products and genuineness of product.
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Jun 12th, 2009, 08:33 PM
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I have been collecting coffeeshop menus for years.

They can be found at

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Jun 13th, 2009, 02:35 AM
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There are some good coffee shop directories online but they're outdated - number of coffee shops has been decreasing again. Amsterdam has a no-new-coffee-shop-policy so that when a coffee shop closes, or has to close, a new one cannot take its place. Here's a new directory reviewing Amsterdam coffee shops, any choice from this list is good:
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