420 Café in Amsterdam

The 420 Café is not only one of the most central Amsterdam coffee shops, located a short walk from Central Station, it is also one of the most welcoming. Friendly, knowledgeable staff are on hand, happy to offer advice about anything on the menu.


Coffeeshop 420cafe EntranceThe dark, wooden interior of the 420 Café is more reminiscent of one of the city's famous brown cafés than and typical Amsterdam coffee shop; a hold over from the days that customers could buy alcohol here. Frank Zappa posters line the walls and the music played is along the same lines, with classic rock and alternative as a nice change to the house and techno played in other coffee shops in Amsterdam.

For a visual treat, there is an easily visible screen that is usually playing nature documentaries without sound. High tables line the walls across from the long bar, but the best seats in the house can be found at the back, where the large tables are better suited to groups. Beware though, this area fills up fast; so come early or be prepared to wait at the high tables for space to clear.

While the 420 Cafe cannot serve alcohol anymore, there is the usual selection of juices, coffees and teas on offer. On the "more interesting menu" as they call it, a nice range of things to smoke can be found. For those with sensitive lungs, the 420 Café offers use of a vaporiser free of charge.


Coffeeshop 420cafe InsideFor a central coffee shop Amsterdam can hardly offer a better choice. The 420 Café is located on Oudebrugsteeg, a narrow street leading off the busy Damrak, which leads between Central Station and Dam Square. Simply look for the intersection directly across from the northern edge of the Beurs van Berlage, the large red-brick building that runs along the opposite side of the street. Address: Oudebrugsteeg 16, Amsterdam

Opening hours

Monday from 11am to 11pm
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday from 10am to 1am


420 Café in Amsterdam
Oudebrugsteeg 27
1012 JN   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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