Amsterdam coffeeshops list
These are our older articles about Amsterdam coffeeshops. They are dated and no longer updated.
Jonge Roelenstg 12 -14, 1012 PL Amsterdam
Chilled out, rambling coffeeshop with two locations in the city centre. Colourful mosaics and large couches dominate, giving Abraxas a real hippy feel.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 77-79, 1017 PW Amsterdam
Almost at the Leidseplein, this is the Internet coffeeshop, but also has a bar and pool tables.
Vijzelgracht 47, 1017 HP Amsterdam
Very little basement club, just downstairs from the sidewalk, don't bump your head. Not a tourist place (what is also good for tourists of course!), but a quite friendly crew, stuff at little prices.
Oudebrugsteeg 27, 1012 JN Amsterdam
Laid back coffee shop with a pub atmosphere, friendly staff and a very central placement. Alternative music and David Attenborough documentaries help make this a place to spend all day in.
Warmoesstraat 64, 1012 JH Amsterdam
Energetic tourist coffee shop in a great site on the edge of the Red Light District. Loud music and large windows make this a place for people watching rather than conversation.
Rembrandtplein 24, 1017 CV Amsterdam
Busy, neon-lit tourist coffee shop set on the teeming tourist and nightlife centre of Rembrantplein. Pool tables and a nice menu make up for the touristy feel and cheesy music.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 145 - 147, 1017 PZ Amsterdam
A unique coffeeshop and hotel just off Leidseplein. Lively crowd of tourists, expats and locals, with a publike atmosphere and a large smoking lounge.
Haarlemmerstraat 102, 1013 Amsterdam
Famous family of Amsterdam coffee shops and cafés mostly found on the same street corner. The award-winning Barney’s Coffeeshop offers high quality, and high priced, products and a busy atmosphere, as well as tasty food in the Barney’s Uptown sister.
Albert Cuypstraat 25, 1072 CK Amsterdam
Very unusual coffee shop with chess boards on every table and a recording studio in the back. De Graal is one of those hidden gems of the Amsterdam coffee shop scene that it takes a local to find.
Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71, 1011 HB Amsterdam
Popular with backpackers, the coffee shop is crowded on the weekends, so show up early or prepare to fight for a seat.
Nieuwmarkt 16, 1012 CR Amsterdam
With a more welcoming atmosphere than its sister on the other side of the Red Light District, this little coffee shop has a great terrace for sun lounging as well as a comfortable smoking room inside.
Kerkstraat 39, 1017 GB Amsterdam
Lively and smoke-friendly cafe conveniently near Leidsplein. Coffee, beer, all kind of drinks. Free wi-fi Internet is also available around. Thought, not selling gear anymore...
Leidseplein 17, 1017 PS Amsterdam
Bulldog bar (up-stairs) and coffeeshop (basement) is a famous attraction at the Leidseplein, often visited by large organized groups of tourists.
Huidenstraat 13a, 1016 ER Amsterdam
Friendly little underground coffee shop found in the Nine Streets shopping area. Stop in here for a smoke and a chat when you can’t take any more retail therapy.
Haarlemmerstraat 6, 1013 ER Amsterdam
Modern coffee shop in a classic Dutch building on the corner of Singel and Haarlemmerstraat close to Central Station. The upstairs is deceptively spacious with room for reasonably large groups, as long as you get there first. Pablow Picasso opens early for morning people.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 6, 1017 BM Amsterdam
Stylish, popular coffee shop on the edge of Amsterdam’s gay district. The Otherside is just a stroll from the Rembrantplein nightlife area, the Flower Market and Amsterdam’s most popular shopping streets.
Elandsgracht 3, 1016 TM Amsterdam
Tiny takeaway coffee shop in the Jordaan with lovely staff, a decent selection and reasonable prices. Stop in for a pit stop in sight seeing, or pick up supplies for a day of wandering the picturesque canals nearby.
The Original Dampking Amsterdam
Movie experts or Brad Pitt's fans, you're going to like the original Dampking Amsterdam coffee shop. This coffee shop has become famous because of the movie "Ocean 12": a scene has been filmed in this coffee shop. This Original Dampking has a very friendly and cozy atmosphere. No matter if you are used or not to cannabis, local or tourist, everyone meets at the Original Dampking and feels very welcome. Located in the city center, the place is quite big and has a great deco.
Opening hours: Everyday from 10 am to 1 am
Address: Handboogstraat 29, 1012 XM Amsterdam
The Kadinsky is a very small but very nice coffee shop in the Red Light District of Amsterdam. A lot of expats and Dutch people are meeting at Kadinsky as it has that special friendly-talkative-atmosphere that makes you stay for hours and enjoy some nice conversations with people. We advise you to go there quite early as the capacity of the place is pretty little, or to wait until Sunday night, when it becomes quieter. Don't forget to order their hot chocolate. Delicious!
Opening hours: Everyday from 10am to 1am
Address: Rosmarijnsteeg 9, 1012 RP Amsterdam