With more 10330 shops, almost 140 galleries museums, more than 165 antique shops and 26 markets, Amsterdam is the first destination in Europe for shopping.
Coffeeshop Abraxas, Bulldog, Greenhouse, De Dampkring, Basjoe, 1e Hulp, Barney's, Bluebird, Rookies, Kadinsky, Popeye, Sibérië, Betty Too, Prix d'Ami, Katsu, Old Amsterdam are on the best but there are so many other coffee shops to discover by strolling...
In 2016 there is still 174 coffeeshops in Amsterdam.
The Red Light District is the most visited area in Amsterdam by traveler's worldwide. It's a neighborhood that never sleeps with the windows red (women) or blue (shemale), night clubs, bikers bar, and of course the coffeeshops.
Some coffee shops are open from 7 am to 22 pm or 1 am ( Hunter's, Central Coffeeshop ).
Also Coffeeshop Prix d'Ami next Centraal Station.
Coffeeshop Central is closest Airport Schiphol ( 15 mn by train ).
You can buy 5 grs ( 0,17 oz ) per person and max 2 times by one day.
For coffeeshops it is usually 10 am to 1 am.
For a good 50%-50% or mainly Indica strain of weed ( White Widow, Northern Lights, Santa Maria, etc ) you should pay about 8-10 € per gram.
For a mainly Sativa strain of weed (Silver Haze, New York Diesel, etc) you will probably need to pay between 10-12 € per gram.
For a recent Cannabis Cup or Highlife Cup ( O.G.Kush, G13Haze, Laughing Budddha ) about 15 € p.g.
Be careful, the products are so much stronger than in your country!
For a simple (Afghan, Maroc, Nepal) hash you will pay about 6-7 € per gram, but prices get really silly for some of the ice hash, we've seen it for 20 €+ per gram.
Around Amsterdam, prices are lowest in Haarlem, Zandvoort, Alkmaar, the choice is the same, but the quality is often better!
The Red Light District: located in the area known as Wallen, dates date to the 13th century.
Live sex shows, peep shows, gays bars, fetish, piercing & tattoos shops, coffeeshops are busy and funny.
Nieuwmarkt: Old medieval entrance door the De Waag in the center of the square now houses a cafe / restaurant.
Nieuwmarkt is a main square of the city of Amsterdam in the district Centrum.
Located in the Chinese district of the city, and close to De Wallen ( Red Light District ), the square hosts a daily outdoor market and an organic market on Saturdays and a flea market on Sundays during the months of summer.
The site also gives its name to the surrounding district, the Nieuwmarktbuurt.
Given the high proportion of Chinese who live in the neighborhood, especially on the Zeedijk, the name of the street signs located around the square are mostly written in both Dutch and Chinese.
The Warmoesstraat is the one of the oldest streets in the city with coffeeshop, restaurant, sexshop and much variety chops.
Small side streets around Nieuwendijk will you lead up to Kalverstraat, THE most crispy street shopping.
Picasso / Haarlemmerstraat 8
Dampkring II / Haarlemmerstraat 44
Popeye / Haarlemmerstraat 63
Green House United ( Lounge ) / Haarlemmerstraat 64
Barney's Farm / Haarlemmerstraat 98
Barney's / Haarlemmerstraat 102
Barney's Uptown Haarlemmerstraat 105
De Tweede Kamer / Heisteeg 6
Voyagers / Geldersekade 2
Het Gelderse / Geldersekade 54
Dampkring, de / Handboogstraat 29
Prix d'ami / Haringpakkerssteeg 3
City Hall / Oudezijds Achterburgwal 189
Hunter’s Coffeeshop Bros / Katrijpstraat 301
Hunter’s Coffeeshop Filiaal / Papaverweg 2
Hunter’s Coffeeshop Mercatorsquare / Orteliusstraat 193
Hunter’s Bar / Utrechtsestraat 16
Hunter’s Coffeeshop Rembrandtsquare / Utrechtsestraat 14
Hunter's / Warmoesstraat 37
Hunter's Pub / Warmoesstraat 24
Hunter's Vodka Bar / Warmoesstraat 35
The Greenhouse Effect (ex happy house) / Nieuwmarkt 14
The Jolly Joker / Nieuwmarkt 4a
Rock-It / Nieuwmarkt 12
Hill Street Blues / Warmoesstraat 52A (smoke cafe)
Greenhouse Effect / Warmoestraat 53-55
Rusland / Rusland 16
Kadinsky ( Front Page ) / Zoutsteeg 14
Kadinsky / Rosmarijnsteeg 9
Kadinsky ( Cum Laude ) / Langebrugsteeg 7a
Feels Good / Oudezijds Voorburwal 36
City Hall / Oudezijds Voorburgwal 189
Greenhouse Centrum / Oudezijds Voorburgwal 191
Rick's Cafe / Oudezijds Voorbrugwal 252
Bulldog, the / Oudezijds Voorburgwal 88-90 ( hotel smoke allowed )
Bulldog, the / OudezijdsVoorburgwal 132
Bulldog, the / Oudezijds Voorburgwal 218
Green Place / Kloveniersburgwal 4
Bagheera / Kloveniersburgwal 60
Basjoe / Kloveniersburgwal 62
Goa / Kloveniersburgwal 42
Bluebird / Sint Antoniesbreestraat 71
Reefer / Sint Antoniesbreestraat77
Reguliersdwarsstraat several gay bars and clubs. Next Muntplein, Bloemenmarkt ( Flowermarket ) . See Canals City Centre...
The main pedestrianised shopping streets are Leidsestraat, Kalverstraat and Nieuwendijk.
Amsterdam also plays host to exclusives shopping area like PC Hoofstraat, Spiegelstraat, Van Baerlestraat, and The Nine Streets, located between Jordaan , Vondelpark, and Rijksmuseum.
Most stores open at around 10:am, later on Monday mornings, close at 6:pm,5:pm on Saturdays.
Thursday is late night shopping with most shops staying open until 9:pm.
First time visitors will probably be amazed at the amount of bicycles on the city's streets.
See Bicycle Hotel Amsterdam
It's simply the most popular way for local to commute and it's also an ideal way to see the city but tram and buses are useful. Most hotels offer bike rental.
You can book your accommodation without breakfast, which are often expensive for average quality.
Amsterdam offers many places that will guarantee you a delicious breakfast for a lower price.
Otherwise you can always buy your food in store food such as Albert Heijn or Hema. The quality and choice are waiting for you.
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The Amsterdam Red Light Districts of Amsterdam are famous, worldwide, almost every tourist who visited Amsterdam has been there.
There are three different Red Light Districts in Amsterdam, De Wallen or De Walletjes is the most known area and the biggest too.
It’s in the old city centre, just footsteps away from Damsquare and the Centraal Station.
Main attraction is The Oudezijds Achterburgwal with his small streets & alleys filled with all kinds of sexual entertainment!
THE MAIN DISTRICT (WALLETJES)
‘De Walletjes’ is desirable by everyone who visits Amsterdam.
It’s not only for the great variation of girls who are working here but also for the nice and cozy area with his restaurants, bars, sexshops, sexshow / clubs and the coffeeshops!
It’s a safe place to be. Just use your common sense and walk here or visit one of the bars, restaurants, clubs or girls! At ‘The Main Area’ (de Walletjes) are hundreds of windows, it’s the main sex-attraction of the city centre.
Hundreds of people are walking and peeking here every day, evening or night throughout this area.
It’s a nice, safe & great place to walk around.
Don´t take pictures of the girls in the windows, they really don´t like that!
Just walk around, hop into the sexshops, see a show in a sextheatre, visit a peeshow, proof your luck in a gamblinghall, have a drink at one of the bars or use one of the attractions in the windows.
www.excaliburcafe.nl / Oudezijds Achterburgwal 48 ( Smokers Area )
www.susiessaloon.nl / Oudezijds Voorburgwall 254 ( Smokers Area )
There are about 55 windows filled with girls, women & several transsexuals.
It’s not a real tourists-area but more for locals who are looking for sexual entertainment.
But you’re welcome to take a look or entertain yourself here.
Bars, coffeeshops, sexmovie-theaters, restaurants and dailys are here plenty to find.
The third Red Light District is located at another part of Amsterdam.
De Pijp, almost cornered with the famous ‘Albert Cuypmarket’ is the Ruysdaelkade. Between Ferdinand Bolstraat et Van Woustraat. Same thing as the Singel district, this is more for locals who are looking for sexual entertainment but of course, you’re welcome here to take a look or more!
The Spuistraat former know as the Nieuwezijds Achterburgwal, has several sexworkers-windows at the beginning, near the Central Station.