We have already published an article about tourism in the Netherlands. The question whether foreigners can buy marijuana is very important for both sides—for the tourists and the country's government. Fortunately, most big cities in Holland will gladly sell you cannabis in their famous coffeeshops.
However, if you are going to visit this country for the first time, you have to know the basics of how to consume cannabis in the Netherlands properly. Here are a few tips that will help you get stoned like a pro.
It is only legal to buy marijuana in coffeeshops. Stay away from street dealers. Besides, there are hundreds of coffeeshops around the country, and all of them can offer you quality weed.
Legally, a person is allowed to buy up to five grams of herbs in the Netherlands. Even if you are with company, it will be more than enough. Buying weed in Amsterdam is easier than buying alcohol in the U.S. You just have to walk into a coffeeshop and ask for the herbs you need. You surely must be over the age of 18, but people are often not even asked to show their IDs. Here are a few tips on what exactly to expect in a coffeeshop.
If you are looking for another place to smoke weed in, find a bar that allows smoking inside. There are plenty of these bars in Amsterdam. Besides, while it is a strict rule that coffeeshops cannot serve alcohol, you can always buy weed and go to a bar.
Not all coffeeshops sell edibles in addition to herbs and joints. If you are specifically looking for edibles, go to a liquor store or small markets. These places are full of various kinds of edibles—from small lollipops to space brownies.
There are also such places in Amsterdam as smart shops. They do not sell weed, but you can find some psychedelic drugs in smart shops. They are called “magic mushrooms” but the drugs are actually truffles and some mind-altering substances as peyote or salvia.
Mind that most hotels do not support smoking indoors, so be sure to find out what places are marijuana-friendly.
Smoking in public is officially illegal, but it is not really enforced, so many coffeeshops have their smoking areas outside. Generally, people will not mind you smoking in the street as long as you behave properly.
We believe that with all the above information, you are ready for a trip to Amsterdam.
Enjoy yourself in the amazing city with amazing weed.