Monthly Archives: May 2013


Finding and buying space cakes – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page So how do I know how strong each item is? Again, the people in the shops who sell them are usually extremely honest about this. One shop might sell slices of cake that are really […]

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Dangers of space cakes – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page So there must be hazards involved with eating space cakes, right? Yes, definitely. These can be far more dangerous than just smoking for a few reasons and this cannot be stressed enough. Firstly, since smoking […]


Edible marijuana, space cakes, pot brownies – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page What about eating it, like in pot brownies? Great idea! In Amsterdam they sell all sorts of cannabis edibles under the thinly veiled codename ‘space cakes’ or ‘space cookies’ or ‘space muffins’ or whatever. They […]

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Bongs, pipes, and vaporizers – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page Any chance of finding a bong or water pipe to use? Yes. Most coffeeshops actually have a small selection of bongs, which are available for free use by their customers. Most places ask you to […]


Joints in Amsterdam – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page Do most people smoke joints in coffeeshops? Yes, although this is probably a bigger subject than you realized. Most locals and visitors from elsewhere in Europe smoke one kind of joint and visitors from North […]

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Choosing a coffeeshop, and overdoing it – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page Which is the best coffeeshop? I have my personal favorites, but a big part of the fun is walking around discovering them for yourself. It’s a lot like asking which is the best bar in […]


Other recreational drugs – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page What about other recreational drugs? Mushrooms “Magic” mushrooms were recently banned so those are likely going to be unavailable in the city’s notorious “smart shops.” The owners of the shops have pledged that they’ll try […]

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The 2008 no-smoking laws – Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page What about Amsterdam’s new no-smoking law? Yeah, that’s a bummer. As of July 1, 2008, cigarette smoking has been banned in all public places where people work. It had already banned on a voluntary basis […]


Where you can smoke and where you can’t – Amsterdam coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page Can I buy weed one place and smoke it in another coffeeshop? Yes, definitely. The only trick here is that it’s customary to order something, like coffee or tea, while you are using up some […]

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Buying marijuana or hash in a coffeeshop – Amsterdam coffeeshops FAQ

This is part of an Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ series >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops FAQ page >>go to the main Amsterdam Coffeeshops overview page How do I go about buying marijuana or hashish once inside? Okay, this is the most intimidating part for the first-time visitor. The coffeeshops aren’t allowed to advertise the cannabis outside or even inside the […]