For most foreigners, Amsterdam’s coffeeshops are mysterious, almost mythical places. Somewhere you can buy weed and smoke? If you’re coming from a more conservative and restrictive place, the concept is strange, alluring, and difficult to imagine. What is that experience like exactly? When you go to a coffee shop, what kind of characters do you find there? After spending significant time researching the Amsterdam scene, I’ve narrowed it down to six types that you can expect to run into. Note that coffee shop clientele changes depending upon neighborhood. The city center is overrun with tourists, while Warda 2 in East Amsterdam is less so. Wherever you go, hopefully none of these people kills your vibe.
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