To enter a coffee shop in the Netherlands you need to be 18+ and show any time your pasport or ID card. (don't be surprised they also ask for it when you are 65+) Tourists or foreigners are welcome in most cities, except some cities around the border with Belgium or Germany.
Maastricht, Breda for exemple refuse tourists to avoid drug tourism. There you only can enter if you are a dutch citizen or live in Holland temporarely for work or study. If you can't find a coffeeshop near by you, than proberly you are to close to a school, it is forbidden to exploit a coffeeshop within 500 meters. Many coffee shops are disapeared sinds the government implanted this law.
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Once upon a time in the Netherlands, there were coffee shops that sold more than just coffee. These establishments, known as "coffeeshops," became popular in the 1970s as a place where people could legally buy and consume cannabis. The Dutch government adopted a policy of tolerance towards cannabis, allowing it to be sold in regulated coffee shops as long as certain rules were followed.
Over the years, the Dutch coffeeshops became a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Many people came to Amsterdam specifically to visit the coffee shops and experience the unique culture surrounding them. The coffee shops became more than just a place to buy and smoke weed; they became a symbol of Dutch liberalism and tolerance.
Despite their popularity, the coffeeshops have always operated in a legal grey area. While the sale of cannabis is technically illegal in the Netherlands, the government has chosen not to enforce the law against coffee shops that follow certain guidelines. These guidelines include restrictions on the amount of cannabis that can be sold, the age of customers, and the advertising of cannabis.
In recent years, however, there has been growing pressure from some politicians and law enforcement officials to crack down on the coffeeshops. Some argue that the shops attract too many tourists and contribute to crime and other social problems. Others argue that the legal grey area in which the coffeeshops operate is confusing and unsustainable.
Despite the challenges, many Dutch people continue to support the coffeeshops and the policy of tolerance towards cannabis. For them, the coffee shops represent an important part of Dutch culture and a symbol of the country's commitment to individual freedom and tolerance.
As the debate over the future of the Dutch coffeeshops continues, one thing is clear: they have left a lasting impact on Dutch society and the way that many people around the world view cannabis and drug policy.
German cannabis clubs must reduce cannabis consumption: 'This is the best form of legalization ever'
Germany is set to regulate the consumption of cannabis in a unique way: no coffeeshops, but "cannabis clubs". This will take effect by the end of this year. First, a warning campaign against the soon-to-be legal drug will be launched.
Coffeeshops near the borders with Belgium and Germany are closed for foreigners. They only can serve dutch people, or people with a dutch identity card. Now there will be a new minister of justice, we think that this will soon be changed.
Anyway, to check wich coffeeshop is still open, what they have on their menu, what time they open etc. you can find all the information here in the adresses menu, pick the town you want to visit in the menu.
Cannabis Coffee Shops near me by City:
Coffee shops near the borders with Belguim and Germany do not aloud tourists. You have to be a dutch citizen or you have to work in the Netherlands to get in and buy your cannabis.
So if you temporarely work or study, get a proof at the city counsel and ask for a GBA-Uitreksel.