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A Hazy Couple of Days in Amsterdam

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A June 2006 trip to Amsterdam by ripplefan2

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Quote: Pot, beer, sex, and history. What a town!

A Hazy Couple of Days in Amsterdam

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There is so much depravity and shenanigans going on in Amsterdam, that depending on what you are into, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do. While here, of course, you must hit up a smoke shop. Even if you don’t smoke, just to see the gluttony of vices being exploited here. If you are into smoking, these shops provide everything from the drugs to the pipes and other illicit material you can think of. There is also the Van Gogh museum; a staple for the art enthusiast or just the person who can appreciate nice pictures. The Red Light District is also an area where the lust of people’s vices is displayed like an ice cream sundae in front of hungry children with alcohol and drugs as their top...Read More

Grasshopper Coffee Shop

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Restaurant | "The Grasshopper"

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The Grasshopper, like most Amsterdam's coffee shops, is much more than a coffee shop. This places boasts itself as one of the best coffee/smoke shop in Amsterdam. I, however, felt a little differently, but still had a good time. Now, while shopping for some clothes at the Greenwich Village Salvation Army shop, I came across a Grasshopper t-shirt with a grasshopper smoking a joint and relaxing. I thought that this was awesome and couldn't wait to go here, so it was only natural that I headed here while in Amsterdam. When we got here, the place was filled with nothing but stoned tourists lazily sipping on their over priced coffees. I made a beeline for the front and purchased myself some...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 21, 2007

Grasshopper Coffee Shop
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 59
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 RD

Bamboo Bar

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I mean there is so much to do in Amsterdam, that a pub atmosphere seems like it would not be high on the To Do list while in Amsterdam. However, this place is awesome! I had heard about this place from my handy dandy Lonely Planet book and, as normal, they didn't leave me upset. Now, if you are looking for that crazy, trendy place with dance and trance music pulsating so hard that your heart starts to beat in faster waves, this isn't it. The Bamboo Bar is a great, run of the mill live music dive bar that is open until 5am! I mean, after floating around from bar, coffee house and back to bar, this was a nice change from the craziness that is Amsterdam's nightlife. When we entered, the b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 27, 2007

Bamboo Bar
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 70
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 6 46154366

Burning Amsterdam

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I know what you are thinking. The city that is full of purveyors of pot, connoisseurs of cannabis and controllers of kink, what the hell could this guy write about that I haven’t heard already? Nothing at all. I am just going to inundate you with more tales of depravity and destruction but I’ll throw in a couple stories of fun and excitement. Last year three friends and I set about on trip that traversed through the lands for Europe for a couple of weeks. On our travels we decided that we had no other choice than to make a stop in Amsterdam. Unlike most travelers, we didn’t stay in a hostel; we actually had a friend staying out of the actual city near the Heineken Stadium. If you have a ch...Read More

The Brewery

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Talk about an experience! The Heineken Brewery Tour (www.heinekenexperience.com) is something that you should stop by and try. Even for those who are not drinkers the tour is great. The tour is cheap and very informative, followed by intense periods of drinking (and for those who don’t drink, I can guarantee that someone else would love to drink for you). The cost is 11 euros per person and the tour lasts for about an hour and a half or so. You are given five different tokens, four being for drinking and one for redemption of your free gift at the end. You are able to walk through the different brewing methods such as walking through empty brewing ba...Read More