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On the advice of some locals, I visited Prix d’Ami, a three-story coffeeshop downtown that features a 3D movie theater, comfortable lounge, great milkshakes, and some pretty good cannabis. A newer establishment, Prix d’Ami was buzzing like a beehive. The lounge space almost forces you to mingle with other visitors, and its proximity to the city center makes it the first and last place people stop on their way to and from Amsterdam.

The Dutch are extremely friendly and helpful. In my experience they are excited to help and show you how to enjoy their culture. It doesn’t hurt that a lot of people speak English, too. Many tourists who visit are there for the same reason you are, and I’ve always found it easy to strike up a conversation or share a joint with strangers at a coffeeshop.

If you’re a pot connoisseur like me, understand that the Dutch have their own standards that differ from the North American cannabis industry. Their cannabis is still good and what they are telling you isn’t necessarily wrong—it’s just a different perspective.

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While the global cannabis landscape is quickly evolving and it’s becoming more accessible than ever, an adventure through the coffeeshops of Amsterdam is still a rite of passage that can teach so much about the history and culture of modern cannabis. Additionally, Amsterdam is a fantastic city full of art, history, entertainment, and much more.

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Weed isn’t hard to come by in Amsterdam, but if you’re looking for robust, terpene-rich hybrids or bargain deals like you’re used to at shops in the States, keep in mind that things are a little different.

Abraxas might be my favorite coffeeshop to duck into for a solo joint. Its atmosphere is second to none.

No surprises here! The Netherlands has a close relationship with Amnesia Haze. After original Haze genetics entered the country decades ago, breeders worked their magic and created Amnesia Haze within Dutch borders. Popular in coffeeshops across Amsterdam, Dutch growers also have a soft spot for this powerful sativa hybrid. She packs a hefty THC value of 22% and provides delicious earthy and citrusy terpenes. Her energetic high shifts motivation up a gear and leaves users looking for something to accomplish. Medium levels of CBD help level out the high and prevent things from becoming overwhelming.

With constant access to coffeeshop-tier weed, Dutch cultivators have impeccable taste. Discover the five most popular strains to grow in the country.

The Netherlands holds the title of cannabis capital of Europe. Travellers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to sample the fine coffeeshop establishments of Amsterdam and elsewhere. Growers in the country are spoiled for choice when it comes to cannabis consumption, but which strains do they most enjoy cultivating? After distributing much of our genetic archive to the country, we’ve discovered the five most popular strains among growers in the Netherlands.

1. AMNESIA HAZE

Amnesia Haze provides a significant yield both indoors and outdoors. Indoor specimens grow to between 80–140cm tall and produce 650–700g/m² after a flowering time of 10–11 weeks. Outdoor plants surge to a towering height of 210cm and produce a rewarding yield of up to 700g/plant. Prepare to harvest these tree-like plants in late October.

Whether you enjoy a dreamy indica, a high-flying sativa, or a hybrid somewhere in between: we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find our top 10 cannabis strains including recommendations of the coffeeshops offering the best buds.

The roots of Tangilope can be traced back to the legendary Tangerine Dream. In fact, parent strain Tangie is a modern day revival of the original Cali Orange and Skunk hybrid. Ready for harvest after 9–10 weeks of flowering, this strain is capable of producing bumper head stash harvests up to 550g/m² indoors. If you’re going to get wet, you might as well go for a swim. Dive right into a pack of Tangie beans.

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Sour Strawberry Diesel is a sativa-dominant variety with a relatively short 8–9 week flowering period. In the grow-op, she is not a demanding diva; rather, a vigorous, highly productive hybrid. Growers of all levels will appreciate this low-maintenance, high-class head stash.

Strawberry Cough and Sour Diesel collide in Sour Strawberry Diesel. Toke this brain fog and get ready to feel good. Plus, this stress-killer sinsemilla is infused with a double dose of sweet and sour flavour. These rock-solid, super-resinous nugs are just too sticky to resist.

Want weed with a zesty lemon aroma that translates to a mouth-watering citrus flavour? It’s got to be the sativa-dominant Lemon Haze. Amnesia Haze and Lemon Skunk come together to create a sweet slice of fruity sinsemilla. Not quite as potent or as racy as a pure Haze variety, but 15–20% THC is more than enough to put some spring in your step.