Formally known as the De Kuil the 420 café is one of the friendliest and most central coffeeshops in the whole of Amsterdam. After originally changing its name the Cannabis Café, it has now stumbled across something a little more authority friendly and is only a two or three minute walk away from Centraal station.
The weed menu at 420 café is small, but packed full of gems and classics, including a mind melting White Widow, and their popular fruity and potent 420 Haze. The hash is what you would expect to find in a decent coffee shop, with Nepal, Maroc “Red”, and a tasty Maroc Caremello, which is thoroughly recommended.
The atmosphere is completely relaxed and welcoming, with the knowledgeable budtenders willing to guide you if you’re a newcomer or a seasoned pro. It’s an old building, reminiscent of the old “brown cafes”, with large beams across the ceiling and Frank Zappa posters on the wall. Bearing that in mind, classic rock is the order of the day, making a nice change from the techno and house that is blasted out at other coffee shops. With a selection of large tables and pool tables out the back, the 420 café caters well for groups, as well as those who are looking to chill and mind their own business.
As for the food and drink, we recommend that you try one of their Peanut Butter space cakes, they taste great and do exactly what you’d expect. As for hot and cold bevarages, the 420 café’s cappuccino is definitely up there with one of the best in the city. Aside from the great weed on offer, if you like a good coffee, you should be putting it on your list of places to visit.
This is one of the best coffeeshops in central Amsterdam, offering good weed, friendly staff, and good vibes. To finish up this 420 café review, a special mention should go out to http://www.420cafe.com/420Movie.html. This is probably one of the funniest attempts at getting around the clandestine rules enforced on Amsterdam coffee shops around what they can and cannot put on the internet.
White Widow €9 per Gram
Neville’s Haze €14 per Gram
Maroc “Red” €8 per Gram
Nepal €12 per Gram
Reefer (No tobacco) €7 per Joint