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Amsterdam: Cultural Ganja Walking Tour of Coffee Shops

Amsterdam: Cultural Ganja Walking Tour of Coffee Shops

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Take an in-depth look into the world of cannabis in Amsterdam. Learn about its legalization and history, and discover the coffee shops that sell the highest quality and cheapest ganja.

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Immerse yourself into the world of cannabis
  • Learn how to roll a joint with your instructor
  • Visit the best coffee shops in central Amsterdam
  • Relax inside local coffee shops and pubs
  • Visit the world-famous Amsterdam museum
Full description

Gain insight into the coffee shop culture and ganja scene in Amsterdam on a 2 or 2.5-hour guided walking tour. Start your exciting introduction to the local world of cannabis at one of the oldest coffee shops in Amsterdam.

Follow your guide on a walk through the streets of the city, walking to famous coffee shops, pubs, and secret medieval sites on the way. Visit at least 1 coffee shop on the shorter tour, and at least 2 with the longer tour option. In total, visit up to 3 coffee shops. 

Walk down the legendary, colorful gay street, Reguliersdwarsstraat, and Warmoesstraat, one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam. Learn about the history and drug policies, and explore the menus and samples from a few of the shops.

Get a local perspective with a guide that is a current resident of Amsterdam and knowledgeable about the best ganja hotspots in the city. The tour ends near the Rembrandtplein.

  • Local tour guide
  • Informational smoking breaks
  • 100% confidential tour, your personal details are not published
  • 2.5-hour tour selection includes portion of Bitterballen (Dutch snack) for up to 8 people (1 piece per person)
  • Special entrance fees to clubs, bars, or restaurants
  • Price of weed or drinks at coffee shops, pubs or red light district services (suggested spending amount EUR 15-20)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • You must be 18 years old or over to join this tour. ID will be required in the coffee shops.
  • Not available on major holidays (Hannukah, American Thanksgiving, Queen’s Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).
  • Tour may be canceled in hazardous weather conditions. Call the tour provider for more information.
  • Limit of 30 participants per group.
  • You have the option to purchase a red light district preview for an additional EUR 8. The preview is 30-minute walk through the red light district neighborhood, with information, a stop at a pub, and fun options for the night time. This will be done immediately after your Ganja Walking Tour.
  • A vegetarian snack option is also available.
  • There are no refunds for no shows.
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

based on 1634 reviews

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It was pride week so foot movement in Amsterdam was delayed, because the crowds were the he’s jest I’ve ever seen there. We hit up a coffee shop that I have never gone to and I had music that I liked and just a good vibe. We combined the tour with the gay bar tour, which was cool bc our initial tour was rescheduled at the last minute due to the parade. This was absolutely fine, but it would be better if we get the text before of the rescheduling before the start time of the original tour……. So it was nice ti get the extra tour with our original tour. Our group was great. Very mixed in ages and origin of living.

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August 13, 2022

We had a super interesting, entertaining and informative tour with Anni. Although we've been to Amsterdam several times, she took us to places we didn't know and of course introduced us to the coffee shop history and scene. Thank you and we would like to recommend the tour to others.

July 19, 2022

At first I was a bit irritated because nobody was there at 2 p.m. but Eric was there at five past 2 and everything went well. Eric made it very fun and relaxed and we could ask him anything. We visited a particularly beautiful coffee shop. The others were now optically more average for me. But I now have a good insight into why Amsterdam with its "drug culture" is doing what it is doing and why that might not even be that stupid. I'm glad I did the tour!

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March 23, 2022

Product ID: 40223