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Tom Coggins

Tom Coggins

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The 13 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam

The 13 best coffeeshops in Amsterdam

Don’t be surprised to see a distinct lack of espressos in the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam. The moniker trips up visitors every year, newcomers naive to the naming of Amsterdam’s joint-heavy cafes with marijuana menus. The term might be ‘coffeeshop’, but this denotes an alcohol-free establishment where cannabis can be purchased and enjoyed. As integral to Amsterdammer culture as its museums, restaurants and nightlife, the best coffeehouses in Amsterdam are heaps of fun and plenty of fascinating at the same time. There are more than 100 licensed coffeeshops in the city, but pay special attention to these.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best restaurants in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Red Light District: 11 things to do

Amsterdam Red Light District: 11 things to do

Believe it or not, there is much more to the Amsterdam Red Light District than just sex, coffeeshops and legions of inebriated tourists. Sure, all that exists here, but did you know that this is the oldest part of the Dutch capital? Not only that, but De Wallen is full of fabulous sights and attractions, including the country’s most treasured place of worship. If that sounds like a strange juxtaposition, you’re not wrong. The Red Light District is full of history, but there are plenty of contemporary attractions here too. This is Amsterdam, after all, the museums tend to be world-class, and the galleries aren’t afraid to push the envelope. Ready to explore the world beyond the headlines? Our pick of the best things to do in Amsterdam’s Red Light District should keep you busy. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Amsterdam