Category Archives: amsterdam

Bangkok Becoming Asia’s ‘Amsterdam’ With Latest Cannabis Cafe

Bangkok is becoming Asia’s ‘Amsterdam’ as cannabis cafes appear across the city following the relaxation of drug laws. The latest venue, the 420 Cannabis Bar, opened two futuristic neon-lit venues for dine-in customers within the Thai capital city last month. The cafes are decorated with colourful lights and artificial cannabis plants making it look like […]

Amsterdam’s loss to be a gain for cannabis tourism in Toronto?

The doors of Amsterdam’s cannabis coffee shops have long been open to Canadians and other tourists. But that may change. Under Halsema’s proposal — supported by police and prosecutors — only Dutch residents would be allowed to enter the shops in an attempt to tackle problems associated with hard drugs, organized crime linked to the […]

Amsterdam Doubles Down On Plans To Restrict Tourist Access To Cannabis Coffee Shops

When international tourists finally return to the canal-lined historic streets of Amsterdam, one of the city’s main travel attractions might be off limits. Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema has proposed a new policy that would ban foreign visitors from accessing the city’s coffee shops. There are 166 cannabis coffee shops in Amsterdam, accounting for almost 30% […]

Captain Hooter’s Connoisseur’s Guide to Amsterdam Coffee Shops (Top 20 of 2020)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  When I look back on 2020, the first thing that will pop in my head is the line from the old Scottish Proverb. “The best laid plans…” Who would have guessed how much the world would change and how much the famous Amsterdam coffeeshop experience would be impacted by the Covid pandemic. […]