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Classic Dutch strains and those popularized in coffeeshops throughout the ’90s are most common. Strains like Jack Herer, Cheese, and AK-47 are the norm and sell for reasonable prices between €8-15 a gram, or $9-18. The more complex hybrids featuring trendy genetics like Cookies, Gelato, and Zkittlez fetch a much higher price tag, upwards of €35 a gram ($40).

Tucked in the narrow streets of the city center sits a three-story lounge with a whimsical vibe. Knotted tree branches tangle together with other natural décor that makes it feel like you’ve landed in Middle Earth. Abraxas might be my favorite coffeeshop to duck into for a solo joint. Its atmosphere is second to none.

Always buy something at the coffeeshop.

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.

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.

When hanging out, most places prefer if you buy something to eat or drink while you are taking up table space. Obviously weed is the easy choice, but there are lots of affordable drinks and cheap munchies. Some places even have full kitchens with a menu of options aimed to satisfy the stoner in all of us.

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

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.


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.

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.

Available at Dampkring, DNA, Voyagers

Growers often mistake her for an indica in the cannabis garden. Trainwreck, Sour Diesel, and Thai genetics somehow give rise to squat, branchy plants with an impressive flower to leaf ratio. This girl is a sativa in disguise. Even beginner growers can harvest a heavyweight stash after only 8 weeks of flowering.


Available at Katsu, Sensemillia, De Supermarkt

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.

A rich, earthy flavour with sweet and sour hints is the smooth, full-bodied toke that only Casey Jones can hit you with. Within moments, you’ll be charged with cerebral sativa energy and calmed by a subtle indica influence. Casey Jones is a joyride on the Flavour Express.