Getting High in Amsterdam

Amazing Europe | | May 3, 2010 at 2:37 am




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I was at Amsterdam enjoying my vacation – relaxing and strolling in the well-known museums like Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank Museum, etc but one must try going to Red Light district that are dressed in exotic way and try to lure ever passer by. But still this place awesome except prostitutes and all florescent lights, you will get to see many old building, which dates back to the colonial period. The vacation of a week has made me realize that every place has its uniqueness but if you want to come to Amsterdam, you need to keep an open-mind.

You might be thinking its only Red light district, I am talking about but you will be surprised to know that that capital city of the Netherlands is the only place on earth where cannabis, or marijuana, is not only legal – it’s sold in coffee shops.

Red Light District Amsterdam
It is so common in Amsterdam that you walk into a café shop, get drugs, and walk away. No one will notice and no cops will arrest you or the person who sold you those drugs. Four joints will cost the equal amount that of twenty cigarettes – it is easily accessible in Netherlands as drugs are not illegal over here! As I said before, you have to have open-mind to travel in Amsterdam. Dutch laws have evolved and laws are very much different from rest of the world.

The law has some limitation to which the cafes should be selling the drugs like those that the drugs are divided into twoAmsterdam drugs legal parts soft drugs and hard drugs. Hard drugs like cocaine, LSD, morphine, heroin are forbidden in the Netherlands as in any other country but soft drugs as cannabis in all its forms (marijuana, hashish, hash oil) and hallucinogenic mushrooms (so called magic mushrooms or paddos – from Dutch: paddestoel – mushroom) are legal under condition of so called “personal use”. But these drugs should be sold in limited quantity and here drugs, alcohol and smoke falls under same law such has driving under drugs influence is equally crime as driving under alcohol influence. And yes, drugs are not sold to boys and girls less than 18 years, according to the law!

We were happy and shocked when we first came to know about this from a local guide who was showing us around. It is not unusual here, so do not act funny after knowing it. My friend got so excited that she would not stop smiling and just pulled us all to a near by café. The marijuana is not illegal here, and is allowed to sell it and put in coffees in less quantity. Most of the people and tourists call it “Cannabis Café’s”. No café is different they do serve usual coffees like mocha’s, lattes, etc. At cafes, you will find any form of drugs let it be joints, baked goods, or natural state.

Even if you do not smoke marijuana nor ever tried but still its great place to just try it. But be careful while using it. I Marijuana Amsterdam legalalso took marijuana first time at Amsterdam with my other friends. In first two fags, for a while, we did not felt much change but after fifteen minutes, we were wasted! We all were somewhere which I do not remember but trying to figure out where to go. Oh man, it was awesome but later when we got back into our senses not completely, it was so uneasy to walk too! Be careful when having baked cake, at first bite you will not feel so much, but after having more than two bites without taking breaks, it could be dangerous! So wait after bite or else something over and then take another bite, or else you will loose yourself!

But legalization of the drugs should not be the only reason to visit Amsterdam. The Amsterdam is spending ton of cash in developing the Netherlands. Netherlands is the one of the largest cities in Europe. With funding to improve the city, the tourists will enjoy the smell, taste and sight of the city. Whole Amsterdam is actually beautiful and wonderful place to visit and people are just amazing. With such tolerant law and people, thus describes the whole country, where you can enjoy and without being judged. Except the marijuana, Amsterdam is favorite place among the Europeans to spend their holidays. It has many scenic places such as Magere Brug, Artis zoo, Vondelpark, Amsterdam windmills, and much more.

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2 Comments

  1. vareeja says:

    Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant and diverse nightlife.

    The two main nightlife areas are the Leidseplein and the Rembrandtplein.

    The cafes range from large and modern to small and cozy.

    The typical brown cafes breathe a more old fashioned atmosphere with dimmed lights, candles, and somewhat older clientele.

    Most cafes have terraces in summertime.

    A common sight on the Leidseplein during summer is a square full of terraces packed with people drinking beer or wine.

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