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1st time

Hi all never been to Amsterdam before.never taken cannabis would like to try but don't want to smoke were do you go for a safe coffeehouse and what do you ask for and is it safe cheers

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Just tell the budtender that it is your first time and they will help you use something light.

Don't plan any active / brainy things right after, like Anne Frank House or a bike ride. Leave time to chill.

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Myndos -

Sounds like you want to "consume" cannabis by either Vaporizer (vapo) or eating it. Fist, here is the best website for the coffeeshops in Amsterdam. It features an interactive map which will help locate places close to where you are staying. Just click on the name to get information on individual shops. Older reviews and chat are at the top. Scroll down for more recent reviews.


I have to tell you I have never used a vapo but plan to check them out on my upcoming trip. Here are some shops that advertise availability:






The vaporizers are just what the name suggests. They allow you to inhale the vapors without burning the material, thus no smoke.

Although I've never been, a friend (and one of our DE's) recommends 420 as a place that will take good care of you and help you through the process. Remember, the budtender is your friend. Tell them it is your first time and that you probably want a "daytime" smoke (one that won't put you away on the couch).

As for eat pot, I personally don't recommend it. It never did anything for me after numerous trial. For others it has turned out to be an undesirable experience as they consumed too much - it is hard to control the amount you take in as it takes a long time to start getting high.

Any more questions, feel free to ask.

Edited: 8:44 am, August 24, 2014
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The 420 cafe aka DeKuil is indeed a great place to sit, buy, vape, or smoke.

But do be careful of that vape bag. They use the standard volcano and it will blow up a very very big bag of vapor for you. Go slow and remember there is no law you have to finish it all.

If it's one non toker trying to finish a bag I'd suggest not even trying. It works better if there are two of you. Do go slow.

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