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For a good joint or some medicine

Nice people, good information, no queus. It's right in front of a sport facility, so you can... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Hein W
Good vibes, happy staff

My girlfriend and I have visit Balou every time we come to Amsterdam. The selection they have is of... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
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Nov 12, 2018
“For a good joint or some medicine”
Jul 20, 2017
“Good vibes, happy staff”
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+31 20 627 5653
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Nice people, good information, no queus. It's right in front of a sport facility, so you can balance chill and effort.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hein W
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have visit Balou every time we come to Amsterdam. The selection they have is of a very high standard and the women working there are always happy to give advice or recommend something for whichever mood. The style of music fluctuates...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Briznebo
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Really cool place, very friendly staff and chilled upstairs with a wicked rizzla wall! Lovely amnesia haze too.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the not so crowded ones, recommended for a longer stay. Nice and welcoming staff.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Botond P
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Spent a hour in there after visiting smokeys, it's a nice coffee shop, nice weed and good service, rather on the small side with just 4 tables in was quiet when we went.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank sarahann123
Reviewed February 3, 2016

Me and my girlfriend went there in the evening with some friends to spend a couple of hours. The place is small, very..small. There is a floor upstairs but it looks like it's abandoned, really nothing special overthere. We decided to sit downstairs. Stuff is...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Manolo V
Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place. Very friendly staff and locals. Definitely returning. Great nibbles and coffees. There's an upstairs too!!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mary W
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Only found coffeeshop Balou on this trip and would defo be back can just relax upstairs and watch the world pass by. When we were there a girl left her purse on table give it into staff hopefully she came back for it

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Chris191205
Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Came here on my own and left a couple of days later with a happy heart and new friends! Despite the fact I only speak English I was made to feel included (thanks Gus) and very welcome (and safe...as a single woman). This is a...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Y2769UIrachelk
Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our daily relaxing visits in this place. Friendly staff and good stock. Also lower prices than the places around. Go for the best stuff they have on the list.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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