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As a local looking for a great spot to chill as well as meet a bevy of internationals, Rookies tops the list. A great space (freshly renovating) with lots of room for all. Super nice playlist and friendly conscientious service. Excellent for locals and intergalactic...travellers!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed January 5, 2024

Living nearby for several years, I can say that this is my go to shop in a town with 65 other choices. The staff are very friendly and informative of the stock on hand. I have seen no evidence of the staff being anything but...polite, and when it gets crowded, maintain a professional balance between service and crowd control. Not easy. Going twice a week on average for years as I mentioned and I have seen none of the negative things reviewed here and all the positives mentioned for sure!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed December 27, 2023 via mobile

Good vibes, really nice staff that help with everything I hade question about! Got a free shot of chocolate to that help my stay even more

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 9, 2023 via mobile

Great friendly staff, good choice of music, good selection to choose from, good atmosphere No pre rolls though, or none that we saw on the menu

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed April 21, 2023

I want to start by saying that it hurts to give a bad rating because this has honestly been my favorite coffee shop in Amsterdam for over a year now. That being said, I had a horrible experience last night. I came in with several...friends, and we were standing in line. It was late at night in an area surrounded by many clubs, and the shop itself was rather empty at the time. While waiting in line, some of us decided to use the restroom. We were stopped by one of the older staff members (who I have interacted with on numerous occasions before on my prior visits). He requested we show our IDs, which is completely valid as some of my friends were from out of town, but then he singles me out and makes a big point about me showing him my ID as well (I showed it without complaints as it is his right to ask for ID) but it left a very sour taste in my mouth because I know for a fact that he recognized me as a regular. So either he was asking for it as a weird power trip, or for the last year that I was visiting he was selling to me uncaring about the possibility of me being a minor, as he had maybe asked me for ID on our first interaction, but had not done it ever since. In addition, he asked me "What is the meaning of going to the restroom?" in a stern voice as if we had bad intentions. It's not like we were random people who rushed in and went for the restroom, our friends were standing in line and purchasing weed, so we were paying customers using the restroom. He then says to me "Are you not even going to ask to use it?" in a very rude way, which makes no sense as I have never had to, nor have I ever seen anyone in here, ever ask to use the bathroom. Furthermore, trying to be polite, I was even about to swallow my pride and ask him (thinking that maybe I was misreading his tone) but he rudely walked away while I was speaking to him, so I just went about my business. Again, this is my favorite coffee shop in Amsterdam, and I have had some very pleasant, kind, and helpful interactions with the staff before that kept me wanting to come back. So this horrible experience caught me very off guard, and I was very disappointed to hear from my friends who also visit regularly that they are familiar with the bad service from the older staff members, specifically the one I had this experience with, and that it has made them stop going there altogether. Though I used to recommend this place to all my friends, I will be letting them know about this, because if your experience can be so bad based on something as random as who is working there that night, it is not a place you should ever want to visit. If I had to give a rating on this experience alone it would be a 1, if I were to give one before tonight it would have been a 5. But I do not see myself coming back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Marc Jacobs, Eigenaar at The Rookies Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2023

We are very sorry to here this I am disappointed about my staff this is not the way , I am very sorry I would like to make with this Mark@rookies.NL Please let me now Can you also discripe the staff how did he look...More

Reviewed March 13, 2023 via mobile

For me the only coffeeshop i can enjoy. 80s chilled music, food and drinks. I would have stayed there the whole day. Crowd seemed more local then turistic, and the staff were kind and professional. No loud sports fans and for me that is the...biggest plus.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 1, 2023 via mobile

Really the best coffeeshop! Fresh cozy place, great service from the staff, amazing weed and the perfect music 💚

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed December 21, 2022

My parter and I have visited Amsterdam twice now, and this was our go-to coffeeshop both times. The atmosphere is so welcoming and cozy - and they decorate the place beautifully for Christmas! There's a large selection of strains to choose from, all split into...categories and given a rating based on strength - and the staff gave us recommendations too, which is helpful if you're inexperienced or can't make up your mind! What they offer also ranges from relatively weak stuff, good for beginners, to extremely strong stuff that I'm sure even the most seasoned smokers will enjoy (we did!). The staff are amazing, super friendly and attentive - one of the guys even went out of his way to check the ingredients in their noodle selection to see what I could have as I'm vegetarian, which I really appreciated :) Their drink and snack menu can't be faulted for the type of place this is - there's a wide range of juice options and they serve incredible coffee. I also appreciated how quickly they clear and wipe tables between visitors, and how clean the bathrooms are kept - though these things should be expected, unfortunately you won't see this level of cleanliness so well maintained everywhere! The only fault I would give is that there are sometimes people who will smoke their product with tobacco indoors, despite the signs on every table stating that tobacco isn't allowed. I wouldn't hold it against the place too much, as it's not really their fault that some people will blatantly ignore rules, but it can become quite unpleasant for people who don' t like tobacco if a lot is smoked, and the staff don't really seem to either notice or care when it happens. Overall though, I would HIGHLY recommend this coffeeshop to anyone visiting Amsterdam - experienced and inexperienced smokers alike :)More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 14, 2022

Warm and cozy atmosphere, tasty coffees and juices. Ussually crowded, but finally you ll find a space to chill.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed October 15, 2022

A really nice spot and amazingly ventilated, making it a comfortable spot for smokers and non-smokers alike to hang out and enjoy a coffee.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

this coffeeshop is a brilliant place to spend some time, eat some noodles and drink a looza! the staff are lovely, and you might be lucky enough to meet the gorgeous dog :)

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022 via mobile

Cute cafe but a small selection on the plant menu. There was no room to sit and chill as its quite small and quite busy at the time I visited

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

I’ve been to Amsterdam a few times and like to give every coffee shop a chance but seriously would not come back to the rookies. They need to take a long look at their staff and reconsider their employment status. They were incredibly rude, no...greetings, no thank you’s and when I asked if it was possible to have a drink their response was ‘just sit down’. Only thing I will say is their selection of weed is good but not good enough to compromise their manners.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

Weed is good, but the worst experience in my whole life… if I was the owner, I would change all the employees that were working on April 16th at night.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Marc J, Eigenaar at The Rookies Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2022

Hello sorry to here this! After the lockdown I had to fire 20 good staff members and now its busy and its a drama to find good staff Would you be so kind what so disappointing? What happened? Can you discrive the person who helped...More

Reviewed March 24, 2022

The Rookies was the first coffee shop I stumbled upon during a trip to Amsterdam years ago. I've been back to the city fives times since then, and The Rookies remains my go-to destination for bud and hash. The place also serves great coffee!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Marc J, Eigenaar at The Rookies Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2022

Thank you for the positive feedback!! Hope to see you soon!

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