The city of Amsterdam is internationally renowned for its coffee shops and you can find a café on each corner of the elegant city. In fact, there are more than 250 coffee shops in the city, which means that tourists who are going on their first Amsterdam tours may find it hard to find the best coffee shops in the city.
If you are planning to spend a quiet time with your friends and family, take a break from the crowded bars and clubs of the city and visit a coffee shop before ending your Amsterdam tours. Below are some of the most popular and friendliest coffee shops in the city.
Located at the De Pijp, Mellow Yellow holds the reputation of being the first licensed coffee shop in the city of Amsterdam. This coffee shop, which was opened in the 1960s, is elegantly designed and features a foosball table, pinball machine, pool table, and many other board games to keep visitors and tourists occupied and entertained.
The Bulldog Coffeeshop
The Bulldog Coffeeshop, which is situated in the infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam, is arguably the most popular coffee shop in the city. The staff members in this coffee shop are very friendly and they speak good English. You can go to the outside of the Bulldog Coffeeshop for a calm canal-side seating and enjoy a few snacks before you leave.
Barney’s Coffeeshop has been in Amsterdam for more than 2 decades and is one of the classic coffee shops in the city. The ever-friendly staff members, delicious menu, and the laid-back environment will be the major highlights of your Amsterdam tours. Make sure not to miss the Barney’s Coffeeshop in Haarlemmerstraat when you are exploring the city.
The Grey Area coffee shop is not exactly a big coffee shop and it only accommodates 16 people at a time. However, the coffee house does offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere to visitors, and it is not always crowded either. So, if you want to stay away from crowded spots, go to the Grey Area.
Rokerij II Coffeeshop
The Rokerij II Coffeeshop located at the Nieuwe Zijds is always filled with tourists and natives. It is one of the biggest coffee shops in the city, which means that you can easily find a spot inside the Rokerij II Coffeeshop. The ground cushions and soft candle lighting in the coffee house make it a perfect spot for spending your day.