Are coffee shops closing in Amsterdam?
In line with Covid-19 lockdown measures, nonessential shops, including coffee shops, are currently closed in Amsterdam, although coffee shops are able to do takeout and delivery.
Can u sit in Amsterdam coffee shops?
Sale of cannabis to persons under 18 is prohibited. To even step inside a coffee shop you must be at least 18 years of age. Also tourists can still visit coffee shops in Amsterdam (even after January 1, 2013).
Is the Netherlands open for travel?
Tourists and foreign travellers from countries inside the European Union/Schengen area can travel to the Netherlands. An EU entry ban is in effect for people from countries outside the European Union/Schengen area. There are exemptions to the entry ban.
Do I have to quarantine if I go to Netherlands?
From 00.01 on 25 February 2022 people travelling to the Netherlands no longer have to self-quarantine on arrival. There are still other rules for travellers. See the checklist to find out what rules apply to you.
Why did Amsterdam’s oldest coffee shop close?
These new rules state that coffee shops cannot operate within 250 meters of schools and were allegedly created to discourage minors from smoking cannabis. Because of its proximity to a hairdressing college, the oldest Coffee Shop in Amsterdam, Mellow Yellow, was affected by this ruling and closed its doors for good after celebrating New Year’s Eve.
Do you need a licence to go to a coffee shop in Amsterdam?
Official Dutch coffee shops have a green and white licence sticker in the window. In order to enter the coffeeshops in Amsterdam, you must be 18 or over and have an ID. Since coffeeshops are not allowed to do any advertising, you will generally not find any details posted on the door or even inside.
What are the rules for entering a coffee shop?
When you enter a coffee shop there are few rules you should be aware of: You must be 18 or older (21 years old in some establishment) and always have your passport or ID with you. You are allowed to come twice a day maximum to the same coffee shop. You can buy maximum 5 grams per day. Alcohol and cigarettes are forbidden.
How old do you have to be to go to coffee shops?
You must be 18 or older (21 years old in some establishment) and always have your passport or ID with you. Most of the coffeeshops are in the touristic part of Amsterdam old town. And so are most of the attractions.