. Sent 29 Nov 2010.
Great coffeeshop, Caro the owner will provide you with good advices on her great products! Relaxing place, not too crowded, a lot of chess tables, cheap prices for drinks and fine reggae playlists!
. Sent 21 Jul 2010.
Great coffee, one of the best for its relaxing atmosphere. Good weed and hash also. Go there!
. Sent 15 Jun 2010.
If you go to the Albert Cuyp Market go all the way to the end of the market. You will see a McDonald's; stay on that side of the street and walk along that street make no turns until you come to De Graal. If you walk over the canal you have walked too far. Fantastic prices! Laid back chill place, table games, board games, books in Dutch mostly, nice, cozy, big, old chairs and couches and a small bar as you enter. I am a modern/old hippy at heart and love places to hang out in my t-shirt and dirty jeans. I like places with real people of substance who enjoy their smoke. You can be left alone here or chat with the assistant if you sit at the bar. Sometimes you need to visit the big popular places and the Cannabis Cup winners to appreciate places like this after all of the hoopla. Plenty of places to eat in the area from that gourmet patisserie you passed on the way to a cool burger place called BugerMeester.
. Sent 13 Sep 2009.
The closest coffeeshop to our hotel on Hobbemakade, and the best we visited on the entire trip. Chess lovers would be in heaven, the decor is eclectic and invites you to stay all day, coffee is proper coffee. Really friendly owner, staff and customers, mostly locals with a few tourists like ourselves too. 5,10 & 20 Euro deals on weed or buy per gram, all superb potent strains. Nevilles Haze a bargain by summer 09 standards at 8.50/g was amazing. Edelweiss at 8E/g tasted great and was very potent. On our 1st visit the High Rise (aka MasterKush) was recommended - at 10E/g the priciest on the menu but how weed should be - sticky as hell, fat buds, potent and the sweetest taste. Goldrup at 7.50/g was bloody good too and the polm (blond) was the nuts at 6E/g. Mad props to De Graal - my favourite shop in Amsterdam for the great staff, service and punk - great cat and rooftop area too!
. Sent 18 Jul 2007.
Very nice place, overall atmosphere similar to the Rainbow Cafe in Nimbin, Australia where I spent some time in my youth. The service was excellent, the girl is a fox and was more than able to provide a strain for the lightweights in my group to myself (heavyweight). Nice music, nice customers. The joints were not hash drained buds either. Overall fair prices and a nice place to mellow out at.
. Sent 28 Jun 2006.
Located on the Albert Cuyp Straat, a block or so beyond the market in the direction of the museums, this is a large very comfortable shop. Friendly staff and patrons. This is the sort of shop you'll feel like hanging out in for a while. Plush couches and deep comfy chairs downstairs as well as booths and even a music studio equipped with drums, piano, guitars. Visited a couple times, got a 5 euro bag of Shaman 1st visit, and a E 3 pre-roll the 2nd. Was well pleased with both. There's a pool table and internet (E1 per half hour) on the upper level. Clean rest rooms. For me, a top of the line shop.
. Sent 4 Aug 2005.
I happened to be wandering in the rain and came by this place. Way chill. A couple days later I went back with a friend, again nice and chill. We made our way to another shop and I discovered that I was missing my green bag of, well, bags. I went back to de Graal and the bar guy had it right there for me. That's a good feeling. Very comfortable and great for those that play chess.
. Sent 9 Jul 2005.
De Graal rules with their 5 stars for being a way cool place to chill for a spell.
. Sent 15 Mar 2005.
The Graal is, quite possibly, the best coffeeshop in Amsterdam. I have spent many a day there, not wanting to go anywhere else. The regulars are something to see, and most of em are really nice and interesting characters. Half Dutch people and half ex-pats and tourists. Ask for Goldrup and you will know bliss. Music varies a lot, from trance crap to bossanova. Cheap internet too. The boss is a great guy and you will feel at home and will not want to leave.
. Sent 25 Sep 2004.
You have many choices on the menu and many times you have a nice girl behind the bar. There is a pool and also a music studio place in the bottom that you can rent for a few hours with a piano and all installation microphone. You can also play chess or backgammon and if he has enough time, the boss prepare for every body who are there at this time a nice macrobiotic diner. Also in this area you can find many Italian Chinese and Indian restaurants. Go to this place, have a good memory. Many people from all over the world I could see there Indians, Japanese, English and French, of course.