sent 19 Apr 2017
Visiting in 2017 - looks like the dreaded Weedpass is still being strictly enforced, and the woman running this place was quite bitchy to an obvious tourist (my Canada hoodie was a giveaway I guess) when I dropped by to check out the place. Not even going to bother with the one other coffeeshop I know of, namely Aarden, since I'm likely to encounter a similar situation. Why does Vlissingen hate tourists? I mean it's a pretty enough place in the southern province (off the beaten path as it is), but there's really not a whole hell of a lot to offer visitors of the toking persuasion. Yeah, yeah, I know, "weedpass", bite my ass. Seriously, Purple should put a goddamn sign in the window: tourists go home! Anyone planning to visit should stock up in the much more civilized Amsterdam before making the journey. AFAIK, they aren't busting tourists for smoking the shit here. Yet. And then they should never journey here again.
sent 31 Dec 2011
Update: Some years ago they installed camera observation on every fuckin angle inside, creating a sense of big brother all over the place. By far the biggest choice of varieties in Vlissingen but highest prices and worst place to hang around.
sent 18 Sep 2010
As a typical "cash-and-carry" client who just likes to enjoy a good smoke in private atmosphere I can't tell you anything about the quality of food or beverage you get served in that place. If you just want to buy something, you needn't mix with the other guests because the "counter" is just a few meters beside the entrance. The quality of hash you get there is superior. The prices are quite expensive, but it's worth the money if you're not somebody who just wants to get stoned as cheap as possible but prefers to enjoy a prime quality "mind blower". My recommendation: the ice hash! (They don't offer it all the times.) Of course they offer also a lot of other stuff in lower price ranges. I've been here for about 20 times during the last years and Purple became to my favourite coffee-shop in the Netherlands for prime quality hash and weed. Their service is very polite and helps you with competent advice. (And - just by the way - she's one of the most beautiful ladies I've ever seen in my life. Even my wife says so.) A very good recommendation for someone who considers quality more than cheapness.
sent 6 May 2010
Very nice place! Very good space cake, good Purple Haze. I like the atmosphere in the shop, it's like you are in a normal pub, just drinking and smoking weed.
sent 11 Sep 2008
If you don't mind spending a lot of money for your weed you won't mind spending it in the Purple. The only place in Vlissingen that has an excellent choice of weeds, they usually change their stock once a week with at least 3 new kinds of weeds. All their weeds are excellent and they have the best weeds in whole Vlissingen, the downside of it is that it also costs a lot more than in the Aarden or the Home. Keep in mind that you can also buy weed here that isn't as expensive as the rest but those weeds are usually some leftovers mixed together still worth your money though. I usually go to the Purple to get some grade A Haze. Since 1 January 2008 you are no longer allowed to smoke any kind of substance in the Purple, not even on the terrace (which they had renewed 2 weeks ago), however they didn't enforce this rule until about a month ago. I don't know why they enforce this rule because the Purple is a coffeeshop, but when I asked the lady behind the counter she said the Purple belongs in the catering industry. Don't worry you can still freely smoke your herb in the Aarden or the Home, even though you are not allowed to use tobacco according to the law the owners of the shop won't say anything about it, just make sure you clean up when you leave. The only thing I don't like about the Purple (excl the fact that you aren't allowed to smoke anymore in there) is that the friendly lady behind the counter always rushes up to you without giving you a second to choose your weeds (since they always have new kinds of weeds you can't come in and say ah I need that weed, you always look at the board to see what's new) and if you say you want a minute to choose your weeds she rushes off and sometimes stays away for much too long. Just hope there is a line of people infront of you so you can choose without stressing too much :p Weeds they might have in stock: Buddha haze (this is actually a rip off, up until now I have yet to meet a person that liked the weed, not necessarily the weed but the weed that comes from the Purple), Buddha cheese (good weed, tastes a bit like cheese, if you believe in it), Silver Crystal Haze (A very very very good weed, if you're looking for a haze weed, don't doubt a second, actually the best weed ever I bought in the Purple, Triple Haze being second), Haze, Triple Haze, NL haze (can vary, sometimes it has a strong taste other times it's hard to notice your smoking haze, nonetheless kicks quite a pack, but not as good as SCH or TP), NLX (good weed, a bit pricey though it's the same quality as the weeds in the Aarden, as I said before you, Silver Shiva, NL mix, Sterremix, Silver Snake, White Widow, Northernlights,
Noorderlicht (different that Northernlights, this is a mix of weeds) And so much more but I can't think of any others right now you'll have to see for yourself. They also sell hasjisj, enough choice.
sent 3 Jul 2008
I bought 5 grams of Super Haze there a few weeks ago, pretty expensive ofcourse, but it was definitely worth it. The smell and taste were amazing. I could've been served better (a smile wouldn't hurt) but she wasn't mean either. The spacecake was also very decent. There isn't as much room as there is in High Life in Goes but overall it's a nice shop and I like(d) going there every time.
sent 26 Aug 2004
Very good menu, customers are a little older than the average coffeeshop visitor (which is great), relaxed atmosphere. The barlady didn't know what a chillum was, however.