No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post tips here on how to join, how to post pictures, etc.
User avatar
Posts: 9996
Joined: Thu 7th Apr 2005 12:07 am
Location: Anywhere but here...

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by Boner »

We whine & bitch just as much. :D

Being pedantic and knobbish since 1972
Posts: 977
Joined: Sun 29th Apr 2007 09:52 pm
Location: Northern Ireland

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by HasAnyoneSeenMyPipe »

Everyone needs a good whine and bitch about something every once in a while, if not the world would be full of people going postal.
User avatar
Posts: 1124
Joined: Thu 12th Jun 2008 02:27 am
Location: Heading to the mothership â„¢

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by dconstrukt »

lol.... treu.... i just noticed it a lot more since i've been back. :)
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu 8th Dec 2005 08:41 pm
Location: Zandvoort, The Netherlands

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by Rob_OG »

I was in Amsterdam 3 weeks ago, and heard nothing about this. So when a friend mentioned it last night I came straight here for news.

Thanks Boner - you've eased my mind!
If Frankenstein came face-to-face with the monster Marijuana, he would drop dead of fright.
User avatar
Posts: 478
Joined: Wed 24th Sep 2008 07:46 pm
Location: Den haag

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by happydaze777 »

Cannabis cafes (coffee shops) to become member only clubs in 2012
Check out the Dutch Governments Budget 2012. Look under the Security and justice section... ... points.php
User avatar
Posts: 587
Joined: Tue 5th Oct 2010 04:12 pm
Location: EIRE

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by soapy »

nice bit of sunday afternoon reading....nice to know no passes or codes will be needed for november17th :lol: as the thoughts of having to remember all that shit would be overwhelming to my fragile little old mind....
To be old and wise,You must first have to be Young and Stupid....
User avatar
Posts: 3492
Joined: Sun 22nd Jun 2008 03:22 pm
Location: new york

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by matty223 »

thats why there are smartphones :mrgreen:
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue 8th Nov 2011 05:53 pm

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by frabe »

Fresh bad news?
L'accès aux coffee shops du sud des Pays-Bas sera réservé à partir du 1er janvier aux seuls habitants du pays, une mesure destinée à éradiquer les nuisances liées au tourisme de la drogue, a-t-on appris mardi auprès du ministère néerlandais de la Justice.
"La mesure entrera en vigueur pour les provinces du Limbourg, Brabant-Nord et Zélande, les provinces les plus touchées par le tourisme de la drogue, le 1er janvier", a déclaré à l'AFP Charlotte Menten, une porte-parole du ministère de la Justice.

Cette mesure, qui fait partie du programme du gouvernement de centre-droite du Premier ministre libéral Mark Rutte présenté en septembre 2010, entrera en vigueur au 1er janvier 2013 dans le reste des Pays-Bas, a poursuivi la porte-parole. ... vier.dhtml
User avatar
Posts: 123
Joined: Sat 22nd Oct 2011 10:48 am
Location: Cloud #1483

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by verticalSquare »

:cry: ... story.html

The centre-right government of Prime Minister Mark Rutte has since September 2010 been weighing a "cannabis card", reserved for nationals and obligatory when visiting one of the country's 670 licenced coffee shops.

"The measure will come into force for the (southern) provinces of Limburg, North-Brabant and Zeeland, the provinces most affected by drug tourism, on January 1," justice ministry spokeswoman Charlotte Menten told AFP.

Under the new policy, which some have warned could drastically curb tourism revenues, licenced coffee shops will be considered private clubs with a maximum of 2,000 members limited to Dutch residents who are older than 18.

Menten said the measures would come into force in the rest of the country in January 2013.
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 2861
Joined: Sat 5th Mar 2005 07:17 am
Location: UK

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by Lemming »

Not sure if anyone has already posted this.
Article on situation in Maastricht (in Dutch): ... ls&id=1510.
It seems that some of the tourist shops will be moved out of town. This should relieve the parking and traffic problems. Parking is a big issue in towns close to the Belgian and German borders. I guess most tourists in Amsterdam arrive by plane and train so it's not a problem there.
User avatar
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue 10th Mar 2009 06:54 pm
Location: Europe

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by Judo »

It seems to me that only the border towns will remain affected by this political imperative.

The mayoralty of Amsterdam will certainly never agree to such income reducing bylaws that will directly effect a lot of the tourist trade in the region, and the Mayors seem to be getting the ultimate decision in their localities.
User avatar
craig bell
Posts: 203
Joined: Tue 18th Aug 2009 08:28 pm
Location: Lost in space. Trips to A/dam 8 soon to be 9

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by craig bell »

Lets just hope this new Government can come to an agreement that the wietpass is no good. At the moment things can go either way. So lets just keep our fingers and toes crossed.
"Roll on 4-20
"Don't waste good weed, Allow good weed to waste you"
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu 10th Feb 2011 02:01 pm
Location: Kent (United Kingdom)

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by jimmyp555 »

Hot of the press....from the grey area themselves ... 3749690441

sounds like good news to me when all is said and done.

seems to mean.....nothing changes for us city slickers!! :)
User avatar
Posts: 1124
Joined: Thu 12th Jun 2008 02:27 am
Location: Heading to the mothership â„¢

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by dconstrukt »

i just read this and it sounded encouraging for AMS... ... ana30.html

No national ban on tourists in Amsterdam marijuana cafes
Dutch government ditches 'weed pass' plan that effectively would have barred tourists.

AMSTERDAM — The incoming Dutch government has ditched plans for a national "weed pass" that would have been available only to residents and that would have effectively banned tourists from Amsterdam's marijuana cafes.

However, under a provisional governing pact unveiled this week, cities can bar foreigners from weed shops if they choose.

The pact says that it wants only Dutch residents to have access to marijuana cafes, but leaves enforcement up to cities. Amsterdam opposes a ban, which would hurt tourism.

Some cafe owners said Tuesday that they are satisfied Dutch weed policy will remain unchanged, while others criticized the lack of clarity.

Marijuana trafficking is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but people can't be prosecuted for possession of small amounts and the drug is sold openly in designated "coffee shops." ... 43646.html ... weed-pass/ ... a/1668761/

They're ALL reporting this as a victory for us.

Seems like as vague as this new law is, the cities are open to enforcing it or not.... which in AMS, i'll say 99.9999999% its not gonna be enforced.

User avatar
Uncle Ron
Posts: 3558
Joined: Sat 14th Mar 2009 12:03 am
Location: Lost since '73

Re: No weed pass in Amsterdam

Post by Uncle Ron »

Damn, does this mean it's the end of the hype? hehe, are you kidding me, never. :roll:
Ok, let's all say this together, ready? 1......................2.......................3........................NEXT...
... :mrgreen:
Post Reply

Return to “FAQ”