AMS Coffeeshops the early years

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AMS Coffeeshops the early years

Post by Sanchez_ » Wed 16th Oct 2019 08:18 pm

I've come across some old film footage of Amsterdam recently from the 60's/70's and was amazed by the difference in the some of the city areas. I also did some stuff for Lemming regarding coffeeshop closure dates a few years back and fell down the rabbit hole of nostalgia which was some amazing and enlightening stuff!

Do any of our more experienced members have any old photos from the early coffeeshop years or even from the late 80's & early 90's etc? It would be amazing to see some old pictures of shops, streets and canals from days gone by :mrgreen:



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Post by FlyByNite » Thu 17th Oct 2019 12:40 am

I have menus for several shops back to the guilder.

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Post by Ghost » Thu 17th Oct 2019 12:29 pm

FlyByNite wrote:
Thu 17th Oct 2019 12:40 am
I have menus for several shops back to the guilder.

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Now they were the days FlyByNite a lawless city with the Guilder, was good times back then. Remember being able to change just over a £100 on a Friday morning and getting nearly 350guilders back, straight on a plane and in Amsterdam by the afternoon, straight in to RastaBaby and book a apartment for 50guilder and that was the weekends back then for me, for a very good few years until the euro came in to effect.

I also have a photos going back to the mid 90's and beyond eventually will hunt them out and post some up on here, if I can remember how to post pics up :D. This might bring back some great memories for a lot of people. :mrgreen:
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Post by Sanchez_ » Mon 21st Oct 2019 11:08 am

I'm kind of hoping some members will have some gems in their archives: @Comus (Saw in a thread you were digitising some negatives?) @Lemming ?

Came across some nice footage on YouTube of ol' Mokum. Check this link out (and watch the additional 4 episodes videos that follow it for some nice footage from first person cycling view) excuse the makers subject wandering a couple of episodes in :shock:

https://youtu.be/mHUoqM3iyag

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Post by Lemming » Tue 22nd Oct 2019 02:03 pm

Yeah! I'd love to see more old pics and films. I've got a very few pics from the late 80s and 90s. Some are already on the site, for instance this pic of the original Barney's Breakfast Bar in the 90's is on the extra pictures page. I hope to do more of these when I get time.

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I love this one inside Ballonnetje when it had the terrarium in the window.

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Post by Sanchez_ » Tue 22nd Oct 2019 03:41 pm

Excellent Lemming! Wow that Barney's pic sure is vintage stuff. I remember you uploading the balloon pic before and I wish they still had that terrarium!

Hopefully some others will get some classics uploaded, sadly my first visits were in the later 2000's so not a lot of good pics although some now closed shops I'm sure... I'll check my archive :mrgreen:

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Post by kingbee » Thu 24th Oct 2019 03:15 pm

Down memory lane...

On my first visit to the Dam in spring 1999, over 20 years ago, the herb was usually 25 guilders for 3 grams, which was around £7.50 or US $10!

Compare that now to today's prices and it is around 4 times that price, despite inflation only going up 1.5 times in 20 years!!

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Post by squidgyblack » Thu 24th Oct 2019 07:34 pm

I remember going to holland to a place called T'Zand on a football tour in 1990 or 1991 I think, so I would have been 14 or 15. We went 2 years in a row before a danish club burnt down the stadium at the ground. We met some locals, this really nice tall blonde dutch gal said they were off to the coffeeshop on their scooter and they would get me some hash, I remember I paid 10 guilders which were about £3 for 2 or 3 grams I think of Black Maroc. We were staying in a school sports hall, we waited for the adults to go to sleep and went outside and skinned up, really giggly gear, the hall had one of those glitter balls, funny as fuck!

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Post by FlyByNite » Thu 24th Oct 2019 10:03 pm

Barneys 1995 - I wonder whatever happened to those table tops.

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Post by CopenhagenCouple » Fri 25th Oct 2019 05:27 am

Nice picture @ FBN, Barney's had those table tops when we started going to the city, was one of the shops that stood out... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by RoMoney » Fri 25th Oct 2019 03:24 pm

Lovely pics of Barneys!

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Post by kingbee » Fri 25th Oct 2019 07:53 pm

CopenhagenCouple wrote:
Fri 25th Oct 2019 05:27 am
Nice picture @ FBN, Barney's had those table tops when we started going to the city, was one of the shops that stood out... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I know right, the the first time I went there was early in the year 2000, and I remember those tables too!

I also remember their early-morning breakfast being considerably cheaper and better in the old days, but that might just be my memory, lol

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Post by FlyByNite » Mon 28th Oct 2019 06:17 pm

Picture sent to me.

Homegrown Fantasy 2001.

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Post by Sanchez_ » Sun 3rd Nov 2019 06:13 pm

Here's a couple of shots from inside The Freeworld coffeeshop (RIP) circa 2008+

And Hill Street when they had low level tables and chairs opposite the bar

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Post by Lemming » Sat 16th Nov 2019 08:11 pm

Nice pics everyone. Love this stuff.
FlyByNite wrote:
Thu 24th Oct 2019 10:03 pm
Barneys 1995
I think that pic of Barney's was sometime between 1999 and 2009 rather than 1995. That was the mark 2 version of Barney's. In terms of décor at least, my favourite era of Barney's.

See here: Barney's Through Time

If you're sure that pic was 1995 please let me know 'cos then I need to make some corrections.
squidgyblack wrote:
Thu 24th Oct 2019 07:34 pm
I remember going to holland to a place called T'Zand
Sounds intriguing. Could that have been what is now Bronx? I think that had a name like that back then.

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