First smoking trip booked!

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First smoking trip booked!

Post by Hammy » Thu 4th Jun 2009 12:25 am

Hey everyone, just joined up and thought I might as well post my plans for my upcoming trip to Amsterdam in August. Despite being in the middle of my A-level exams at the moment it is becoming increasingly difficult to concentrate on anything other than planning for this trip such is the excitement!

Although only a little-un (in age, not size :P) I'm hardly a newbie smoker, but definitely not a veteran. Limited funds (maximum £40 a week) and weak green are the only things preventing me blazing all the time. It is mainly due to the weak product around here that me and my mates are determined to avoid the tourist hangouts and crap weed and search out some of the best weed and hash that Amsterdam has to offer.

Although this isn't the first time I've been to Amsterdam (went with parents a few years ago), it will be the first time I will be going into any coffeeshops. Me and two mates (so effectively 3 Amsterdam virgins) are in town from the 21st-24th of August to celebrate our A-level results (good or bad, they're out the day before we leave).

During our stay we're in the Amsterdam cribs apartmenty/hostely place on Oude Hoogstraat, just down the road from the Cannabis and Hemp Museum (has anyone stayed here? Any good?)

My current list of coffeeshops to visit is huge, as is the list of strains I want to try so I'll post my top 5 of each:

Coffeeshops:
1. The GreenPlace
2. de Kuil/420 cafe
3. Amnesia
4. Grey Area
5. Mellow Yellow

Strains:
1. Chocoloupe (sp?)
2. Super Silver Haze
3. Neville's Haze
4. L.A. Con
5. Terminator

Basically just wanted to share this with you, if anyone has any other ideas as to other places to visit and other strains to try please do fire away.

There were only a couple of questions I wondered if someone could help me with. First of all what are the best bars that allow marijuana smoking? Me and one of the mates I'll be with can't go without a nice cold beer with a nice spliff at least once every session. Secondly, which would you say was the best area/coffeeshop for sativas or sativa dominants? Coz all we get around here is low grade, indoor grown, improperly dried, not properly trimmed, damp and tasteless indicas so I really want to try some top quality sativa buds.

Cheers for reading (this essay, my god!),
Hammy



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Post by Sky » Thu 4th Jun 2009 12:34 am

You will definitely find what you are looking for at the shops that you listed. They are all high quality shops.

Check the "Strains" category of this Forum and you will get a good idea as to what current strains are hot and being talked about.

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Post by Kermit » Thu 4th Jun 2009 12:41 am

I would add Paradox (5e deals), Dampkring II, Old amsterdam and katsu to the list.

Weed wise if its good HGF Cheese, Softlands White smurf was okay last trip, and White cheese @ old amsterdam was okay. TBH most the weed last trip was good so i could go on 4 ever, keep an eye on travel reports B4 your trip and that should give a good indication of what is currently good.

I dont drink booze so cant help with that but most will say 2 go 2 NES

Have a good trip, i think i miss you by a week 8)

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Re: First smoking trip booked!

Post by StonedSince'67 » Thu 4th Jun 2009 10:17 am

Hammy wrote:First of all what are the best bars that allow marijuana smoking?
welcome to the forum

for a beer and smoke i like barney's uptown on haarlemerstraat

for sativa news there is a topic currently active in the forum

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Post by Hammy » Thu 4th Jun 2009 03:19 pm

Sky: thanks for that mate, will check out that section again.

Kermit: Had heard good things about Paradox, Dampkring II and Katsu. Will probably check out Old Amsterdam on our way to Rembrandt Plein at some point. Also Nes was probably gonna be our first port of call for beer and spliff as it's just down the road from us.

SS'67: Cheers! Barney's uptown sounds like a plan when we're up checking Barney's out at some point (even if it is overpriced!). Cheers for the link to the sativa thread as well.

The only other question is: what sort of weather should I be expecting at the end of august? Still summery or heading towards Autumnal? Last time I went it was February and bloody freezing, so I hope it's a tad warmer this time round!

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Re: First smoking trip booked!

Post by FlyByNite » Thu 4th Jun 2009 04:08 pm

Hammy wrote:in town from the 21st-24th of August
I have posted you on the August Whos In Town page.

You can see who else may be in town during your stay.

By default I link your posting to your profile page here on ACD.

https://www.coffeeshopdirect.com/forum/profi ... le&u=34487

I can change it to a web link, or an email address if you want.

First timers get my S G Collins recommendation

How not to get hit by a bike and other stuff they forgot to tell you about Amsterdam.

Feel free to browse the menus on the Coffeeshop Menus page for a little pre shopping..

Enjoy
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Post by Dambuster » Thu 4th Jun 2009 05:28 pm

im stayin in the adam cribs on wednesday for bout a week so ill let ya know wot its like, wot room u got booked?
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Post by liquidSwords » Thu 4th Jun 2009 06:57 pm

I would try and get to Homegrown Fantasy at some point, Their Cheese is normally top draw, and if you can get a seat in Grey Area or Tweede Kamer its worth popping in them shops :-)

Have a good trip mate
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Post by Dambuster » Thu 4th Jun 2009 09:35 pm

seat in grey area? :lol:
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Post by StonedSince'67 » Fri 5th Jun 2009 06:42 am

FlyByNite wrote:First timers get my S G Collins recommendation

How not to get hit by a bike and other stuff they forgot to tell you about Amsterdam
important: reading this is absolutely essential for your safety walking around amsterdam, all sorts of traffic and not just the mad bikes come at you from everywhere and getting hit by something will ruin your day, so please read this document

and have a great time ...

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Post by Hammy » Fri 5th Jun 2009 11:06 am

First of all cheers for the replies.

Dambuster: Nice one, we have the 3 single beds room booked... believe it was called Northern Lights, looked pretty cool with bongs etc provided and a pretty central location. If you could let me know how you found it when you get back that'd be awesome!

liquidswords: Cheers for that mate, is that the one shutting down though? I was definitely gonna try and check out Tweede Kamer as well, even if it is the same menu as the other Dampkrings I think the surroundings may be better.

SS'67: Ye I've already read through that from a previous post. I've already been to Amsterdam before anyway and well aware of how crazy some of the cyclists and moped riders can be. Saw someone get knocked down last time I went, not pleasant to watch.

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Post by liquidSwords » Fri 5th Jun 2009 11:34 am

Hammy wrote:First of all cheers for the replies.


liquidswords: Cheers for that mate, is that the one shutting down though? I was definitely gonna try and check out Tweede Kamer as well, even if it is the same menu as the other Dampkrings I think the surroundings may be better.
Homegrown Fantasy is closing down at some point, but as far as i've been told it wont be until at least the end of the year. Have a good trip mate :-)
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Post by DredJoe » Sun 2nd Aug 2009 11:32 pm

I was going to post up my travel details.. though I realized Hammy beat me to it! :D

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Post by Iko » Sun 2nd Aug 2009 11:40 pm

"5. Terminator"

I beleve this is exclusive to Basjoes , correct me if im wrong.
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Post by PirateRaff » Mon 3rd Aug 2009 12:30 am

When hitting gray area, if you want a cool up and about smoke go for the nepalese cream. MWAH!
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