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Some of the best are the chic Het Land Van Walem, De Balie, Vertigo and the trendy De Jaren. Café Schiller, one of Amsterdam’s Art Deco grand cafés SMOKING COFFEESHOPS Smoking coffee shops are ones where cannabis is openly sold and smoked. Although technically illegal, the sale of soft drugs is tolerated by the Dutch authorities if it remains discreet (see p261). Many of these cafés are recognizable by their loud music and often De Koninck, a dark Belgian beer Amstel Bockbier, a dark winter beer The beautifully restored De Jaren psychedelic decor.
Many, such as Arnold Cornelis and Pompadour, are attached to confectioners, patisseries or delicatessens, and have a tempting Columbus, range of cakes and brewed in sweets on offer. Amsterdam Several of the city’s Rozenboomsteeg 4. Map 7 B4. Tel 626 4427. In de Wildeman Kolksteeg 3. Map 7 C1. Tel 638 2348. De Jaren Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20. Map 7 C4. Tel 625 5771. De Kroon Rembrandtplein 17. Map 7 C5. Tel 625 2011. De Tuin 2e Tuindwarsstraat 13 (near Anjeliersstraat). Map 1 B3. Tel 624 4559. Van Puffelen Prinsengracht 377.
Café Luxembourg has a street terrace for people-watching, while Café Schiller is more intimate and has a beautiful Art Deco interior. Designer bars cater for a similar clientele, but they are modern, stark and bright in style. Some of the best are the chic Het Land Van Walem, De Balie, Vertigo and the trendy De Jaren. Café Schiller, one of Amsterdam’s Art Deco grand cafés SMOKING COFFEESHOPS Smoking coffee shops are ones where cannabis is openly sold and smoked. Although technically illegal, the sale of soft drugs is tolerated by the Dutch authorities if it remains discreet (see p261).