Its extraordinary dÃ©cor makes Dampkring stand out from the crowd. Both inside and outside are moulded, sculpted, studded and painted bright colours. The overall effect is quite stunning. They have an excellent menu and take pride in the quality of their product. There is plenty of room inside and a licensed bar. Dampkring is one of three highly-rated coffeeshops around the Spui area. The other two are: Dutch Flowers and Tweede Kamer.
To the Dam and the first place, I walked to, to sample my first taste of the local 420, near a month later and my little vending machine, bought grinder is still going strong. Great guy behind the back bar with the good business and a lovely pussy cat to boot.....An hour later, coffee fuelled and suitably baked, I then then headed off in search of more greenness :)
Very nice interior in both locations. Good selection of bud, average priced.
Anytime I'm transitioning through Schipol or just chilling in Amsterdam -- because it's such a lovely little city -- I've hit this place up since the 90's. The atmosphere is amazing. The staff is always helpful and knows about everything on their menu. Prices? Fuck. I don't remember. Then again, I don't really care.
If you want to experience a true Amsterdam coffee shop, this is your place. Can't wait to come back!
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The Dampkring is another one of my favorite coffee shops in Amsterdam. The also have a top quality hash bar providing their famous Red Lebanese. They are always stocked with top notch examples of classic strains like Durban, Alcapulco, Sour Diesel and AK-47. On the first couple of visits it was hard to keep up with the locals but I always managed to walk out still breathing.
the dampkring is a great shop and prob my fave of the "touristy chain" coffeeshops in Amsterdam. They have 3 shops, the original, the tweed kamer(owned by them and same or similar menu) and the dampkring 2 on haarlemerstraat. My fave location of the 3 is the one on haarlemerstraat. Their menu is diverse and fair priced. the most expensive weed i think is €13 a gram (amnesia i think) but they have alot of good strains in the 8-10 euro a gram range. i can recommend white choco and Mexican haze. their rifman hashes are also top knotch.
They also have a top food menu. Their dutch apple pancakes are recommended.