Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam.

Tips for your trips. Tourist information. Official websites.

The Cannabis Cup is an annual event that takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is a well-known event in the cannabis community where participants can sample and judge various strains of cannabis from different coffee shops in the city. However, it’s important to note that the Cannabis Cup has faced some changes and challenges in recent years.

In 2017, the city of Amsterdam decided to ban tourists from accessing cannabis-selling coffee shops, limiting their services to residents of the Netherlands. As a result, the traditional Cannabis Cup as it was previously known has evolved and is now organized as more of a private event with restricted access.

To stay updated on the latest information regarding the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, it is recommended to visit the official website of the High Times magazine.

The High Times Cannabis Cup is a cannabis festival held each November in Amsterdam. A team of VIP judges decides which seed company has grown the best indica, sativa and hybrid strain and which company has produced the best Nederhash (hashish that is produced only in the Netherlands) and best imported hash.

High Times is an American monthly magazine and cannabis brand with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. Founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade, the magazine advocates the legalization of cannabis as well as other counterculture ideas.

In January 2017, the magazine announced it would be relocated to an office in Los Angeles permanently. This followed the legalization of marijuana in several west coasts states, including California. Later in 2017, High Times was acquired by a group of investors led by Oreva Capital.

High Times acquired cannabis media company Green Rush Daily Inc. on April 5, 2018. The deal was valued at $6.9 million. Green Rush Daily founder Scott McGovern joined the magazine as Senior Executive Vice President.

Please note that as regulations and policies regarding cannabis can change, it’s advisable to check with official sources or contact local authorities for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding cannabis-related events and regulations in Amsterdam.


Public transport.

Information about all types of public transport.

Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf (GVB) – you can plan all your trips with the train, bus, metro, tram, and ferry. All public transport in the Netherlands (buses, trams, metros and trains) use contactless smart cards called ⇒ OV-chipkaart

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around Amsterdam ( • Traffic and transport ( • Public transport in the Netherlands (

BUS: GVBConnexxionEBS // FlixbusConnexxionArrivaQbuzz

TRAIN: Amsterdam Centraal (map). Information about trains can be found at the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, Dutch Railways) + NS — International App, which includes a trip planner which uses the latest information about train delays and detours.

AIRPORT: Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Amsterdam. It’s a point of interest in itself, being 4 metres below mean sea level.

FERRY: Map of Amsterdam ferry routes. Waterbus Rotterdam & Dordrecht ⇒ +

CYCLING: – Route planner. The best online routeplanner for cyclists can be found at a wikiplanner made by volunteers of the Dutch cyclist union “Fietsersbond”.

High Times Cannabis Cup Amsterdam 2018.

Craig Ex and Cannabis Life Network take off for #Amsterdam and The #HighTimes #CannabisCup 2018.

video source: Cannabis Life Network / /

Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.


If you are coming to the Netherlands you should always check if you need a visa and, if so, what type of visa. Applying for a visa.

A popular journey planner for public transport in the Netherlands. It provides real-time information on train, tram, bus, and metro schedules.

While primarily targeting expats living in the Netherlands, also provides articles and resources about Dutch culture, customs, traditions.

IamExpat: While primarily targeting expats living in the Netherlands, IamExpat also provides articles and resources about Dutch culture, customs, and traditions. It covers topics such as festivals, holidays, etiquette, and social norms.

DutchReview is an online magazine that covers a wide range of topics related to the Netherlands. It offers articles on Dutch culture, society, history, food, and lifestyle, providing an entertaining and informative perspective.

The Meertens Institute is a research center for Dutch culture and language. Their website features resources on Dutch folklore, dialects, names, and customs.