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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Minimum age for visitors of coffeeshops is 18 in the Netherlands.

ofcourse you know this. we can find you in the coffeeshop everyday after 6pm, dont we

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting TylerB

I'm also looking for a cheap place to stay.

Book as far as ahead as possible in one of the many youth hostels in Amsterdam. This could be a useful website; http://www.stayokay.com/index.php?pageID=3200&hostelID=&packagedealID=&language=en. dormbeds for about 23 euro per night (in amsterdam city centre).

13. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Minimum age for visitors of coffeeshops is 18 in the Netherlands.

I am pretty sure no one will ask for your legitimation. If someone does you can just try another coffeeshop.

14. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 8y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Utrecht

Minimum age for visitors of coffeeshops is 18 in the Netherlands.

ofcourse you know this. we can find you in the coffeeshop everyday after 6pm, dont we

now now Wouterr, don't exaggerate......5PM

15. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

What is going on??????? In Amsterdam the legal age for alcohol and coffee shops is a VERY strict 18!!!!!!!!!!!! You will not be served in a coffee shop if you look at all under the age of 18. If a coffee shop gets caught selling to under 18's they get their licence taken away straight away and the owner is banned for life from ever owning a coffee shop licence again!!!! This is different of course in the RLD as the girls are not under so much pressure age wise, but I would still be careful if I was you. If you wait until you are 18 then you will not have any trouble even if you look young as you will have your passport to prove your age, but if you look your age now, or even if you look 18 you will have a lot of problems.

16. Posted by TylerB (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Quoting bwiiian

What is going on??????? In Amsterdam the legal age for alcohol and coffee shops is a VERY strict 18!!!!!!!!!!!! You will not be served in a coffee shop if you look at all under the age of 18. If a coffee shop gets caught selling to under 18's they get their licence taken away straight away and the owner is banned for life from ever owning a coffee shop licence again!!!! This is different of course in the RLD as the girls are not under so much pressure age wise, but I would still be careful if I was you. If you wait until you are 18 then you will not have any trouble even if you look young as you will have your passport to prove your age, but if you look your age now, or even if you look 18 you will have a lot of problems.

2 people who live there say its 16 for alcohol.

17. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Quoting bwiiian

In Amsterdam the legal age for alcohol and coffee shops is a VERY strict 18!!!!!!!!!!!!

you are partly right. i checked it on the internet. no alcohol for <16. no hard liqor <18. so our tylorB buddy can have beers as much as he wants. tabacco is not for <16. Minimum age for coffeeshop is as Utrecht mentioned 18 years old. Minimum age for visiting a prostitute is 16 years old according to this website that Utrecht found http://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/232-prostitutes-age-limits-amsterdam...

18. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 8y

Quoting TylerB

Quoting bwiiian

What is going on??????? In Amsterdam the legal age for alcohol and coffee shops is a VERY strict 18!!!!!!!!!!!! You will not be served in a coffee shop if you look at all under the age of 18. If a coffee shop gets caught selling to under 18's they get their licence taken away straight away and the owner is banned for life from ever owning a coffee shop licence again!!!! This is different of course in the RLD as the girls are not under so much pressure age wise, but I would still be careful if I was you. If you wait until you are 18 then you will not have any trouble even if you look young as you will have your passport to prove your age, but if you look your age now, or even if you look 18 you will have a lot of problems.

2 people who live there say its 16 for alcohol.

It is 16 for beer in restaurants and some bars may serve you, 18 for anything stronger. Coffee shops like I said is a very strict 18. Trust me, I know Amsterdam very well, if you want some weed then you will have problems getting it. The 2 people that you mention that live there don't live in amsterdam although they are Dutch (no disrespect, it's just different being a foreigner in Amsterdam), and I know that as a foreigner in the RLD being underage you will not get served if you look 18 or under.

19. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 8y

if he's that desperate for weed there is coffee shops all over Holland , he doesn't have to stay in Amsterdam where they can be stricter on foreigners, also on a side note my younger cousins did get serviced in the rld and they were 17 but looked slightly younger but note what they got wasn't the best as such, the girl they got seemed to have had a very quiet night, it depends how fussy you are etc......

20. Posted by TylerB (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Quoting Rraven

if he's that desperate for weed there is coffee shops all over Holland , he doesn't have to stay in Amsterdam where they can be stricter on foreigners, also on a side note my younger cousins did get serviced in the rld and they were 17 but looked slightly younger but note what they got wasn't the best as such, the girl they got seemed to have had a very quiet night, it depends how fussy you are etc......

I'm not desperate....but......its Amsterdam. It is a part of the tourists' experience in the eyes of the rest of the world ( or at least the US)

[ Edit: Edited on May 9, 2008, at 5:34 AM by TylerB ]