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21. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

If you visit Utrecht, this one is about 50 meters from the Dom Tower
If you go out in a bar or so in the Netherlands, most times they don't ask to see your ID or whatever. You won't have any problems except the coffeeshops, but if you hop on by in Utrecht, I can also buy it for you of course

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

Quoting Utrecht

If I can also buy it for you of course

LOL....he can buy it from you, i suppose you mean (kidding).

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

Quoting TylerB

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)

hey i'm not trying to offend you, wrong choice of words, what i was trying to say is that amsterdam isn't the only place to get it though it can be the strictist......... have a great time and don't let utrecht rip you off too much with commission

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

Quoting Utrecht

If you visit Utrecht, this one is about 50 meters from the Dom Tower
If you go out in a bar or so in the Netherlands, most times they don't ask to see your ID or whatever. You won't have any problems except the coffeeshops, but if you hop on by in Utrecht, I can also buy it for you of course

pffffffff you have to let me try it before I buy it

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

To sum up... it would seem that in Amsterdam, and in particular the RLD, it is very strict, there is a very strong police presence (though not a threatening one I should add, a reassuring one) keeping an eye on things and coffee shops are closing regularly because of any law breaking, usually involving minors being sold weed. So with these 2 things in mind Amsterdam is obviously going to be a much stricter place concerning younger people. However in other towns and cities where there is less tourism the bars and coffee shops are a bit more laid back and out of the public eye so the law enforcers are not so strict at clamping down on minor laws etc.

Also remember that Amsterdam is an amazing city, but it is not like the rest of the Netherlands, so it's best to check out Amsterdam, of course, but also try other cities as well.

26. Posted by cctrav (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Yeah, I'd check out the Anne Frank museum, too. I'm hoping to do that in the near future.
I had no idea the age limit was 16;)

If you're looking for cheap places to say you should definetly look for some youth hostels.

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

Quoting cctrav

Yeah, I'd check out the Anne Frank museum, too. I'm hoping to do that in the near future.
I had no idea the age limit was 16;)

where is the press....first foreigner seeking for culture in amsterdam

28. Posted by cctrav (Budding Member 21 posts) 8y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting cctrav

Yeah, I'd check out the Anne Frank museum, too. I'm hoping to do that in the near future.
I had no idea the age limit was 16;)

where is the press....first foreigner seeking for culture in amsterdam

29. Posted by Yeah (Budding Member 67 posts) 8y

Quoting bwiiian

To sum up... it would seem that in Amsterdam, and in particular the RLD, it is very strict, there is a very strong police presence (though not a threatening one I should add, a reassuring one) keeping an eye on things and coffee shops are closing regularly because of any law breaking, usually involving minors being sold weed. So with these 2 things in mind Amsterdam is obviously going to be a much stricter place concerning younger people. However in other towns and cities where there is less tourism the bars and coffee shops are a bit more laid back and out of the public eye so the law enforcers are not so strict at clamping down on minor laws etc.

Also remember that Amsterdam is an amazing city, but it is not like the rest of the Netherlands, so it's best to check out Amsterdam, of course, but also try other cities as well.

I was in amsterdam when i was 17 and had no problems with coffee shops. Were denied a few times, but just moved on to the next one.

where is the press....first foreigner seeking for culture in amsterdam

Does the sex museum count?

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

Quoting Yeah

I was in amsterdam when i was 17 and had no problems with coffee shops. Were denied a few times, but just moved on to the next one.

But when you were 17 may have been a few years ago before the laws were made much stricter thanks to the stupid right wing policies that are now being brought in. The more young people that go to Amsterdam to try to get weed in coffee shops, the more the coffee shops are going to close, it is what the government want, so for the good of Amsterdam (and also for the good of the youth of today) we should not encourage under age people to try their luck there.

(by the way Yeah, i tried to find out your age by going to your profile but all it said as that you have no friends!! hehehe Sorry, it just made me laugh, I also have no friends )