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The 5 Best Coffeeshops In Utrecht 2024

Find out the 5 best coffeeshops in Utrecht 2024. Right now in 2024 Utrecht has 11 coffeeshops, but there are plans to increase this number to 13 weed dispensaries in the near future. One coffeeshop will open on the Elektronweg, and there are plans for a drive-through weed dispensary on the Griffoenlaan. The local government decided that there is room for 17 locations in total, so maybe we can add more to the list at a later date.

For a city with about 374.000 residents, the amount of coffeeshops is fairly small compared to other big cities in the Netherlands. But with 11 coffeeshops, there is still plenty of choice! In this article we dive into the shops we think deserve the spotlight. On the bottom of the page you can find all coffeeshops in Utrecht.

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Are tourists allowed to buy weed in Utrecht?

Coffeeshop VIPshop

Coffeeshop ‘t Grasje

Coffeeshop Culture Boat (De Boot)

Coffeeshop Hi/Lo

Coffeeshop Gallery Colorado

All coffeeshops in Utrecht, Netherlands

 

Are tourists allowed to buy weed in Utrecht?

Yes, tourists are welcome in coffeeshops in Utrecht. Unlike some cities in the Netherlands, there are no additional entry rules for foreigners in this city. Especially with cities close to a border you have to double check before visiting, when you intend to buy cannabis. Some of these cities like Den Bosch or Breda only allow to sell weed to residents of the Netherlands.

So don’t worry about your nationality, but of course you still need to identify and be 18 years or older.

Coffeeshop VIPshop

Address: 1e Daalsedijk 294, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.5/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop VIPshop: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: No

When it comes to coffeeshops in Utrecht, VIPshop is for sure one of the best and worth to visit in our opinion. VIPshop is around for more than 20 years and earned popularity across the city. This coffeeshop doesn’t have a smoking area which makes it suitable for take-away only.

If you’re looking for good quality weed and hash, this is the place to go to. They offer a extensive menu in this place, plenty of different strains of hash, weed, rosin and edibles. Especially the rosin (THC concentrate) is pretty rare to find in the Netherlands, as this is not a very common method to use cannabis in the country.

They also offer several different types of edibles. Last time we went to VIPshop we got some THC gummies (first time) and were very surprised of the intense high. Be careful though, you might think that 1 or 2 gummies are not that much but edibles can fool you big time. Always win in some advice, the employees in this coffeeshop are very knowledgeable and helpful.

 

Picture of VIPshop, one of the best coffeeshops in Utrecht


Coffeeshop ‘t Grasje

Address: Obrechtstraat 1, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.5/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop ‘t Grasje: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: Yes

Very close to the center city you can visit coffeeshop ‘t Grasje. This is one of the nicest places to hang around in the smoke area in Utrecht, with a relaced and cozy atmosphere. The place is not very big though, so it might be busy to sit down on some moments.

‘T Grasje clearly indicates on their menu which strains are grown outdoor and which are grown indoor, something some coffeeshops might lie about. Overall they offer a wide variety of different sorts of hash and cannabis, for a very reasonable price.

The combination of the great environment and good price/quality menu makes ‘t Grasje one of the best coffeeshops in Utrecht in our opinion.

 

Coffeeshop Culture Boat (De Boot)

Address: Wittevrouwensingel 206, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.6/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop Culture Boat (De Boot): Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: Yes

For the most unique experience you can visit Culture Boat (also called De Boot), of which the name already reveals this coffeeshops is located on a boat. The boat itself actually dates from 1905, the coffeeshop is located in it since 1986.  Located on the side of the center city, it lies waiting in the water for the stoners to visit.

You can sit inside to smoke some cannabis, it is a great place to hang around for an our or two. The personal is always friendly and willing to think along and answer any questions. The cannabis is pretty good as well, with overall fair prices.

The location is perfect, the interior and smoking area are great, as well as the staff. When visiting Utrecht you can’t miss this spot.

 

Picture of Culture Boat, one of the best coffeeshops in Utrecht


Coffeeshop Hi/Lo

Address: Croeselaan 213, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.2/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop Hi/Lo: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: Yes

On the other side of the train station, coffeeshop Hi/Lo is located. The coffeeshop started in 2011, back in the days getting a headline in one of the biggest newspapers (de Volkskrant), stating that coffeeshops were getting more and more classy. Hi/Lo has a nice smoking area and a thoughtful interior, definitely something different than the average coffeeshop in the Netherlands.

For both sitting down and take-away we would recommend this coffeeshop. The prices are good as well as the quality. Online reviews do mention that the pre-rolls are bad at this place, reason to learn how to roll yourself 😉

 

Coffeeshop Gallery Colorado

Address: Vlampijpstraat 52, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.5/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop Gallery Colorado: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: Yes

Last but not least, we finish the list with coffeeshop Gallery Colorado. This place is located a bit further outside the city center, close to train station Utrecht Zuilen. They won second place in the Jack Herer Cup Amsterdam 2023 for best hybrid with their Sour Dream strain, as well as first place for the Highlife Cup 2023. This proves Gallery Colorado is one of the key players in Utrecht, and even the Netherlands.

This coffeeshop offers a wide variety of mild, middle to strong cannabis and often have some special strains. They are willing to answer any questions you have, making sure you get well informed to make a decision.

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Did you miss your favorite location? Let us know and tell us why in the comments!

Here you can see the full overview of the best coffeeshops in other cities in the Netherlands.

 

All coffeeshops in Utrecht, Netherlands

Beside the above highlighted coffeeshops, there are 6 more location which sell cannabis in Utrecht:

Andersom Coffeeshop
Address: Vismarkt 23, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.1/5
Are tourists allowed in Andersom Coffeeshop: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: Yes

Coffeeshop Pleasure
Address: Voorstraat 81, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.0/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop Pleasure: No, tourists are not allowed
Smoking area: No

Coffeeshop de Wolf
Address: Laan van Nieuw Guinea 63, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.3/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop de Wolf: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: No

Coffeeshop Freak
Address: Breedstraat 55, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 3.9/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop Freak: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: No

Coffeeshop De Wietstok
Address: Wittevrouwenstraat 21, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 4.1/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop De Wietstok: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: No

Coffeeshop 208
Address: Oudegracht 208, Utrecht
Reviews Google: 3.6/5
Are tourists allowed in coffeeshop 208: Yes, tourists are allowed
Smoking area: No

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