Do coffeeshops in Amsterdam take credit cards?

No. In most coffeeshops in Amsterdam, you will not pay with your credit card. Credit cards, in general, are not widely accepted. This is why you should remember to have some cash in your wallet.

Can Tourists buy from coffeeshops in Amsterdam?

Tourists are attracted to the city for its canals and culture as well as its coffeeshops and sex industry. Coffeeshops are plentiful in Amsterdam and where the Dutch authorities tolerate the sale of cannabis products. There could be a clampdown on foreign tourists visiting coffeeshops.

Are Amsterdam coffee shops strict on ID?

The age restrictions are treated seriously in Amsterdam, and they are very strict on ID. You will not enter any coffee shop without showing a document that confirms your identity. It is more liberal in clubs and bars but still, you have to show your ID to buy alcohol.

Can you drink at 17 in Amsterdam?

Alcohol. Legal, of course. The drinking age for beer and wine used to be 16, but as of 2015 it’s 18 across the board. It’s not legal to sell alcohol anywhere cannabis is sold, but some alcohol purveyors are 420 friendly, especially on the terrace.

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Do FAKE IDS work in Amsterdam?

It works the same for weed in coffeeshops. As for being caught with a fake ID, there is no reason you should be caught with one. If they don’t accept your ID, they say “sorry, I can’t accept that” and you leave the coffeeshop.

How old do you have to be to go to a coffee shop in Amsterdam?

To even step inside a coffee shop you must be at least 18 years of age. Also tourists can still visit coffee shops in Amsterdam (even after January 1, 2013).

Do clubs in Amsterdam scan ID?

Well the simple answer is yes, the clubs, bars and coffee shops and grocery stores all will want an ID card for selling any alcohol and tobacco and anything else deemed 18-plus only.

What is the youngest drinking age in the world?

Although the majority of the countries around the world have set the MLDA at 18 years, 16 years is considered the youngest drinking age. At least eight countries and regions have set their MLDA at 16 years.

Can you drink at 15 in the Netherlands?

Who Can Drink Alcohol in Amsterdam? Minors, anyone under the age of 18 years, are allowed by law to consume alcohol-free and non-alcoholic (alcohol content between 0.1 – 0.5%) beverages. This is the maximum content of alcohol an underage person can consume. Alcohol regulations are very updated in the Netherlands.

How do you say hello in Amsterdam?

Hello and Other Greetings

  1. Hallo (“HAH low”)—Hello. Universal greeting for hello (and by far the easiest to say). …
  2. Hoi (“hoy”)—Hi. Used more often with people you know. …
  3. Goedemorgen (“KHOO duh MORE khen”)—Good morning. …
  4. Goedenmiddag (“KHOO duh midakh”)—Good afternoon. …
  5. Goedenavond (“KHOO dun AH fohnt”)—Good evening.
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What ID do you need in Amsterdam?

An EU citizen living in the Netherlands is legally required to register with the municipality in which they live. To register, EU citizens will need to bring: valid identification (passport or identity card)

Is there an age limit in Amsterdam?

Age restrictions

In the Netherlands, only those over the age of 16 can purchase alcohol (over 18 for spirits), while you have to be 16 to buy cigarettes (18 to smoke dope). Driving is limited to over-18s.