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For a good joint or some medicine

Nice people, good information, no queus. It's right in front of a sport facility, so you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hein W
Good vibes, happy staff

My girlfriend and I have visit Balou every time we come to Amsterdam. The selection they have is of... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Cala Mandia, Spain
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2 days ago
“For a good joint or some medicine”
20 Jul 2017
“Good vibes, happy staff”
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Halvemaansteeg 5, 1017 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 627 5653
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice people, good information, no queus. It's right in front of a sport facility, so you can balance chill and effort.

Thank Hein W
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have visit Balou every time we come to Amsterdam. The selection they have is of a very high standard and the women working there are always happy to give advice or recommend something for whichever mood. The style of music fluctuates...More

2  Thank Briznebo
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Really cool place, very friendly staff and chilled upstairs with a wicked rizzla wall! Lovely amnesia haze too.

Thank PeteRogers90
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the not so crowded ones, recommended for a longer stay. Nice and welcoming staff.

Thank Botond P
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Spent a hour in there after visiting smokeys, it's a nice coffee shop, nice weed and good service, rather on the small side with just 4 tables in was quiet when we went.

Thank sarahann123
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Me and my girlfriend went there in the evening with some friends to spend a couple of hours. The place is small, very..small. There is a floor upstairs but it looks like it's abandoned, really nothing special overthere. We decided to sit downstairs. Stuff is...More

2  Thank Manolo V
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place. Very friendly staff and locals. Definitely returning. Great nibbles and coffees. There's an upstairs too!!

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Only found coffeeshop Balou on this trip and would defo be back can just relax upstairs and watch the world pass by. When we were there a girl left her purse on table give it into staff hopefully she came back for it

Thank Chris191205
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Came here on my own and left a couple of days later with a happy heart and new friends! Despite the fact I only speak English I was made to feel included (thanks Gus) and very welcome (and safe...as a single woman). This is a...More

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our daily relaxing visits in this place. Friendly staff and good stock. Also lower prices than the places around. Go for the best stuff they have on the list.

1  Thank pepo69
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