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RESPONSIBLE & SAFE DRUG USE

Welcome to Amsterdam! We hope that you enjoy your stay in one of Europe's most liberal cities. Amsterdam is known for its liberal policy toward drug use. Unique to Amsterdam, is the presence of Coffee Shops (Marihuana / Hashish) and Smart Shops (Legal Highs as well as Test Kits for street drugs) where you can buy and enjoy a wide variety of legal ‘soft drugs’. 

 

But, this does not mean that the use of drugs is completely without risk. So to make sure that you enjoy your stay without any trouble we advise you to stick to the Coffee Shops & Smart Shops and be aware of the risks of Street Dealers.​

Risks of buying drugs off Street Dealers:

POOR QUALITY & FAKE DRUGS

Bad drugs can easily

land you in hospital or

even worse.

GETTING RIPPED OFF

You have a high chance of being robbed or ripped off and getting into violent situations.

HOW TO IGNORE STREETDEALERS

RECOGNIZE & BE AWARE

Know when someone is attempting to steer you. Street Dealers will seek you out and try to engage you.

AVOID & IGNORE

Do not stop and engage strangers who come up to you. Walk on by!

BE ASSERTIVE

Show clear disinterest.

Keep moving and state that you are “Not Interested!’. 

TEST YOUR DRUGS

If you insist on buying from a Street Dealer, TEST your drugs! Test kits are available at Smart Shops.

NEED HELP? GET HELP!

If you run into trouble do not hesitate to get help.

Dial: 112 for emergencies!
You will not be arrested for possession or use. 

TAKE CARE

Look after one another!

Make sure your friends are doing alright and help them if needed.

 

© 2017 - This safe use/nice stay in Amsterdam campaign is brought by you by the Union of coffeeshop owners and the Union of smartshop owners, with the help of August de Loor / Stichting Adviesburo Drugs.