Where to buy marijuana in the Netherlands without a weed pass


Dear visitor

During the last few weeks, there is confusion about whether foreign tourists are or are not allowed to buy weed or hashish in the Netherlands. We would like to answer this question. Where are you welcome and where not?

You are NOT welcome

Since the first of May, a weed pass is needed for 3 southern provinces of the Netherlands. These 3 provinces are: Limburg, Brabant and Zeeland. In these 3 provinces, it is therefore not possible to buy hashish or weed without weed pass, as a foreign tourist.
We have indicated these 3 provinces on the map with the color red.

You are VERY welcome

From May 1st, 2012 until January 1st, 2013, it is thus still possible in the remaining provinces of the Netherlands to visit the coffee shop as a foreign tourist and to purchase smokers’ requisites in the form of marijuana or hashish and to smoke it.
We have indicated these 9 provinces on the map with the color green.

We therefore ask all our visitors and fans to keep visiting Amsterdam and the rest of our beautiful country (Holland) and especially to go to coffee shops so that the Dutch government realizes that entering a weed pass (which discriminates against tourists) makes no sense.

We are brainstorming to get to a solution to the weed pass problem. Of course, the best scenario is that the weed pass is completely abolished. But if this is not the case, there MUST be a legitimate and unique Dutch way to allow foreign tourists to smoke their joint in a relaxed way. Continue to follow our news by joining our news feed, to like us on Facebook or to follow on Twitter.

Keep on smoking,


The seedbank team

Cannabis tourist remains welcome in Amsterdam


Amsterdam- Foreign tourists remain welcome in Amsterdam coffee shops for the time being. This is what Minister Opstelten has said following the decision of the municipality to ban smoking weed from schools. The ban applies to schoolyards of high schools and vocational schools.

Amsterdam has already said several times that tourists should continue to get access. That intention is now honored.
The coalition agreement states that only residents should have access to coffee shops. Nevertheless, it also says that the enforcement of the residency criterion should be consulted with the municipalities, that introduction happens in stages if necessary and that customization will be offered.


According to Opstelten, the Amsterdam ban on smoking weed in schools and the actions accompanying it are examples of a local coffee shop policy. “This is dimensioning that appeals to me, this is exactly what we intend,” the minister says. Opstelten has called postponement of the residency criterion in Amsterdam a pragmatic solution.