Utrecht: Andersom Coffee Shop
Head to Andersom coffee shop to turn your sightseeing trip around Utrecht, a whole lot trippier (hehe). It’s quite close to St Martin’s Cathedral, which towers high over everything else in the whole city. So if you’re having a hard time finding the treasure, head to the cathedral’s tall tower (which acts as a beacon) and then towards the main canal. The geniuses behind Andersom conveniently chose the same color scheme as McDonalds for their shop front, so you won’t miss it. Once inside you are faced with a menu and will have to purchase your herbs before going downstairs. You most certainly don’t have to smoke, just as long as some of your friends are bonging on. Most people prefer to smoke joints/jays/spliffs in The Netherlands, and bongs are commonly seen as pieces of junkie apparatus. However, if you dun give a fuk what the h8rs say and just need to suck a billy, then you will be pleased to know that unlike most other establishments, Andersom can provide you with one! There are two large smoking rooms downstairs and the walls are filled with quirky original Andersom posters – my fave is of a cute lady with an arty-cred bowler hat which reads “You can’t beat it… Miss Blow”. The entertainment options are endless: have a game of pinball, borrow a deck of cards or a tattered board game or even just sit on the toilet pretending to do a poo for ages and gaze around at the pen marks that countless other wiggers who came before you have left.