Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops have been generating a ton of buzz around the cannabis community. From Mike Tyson’s new coffeeshop in Amsterdam to cannabis connoisseur Tony Balboa’s takeover of 3 Floors Lounge, we examine Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops.
Over the past few years, Amsterdam has seen major changes to its coffeeshop scene. Since back in 2018, when The Plug took over Utopia, we have seen a variety of established names come into the region, modernizing up the menus to newer standards. And even at times revitalizing older establishments, like when Terps Army came to town, taking over not one, but two coffeeshops.
Tyson 2.0 and Balboa Family are two of Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops, each with its unique atmosphere and offerings.
Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 (partnership with Green House Effect)
Address: Spuistraat 222, Amsterdam
What was once revered as one of the most unique consumption lounges in Amsterdam, Softland 1’s spaceship themed coffeeshop was closed and taken over by Green House Effect sometime during 2022. Closing doors to a historic past-time, this large consumption lounge in Amsterdam centrum was closed, and re-opened as take-away only by Green House Effect. While the public knew nothing about what was going on behind closed doors, the coffeeshop continued serving customers with take-away only solutions for several months, until one day, the shop closed again. Then, out of nowhere, one day a sign appears that reads, Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0, while still remaining closed, with no further information. Then the next day, the sign vanishes.
Starting on Friday, 24 March, 2023, Mike Tyson officially opened his own coffeeshop in Amsterdam at the former site of Coffeeshop Softland: Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0. Located at Spuistraat 222, Tyson 2.0 Coffeeshop can be visited 7-days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., making it open as long as Prix d’Ami, Bulldog, and Central. These are the longest open coffeeshops in Amsterdam, closed for only 6 hours a day.
Inside the fire engine red painted coffeeshop you will find bunch of seating and tables for you and your friends to consume on-site, video screens playing Tyson 2.0 marketing, a large mural of Mike Tyson smoking a joint, and a rolling station. One of the biggest perks of the coffeeshop may be the built in Stundenglass gravity bongs found next to the rolling station.
Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 Menu
When I visited the coffeeshop first in April, I was hoping to see some of Tyson 2.0 cannabis cultivars on the menu. Unfortunately, they only had mylar bags on display. Now, the menu does offer Tyson 2.0 strains for €30 per gram. Therefore, you can now expect to find strains like Knock Out OG, TOAD, and Dynamite Cookies in Amsterdam at Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0. Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, his infamous ear shape gummies were not available on the menu.
The rest of the menu at Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 in Amsterdam very much resembles what you see at De Kroon or Green House Effect, since it is operated under the same business umbrella. You will find a range Dutch grown flowers priced between €10 to €20 a gram, import flower from €22-€30 a gram, traditional Moroccan hash, dry sift hash, and “Bomb Shake” for €5 a gram (if you purchase 5 grams). Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 also has a new category of products called “Canna Hash”. Additionally, you can also get a variety of pre-rolls, if you do not feel like rolling one yourself.
Check out a photo of Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0’s debut menu below.
Balboa Family Coffeeshop (formerly Three Floors Lounge)
Address: Halvemaansteeg 1, Amsterdam
The Balboa Family (formerly Three Floors Lounge Andalucia), is owned by cannabis aficionado, Tony Balboa. The coffeeshop is open from 9 in the morning until 1 A.M., 7-days a week. If you know Tony from his work with Amsterdam Genetics‘ Smoke Sessions between 2018 and 2020, cannabis cup judging, or just had the chance to speak with him, you know how passionate he is about the cannabis plant.
As you enter The Balboa Family Coffeeshop, you are welcomed by the friendly and knowledgeable staff, giving you a real family welcoming. Upon completing your purchase, you may head up to the smoking lounge located on the two levels immediately above the dispensary. Though, you can choose to smoke your buds on the first level, while having great conversations with the staff or the owner Tony himself.
If you are in Amsterdam and are looking to experience a new coffeeshop, there’s no other place to visit than Coffeeshop The Balboa Family. This 3 level coffeeshop offers a dank selection of flowers, hand selected by the cannabis sommelier himself, and ample seating on the top two levels for your crew.
Coffeeshop The Balboa Family Menu
Like Tyson 2.0, Coffeeshop The Balboa Family offers stacked local flower menu, with a lot of options in various price ranges ranging from €10-€20. However, the import flower menu starts at just €15, with options at €16, €18, and €25. The Balboa Family’s hash menu is detailed and varying in quality including traditional Moroccan import, bubble hash (iso-o-lator), and dry-sift hash. But that’s not all. You will also find various filtered hashes, filtered at various microns including 73u, 90u, and 120u. If you are looking for some sweets, you can get a buzz off of their space cake edibles. The Balboa Family Coffeeshop also offers a vegan edible.
If you are looking for a pre-roll, this might one of the best places to go in Amsterdam. Tony personally walked me through the process of how he sources such quality for this pre-rolls. Where as many other shops use mere fan leaves mixed with a little sugar trim (if any at all), Tony takes the bottom of his jars at the end of the day. These small popcorns and kief residue are packed with trichomes, ensuring the consumer gets a proper tasting doobie, packed with a strong effect.
Have a look at Coffeeshop The Balboa Family’s menu below.
Make Sure To Visit Amsterdam’s Newest Coffeeshops
When you are in Amsterdam the next time, you should make it a point to visit one of the city’s two most recent coffeeshop openings. Or, even better, give both of them a try, and don’t forget to write your thoughts about them in the AudioKush coffeeshop directory.