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Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Oudezijdsachterburgwal 148, 1012 DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 8926
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Amsterdam is known for having a soft spot towards cannabis. Therefore it makes perfect sense for the city to have a museum dedicated to this controversial aspect of society. The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum attracts many curious visitors from around the world. Established in 1985 in the famous red light district of Amsterdam, the Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum is a tribute to the history of hemp and cannabis. What the Hash, Marihuana &Hemp Museum offers The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum offers visitors an insight into the history of one of the world's most commonly used drugs. It also showcases the earlier uses of the cannabis plant. It is interesting to discover that, aside from recreational consumption, cannabis and hemp were used for various medicinal, cultural and religious purposes. Through the ages, the cannabis plant has proven to be one of the most versatile and renewable resources ever known to humankind. The museum shows the commercial viability the plant for the future through photography, films, documentaries and paintings. The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum also holds a carefully chosen selection of items from the world's largest collection of cannabis-related objects. It covers many of the aspects of, and reasons for, cannabis consumption. In order to display even more of this unique collection, in 2008 a new venue was added - the Museum Gallery, located just down the street from the original museum. Visitors exit the museum through the Sensi Seed Bank, flagship store of sister company Sensi Seeds, where, in addition to buying T-shirts and accessories, you can also browse the large selection of medicinal-grade cannabis genetics from Sensi Seeds! History of the Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum This unique museum was founded by Ben Dronkers in 1985, after over a decade of collecting different kinds of objects associated with the cannabis plant. He believes that the Museum is not only of interest to cannabis users, but caters to those who are interested in learning about the plant, and even those who are simply curious about the relationship between its industrial and psychoactive varieties. With this extra-ordinary exhibition, the Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum definitely makes the list of Amsterdam attractions that tourists should not miss visiting.
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Oudezijdsachterburgwal 148, 1012 DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 624 8926
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is really a museum off the chain! It is really interesting mostly the part about prohibition and the hemp gallery! I learned new things and wonders of this blessed plant.

Thank Cosy_Man
Reviewed 15 August 2014

The museum was really nice. Full of information and history that I had no idea of. The staff were really nice as well as informative. They answered our questions with enthusiasm. The staff recognized us the next day and smiled, waved and asked us if...More

Thank Illusionist987
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We really enjoyed the photo we had done and it's a brilliant idea and found everything really interesting and it prompted my fella to buy hemp clothes

Thank Sharon20152015
Reviewed 14 August 2014

A range of people went with me. People who smoked people who are dead set against smoking and some kids. All thoroughly enjoyed learning not just about its affects but also medicinal uses and the other uses of the plants.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I think all the people that love Hash have to go and dont forget to make a nice photo!The staff was really helpful and friendly with a big smile.

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Thank Dildogirl
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very unique and interesting experience. Me and my fiance was there one day and found it amazing. This museum really does tell history of Mary J and hash. They got very interesting exhibits and staff is very friendly. No samples though :(

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Thank Serega V
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very interesting. Small, but there's a lot of information. You must also go to the gallery down the street. Found out a lot, and it's not just a place filled with stoner's.

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Thank dexter f
Reviewed 14 August 2014

I was interested in the hemp plant. There is a lot of information that the normal visitor doesn't know about. I wanted to know why this plant was banned. After reading and studying the history beforehand I found the museum very interesting. I was also...More

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Thank Henk G
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

My friend and I were travelling through Amsterdam and had a free day, we went to the museum and we're so glad we did, it's not far to walk to from most points of Amsterdam and it's got some great information. Best bit is the...More

1  Thank Khloefry
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Lots of information about the history and truth of cannabis throughout all cultures, all beautifully presented! I've seen this place before and after its refurbishment. Definitely a must see in Amsterdam.

Thank Traveller031090
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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