Coffeeshop Etiquette: How To Behave In The Best Coffeeshops

Although the majority of the information below should be common sense; it can’t hurt to update our knowledge on (coffeeshop) etiquette from time to time. In other words, how to behave in the best coffeeshop in Amsterdam? What are definite DO’s and the absolute DON’T’s when it comes to acceptable behavior in Amsterdam’s best coffeeshop? Let’s find out:

Always Be Kind

This should not come as a surprise to you, but budtenders in Amsterdam’s best coffeeshops are just regular people doing their job. So, we advise you to treat them the way you would like to be treated at your workplace. It’s the simple things that make the biggest difference. Make eye-contact and say ‘hello’ when you come in – and stay friendly during your purchase.

Sure, coffeeshop staff can be rude at times – as some customers are too. Dealing with great pressure all day to keep lines from building up onto the street, bud tenders at top shelf coffeeshops like Boerejongens do not have an easy job. Let’s give them the respect they deserve, so you and customers coming after you, can receive the service you deserve.

Follow Staff Instructions

All Amsterdam Genetics coffeeshops have house-rules, like any other company does. These are initially meant to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for both staff members and visitors. Besides, our house-rules make sure the best coffeeshops are compliant with the strict Dutch laws regarding this business.

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Coffeeshop employees (or ‘budtenders’) are just regular people on the job

For example, it is not allowed to have alcohol on the premisses of a licensed coffeeshop. Another rule, for safety in this case, is that most coffeeshops do not condone headwear. So you will be asked to remove your cap, beanie or other headwear upon entering a coffeeshop like Boerejongens.

Logically, if one of our valued staff-members – from budtenders to hospitality-employees – instructs you, please follow the given instructions. It might be for your safety, for the safety of our staff members or to maintain a good relationship with our neighbors and city council. After all, we’d all benefit from more Amsterdam Genetics-related coffeeshops in town, right?

Do Not Get Distracted

Visiting Amsterdam can be quite an adventure. Especially if it’s your first time; or after a proper wake and bake-session. So we understand if you’re not fully focused all the time.

Though we still ask you to keep in mind that it is important for the bud tenders at Amsterdam’s best coffeeshops, that you at least pay attention during your visit to the coffeeshop.

Do not pick up your phone or start looking out the window when you’re up at the bar. All strains available can be seen on the menu and further information can be asked. Which brings us to the next and last point of attention:

Ask Your Questions

Whatever it is you might be overthinking, if you have any questions: ask! The budtenders at Amsterdam’s best coffeeshops are trained to advise you on the best cannabis strain(s) for your personal needs and desires. Furthermore, they’re there to serve and make sure you have a comfortable experience in the coffeeshop. A good coffeeshop will also offer information on responsible cannabis-use, to make sure you ‘get smart, before you get high’.