Cannabis College

Medieval Centre & Red Light District

This nonprofit centre offers visitors tips and tricks for having a positive smoking experience and provides the low-down on local cannabis laws. There are educational displays and a library. Staff can provide maps and advice on where to find coffeeshops that sell organic weed and shops that are good for newbies. T-shirts, stickers, postcards and a few other trinkets with the logo are for sale, too.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Medieval Centre & Red Light District attractions

1. Hemp Gallery

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Part of the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum, the Hemp Gallery has displays on hemp art and history.

2. Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum

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Simple exhibits here cover dope botany and the relationship between cannabis and religion. Highlights include an impressive pipe collection, an…

3. Kleine Trippenhuis

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The creamy confection of the Kleine Trippenhuis, just 2.44m wide, looks as if the builders made the most of the infill between two normal-sized canal…

4. Oude Hoogstraat 22

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Property in Amsterdam used to be taxed on frontage. So the narrower your facade, the less you paid. The slender house at Oude Hoogstraat 22 must have…

5. Trompettersteeg


An intriguing place to view the Red Light action is Trompettersteeg, a teeny alley where the women in the windows charge some of the highest prices…

6. Oost-Indisch Huis


The mighty Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie; VOC), founded in 1602, was one of the earliest multinational companies, trading…

7. Trippenhuis

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Built from the lucrative profits of arms dealing, this elaborate grey stone mansion was designed by young Dutch architect Justus Vingboons in 1660 for the…

8. Red Light Secrets

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Inside a former brothel in a 17th-century canal house, this museum fills a gap by showing curious visitors what a Red Light room looks like and answering…