Cannabis Cup, Amsterdam

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In 2014, Amsterdam saw its last and final High Times Cannabis Cup, after 27 years of the cup in Amsterdam. This was partly due to the growing uncertainty about Dutch cannabis laws, the now available warmer, legal cannabis locations in the United States and various other countries, and the ill-fated and first ever police raid on the 2010 Amsterdam Cannabis Cup location.

The High Times Cannabis Cup is a cannabis festival held each November in Amsterdam. A team of VIP judges decides which seed company has grown the best indica, sativa and hybrid strain and which company has produced the best Nederhash (hashish that is produced only in the Netherlands) and best imported hash.

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High Times is an American monthly magazine and cannabis brand with offices in Los Angeles and New York City. Founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade, the magazine advocates the legalization of cannabis as well as other counterculture ideas.

In January 2017, the magazine announced it would be relocated to an office in Los Angeles permanently. This followed the legalization of marijuana in several west coasts states, including California. Later in 2017, High Times was acquired by a group of investors led by Oreva Capital.

High Times acquired cannabis media company Green Rush Daily Inc. on April 5, 2018. The deal was valued at $6.9 million. Green Rush Daily founder Scott McGovern joined the magazine as Senior Executive Vice President.


Amsterdam’s main attractions include its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum (map), the Van Gogh Museum (map), the Stedelijk Museum (map), Hermitage Amsterdam (map), the Concertgebouw (map), the Anne Frank House (map), the Scheepvaartmuseum (map), the Amsterdam Museum (map), the Heineken Experience (map), the Royal Palace of Amsterdam (map), Natura Artis Magistra (map), Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam (map), NEMO (map), the red-light district (the oldest area of the town De Wallen, map) and many cannabis coffee shops.

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CityMapper – The Netherlands | The ultimate transport app and technology for mobility in cities. – you can plan all your trips with the train, bus, metro, tram, and ferry.

+ Getting around Amsterdam ( • Traffic and transport ( • Public transport in the Netherlands (

All public transport in the Netherlands (buses, trams, metros and trains) use contactless smart cards called >> OV-chipkaart

 BUS >   GVBConnexxionEBS // FlixbusConnexxionArrivaQbuzz

 RAIL >   Amsterdam Centraal (map). Information about trains can be found at the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, Dutch Railways) + NS — International App, which includes a trip planner which uses the latest information about train delays and detours. (*Rail travel in the Netherlands)

 AIRPORTS >   Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. It is 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Amsterdam. It’s a point of interest in itself, being 4 metres below mean sea level.

 WATERWAYS >   Map of Amsterdam ferry routes. Waterbus Rotterdam & Dordrecht >> +

 CYCLING > Cycling is a ubiquitous mode of transport in the Netherlands. The best online routeplanner for cyclists can be found at a wikiplanner made by volunteers of the Dutch cyclist union “Fietsersbond”.