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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 1 week ago

Nine Euros but it gets you into 2 museums. They are very close to one another. The audioguide is really, really useful. I didn't expect to learn so much about the various uses: recreational, drug, medicinal, industrial, textile and more modern usages. I knew about...More

Thank cristoph2010
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Well worth the money. Self explanatory what it's about. I was there about an hr. And they have an audio tour.

Thank heidi r
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were in two minds about going as we didn't know if it would be worth the price, but it was raining so the weather kind of forced us in. It was actually very interesting, learnt a lot. The ticket is actually for 2 little...More

Thank Stacy H
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Know nothing about hash or hemp but was pleasantly surprised and glad I visited. Insightful . There's two parts of the museum so make sure to go to the 1st part before the gallery 2nd part.

Thank Amber A
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I didn't know anything about Cannabis. However, it would have been a pity to leave Amsterdam without learning about it. This two-parts museum opened my mind about the plant and its multiple uses, either recreational or medical, or again as a material to make clothes....More

1  Thank Adel-Sf
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is interesting and educational in case you want to learn something about history, medical treatment and products.

Thank Rekeech
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I thought this museum was okay. It was quite informative and can see why most people would get something out of it but for me i didn't really learn anything. I visited thinking i would learn many new things about the wonderful plant but didn't....More

Thank Samnufc
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I enjoyed my time there. The place is quite educational. The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is the oldest and most important museum in the world dedicated to Cannabis Sativa L. Both exhibits a unique collection that encompasses all aspects of cannabis, it's functions as...More

Thank Lance_Kerwin
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you don't know anything about the history of hemp and marijuana then go here and educate yourself. Learn about the many uses for this amazing (and harmless) plant (and then consider whether the current laws on its use are justifiable.) My husband and I...More

Thank SHancock2301
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Those who dont know anything about hemp history might find few interesting facts but overall the museum is tiny and for what it offers - overpriced. Only few things worth looking at. Literally you will be done in 15 mins max.

Thank Mateusz K
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
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