Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam

Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam

The Hash, Marijuana and Hemp museum situated in Amsterdam, at Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a canal of the Red Light District, are attractions within a walking distance from one another. These were established in 1985, 1987 and 2008 respectively, and were expanded into two venues due to the increased number of displays. The museum takes you through the past, present and the future of hemp and marijuana (also known as Cannabis). It provides insight into the use of hemp with an emphasis on its medicinal, cultural and religious aspects, its uses in production of paper and textile, as well as its potential for benefiting the environment and agriculture. This museum is operated and owned by one of the oldest and biggest seed companies in Amsterdam, the Sensi Seed Bank (which is located next to the museum).

There are two main exhibition venues, namely: the Museum itself and the Hemp gallery. The Museum shows various recreational uses of hemp, such as the oil extracted from hemp and suitable for human consumption, impregnate textiles, paints and soaps. Hemp is also a close alternative to cotton, since its cultivation is easy and the plant is undemanding and versatile. The Hemp gallery shows the history of hemp in the form of paintings, photographs and short films.

There is a facility through which visitors can observe cultivation of varieties of marijuana from behind a glass wall. Adult visitors can enjoy the effects of vapors in a special vaporizing room located right there on the museum premises.
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Sight Name: Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Old Side Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

The Western Canal Belt is one of the most scenic parts of Amsterdam, it is where the web of historic canals is most tranquil. Various attractions are found here, from tiny shops and cafes to churches, museums and galleries. Take this tour and see the best sites of the Western Canal Belt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Grachtengordel (Dutch for the Canal District) is an international icon of urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. Still very much intact after four centuries, the area is known for its small bridges, crossing the canals, and 17th-century homes. Forming a horseshoe around the Old City Centre, the Canal Ring comprises Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, built during...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Museum Quarter Walk

Museum Quarter Walk

The museums of Amsterdam are among the main tourist attractions of the city. Some of its museums are quite small, but nevertheless important, and some, like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are world famous and should not be missed. This tour gives you an opportunity to visit Amsterdam's most renowned museums and learn more about history, art and even the world of diamonds.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Old Side Walking Tour

Old Side Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Old Side or Oude Zijde in Dutch is a neighborhood of true contrast. On one side we have centuries old medieval buildings, churches and landmarks, and on the other hand we have the Red Light District, which is not in fact a district, but an area within the Oude Zijde of Amsterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
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It would be a pity to leave Amsterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Amsterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Churches Walking Tour

Churches Walking Tour

Amsterdam's numerous churches are an unique example of architectural diversity. Whether you are a keen church goer or simply interested in the architectural and historic aspects, Amsterdam will not disappoint. Take this tour to visit the most important religious sites in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

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