Dictionary of Dutchness


Not to be confused with a cafe or a Starbucks-style coffee bar, a coffee-shop Dutch style is a place where small quantities (up to five grammes) of cannabis can be bought. It might also sell coffee, but not alcohol. The Netherlands has some 700 coffee shops, located in 100 local authority areas. To qualify for a licence, coffee shops must not be close to schools, owners must pass integrity checks and those under 18 must be kept out. Fat chance.

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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