Best Friends Amsterdam

In the year 1995, two best friends figured there was a need and opportunity to create a safe Cannabis haven within the city of Amsterdam. Soon after, the two mentioned and soon to become founders took matters into their own hands and started a company. The name became clear to them, as it fitted the concept. The now well known: Best Friends.

Their first establishment opened in the East of Amsterdam, on the Molukkenstraat in the Indische Buurt to be precise. During the first opening hours, a variety of locals visited, and were happily surprised with the quality/price ratio of the goods provided by Best Friends! Best Friends Amsterdam became the new main hub for the surrounding neighborhood.

Success continued, spreading the word to many locals (what we like to call “Amsterdammers”) in the city. Shaping Best Friends into what it is today.  Best Friends now holds three branches in the East, South and South-East of the city. Do you want to stop by? Then you are welcome! Our team will be happy to help you, and answer any question like true friends!


Canncenter Best Friends Oost, the original Best Friends, is located in the East of Amsterdam. The doors opened in 1995, and haven’t closed to this day. For many years now, Best Friends has served the public with a smile, making friends all around. When visiting Best Friends East, you can discover various shops on the Java- and Molukkenstraat. Drink some coffee or have some food on Javaplein and enjoy the rich area Best Friends likes to call home! Best Friends Oost is a take away CannaCenter.

Niasstraat 1
1095 TS Amsterdam
Open: 07:00 – 01:00 Every day


Cannacenter Best Friends Oud-Zuid can be found in the South of Amsterdam. It is close to the southern entrance to the biggest park in the city, Vondelpark, where plenty of good smoking spots can be found. Oud-Zuid is surrounded with beautiful architecture, shops and fun activities. Cannacenter Oud-Zuid, like Oost, is a Takeaway shop.

Amstelveenseweg 61H
1075 VV Amsterdam
Open: 07:00 – 01:00 Every day


In 2012 Best Friends was given the opportunity to sign up for a pilot project of the Municipality of Amsterdam in which five companies were allowed to relocate within the city area. After presenting its plans and intentions, the City of Amsterdam granted Best Friends permission to relocate its location in the Centrum district to the Zuidoost district. In May 2021, construction actually started for Cannacenter Best Friends Amsterdam Zuidoost and from Monday, November 8, this establishment is open daily 07:00 to 22:00.

Hettenheuvelweg 35
1101 BM Amsterdam
Open: 07:00 – 22:00 Every day

CANNACENTER Best Friends Centrum = Closed (Since 7 November 2021)

CannaCenter Best Friends Centrum was located in the centre of Amsterdam, de Negen Straatjes, in the heart of the city. Since 2011 this establishment has seen tourists, travellers, local shoppers and many more. This was the place to meet people from all over the world. While being comforted with relaxing music and service by friendly staff, you will feel right at home!

Huidenstraat 13
1016 ER Amsterdam



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