Amsterdam Smart Shops

by Tanja

Always buy smart drugs in Amsterdam in a real Smart Shop. Never buy natural drugs in a souvenir shop. The best Amsterdam Smart Shops have good staff who will be happy to inform you about the effects and dangers of smart drugs. They can also help you choose.

Amsterdam smart shops only sell natural highs. For sale are products like Magic Mushroom Grow Kits, Magic Truffles, Kanna and Salvia. Smart Shops in Amsterdam do not see weed, hash, or any other drugs. Only Coffee Shops in Amsterdam sell weed and hash.

Just like so-called Head Shops in England, or Grow Shops, smart shops in Amsterdam also sell drug-related paraphernalia: CBD oil, vaporizers, weed seeds, and natural food supplements.

Best Amsterdam Smart Shops

There are three real smart shops in Amsterdam, but they have various shops. Find them on the map below:


Azarius is a smart shop, headshop, seed shop and vaporizer shop in one. Azarius sells all its products online. They also have a real store at Kerkstraat 119 in Amsterdam. Their VapeLab is the place in Amsterdam to discover the most advanced vaporizers.

Kokopelli and Dreamlounge

Conscious Dreams was one of the first and best smart shops in Amsterdam. This Amsterdam organization now has two shops: Kokopelli and Dreamlounge. Kokopelli is a large shop that doesn’t only provide smart drugs. It’s a place to enjoy a drink, surf on the internet or just lounge about. With books on spirituality, videos, art gallery, and spiritual music, this shop has a definite shamanistic atmosphere.

Magic Mushroom Gallery

Magic Mushroom Gallery also has two shops. The one in Spuistraat is by far the largest. All products are also for sale online. They advertise their homemade ‘world’s strongest herbal XTC’. 

Can I buy shrooms in an Amsterdam smart shop?

Magic mushrooms, ‘shrooms’ (or ‘paddo’s‘ in Dutch) are not for sale anymore in Amsterdam Smart Shops. Dried magic mushrooms were banned in The Netherlands in 2008. Fresh shrooms were banned in The Netherlands 2009.

Azarius vaporizers and accessories

Magic Truffles: an alternative for shrooms

After mushrooms were banned, truffles became the alternative. Truffles, Kanna and Salvia are now the popular ingredients for a mental trip.

Salvia: a short and intensive trip

Salvia has become a very popular product. Salvia divinorum is also known as Diviner’s Sage, Ska María Pastora or Seer’s Sage. The leaves of Salvia Divinorum take you into a dreamy, trip-like state of consciousness. Take it in a quiet, safe environment with someone present who is sober to guide you. The effects last for five to thirty minutes only.

Grow your own Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms are illegal to sell, but it is legal to grow them at home. Smart Shops in Amsterdam sell complete Magic Mushroom Grow Kits. It works very easy: just add water to the grow bag once and wait for the shrooms to grow.

Mushroom Grow Kit

The Mushroom Grow Kit contains all you need to easily grow your own mushrooms at home. In three easy steps, you will prepare a ready-to-grow cultivation box.

Once the grow kit has been set-up, all you need to do is add water once, place it in the grow bag and wait for the shrooms to grow.

Truffles Amsterdam smart shops

Magic Truffles in Amsterdam

Hydra sclerotia are Magic Truffles. Magic Truffles, or Philosopher’s Stones, are a good replacement for mushrooms. When eaten, they generate a colorful and philosophical state of mind.

magic truffles amsterdam


Truffles grown in Holland (with love!) are Hollandia magic truffle. These Truffles were developed by Dutch growers to be the ultimate truffle. Magic truffles Hollandia are extra strong – only for experienced users!

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Valhalla is a new Magic Truffle. It is a very exclusive and much sought-after truffle that will delight the adventurous psychonaut. Only for experienced users!

What are the effects of Magic Truffles?

Magic truffles trip last between four and six hours. The effects start after ten minutes to one hour after eating. You will start to see and hear things more intensely. Then you will start to notice a rapid change in the perception of reality. Of course, it all depends on what mood you are in when you take the drug.

Kratom, getting in the mood

Amsterdam smart shop Kratom

Kratom is the leaf of a tree from the rain forests of southeast Asia. The leaves are ground and eaten. Kratom is known for its positive effects on ones mood. It has both stimulating and relaxing qualities. The effects last for several hours.

A euphoric effect with Kanna

Kanna extract truffles Amsterdam

Kanna is a South African narcotic plant also known as Sceletium Tortuosum. The popular Kanna ET2 extract is used as a snuff for a fast-acting euphoric effect. You buy Kanna at almost all Smart Shops in Amsterdam, but also online.

Vaping, a healthy way to smoke weed

Vaping in Amsterdam

Vaporizing is a new way to smoke weed. A vaporizer only releases the essentials without burning. It’s comparable to e-smoking. Vaporizers come in many prices and sizes, from portable and desktop vaporizers, as well as discreet pen vaporizers. These vaporizers are available at smart shops in Amsterdam, such as Azarius, as well as online.

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lee August 10, 2011 - 12:01

hi there are 17 lads coming to amsterdam in april will we be able to all get hold of magic truffles or will they be banned by then?

Tanja August 10, 2011 - 20:30

Hi. Thanks for your comment. At the moment there are no plans to ban magic truffles. So I think you will be ‘safe’ 😉

Magic 4ever December 16, 2015 - 16:55

Magic truffles will always stay ‘ legal’ in the Netherlands. The Dutch Parlement is not planning to ban this product from Amsterdam smartshops or online smartshops.

Magic truffles in Azarius shop Amsterdam were the best and very kind and informative. No bullshit just the best of all truffles! should be their slogan ?

When you visit Amsterdam make sure you go to a smartshop and do not buy them in a souvenirshop. this is my best tip ever given. Stay away from street selling and souvenirshops, just go to real smartshops like azarius store and You will enjoy your stay in Amsterdam for sure. Go to the Ibiz Hotel and feel free 😀

Juicebox August 19, 2011 - 15:57

Hi, Im coming to amsterdam in september and I am just wondering whether smart shops still sell any smart drugs ie party pills or methadrone? and exactly what is available in the smart shops?


Tanja August 20, 2011 - 20:03

Smart shops sell smart drugs, yes…nothing chemical though, only natural…

lewis July 22, 2012 - 12:04

nonsense- smarshops sell plenty of chemical based “highs”. Most work to some degree, some better than others, some safer than others. Is possible to get plenty research chemical products. I strongly recomend not taking these, far better and safer with the real thing.

Azarius July 24, 2015 - 12:21

We’d like to inform readers that in the Netherlands, smartshops are supposed to sell only natural highs. Reliable smartshops carry the VLOS (the industry’s umbrella organisation) badge.

You may have found that some smartshops do sell chemicals, mostly in the UK where chemical legal highs have become increasingly popular (leading to dangerous situations).

Hank November 2, 2011 - 20:12

Thanks for the info. On the way back to Amsterdam in a few days but I think I will give the truffles a miss. % of us took them the last time we were there and it was a bit of a weird trip for all of us. Didn’t like them at all I have to say. I might try some of the other legal stuff, but they had most of this here (in dublin) up until recently and I wasn’t a big fan of most of it.

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Person November 27, 2011 - 04:16

What’s the difference between magic truffles and Dragon’s Dynamite? Also, how do they both differ from magic mushrooms?

Are there auditory and visual hallucinations with magic truffles and Dragon’s Dynamite?

Finally, is the active ingredient in all of them simply psilocybin? If so, why would magic truffles and Dragon’s Dynamite be legal, and magic mushrooms be illegal?

Joe November 28, 2011 - 04:14

Dragon’s Dynamite is a type of magic truffle. It’s official name is Psilocybe Pajateros. It is very potent – 15 grams will put you in another universe.

Yes, as with magic mushrooms, the main active ingredient in magic truffles is psilocybin (some psilocin is also present). Once ingested, the psilocybin is metabolized to psilocin.

I don’t know the legal loophole which allows truffles to be sold, but not mushrooms. But I can assure you, these truffles can produce a profound trip. In fact, the Dragon’s Dynamite trip I had in Amsterdam was stronger than any magic mushroom trip I’ve ever had…just insanely intense.

If you want a comparison, the truffles are slightly less visual than the mushrooms, but they are far more euphoric. It’s probably the ratio of the different alkaloids that produces the slightly different effects.

lee December 19, 2011 - 08:28

the Dragon’s Dynamite trip I had in Amsterdam was stronger than any magic mushroom trip I’ve ever had…just insanely intense.
same from me:)
amazing how high you can fly.
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Brandon November 29, 2011 - 01:30

Ohh Amsterdam, such a charming place.

I will be returning in late march of 2012 for a nice week or so stay. You mention smart shops having natural products, is there ANY way you would be able to get in touch with ayahuasca?

Surly you know specifically what it is I’m looking for…. perhaps I will try the Dragon’s Dynamite as its unfortunately the only trip that is easy to find & trustworthy.

Any guidance you can offer is appreciated.

Tanja November 29, 2011 - 10:11

Hi Brandon,
The plants that Ayahuasca is made from, are not illegal and you can buy them online and prepare your own. The ingredient DMT, that gives the effects, is officially considered ‘hard drugs’ in The Netherlands, thought it is tolerated for use by certain religious groups (eg Santo Daime in Amsterdam).

I don’t know if they sell ayahuasca in smart shops, or something similar, just ask when you get here, or call ahead. It sure is available online: check for example:


Half Baked Potatoes November 29, 2011 - 14:15

I am just back and ended up in a smart shop again. Had a box of the truffles and they are the biggest waste of money you are going to come across there. We did find a place with peyote however, and that stuff is off the wall.

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Andre January 11, 2012 - 20:42

Hey guys, I was wondering about peyote availability at these shops. I’ve snooped around some websites and so far as I can tell, they sell the whole cactus for cultivation (at a hefty price, I might add). Is there any place that just sells the peyote buttons?

Jason January 20, 2012 - 19:10

Hopefully you will see my reply.
Anyways, my wife and i will be going there for the first time this spring. I was wondering how the laws were in regards to MDMA (finding MDMA in the states has been challenging the last few years). I know its not for sale legally… Is it hard to find and how strict are the law in regards to its usage?

What is the etiquette for testing the pills at a smart shop?


TonyZ January 22, 2012 - 05:40

I will be in the Dam during the second week of March. Looking for a smart shop that allows one to indulge in their purchases on site. Preferably in a comfortable environment conducive to tripping.

Erman October 16, 2012 - 14:07

Hello all,
I am going to be in Amsterdam for NYE with my friends.
I have been in Amsterdam several times and tried magic mushroom alot.
and now we are looking for have fun with my friends and do not know where to find magic mushroom ( it is forbidden as all we know ) so where can I get the most powerfull and strongest truffel.
Does the dragon Dynamite the most powerfull one???
Which one and where should I get them ?
and also any suggestions for NYE night?
Many thanks for responses!!!!
Take care all

Tanja October 17, 2012 - 07:58

You can find any smart drugs and magic mushrooms in the smart shops mentioned in the article above. They can give you all the information you need. Parties for NYE will become known in the month of December. It’s still October! Keep posted. I will add more info on this blog when I have it. Enjoy Amsterdam!


Carlos October 18, 2012 - 21:27

I have been in Amsterdam several times and we try atlantis magic truffles there and last week we order online from and i was for 6 hours in Amsterdam 🙂

johhny Bravo December 13, 2012 - 17:08

Magic truffles will stay ‘ legal’ in the Netherlands. The Dutch Parlement is not planning to ban this product from smartshops. Luckly also available online in some great online shops. Magic truffles shop Amsterdam were very kind and informative. No bullshit just truffles! should be their slogan 😉

When you visit Amsterdam make sure you go to a smartshop and do not buy them in a souvenirshop. most times they will sell bad stuff, with no advise at all.

bruce holland December 21, 2012 - 23:03

do you sell magic mushroom truffles to the u.s.a.?

Tanja December 22, 2012 - 10:32

I don’t, http://azarius.nldoes.

P.mccullagh February 16, 2013 - 14:17

Are magic mushrooms and truffles as strong when they been dried an is the effect the same or does it change when dried

Gala May 29, 2014 - 00:06

Hi there,
I´ve tried Ayahuasca and Peyote before. I am going to Amsterdam first time and I would like to know if mushrooms are still available in smart shops. I really want something visual and I don´t know if the truffles are so…

Tanja May 29, 2014 - 08:52

As it says in the article, mushrooms are not available in Amsterdam smart shops.

Cactus-man March 14, 2015 - 10:04

Hi Tanja, i’m heading to Am’dam by late April. I am a cacti collector (not a smart drugs fan anyway) but specimens from the genus Lophophora (peyote cactus) are outlawed in my fascist country.

So I’m looking for a shop where to buy them.

I’ve heard that L.williamsii cacti sold at the smartshops are quite pricy. Do you know other cacti shops or markets where to get these nice plants at a reasoneable price?

Thank you so much


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Tanja March 14, 2015 - 11:14

Hi Cactus-man
In Holland you can try any tuincentrum (gardening centre, large shops for garden stuff and plants), but I doubt they sell peyote. (google for tuincentrum amsterdam and you will get the shops). Another option is the Flower Market (in Dutch: Bloemenmarkt), in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s in all the tourist guides.
If you decide to buy online at smart shop Azarius, please use this link, I am their partner: good luck!

Rob June 14, 2015 - 23:33

Hey i am going to Amsterdam this summer and i was wondering:

What are the laws around bringing truffles back to the UK?

Is it legal?

If so is there a restriction on how much you can bring back?

Tanja June 19, 2015 - 11:30

Uk laws apply! I don’t know your laws…

Karim July 22, 2015 - 00:14

Hello. Thanks for the info. I live in Germany, and I’d like to buy Magic Truffles online. Is there a problem to do this in Germany?
Thanks in advance!

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Whitney with July 12, 2016 - 05:40

Azaruis is a good store, they have a lot of products to choose from. I agree with Jennilove’s comment above, as I know the owner of kratom guides, who also owns a good 3-4 other notable kratom sites. Anyway, he publishes great stuff, and I would totally recommend giving it a read, if you get some time.

vix November 28, 2016 - 15:54

hey im coming to the dam on in december wheres the best place to buy and take truffles? and how uch should you take

Angela Mackenzie May 16, 2017 - 11:51

Thanks for the great information. Kratom is a magical herb with multicolored residue. Effect of kratom is depend on amount of dosage taken by individual. It is also help from anxiety, mood uplifting and highly recommending to people having diabetes because kratom leaves contain alkaloid which have ability to regulate or maintain sugar level.

lukeman October 28, 2018 - 13:57

well,its a good product and people are taking benefit for pain relief as well as weight loss but why fda is trying to make it ban

Basil July 26, 2017 - 14:28

I have never tried magic truffles. I have smoked pot a few times. I am looking to have a strong trip. I know people warn against 15 grams.
However, would 10 grams of Hollandia be mostly all right? I am not simply looking to trip to just have fun. I want to have some kind of full experience.

Gary January 12, 2018 - 06:39

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Strain rotation is a fantastic way to keep the medicinal effects of kratom fresh. When using a specific strain for a long period, you can develop a tolerance to its specific alkaloid profile; however, by switching strains daily, the alkaloid levels do not remain stable enough to develop a full tolerance to the effects.

Audreanna Smith April 4, 2018 - 07:45

Hey I’m here in Amsterdam right now and i bought a magic truffle kit in some store along the road, but im just wondering if how it grows/store because i cant understand the instruction that written there. But upon browsing, i saw this and i think it helps me but I am not sure about this. So can anyone help me with this? Thank you for the reply

Sandy June 13, 2018 - 00:26

Going to be in Amsterdam in a couple of weeks time, and was wonder in if the head shops had anything resembling cocaine and if so what is the best stuff to get.

Tanja June 13, 2018 - 07:42

Hi, I’m guessing there will be something, but it’s best to ask at the shop. You can also email them, and/or check out their website: Enjoy your trip! 😉

uzair naqash October 28, 2018 - 13:59

thanks for such information

Tanja October 28, 2018 - 14:06

You’re welcome!

Jason February 9, 2019 - 19:28

If I go to Amsterdam, where could I buy magic mushroom spores?