Amsterdam Smart Shops

by Tanja

Amsterdam smart shops sell only natural highs. Magic mushrooms may not be sold, but there are good alternatives available, like magic truffles. Or you can buy a magic mushroom grow kit and grow them easily at home! Smart shops in Amsterdam, also known as head shops or grow shops in England, sell smart drugs like Kanna, Salvia, CBD oil, vaporizers, weed seeds, and natural food supplement online as well in the physical store. Some smart shops in Amsterdam have a relaxing place to enjoy a drink. Smart Shops in Amsterdam do not sell weed, hash, or any other drugs. Only Coffee Shops in Amsterdam sell marihuana.

The Best Amsterdam Smart Shops

The Best Smart Shops in Amsterdam are real smart shops. You can find many souvenir shops where you can buy similar products, but often, these shops don’t know the dangers and effects of these drugs. 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.

There are 3 real smart shops in Amsterdam, and they have various shops in the city. You can 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 in Kerkstraat is the place in Amsterdam to discover the most advanced vaporizers.


Kokopelli is a large shop in the old center of Amsterdam: Warmoesstraat 12. The shop is a friendly host where you may ask all you want from the knowledgeable staff about smart drugs. Sit back and enjoy a drink, surf on the internet read a book about spirituality, or just listen to calming music.

Kokopelli also offers a space for ‘Awareness and personal development. Kokopelli is one of the best smart shops in Amsterdam with a definite shamanistic atmosphere.

The Magic Mushroom Gallery

The Magic Mushroom Gallery is located at Spuistraat 249. The shops has friendly staff that knows everything about magic mushrooms, magic truffles and all their other products. These products are also sold online.

Tatanka Smart Shops

Tatanka has 3 smart shops in Amsterdam. You can spend some time here looking at all the products. The staff is professional.

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.

What can I buy in a smart shop in Amsterdam?

An Amsterdam smart shop only sells natural highs. Below are listed some of the products you can buy in a smart shop in Amsterdam. These products are also for sale online. Follow the links below to buy these products in the online webshop of Azarius.

NOTE: Shipment is only possible within Europe.

Magic Truffles in Amsterdam

After fresh mushrooms and later dried mushrooms, were banned in Holland, truffles became a popular alternative. Sclerotia, also known as ‘magic truffles’ or Philosopher’s stones, contain psilocybin. This generates a colourful and philosophical state of mind. A truffles trip lasts between 4 and 6 hours.

Amsterdam truffles
Valhalla is a strong truffle in smart shops in Amsterdam.

Magic Truffles Hydra

Truffles Amsterdam smart shops
Hydra sclerotia are the most popular magic truffles in smart shops in Amsterdam. These truffles are a good replacement for magic mushrooms. Apart from getting high, you can expect visuals and philosophical insights.

Magic Truffles Hollandia

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! Sold online as well as in an Amsterdam smart shop.


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.

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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:


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.
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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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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).

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 :D

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