Posted on: January 9, 2023
Coffeeshop Rusland this is the second oldest cannabis store (a.k.a coffeeshop) of Amsterdam. It’s named Rusland – which means Russia in Dutch. It was founded in 1975 – more than 40 years old!
Coffeeshop Rusland located just outside the Red Light District on a street that is called Rusland. The street connects Oudezijds Achterburgwal with Kloveniersburgwal and is an extension of Sint Agnietenstraat. It is a short but wide street in De Wallen area. The street is so wide because the left part was originally the Raamsloot, which was filled in in the 16th century. The street is sandwiched between bridge 216 over the OZ Achterburgwal and Oost-Indische Huisbrug (bridge 223) over the Kloveniersburgwal.
The name of the street already appeared in a deed from 1403 with the name Willem Ruusschentuin. Over the years, this name was corrupted via ‘t Ruyssenlandt, ‘t Russeland and ‘t Ruslant into Rusland. In the book Een schitterend gebrek by Arthur Japin, the main character (Casanova’s love) lives on this street.
The very first coffee shop in Amsterdam was Mellow Yellow not Coffeeshop Rusland, but Mellow Yellow didn’t have an official license for selling cannabis. However, coffeeshop Rusland did manage to get a license from the City of Amsterdam. Thence, Rusland became Amsterdam’s 1st official licensed coffeeshop – and thus in the world!
So, are you looking for a unique cannabis experience in Amsterdam? Look no further than Coffeeshop Rusland, the ultimate destination for weed lovers, tourists and fans of all things cannabis! Entrenched in decades of culture and tradition, this iconic Amsterdam coffeeshop is situated in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Step inside to enjoy an array of top-notch cannabis products. Whether you’re just passing through or are accustomed to living large on your own turf – Coffeeshop Rusland will have something special waiting just for you!
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