HISTORY

The New Amsterdam Cafe has been loving and promoting cannabis since the beginning. With the establishment of the cafe in 1998, we have twenty years of experience providing and promoting a cannabis-friendly culture. The New Amsterdam Cafe has been a safe haven for smoking cannabis during a time of stigma and uncertainty. We have had the amazing opportunity to witness firsthand how cannabis has gradually become accepted in both a social and legal realm throughout the years. The world can look to us for an example of cannabis consumption in daily lives and society, and how it impacts communities. We are willing and want to be the brain trust of the modern cannabis movement.

The New Amsterdam Cafe is the coolest cannabis consumption lounge in North America. Cannabis lovers from all across the continent pilgrimage north to the OG spot that started it all. What sets us apart from the new competition is that we love to pass on our product knowledge. We are Industry leaders providing industry leading experiences and knowledge. We are proud to be the lounge that the rest of North America looks to for innovative designs, trends and all things cannabis. The New Amsterdam Cafe is more than just a brand, it’s a lifestyle.

The art on the walls, the rotating displays in the front window, the hand-crafted food and beverages, and even our awesome selection of merch, has been carefully curated by the members of our community for the members of our community.

MERCH

When it comes to our clothing, our goal is to stock merch that looks awesome and maintains an authentic and old-school style. In terms of our cannabis accessories and gear, we ensure that the designs are both beautiful and practical for the user. Designs for our custom apparel and our accessories change on a rolling basis, which means that every time you come into the cafe you will discover additional unique pieces of the collection. Avid glass collectors are guaranteed to love our distinctive lineup of hardware!

Where our Merch is Sourced

Here at the NAC, we are very proud of our unique collection of merchandise. Not only because of the spectacular designs, but also because our merchandise has been crafted by members of the local community. We love providing passionate artists with a platform for success; with our lineup of merchandise, we have done just that. There’s a lot of local talent in Greater Vancouver and beyond, and we enjoy being able to display the best that BC has to offer!

The most prominent artist we work alongside is the local graffiti artist SOAK. Each piece SOAK designs is completely different, so if you’re walking home with a SOAK piece, you’re walking home with something nobody else has. Check out our current one-of-a-kind SOAK pieces before they sell out!