A Bit Pricey, but Fun... especially the Red Light District - Amsterdam Forum
The small plastic packets hang like bags of peanuts from a wire rack behind bars and coffee-shop counters. The seller will gladly include rolling papers and ''tips,'' so a person can smoke the marijuana to the end without burning the lips.
The seller will roll the joint and you can smoke it right there, drawing hardly a glance from other customers drinking booze or cappucino.
This is a city where anything goes: Amsterdam probably has it. If the United States were as liberal or as tolerant as the Dutch, and such vices were legal, the size of law enforcement agencies, and the bestiality of judicial proceedings, would probably be halved.
And, no, the streets were not teeming with winos, derelicts, drug addicts, deviates, criminals, beggars, hangers-on and strung-out teenagers, as one might suspect. There were some--and dangers lurk--but walking the narrow streets amsterdam Amsterdam during sex wee hours of the morning appeared no more unsafe than some unsavory parts of any American city, as long as a person uses caution.
Many of them are without work--and money. Somewhat contradictorily, the Dutch authorities provide support for shops junkies methadone regularly, at government expense, whether or not they foreswear their habits.