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Edit submitted review

To edit a previous review that you have submitted for a particular coffeeshop. Return to the specific coffeeshop review and login as normal. You will gain access to your original review to edit.

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To retrieve your password &/or login name follow the following link Forgotten Login and your login name & password will be mailed to your email account within a few seconds.

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Submit via our Links Page.

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Map

You may select a part of Amsterdam from the map to see all all marijuana cafes within that area,listed in order of UCG reviewers ratings

Due to the large number of coffeeshops within the Centre of Amsterdam we have divided the city centre into 4 zones : Red Light, Centre, Centrum West, Centre East. With the areas outside the City centre being zoned in an additional 5 areas: Oud West, South, East, North & The Rest all the rest of the coffeeshops within the City of Amsterdam that are not on the UCG map.

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Reviewer

Becoming a reviewer allows you to rate any Amsterdam coffeeshop, all you need is a valid email address. Become a reviewer.

A reviewer may only post 1 review per coffeeshop with the ability for that review to be updated and edited at any time by reloging into the particular coffeeshop review form.

If you wish to terminate your UCG reviewer account please send an email to logout@smokersguide.com including your login name, password & registered email account. A confirmation will be sent to your email account within 48 hours

To remove yourself from the UCG newsletter login to the Change Reviewer Profile and select the NO option for the UCG newsletter.

To submit a review, open the particular coffeeshop index card that you wish to review and press the REVIEW COFFEESHOP icon in the top right hand corner.

To retrieve your password &/or login name click, FORGOTTEN LOGIN and your login name & password will be mailed to your email account within a few seconds.

Reviewers privacy see the UCG Privacy Policy.

The reviews posted are personal opinions based on 6 key areas:

1. The quality of the "Smoking" menu.
2. The atmosphere/decor of the shop.
3. Quality of staff service.
4. Overall impressions.
5. Types of customers/social atmosphere.
6. Music selection.

In addition to these areas, up to 16 other variables are used to rate each shop. Every review includes areas for comments which are of "free and open nature".

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Reviews

Click on any coffeeshop in the list to see more detailed reviews.

A coffeeshop review is made up of the independent reviews posted by the
people that use the coffeeshop. Each reviewer only able to post 1 review per coffeeshop & may update their review at any time.

The reviews posted are personal opinions based on 6 key areas:

1. The quality of the "Smoking" menu.
2. The atmosphere/decor of the shop.
3. Quality of staff service.
4. Overall impressions.
5. Types of customers/social atmosphere.
6. Music selection.

In addition to these areas, up to 16 other variables are used to rate each shop. Every review includes areas for comments which are of "free and open nature".

All Amsterdam coffeeshops that have had their marijuana &/or hashish reviewed by The Smokers Guide have a link to the BushDoctors detailed Field Notes on particular strains of marijuana &/or hashish that the shop sells or has sold.

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Search

The UCG Search function allows you to search for any Amsterdam coffeeshop by the coffeeshop Name &/or Address, in the whole city or by area.

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UCG

Amsterdam’s Ultimate Coffeeshop Guide, that lists ALL of Amsterdam’s
coffeshops (marijuana cafe’s) with individual reviews for each coffeeshop submitted by the people like you that use the coffeeshops.

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UCG Joint

As seen on the UCG home page,the joint icon is a guide to the average rating that the particular coffeeshop has received from the reviewers. To see more detailed information press the coffee shops name and you will be linked to the coffeeshops index card.

A full joint represents a high overall score; a roach (joint butt) represents a poor score. Any coffee shop (marijuana cafe) that has no joint icon has received no reviews.

You may sort coffeeshops (marijuana cafes) by their rating within the areas laid out on the map on the UCG home page

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UCG, Amsterdam’s Ultimate Coffeeshop Guide

The UCG is an unbiased Amsterdam marijuana cafe guide with individual reviews being submitted by anyone that has used an Amsterdam coffeeshop
(marijuana cafe).

Become a reviewer now; it’s free, takes a few moments and all you need is a valid email address. There are NO obligations and you may discontinue (opt-out) at any time.

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What is a coffeeshop (marijuana cafe)?

Taken from The Smokers Guide to Amsterdam www.smokersguide.com

Buying weed and hash in Amsterdam barely differs from buying a beer. There are over 175 coffeeshops (marijuana cafes) within the city and all have signs saying "coffeeshop", with a green and white sticker somewhere in the front.

This is an indication that the shop is registered with the government, and is indeed "legit". If you are still in any doubt, the heady scent of skunk will confirm it. Once inside, you can smoke your own marijuana, if you buy drinks or food, or you can make a selection from the smokers menu ?” (marijuana menu) which is normally only shown on request. Prices for marijuana & hashish range from Euro 2.70 to Euro 35.00 per gram, depending on the strength and rarity of your choice.

If rolling your own is too much to master, you can buy pre-rolled joints from 3 Euros and upward. Make sure you specify weed or hash. If you don't like smoking, other options include eating or drinking "space products" made from hash and weed. These range from space cake and space bon-bons, to space tea and space milkshakes. Be very careful with the amount you consume as the effects tend to "creep" up on you. Before you know it, you may be wandering around babbling like a junkie!

If you are having difficulty in choosing from among the many coffeeshops, we suggest you begin with a place that has a friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere (these are usually alcohol free), and a location not too far from your hotel. (A 5 minute stumble from door to door is a good rule of thumb!) Most first timers end up in the "big name" shops, but this can be a wrong move. The "tourist traps" generally have lesser quality and higher prices. Having our legs broken prevent us from listing these "sell-outs" but you probably can guess a few! Finally, relax, don't get too paranoid, don't drink too much, and enjoy.

An excerpt from The Smokers Guide to Amsterdam.

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