We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Neighbourhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Oudezijdsachterburgwal 148, 1012DV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 624 8926
Website
Today
10:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Amsterdam is known for having a soft spot towards cannabis. Therefore it...

Amsterdam is known for having a soft spot towards cannabis. Therefore it makes perfect sense for the city to have a museum dedicated to this controversial aspect of society. The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum attracts many curious visitors from around the world. Established in 1985 in the famous red light district of Amsterdam, the Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum is a tribute to the history of hemp and cannabis.

What the Hash, Marihuana &Hemp Museum offers

The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum offers visitors an insight into the history of one of the world's most commonly used drugs. It also showcases the earlier uses of the cannabis plant. It is interesting to discover that, aside from recreational consumption, cannabis and hemp were used for various medicinal, cultural and religious purposes. Through the ages, the cannabis plant has proven to be one of the most versatile and renewable resources ever known to humankind. The museum shows the commercial viability the plant for the future through photography, films, documentaries and paintings.

The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum also holds a carefully chosen selection of items from the world's largest collection of cannabis-related objects. It covers many of the aspects of, and reasons for, cannabis consumption. In order to display even more of this unique collection, in 2008 a new venue was added - the Museum Gallery, located just down the street from the original museum. Visitors exit the museum through the Sensi Seed Bank, flagship store of sister company Sensi Seeds, where, in addition to buying T-shirts and accessories, you can also browse the large selection of medicinal-grade cannabis genetics from Sensi Seeds!

History of the Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum

This unique museum was founded by Ben Dronkers in 1985, after over a decade of collecting different kinds of objects associated with the cannabis plant. He believes that the Museum is not only of interest to cannabis users, but caters to those who are interested in learning about the plant, and even those who are simply curious about the relationship between its industrial and psychoactive varieties. With this extra-ordinary exhibition, the Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum definitely makes the list of Amsterdam attractions that tourists should not miss visiting.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$19.98*
and up
Amsterdam Self-Guided Audio Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 349 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Small but Informative

I visited the museum on New Years day during me and my boyfriends trip to Amsterdam. On arrival, we were greeted by a really friendly chap who gave us our radio phones and a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
OriginalBlippy
,
Leeds, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 182: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not very good. Plenty of other better things to see in the dam. Small place with not very much to offer

Helpful?
Thank dougscotland1
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled into thinking this museum is just about weed. It takes you through the history of the cannabis plants and it's products right from the beginning and discusses the social, financial, political, medicinal and spiritual effects it has had on the world. The museum is very clever/l- it had many items to look at whilst you're given hand... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amyattwater
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited the museum on New Years day during me and my boyfriends trip to Amsterdam. On arrival, we were greeted by a really friendly chap who gave us our radio phones and a booklet of info. The museums artefacts and images are all numbered. There is a small box at the side of each section which you touch with... More 

Helpful?
Thank OriginalBlippy
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you are in Amsterdam for a casual smoke and dont have to much contact with pot at home then this is an interesting place to see to get some historic and cultural background, and a cool Eden Hash House poster.

Helpful?
1 Thank ceeem
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Nicest place to check the history of the marijuana! Definitely should go there if you smoke or you are just pothead ;D

Helpful?
Thank Ze P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
155 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Pretty interesting museum that doesn't take itself too seriously. I'd certainly go wacky-backy and you'd be potty to miss it when in Amsterdam.... Split into 2 buildings it charts the history of hemp from first use 8000 years ago to today. Who knew it was used for ship sails, rope, clothing fabric, even car parts by Sir Henry Ford! Interesting... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Sahloff79
Level Contributor
98 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Well, that's funny to visit hemp museum in the heart of legalisation movement. But frankly speaking I expected more. There's rather chaotic collection, and not si much information. Berlin hemp museum appeared much more informative.

Helpful?
Thank Maria D
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Paid €9pp for this and was really excited to go inside, thought it would be a more active museum instead of standing there with a headset and tuning out of the info very quickly.. Friendly staff just not good value for money.

Helpful?
Thank JDMae
Level Contributor
2,472 reviews
1,910 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 562 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

It's a little expensive (9€), but it's worth it. The museum is in two parts: one about industrial hemp (for clothing, paper, oil, …), and one for recreational use, medical, and religious uses. The staff was very friendly and recommended some good coffee shops.

Helpful?
Thank KarolaRS
Cardiff, Wales
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Around €10 entry. Audio guide. Very informative and eye opening, it's in 2 buildings so keep your ticket stub. From hemp uses (clothing , cars, rope etc) to cannabis benefits for your health. Definitely worth the price. Plenty to see and learn.

Helpful?
Thank nurse_pinky

Travellers who viewed Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
Explore this neighbourhood