When I visited The Top Coffeeshop, I was the only one there besides the bartender/dealer. The sunlight streaming in made the place seem cheerful and inviting, just like someone's living room. I immediately took to the place because of the cozy seating and the colorful, funky vibe eminating from within. The beautiful murals were done by a couple of artists yet they meshed well.
I ordered a delicious, vitamin fortified, fruit-berry drink from Germany in a half-liter plastic bottle. I wasn't in too much of a hurry because I'd walked all the way through the Rembrandt park, and needed a good rest. I listened to some nice dance music and chatted a bit with the bartender.
As I was getting ready to leave I decided to check out their cannabinoid selection, and I'm so glad I did! I noticed they had something on their hash menu called "Warme Oren". I asked him what it was, and he said it was a tasty Moroccan hash that was good to smoke on cold days because it "warms your ears", thus the name. He produced a nice chunk of very light, blonde hash. I put it up to my nose and could scarcely believe what I was smelling! It was a wonderful, fresh, pungent odor, like something I hadn't smelled in years. I immediately got some and gave it a try. It was so damn lekker! It cost f 17.50 a gram.
Since that bit was so impressive, I decided to see what else he had and asked to see the Manali Cream. Unfortunately there were only tiny bits left as it was almost gone! I suppose that's a good sign, and he confirmed that it was very popular, even though it was 25 guilders a gram. I looked at it and smelled it and it certainly looked and smelled good. It was soft and sticky, unlike so much "manali" I'd tried in other coffeeshops.
I decided to wait until I got home to try it as I was already beginning to get a very nice buzz from the "warme oren" that I figured I should try it another time. I was not to be disappointed. The Manali Cream is a very smooth smoke and surprisingly, you really don't feel the toke until almost a minute after you've inhaled!
So now I'm in hash heaven with two of my favorites right here, calling my name right now... Which one shall I choose next??? Yummy!
More Info: Located near the Hugo de Grootplein
Address: Gilles van Ledenberchstraat City: Amsterdam Postcode: Phone: 020-686-5144 Fax: Added: August 28th 2001 Reviewer: Skip Score: Hits: 12729 Language:
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-01 12:42:24 My Score:
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-08-25 03:05:51 My Score: Finest smoke only here.
Posted by Anonymous on 2004-08-16 22:43:46 My Score: mooie zaak
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-11-04 08:48:16 My Score: I love amsterdam
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-11-01 12:50:12 My Score: Very good smoke, very good high and very nice men.
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-09-25 08:16:34 My Score: It was my first bright side in a coffeeshop
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-08-13 01:46:00 My Score: Chill spot, but out of the way. Not a lot people hanging out, but very bright and inviting. Good smoke and snacks...could have better music.
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-04-12 08:04:43 My Score:
Posted by Monkey on 2003-02-28 19:33:03 My Score: Get out of the Red Light District and find The Top.
Really well worth it. About 5 min. walk west of Damrak near Centraal. Great laid-back atmosphere and very
friendly bartender. Fabulous smoke in a calm and mellow environment. Of the 6 coffeeshops I visited this was far and away the best. Closed Sundays.
Posted by Anonymous on 2003-02-11 15:30:14 My Score: the best place in town
Posted by Anonymous on 2002-11-12 21:16:54 My Score: Great place, but very out of the way!!!! I spent some time over this way...so I spent quite a bit of time at The Top. Never crowded, good music, games and comfy furniture. Coffee was above average and smoke was very good. Not a large selection, but purchase his best stuff for a low price and ENJOY!! Service is fantastic!!