Hash, marihuana & hemp museum
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, Amsterdam, Netherlands
hashmuseum.com - 020 6248926
Hash, marihuana & hemp museum Amsterdam Reviews
Waste of money and time Sep 18, 2011
Last time I went to Amsterdam most of the time was spent just loafing around in the city and enjoying city life... so I decided it would be nice to add some culture..
I thought a Marihuana museum sounded interesting, just because it is something that seems to be very much a part of the culture in Amsterdam/Netherlands. So you start wondering how it came to be , and what difficulties the legalising of this drug must have had.
There were other museum that also sounded interesting, like the sex museum and the Vodka museum , but I choose the Marihuana museum as the one I would visit.
I did`nt actively seek it out, but was just passing by it and thought it was a good idea.
The museum is pathetically small, and amazingly uninteresting.
Basically it is just one room with a couple of smaller half-enclosed rooms, maybe approx 100 sqm.
There is a random configuration of various uninteresting items. There are like a few bottles of "miracle remedies from the lat 19th. century. These are advertising basically to be the cure of every disease known to man....and the key ingredient is....you guessed it - Marihuana !
Then there are some explanations of how hemp is picked and driet etc. to make ropes and stuff.
A few paintings of some people who are smoking hasj, and that is pretty much it. There are not many plaquets , most the exhibits are left without any explanations.
Large parts of the place is dedicated to describing different uses and the production of hemp....which is obviously just as boring as it sounds.
They were doing some sort of renovating when I went there , so it "only" cost 5€. Normally it would cost 9€.
That is an absolute fortune considering how little it will actually get you. Those 9€ could have been spent on 3 beers , or 2 joints !
The point is - please waste your hard earned money on something a bit more pleasurable than this place..
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