In the 1960s, Amsterdam became known as the “Magic Port” of Europe, attracting hippies and flower children who embraced a new concept of freedom and social disinhibition. This intriguing history has made the city a hub of external influences and diverse ethnic, political, religious, and lifestyle views, earning a reputation as one of Europe’s most unconventional cities. Its unique characteristics include the canals, bicycles, tolerance, famous museums like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, as well as iconic landmarks such as Dam Square.
Bulldog Amsterdam, established in 1975, is considered the first-ever coffee shop in Amsterdam. Located in the famous Red Light District, it has become a popular destination for tourists seeking a unique experience in the city’s vibrant and liberal culture. The Bulldog is known for its laid-back atmosphere and extensive selection of cannabis products, as well as its merchandise and souvenirs.