Munchie Time! Amsterdam's Best Stoner Snack Food!

When you’re stoned, the oil and batter scent that would normally make you slightly ill becomes an alluring “nectar” that draws you near the fryer. Those normally of sound minds (and stomachs) including vegetarians, may be seen heading into the snack bars after a fat spliff. “Do you separate the meats from the vegetables in the frying oil?” Yeah, right!

 What the hell, none of your health-conscious friends back home will ever know that you are going on a vein-clotting binge. It’s OK, when in Rome...

We’ve listed a few of Amsterdam's “delicacies”, prices start around €1 “per stuk” (per piece). You’re best off going to the counter to order “fresh” frozen pieces to be fried instead of getting them from the vending machines (which are a little cheaper) where they’ve been sitting and hardening, much like your arteries after your meal. 


  • “Patat” (pawtawt) or “Frites” (freets), or french fries are well known around the world; only difference here is the massive “glob” of mayonnaise that blankets the salty, oily little critters. 
  • Try “Patat Oorlog” (pawtawt or-lowg) Oorlog means "war". This is a unique mix of peanut sauce, mayo, and onions. Or maybe opt for curry sauce with the mayo for a real “flava battle”.
  • A “Bami Schijfje” (ba-mee skyf-ya) is a little breaded slice of fried asian noodles with a wee spicy-hot flavor. These must be eaten hot or they begin to go brick-like. 
  • “Kaas Souffle” (kaws soo-flay) is a deep fried pocket of breaded cheese that really tastes good for the first five minutes; after that you may start to gag a bit as your munchies subside and the cheese cools off and begins to resemble some sort of man-made toxic plastic!