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Karina Hof

Karina Hof is a freelance journalist based in Amsterdam. She writes and edits content about culture and coffee.

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10 Best Amsterdam Cannabis Coffeeshops to Visit

Amsterdam has one cannabis coffeeshop for every 4,907 residents—but these 10 stand out as the best ones to experience next time you're in the Netherlands.

Karina Hof - September 22, 2017

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops is a series of conversations with Amsterdam locals and visitors about life, cannabis, and everything in between.

Karina Hof - December 13, 2017

‘Preservation Is Our Duty’: An Interview With Cannabis Giant Sensi Seeds

World-roving seed seeker and cannabis curiosa collector Ben Dronkers founded Sensi Seeds in 1985. Find out what the future holds for this Amsterdam company.

Karina Hof - April 19, 2018

Inside Amsterdam’s Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

From 17th-century artwork to an exhibition of "Women of Cannabis," discover what goes on at Amsterdam's famous hemp museum.

Karina Hof - May 1, 2018

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #3: Josse

In the third installment of The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops, Josse talks poetry, Kerouac, and his tattoo of an Amsterdam zoo's mascot.

Karina Hof - December 27, 2017

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A Look Inside Amsterdam’s Cannabis Liberation Day 2018

Check out Amsterdam's Cannabis Liberation Day and see how the event has sparked social change across the nation.

Karina Hof - July 25, 2018

Inside Amsterdam’s Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

From 17th-century artwork to an exhibition of "Women of Cannabis," discover what goes on at Amsterdam's famous hemp museum.

Karina Hof - May 1, 2018

‘Preservation Is Our Duty’: An Interview With Cannabis Giant Sensi Seeds

World-roving seed seeker and cannabis curiosa collector Ben Dronkers founded Sensi Seeds in 1985. Find out what the future holds for this Amsterdam company.

Karina Hof - April 19, 2018

Meet Amsterdam’s Coffeeshop Patrons (#10): Ype

In our tenth installment, Ype shares his social involvement in Amsterdam, positive changes at the local community center, and smoking among friends.

Karina Hof - February 14, 2018

Meet Amsterdam’s Coffeeshop Patrons (#9): Florence

In our ninth installment, Florence discusses societal differences in alcohol and cannabis, childhood memories, and creative carpentry.

Karina Hof - February 7, 2018

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #8: Bianca

In our eighth Amsterdam coffeeshop profile, Bianca talks farmer's market finds and hematology while digging into a space cake for the very first time.

Karina Hof - January 31, 2018

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #7: Mark

In our seventh Amsterdam coffeeshop profile, Mark shares how the decision to buy a ’78 Volkswagen camper van was the best highdea he ever had.

Karina Hof - January 24, 2018

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #6: Pape Dioum

In our sixth Amsterdam coffeeshop profile, Pape Dioum shares stories of his years spent as a musician meeting celebrities around the world.

Karina Hof - January 17, 2018

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #5: Adrien

In our fifth Amsterdam coffeeshop profile, Adrien shares why he and his tablemates came from France to Amsterdam to make a video.

Karina Hof - January 10, 2018

The People You Meet in Amsterdam Coffeeshops #4: Chris

In our fourth Amsterdam coffeeshop profile, Chris tells us how she sold her business, home, and vehicle, and bought a one-way ticket from Oregon to Italy.

Karina Hof - January 3, 2018