Bulldog Palace

Coffeeshop in Southern Canal Ring

Bulldog's as corporate as a coffeeshop gets, with a chain of outlets, a hotel and merchandise, but it's one of the oldest and most famous in Amsterdam. Housed in a former police station, it has two sides: one for smoking, one for drinking. Both crowds are pretty much the same: stags and hens, backpackers and corporate travellers blowing off steam.

It was opened on April Fool's Day 1985.