Amsterdam’s oldest coffee shop has been shut down by the Dutch government leaving tourists and locals alike wondering if this spells the demise of the city’s famous cannabis culture.
Mellow Yellow, a cannabis cafe that’s been open since 1967, will shut up shop on January 1 by order of the mayor.
The shop set a precedent and led the way for countless coffee shops to pop up all over the city.
It has to close as part of a government-backed scheme to shut down any coffee shop within 800 feet of a school.
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