About the museum

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam is the oldest and most important museum in the world dedicated to Cannabis Sativa L., also known as hemp or marijuana.

The museum manages and exhibits a unique collection that encompasses all aspects of cannabis, functions as a knowledge centre, facilitates scientific research and plays an important informative role. 
 

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Photo Floris Leeuwenberg

We have opened a new venue. See, hear and experience the fascinating history of industrial hemp in a mill just North of Amsterdam.

Book

Pre-order is now on for the new museum book Weed of Wonder, a comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of Cannabis and the collection of the museum. Get 40% off your signed copy here.

The venues of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum re-open on June 8th.

More about the museum

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam is the oldest and most important museum in the world dedicated to Cannabis sativa L., also known as hemp or marijuana.

Ben Dronkers shows his favourite painting from the collection, a 17th century smoking scene by David Teniers de Jongere.

What motivated you to open two museums showcasing cannabis and hemp? Director of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Ben Dronkers, responds.

Hall with Old Master paintings and pipes.

In 2012, after 10 years of preparation, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Barcelona opened its doors.

Award winner Sir Richard Branson.

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum presents the Cannabis Culture Awards annually to people who have campaigned for acceptance of cannabis in all its forms.

A spinning wheel in the foreground, previously used for making rope.

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum and the Hemp Gallery are located thirty metres apart along the same canal on the edge of Amsterdam’s red light district. 

Read reviews here from visitors to our museums in Amsterdam and Barcelona, and from those we regard as our personal friends.

The museum has two sistercompanies: Sensiseeds and HempFlax.

At the Cannabis College in Amsterdam.

The Cannabis College is a non-profit information centre based next to the museum in Amsterdam.