Amsterdam Cannabis Cup

The Amsterdam Cannabis Cup was started in 1987 by High Times editor Steven Hager. The festival was held every year during the week of Thanksgiving. During this event many cannabis products were sampled by judges to determine a winner in various categories, among them, but not limited to, Overall Cannabis Cup, Sativa Cup, Indica Cup, Import Hash Cup, and Nederhash Cup. The popularity and success of this festival has inspired similar festivals in other countries.

In 2015, High Times reportedly canceled the Amsterdam Cannabis Cup.

Past Overall Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Winners

1st Cup 1988 – Skunk #1 from Cultivator’s Choice
2nd Cup 1989 – Early Pearl/Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5/Haze by the Seed Bank
3rd Cup 1990 – Northern Lights #5 from the Seed Bank
4th Cup 1991 – Skunk from Free City
5th Cup 1992 – Haze x Skunk #1 from Homegrown Fantasy
6th Cup 1993 – Haze x Northern Lights #5 from Sensi Seed Bank
7th Cup 1994 – Jack Herer from Sensi Seed Bank
8th Cup 1995 – White Widow from the Green House
9th Cup 1996 – White Russian from De Dampkring
10th Cup 1997 – Peace Maker from De Dampkring
11th Cup 1998 – Super Silver Haze from the Green House
12th Cup 1999 – Super Silver Haze from the Green House
13th Cup 2000 – Blueberry from the Noon
14th Cup 2001 – Sweet Tooth from Barney’s
15th Cup 2002 – Morning Glory from Barney’s
16th Cup 2003 – Hawaiian Snow from Green House
17th Cup 2004 – Amnesia Haze from Barney’s
18th Cup 2005 – Willie Nelson from Barney’s
19th Cup 2006 – Arjan’s Ultra Haze #1 from Green House
20th Cup 2007 – G-13 Haze from Barney’s
21st Cup 2008 – Super Lemon Haze from Green House
22nd Cup 2009 – Super Lemon Haze from Green House
23rd Cup 2010 – Tangerine Dream from Barney’s
24th Cup 2011 – Liberty Haze from Barney’s
25th Cup 2012 – Flower Bomb Kush from Green House
26th Cup 2013 – Rollex OG Kush from Green Place
27th Cup 2014 – Cookies Kush from Barney’s

As can be seen from the list above, Barney’s and Green House have won the most in the Overall category since the late ’90s. They have thus solidified their reputation as among the best Amsterdam coffee shops among cannabis connoisseurs.