If you are planning on going to Europe, this post might be helpful.
If you desire a warm cup of coffee or a latte or a cute place to sit and chat, the coffeeshops are not for you. Instead you might want to stop in a cafe. Cafes are for coffee and coffeeshops are for weed. Makes sense, right? Although there are cafes everywhere, there are also coffeeshops everywhere, especially in Amsterdam. There would sometimes be mulitple coffeeshops on the same street and a few times we saw men leaving one and crossing the street to enter another. You can still get coffee in coffeeshops, although it might be special coffee, but coffee nonetheless. I think I'll stick to getting my coffee from cute little cafes.