About us

Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds (AMS) has been around for more than 25 years. Being one of the first seed banks online, you can call us an O.G.!

About your favorite Amsterdam seed bank

Our shop started in a little apartment in Amsterdam. This was back in the day when a computer took up the space of the entire desk. I can still hear the annoying dial-in tone of the router in my head as we had to wait to connect; 1996 feels like the stone age if you look back at it today.

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However, this is not when or where we got started with Cannabis; for that, we have to go back even further to the 80s! During that time, Amsterdam was paradise. So many good memories; our city was changing, the next generation was rising, excitement was in the air, and opportunities were all around.

In this era, frequent smokers quickly developed a taste for the finer Cannabis. As these were the beginning days, there was a lot of schwag and poor-quality weed on the market. Unable to always get the good stuff, we started growing Cannabis the traditional Dutch way. This meant taking a free room in the house, and a bit of home improvement, and a grow room! We quickly noticed that there is a learning curve, and boy did we learn, often, the hard way too.

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After much trial and error, when we finally got the hang of it, we were growing Premium Grade marijuana, and people started taking notice. They were asking us for it and wanted to buy from us. This was not our initial idea, as we were growing for ourselves, but we saw an opportunity.

And here we are 40 years later!

Our customers

We are not just a company for connoisseurs but also the average Joe Blow. Whether you are buying seeds for your very first grow or for your 100th, we are here to inspire our customers and support their cannabis dreams. The common point between us and all of our customers is our passion for Cannabis. Over the years, we have built relationships with our loyal customers, taking good care of them as we appreciate them just as much as they do us.

We believe in a world where everyone should have access to Cannabis, a plant that has helped humans for millennia. There have been recorded cases of cannabis use as far as 10,000 years ago! Over the years, people from all walks of life have used this powerful herb, from Bob Marley to Thomas Jefferson, and even Queen Victoria was a habitual cannabis consumer.

The more people that will grow Cannabis, the more leverage we have to demand legalization worldwide; wouldn't that be something?

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AMS has always been committed to breeding only the highest quality strains to ensure our seeds are premium grade. Our strains are the final product of vigorous testing. We sell it on our site only when a strain has been proven stable and superior over a long period. We continue to test our seeds regularly to ensure the quality is up to par with our standards.

Although we add new strains to our webshop every year, they are not new to us. Behind the scenes, our Team has been curating, testing, growing, testing, and repeatedly testing these strains until we believe they have been perfected.

More than 120 cannabis strains for sale

Over the years, we have added over 100 strains to our webshop. Every one of these strains has resulted from our passion for Cannabis and the drive to be pioneers in this field. AMS strives to broaden the horizons of marijuana and to share all the incredible genetics and information for the greater good.

We do not just work with Cannabis; we are passionate about it and enthusiastic about sharing our experience. We aim to give back to the cannabis community. The amount of experience we have as a team combined is over 80 years of growth, and the knowledge we have gathered is unmeasurable. All of this we gladly share or show off, not sure which is which ;)

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All of our team members have a connection to growing cannabis seeds; some do it themselves, others like to write about it, and others are here to judge the end product happily. Either way, all of us are highly involved in the cannabis community.

Funny side note: because of this, people know how to find us, and we listen. This is the reason we still sell male and female seeds: our regular seeds.

Regular cannabis seeds to support growers

Very few seed banks sell regular seeds as it gives the more experienced growers a chance to grow their seeds, and they fear the loss of their turnover. We look at this from a different perspective and support these growers as we see the next generation in them. Just as we breed and cultivate seeds, we do so with growers. One of our customers might become a master breeder and introduce us to their hybrid seeds.

We have several customers that turned AMS team members, and we are glad to have them! We encourage people to grow their cannabis plants, create a new hybrid, and tell us all about it!

Check out our Team at the bottom of the page so you can have a face to the name you're mailing with.

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We have bundled our knowledge and created a Grow Guide , which we offer for free on our site to customers and anyone else that comes across our page. The Complete Guide for your growing process step by step. With great graphics to help with the short attention span we have these days.

It's all of this combined why we consider ourselves one of the best seed banks out there; we will let you decide if you think we are truly the best seed bank out here!

As they say, the proof is in the budding!

Our Team

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Stefano aka. Relaximo Our Founder & Master Breeder, Head of Experiments and Quality Control

His resume is as long as it is wide; there is nothing related to Cannabis he has not seen, used, or experimented with. Stefano has more than 30 years of experience in the Industry, founded AMS in 1996 to focus on creating high-quality, high-yield strains and offer unmatched customer service to help growers worldwide get the most out of this great plant! Stefano has been a trailblazer in the Industry (pun intended). He brings his expertise to AMS to continuously improve our seeds. A breeder’s work never done!

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Constant Operations Manager

Voted best dressed in the office, Constant runs the day-to-day operations, ensuring it’s smooth sailing for our employees and customers by overseeing all the departments and administration side of the company. Constant tries to run a tight ship, which is a challenge with all the loose smokey cannons, but we make do.

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Roxy Head of Customer Support

Roxy has been a part of the company for over 10 years! There is no question she and her Team can not answer! She is always there to help growers with their questions, offering knowledgeable service with a smile. She also writes some of our emails and blogs. She is very grounded in the Industry and stays on top of her game through many of the online communities she’s part of. She gets to travel the world and meet people who share her passion. Roxy has been a digital nomad for six years, we’re not going to lie, we’re a little jealous!

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Larissa Customer Support

Larissa is patient, knowledgeable, and friendly! Everything you need in a customer support representative! She is also an avid toker and is passionate about growing Cannabis!

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Jur SEO & Marketing Manager

Since we can not advertise cannabis seeds, a big part of running the webshop is being visible on Search Engines; Jur takes care of this all-important task! Jur, his superpower, is organizing! He uses it to make sure everything is tip-top! He also organizes brainstorming sessions with the Team to develop new promotion ideas. Jur handles the relationships with our growers on platforms such as Growdiaries to bring you real-life testimonials and pictures!

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Jonathan Marketing & Social

Jur's right (or left) hand, man, we are not sure! He is an amazing all-rounder. An Italian who grew up in the States, he speaks several languages and uses those on the platforms he moderates for us. He also writes our newsletters and comes up with marketing ideas, like our beloved Gleam giveaways. Jon is passionate about the plant and its recreational and medicinal benefits. He is a keen believer in legalization and ending cannabis prohibition. He is also a recreational grower, growing and rating a lot of our signature strains!

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Justin Blog Writer

Justin hails from Ashton, California. He is a passionate believer in all things cannabis! For over a decade, he's lent his voice to the cause of the legalization of marijuana. His home is now here in the Netherlands, but his roots are firm in the pot culture of Northern California!

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Amos Blog Writer

Amos has been writing about Cannabis for quite a while and has been smoking it even longer! Like all great writers, he is an introvert that takes in the world around him. Amos likes to write about his own experiences and loves research.

Check out Amos's LinkedIn Page.

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Joe Blog Writer

Joe is another writer who has been involved in this Industry for quite some time. From small home setups to industrial plantations, he has seen it all! He aims to show you that there’s no need to be intimidated by growing Cannabis. It can initially seem complicated, but it does not have to be. You take it one step at a time.

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Steve Blog Writer

As a teen, Steve was a bit of a hippie! Think tie-dye shirts, Phish concerts, and a van down by the river. Those were the good times, but not so much the mystery schwag weed with more seeds and stems than buds. Luckily Steve now lives in Massachusetts, one of the first in the U.S. to legalize Cannabis. He says today's weed is way better than the one he grew up with!

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Rachel Sims Blog Writer

Rachel is our professional SEO content writer. Her superpower is adapting to the ever-changing algorithms that make up search engine optimization! Fun fact, Rachel is also our unofficial expert in the law since she understands the inner workings of this Industry's laws better than most of us!

Check out Rachel's LinkedIn Page.

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Riccardo Graphics & Designs

Our style and designs are all from the one and only Riccardo, our in-house Illustrator extraordinaire! He is responsible for bringing our ideas and imagination to life! His work is everywhere on our site, social media, emails, and more. Riccardo has been an integral part of the company for over 10 years and still has many new ideas. He hand-draws our mascot on all of his new adventures!

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Ms. Estefania Spanish Copywriter

Estefania is our Spanish copywriter. She is here to bring our great seeds to 500 million Spanish speakers worldwide! Estefania is a digital nomad based out of Amsterdam. She is passionate about copywriting and all things cannabis. She comes from the Spanish region of Almeria, the second biggest agricultural exporter in Europe (the first is the Netherlands) and also home to a desert where all the Spaghetti Westerns were filmed!

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St.Pauli Developer

No webshop is complete without a developer, and boy, do we have one! Our patron saint of Ecommerce, Paul, is a well-versed all-rounder who loves to code, not just functional code; it has to look good too! He makes sure our shop runs smoothly and loads fast!

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Robert Expert Grower

We love Robert, AKA Mr. Sour on YouTube, AKA Roberts on Growdiaries. He’s a masterful cannabis grower. It is hard to believe he has only been in the game a couple of years if you look at his amazing grows! When not tending to his beautiful plants, he is always keen to lend a hand to growers on GrowDiaries or YouTube. Robert has answered thousands of questions; he is there to help others get the most out of their plants! A genuinely nice guy and an expert grower, he lends his expertise to AMS through a video series, blog posts, and more!

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Joey Senior Shipper and Cannabis Expert

Have you ordered seeds from AMS? Chances are Joey prepared your stealth package. Joey has been part of the Team for five years! He is passionate about growing marijuana and is our go-to guy for all growing and strain questions! Based out of Amsterdam, Joey has a lot of experience growing Cannabis in various environments. He works hand in hand with Roxy and her Team to bring this growing knowledge directly to our customers worldwide!

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Shirley Shipper

Shirley is on-board to help Joey create parcels and ship them out to our customers. Our seeds are shipped with love from Amsterdam in stealthy packages headed out to growers worldwide!

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Sarah Community Manager

Do you follow us on social media? You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest! If you do, chances are you have interacted with Sarah, our friendly community manager! She is here to post our content and help you with all your questions! Feel free to drop by and say hello!

Always at your service

We'd love to hear from you! You can reach out to us anytime with your cannabis questions or inquiries. AMS is available at your communication method of choice:

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