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food

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clientele

christiania-ites, foreign tourists

service

friendly

interior

spacious, light and more than basic

ambience

>> free spirit <<

address

christiania - entrance at prinsessegade

website

www.christiania.org

author

andreas

date

18 november 2009

last checked

18 november 2009

having been an amsterdam urbanite for many years i assumed to be quite familiar with the dynamics of laid-back lifestyles. at the risk of sounding like an avid republican i must confess that the level of 'easy' here at christiania puzzled me [to say the least]. still a stronghold of the freeflowing spirit since its establishment in the early 70s, christiania now also attracts hordes of individuals that seem or are drunk and addicted to anything imaginable. especially visible in daytime, their attendance heavily influences most of the quarter's venues and scenery. somewhat less 'marked' by all this is månefiskeren, a spacious and light café in a revamped factory building. lively and popular it boasts incredibly cheap non-alcoholic drinks, home made joints and cakes plus quirky patrons.