We encourage our clients to ask any and all questions you have so that you feel as relaxed as possible going into the experience. Below are some answers you may find helpful.


Are your services legal?

Yes, the psychedelic services we provide are legal.

In 2008, fresh "magic" mushrooms were made illegal in the Netherlands. But the law did not ban truffles, a natural byproduct of the magic mushroom organism that grows underground and contains psilocybin, a psychoactive compound that make mushrooms "magic."

Thousands of people from around the world come to the Netherlands every year to utilize truffles. They are available for purchase in Smart Shops to people 18+. So long as you take them in the Netherlands, it is legal under Dutch law to consume the truffles.


Are psilocybin truffles safe?

According to the 2017 Global Drug Survey, 120,000 participants in 50 countries submitted data and researchers found that psilocybin mushrooms are actually the safest recreational drug you can take, with only .2 percent of people needing emergency medical treatment (a 5X lower rate than cocaine, MDMA, or LSD). Here is an excerpt from a The Guardian 2017 article about the study:

“Magic mushrooms are one of the safest drugs in the world,” said Adam Winstock, a consultant addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey, pointing out that the bigger risk was people picking and eating the wrong mushrooms.

“Death from toxicity is almost unheard of with poisoning with more dangerous fungi being a much greater risk in terms of serious harms.” [...]

Magic mushrooms aren’t completely harmless, notes Winstock. “Combined use with alcohol and use within risky or unfamiliar settings increase the risks of harm most commonly accidental injury, panic and short lived confusion, disorientation and fears of losing one’s mind.”

In some cases people can experience panic attacks and flashbacks, he added, so his advice for people thinking about taking them is to plan “your trip carefully with trusted company in a safe place and always know what mushrooms you are using”.

Even bad trips can have positive outcomes, according to a separate piece of research carried out by Roland Griffiths and Robert Jesse at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

In their 2016 paper they surveyed almost 2,000 individuals about their single most psychologically difficult or challenging experience with magic mushrooms. Of that group, 2.7% received medical help and 7.6% sought treatment for enduring psychological symptoms. Nevertheless 84% of those surveyed said they benefitted from the experience.

"Study finds mushrooms are the safest recreational drug" - Guardian 2017

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We can't guarantee a 100% safe experience and people enter into this experience at their own risk. However, with legal psilocybin in the Netherlands and a guided experience, the variables that generally cause people to have negative experiences are drastically mitigated. Through preparation and a therapeutic environment, you reduce the already small chance that you will have an unsafe experience. 


How do you think about psilocybin mushrooms having their roots in indigenous cultures?

Note from our Founder, Amanda Gelender:

As a white psychedelic practitioner, this is a question I think about a lot.

Indigenous societies have used magic mushrooms dating back thousands of years. Westerners didn't come online to their use until the 1950s upon visiting a ritual ceremony in Mexico. Inextricably linked to the current practice of psychedelic use is Western colonization, the violent economic pillaging of Central and South America, "spiritual tourism," the racist war on drugs, and widespread ongoing state violence against indigenous people.

White psychedelic users revel in exploring the edges of consciousness, the cosmos, and the deepest crevices of our own psyches. It is only fitting then, that a group of people dedicated to such deep exploration would also examine our whiteness, the impact we have on communities of color, and our role in bringing about racial justice.

We love collaborating with psychedelic practitioners of color on increasing psychedelic accessibility with a lens toward the pressing need for decolonization and an end to white supremacy. (If this is you, please reach out, we’d love to connect.) For clients of color, we prioritize holding space for a guided psilocybin experience to support any decolonization work you would like to do.


How much does a session cost?

We believe that cost shouldn't be a barrier to accessing psychedelic services. As such, we have a flexible pricing model so we can work with a broad range of clients. We’re happy to chat more about our pricing model during our intake call - please fill out this form and we’ll get back to you soon.


What type of clients do you work with?

We work both with people who are brand new to psychedelics and seasoned psychedelic users. Our clients are from all over the world but because of legal constraints, we only provide services in the Netherlands.

We work with clients who are:

  • Excited for deep growth opportunities

  • Self-reflective

  • Curious and eager to learn

We do not work with clients who:

  • Are under the age of 18

  • Have epilepsy

  • Are pregnant

  • Having serious cardiovascular challenges

  • Are currently in mental or emotional crisis

  • Experience mania*

  • Experience psychosis*

* More research is needed into how specific populations of neurodivergent people can benefit from psychedelics. We continually learn from cutting edge research so we can reach a broader range of clients.

Because our team has extensive personal experience with mental health challenges, we do work with clients seeking psychedelic sessions to address anxiety and/or depression, with the understanding that we are not licensed mental health professionals. These sessions work best alongside other mental health practices including talk therapy.


Where does the experience take place?

Most experiences take place in our studio in Amsterdam that is designed and curated for heightened consciousness experience. The space gets lots of natural sunlight and overlooks a canal and a small park. There is a private balcony, many plants, and a library of books and creative supplies. You can view photos of the space here.

For clients who would like to have their experience outside of our studio, we can discuss your preference during our first chat.


Is the experience location accessible?

The studio is not wheelchair accessible. There are 6 steps to get from the street to the front door and there is an elevator to take you up to the studio. The bathroom is narrow and could not fit a wheelchair. Accessing the balcony requires one step up. We are happy to send along measurements of the space upon request. In the future we plan to have a fully accessible location.

The studio is easily accessible by public transportation, right at a tram stop.

The space is not scent-free. However, if there are particular scents you would like us to avoid using during the experience, please let us know and we are happy to accommodate.


Do you facilitate group experiences?

Yes, we work with groups. Please reach out and describe the type of experience you are looking for.