Who is Azarius?

The Beginning

Azarius once started out as an informative website about ephedra and ephedrine; sort of a hobby project of Lennart and Sanne, while they were in college. After a while we started selling Ephedra Supercaps on our site, the well known Ephedra Site (now www.ephedra.nu).

One of the first online smartshops

In 1999 we decided to expand the business and we started selling a variety of products. We quit our studies and Azarius was born, one of the first on-line smartshops in Holland. We started getting bigger, and hired more staff. We also moved from our small student apartment to a squatted building in the centre of Amsterdam.

More than 3000 products

Business was going well and alongside the Ephedra Site and the Azarius webshop we also started an online wholesale business: Herbal Distribution. A few informative websites came into existence, as well as some product-specific webshops for t-shirts, headshop products and vitamins. Azarius now even has its own product lines: Xtenzion, Shroomshaker, Smart Choice and Secret Garden of Herbs and Seeds. After moving again in 2003, Azarius is now a company employing 20+ people, with a product range of more than 3000 products!

Azarius Store

People often ask us if we have a 'real' store. Since April 2009 we can say 'yes, we do!'. This is when Azarius opened its first 'offline' store in the city centre of Amsterdam. Particularly unique about the store is the extensive range of vaporizers displayed.

More information and directions can be found here.

Honest and correct information

We never lost grip on our original goals, such as providing as much honest and correct information as possible.

Apart from the extensive information on the Azarius website, we also run a number of other websites, some of which are purely informative and non-commercial.

Our goal

Initially we started Azarius with the idea that all those beautiful things Mother Nature gave us should be accessible to everyone.

We stand 100% behind all the products we sell and we are sad that (new) policies and regulations often make our work very difficult.

How can something produced by nature, and causing less damage than legal substances such as alcohol, be illegal? We have had to resign ourselves to the fact that we can only continue to run a smartshop if we play by the rules.

However, we will continue to offer you the latest products that can make life more enjoyable!


Every year, a part of Azarius' profits goes to charities or are used to sponsor certain institutions.

Azarius is a member of 'Keurmerk Webshop', an independent organisation that aims to protect the interest of consumers.

Contact info

Azarius Office
PO box 3458
1001AG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Telephone Customer Support
Monday - Friday reachable from
09:00 - 17:00
T + 31 (0)20 489 79 14
F + 31 (0)20 489 79 15

info@azarius.net We strive to answer all emails within one business day.

Azarius Store
Kerkstraat 119
1017GE Amsterdam
Tel: 0031 (0)20 737 2107
Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 18:00

Note: all shipments, returns and payments are handled through our main office. Please send all your mail to our office address.

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Tax (BTW) no.: NL813268655B01
Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam: 34116510

Last updated on 2014-04-23 | © 1999-2014 Azarius International

Azarius Office
PO box 3458
1001 AG Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Azarius Store
Kerkstraat 119
1017 GE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Please send all mail to the Azarius office

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