Best places to eat stroopwafels in Amsterdam
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Stroopwafels are one of world’s best cookies! These best-known Dutch cookies are amazingly sweet and chewy, consisting of a thin layer of caramel sandwiched between two thin wafers – you try one, you will definitely try another…and another… They taste absolutely divine alongside a cup of coffee or tea and there’s no better place to taste this heavenly treat than in Amsterdam, where you can eat stroopwafels made to its original recipe. Here’s a little background to stroopwafels in Amsterdam, and the best places to eat stroopwafels in Amsterdam.
Background to Stroopwafels in Amsterdam
Originated between the 18th and 19th centuries from Gouda, Netherlands a city better known for its cheese, stroopwafels was discovered accidentally by a baker who wanted to avoid wastage. He mixed-up leftover cookie crumbs into a dough and made them into thin crispy layers of waffles, then adding sweet gooey syrup, a deliberate sweet treat. It became so popular that other bakers across Netherlands followed and stroopwafels became a national staple. Just know that every baker will have his/her own touch to the stroopwafel but the essence of this sweet treat is the wafer-thin gooey sandwich.
Stroopwafels are best eaten when freshly made, chewy and gooey. If you can’t get hold of freshly made ones, try the packaged ones instead. Although the packaged ones are a little brittle, place them on cups of coffee or tea, and allow the steam to gently soften them up so you could bite into the gooey caramel. These heavenly cookies are available at bakeries, patisseries, cafes, supermarkets, markets and stores throughout Netherlands.
So, when visiting Amsterdam, do not leave town without tasting this Dutch speciality – here are three of the best places to eat stroopwafels in Amsterdam.
1 | Lanskroon for stroopwafels in Amsterdam
The highly recommended one by the locals is Lanskroon, located in the centre of Amsterdam. Lanskroon is popular for its giant-size stroopwafel – about 12 cm in diameter. These crispy waffles are freshly made throughout the day, extremely tasty and come in two flavours of syrup, honey or coffee-caramel.
Lanskroon is a family-run business and has been baking batch after batch of cookies, cakes and pies for four generations. They also do several homemade ice-cream which you may also want to try. When you visit Lanskroon, take a seat in their charming, cosy and traditional tearoom overlooking the Singel Canal and watch the world go by…
Address: Singel 385 (near ‘het Spui’), Amsterdam.
Opening hours: Monday till Saturday from 9.00 – 17.00
Sunday from 10.00 – 17.00
2 | “the guy in Albert Cuypmarkt” – Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels in Amsterdam
Images: © Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels
Stroopwafels in Amsterdam from “the guy in Cuyp” is one that you must absolutely try!
“The guy” sells the mouthwateringly delish cookie from an old-school cookie truck at Albert Cuypmarkt. The stroopwafels are freshly made to the secret recipe handed down to him by the original baker in Gouda. The authentic Gouda-style stroopwafels in Amsterdam is said to be the most delicious stroopwafel in Netherlands and has gained many loyal fans worldwide. A visit to Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels at Albert Cuypmarkt is an opportunity to taste this time-honoured gooey-sweet-treat straight from the grill, and to buy some pre-packed in pretty little tins to be shared with friends.
Read the story of Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels and pay them a visit:
Address: At the middle of the Albert Cuypmarkt, Amsterdam, near #182 (the historical building with the golden angel on top.
Monday to Friday > 11:00 to 17:00
Saturday > 10:30 to 17:30
3 | Melly’s Stroopwafels in Amsterdam
Melly’s is a family business that has been operating from a cute cottage-like shop, making fresh, warm and delicious stroopwafels in Amsterdam. The fusion of cinnamon and caramel will just make your mouth water as you bite into the crispy, gooey waffle topped with crunchy toppings of your choice. Choose from Smarties, chocolate chunks, or toasted nuts.
Melly’s Stroopwaffles in Amsterdam is open 7 days a week, so you can’t miss it on your visit at any day.
Address: Nieuwezijds voorburgwal 141
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to 22:00
Sunday: 09:00 to 22:00
Other places to eat stroopwafels in Amsterdam
In addition to the best of the best already mentioned above, stroopwafels in Amsterdam are available at almost everywhere and you could try the following places as well:
Croissanterie Hans Egstorf, Spuistraat 274, Amsterdam Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Stach, 1A Nieuwe Hoogstraat, Amsterdam Centrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Have a great time biting into the warm, crispy gooey heavenly strropwafels in Amsterdam over coffee 🙂
Quick facts on Amsterdam, Netherlands
City: Capital of Netherlands
Mayor: Femke Halsema (since 2018)
Elevation: -2m (-7ft) – Dam Square
Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Train Station: Amsterdam Centraal Station
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