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This Legendary Cookie Shop in Amsterdam Only Makes One Type of Cookie, and No, They Don't Use Weed

Amsterdam Food + Drink
by Matador Creators Dec 6, 2023

Who doesn’t love cookies? When you think of Amsterdam, the only cookies you might be imagining are those laced with cannabis, but in fact, some of Amsterdam’s best cookies are perfectly PG. And you can find them at Van Stapele Koekmakerij. This little bakery, housed in a beautiful 17th-century building, has become a sensation among locals and tourists alike, with many regarding its cookies as the best in the city.

@foodwtf These cookies at #VanStapele in #Amsterdam are truly worth traveling for🤩 🎥 @Sgadventurousduo #foodietiktok #foodietok #amsterdamfoodie #amsterdameats ♬ original sound – Food Worth Traveling For

Each cookie here is a perfectly baked sphere of rich, decadent dark chocolate, filled with a gooey white chocolate center. The moment you take your first bite, you understand why people line up for these treats. What makes Van Stapele extra special is their dedication to perfection and consistency. They only make one type of cookie, and they make it exceptionally well. Each cookie is freshly baked and served warm throughout the day, ensuring that every customer gets to enjoy the cookies at their very best. The cookies are beautifully packaged too, making them perfect souvenirs or gifts.

While the cookies are the star attraction, the ambiance of Van Stapele Koekmakerij adds to the overall experience. Stepping into the shop feels like stepping back in time, with its antique decor, old wooden beams, and friendly staff dressed in traditional clothing. It’s a warm and welcoming space that perfectly complements the heavenly aroma of baking cookies.

The bakery’s popularity is evident from the long lines that often stretch down the street, but don’t let this put you off. The queue is part of the experience, building anticipation for the treat that awaits you. And trust me, the wait is absolutely worth it.

Amsterdam’s other tasty treats

Indeed, Amsterdam is a haven for those with a sweet tooth, offering an array of mouth-watering baked goods that are as diverse as they are delicious. Besides Van Stapele, check out Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels for their traditional Dutch waffles, thin layers of baked dough filled with sweet, sticky syrup. Melly’s Cookie Bar is another popular spot, known for its delectable cookies and cozy atmosphere. Patisserie Holtkamp is famed for its assorted pastries, while De Laatste Kruimel is a local favorite for its broad selection of home-style treats.

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