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  • 1. Chocolatl

    Jordaan | Food/Candy

    Sip a tiny cup of potent hot chocolate while admiring the shop’s colorful display of "eclectic premium chocolate" from around the world. From...Read More

  • 2. De Kaaskamer

    Western Canal Ring | Specialty Stores

    True turophiles will follow their noses to this exceptional "cheese room," with hundreds of varieties of the world's best cheeses on offer....Read More

  • 3. De Pindakaaswinkel

    Oosterdok | Food/Candy

    Peanut-butter lovers have found a new place of pilgrimage in De Plantagebuurt’s popular indie shopping street. The artisan creations here are...Read More

  • 4. Erik’s Delicatessen

    Amsterdam-Oost | Wine/Spirits

    This trusted delicatessen has more than 100 foreign cheeses and a large selection of local varieties, including various boerenkazen (artisanal...Read More

  • 5. L’Amuse

    Oud-Zuid | Food/Candy

    With more than 400 cheeses, all aged in the shop’s very own warehouse, this is easily one of the best cheese shops in the Netherlands—and, some...Read More

  • 6. Marqt

    Leidseplein | Wine/Spirits

    With an emphasis on "real food"—local, seasonal, and sometimes organic—and transparent production practices, this sustainable supermarket offers...Read More

  • 7. Metropolitan

    Red Light District | Food/Candy

    Owned by the pioneering Dutch chocolatier Kees Raat, this is the place to satisfy all your late-night sweet cravings. Raat’s bean-to-bar chocolate...Read More

  • 8. Noordermarkt Farmers' and Flea Market

    Jordaan | Antiques/Collectibles

    This farmers' market, held every Saturday along the perimeter of the Noorderkerk, is cherished by local foodies for quality comestibles such...Read More

  • 9. Patisserie Holtkamp

    Eastern Canal Ring | Food/Candy

    From Sachertorte to sabayon, and almost every Dutch cookie imaginable, Holtkamp has been a master of European pastry classics since 1969. However...Read More

  • 10. Pompadour Amsterdam

    Western Canal Ring | Food/Candy

    This beloved chocolaterie, patisserie, and tearoom celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, and the civilized still congregate for afternoon...Read More

  • 11. Arti Choc

    Oud-Zuid | Food/Candy

    Chocoholics, take note: this Oud-Zuid institution not only sells handmade bonbons in sophisticated flavors like Earl Grey, cranberry-caramel...Read More

  • 12. Harewood Bakery

    De Pijp | Food/Candy

    For the freshest, fluffiest donuts head to this hole-in-the-wall near the Albert Cuyp market, where the artisan brioche dough is left to proof...Read More

  • 13. Hartog’s Volkoren Bakkerij & Maalderij

    Amsterdam-Oost | Food/Candy

    This prizewinning artisan bakery, which mills its own flour and uses no additives or preservatives, started as a small family place in 1896...Read More

  • 14. Jacob Hooy & Co.

    Nieuwmarkt | Specialty Stores

    Filled with teak-wood canisters and jars bearing Latin inscriptions, fragrant with the perfume of seeds, flowers, and medicinal potions, this...Read More

  • 15. Puccini Bomboni

    Western Canal Ring | Food/Candy

    This popular chocolatier sells handsomely sized bonbons, handmade using only the finest natural ingredients. Flavors range from classic (caramel...Read More

  • 16. Van Roselen Fine Chocolates

    Eastern Canal Ring | Food/Candy

    This chocolate-box-size shop specializes in premium international chocolate brands, such as Amsterdam-based Chocolate Makers, award-winning...Read More

  • 17. Van Velze’s Chocolaterie & Patisserie

    Amsterdam-Oost | Food/Candy

    Tucked away in an unremarkable residential street off the Amstel River, this superlative chocolate shop specializes in confections made from...Read More

  • 18. Geels & Co.

    Specialty Stores

    Still run by the family Geels, this Warmoesstraat store has been selling tea, coffee, and brewing utensils since 1866. It's a great place to...Read More

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