For a very long time people actually visit the Netherlands for this one amazing treat. It is a world famous cookie called Stroopwafel. I say world wide, because in more and more countries you can order them. Also supermarkets have started to sell them and they are a dedicated delicacy served on the plains of Delta, the American airline.
History of the stroopwafel
This famous cookie has been made since the beginning of the 19th century. It was created in the famous dutch city Gouda. “Hey don’t I know that city?” That is correct! It is also where the famous dutch gouda cheese comes from. They are two thin waffles connected with a caramel syrup between them. They have become a national heritage for dutch people. Sometimes tourists think we just make them for the tourists. But I can assure you that at many coffee and tea breaks the stroopwafel comes out.
In Amsterdam there are a lot of places where you can get amazing handmade stroopwafels. And you can sprinkle them with all kinds of toppings of your liking. Also every supermarket sells them in packages of 8 or 10 (sometimes even 12). If you are going to take a package with you for friends and family, I would advise you to buy 2 packs or more. Because change is, that you can’t control yourself and you start eating them on the way back home. Also good to know. This food is fully processed, so you can take it with you on the plane.
So as I said there are several places where you can buy fresh stroopwafels.
Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
This little cute little stroopwafel shop can be found on the Kalverstraat our main shopping street.
Rudi’s Original Stroopwafels
This food truck can be found in Amsterdam’s most famous market “the Albert Cuyp”. In the middle of the market you can find the food truck.
The shop is located in one of the side panels of the New Church at Dam Square. This is the largest church of Amsterdam.