When we started planning our Amsterdam trip, we had a handful of things that we knew that we had to experience… the Anne Frank House, the Red Light District, a canal boat tour, and stroopwafels!
When it comes to finding the best stroopwafel in Amsterdam, the options can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put in the hard work of trying all the stroopwafels we could in 3 days and narrowing it down to what we think are the 3 best stroopwafels in Amsterdam! (in no particular order)
Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
(Leidsestraat 12, 1017 PA Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Being the most popular and Instagrammable of all the stroopwafels that we tried, we thought that Van Wonderen Stroopwafels was going to be more style over flavor. Thankfully, we couldn’t have been more wrong! These Stroopwafels are SO GOOD! Van Wonderen Stroopwafels is more of a boutique stroopwafel and puts its unique spin on the traditional Dutch dessert by adding chunky toppings that stick to the fresh, melted chocolate. They offer 3 different sizes (Small, €4; Medium €6; Large €8) and you have the choice of having it warm (made fresh) or cold (pre-made). You also have the option of chocolate covered or plain. They offer a wide variety of toppings including Oreo, Speculaas, Kletskop, M&M, Mixed Nuts, Crunchy Hazelnut, Marshmallow (what we got), Salted Caramel, & White Chocolate. While the lines can be long (especially in the afternoon) and the crowds can get a little chaotic, we promise it’s worth the wait! Keep in mind that there is no seating, so you’ll have to take your delicious slice of heaven to go, but don’t worry, they serve each stroopwafel in a sturdy, decorative to-go paper cone that’s perfect for on the go eating! While it was the priciest of all the stroopwafels that we tried, we definitely recommend making Van Wonderen Stroopwafels a part of your next Amsterdam trip!
(Albert Cuyp Straat t/o 182, Stand 134, 1073 BL Amsterdam, Netherlands)
If a more traditional take on this Dutch treat is what you’re looking for then just follow your nose (and the sometimes long line) to Original Stroopwafels. Served out of a food trailer in the middle of the Albert Cuyp street market, this is a cash-only, no-frills, no-fuss establishment that serves up some of the best Stroopwafels money can buy! Speaking of money, Original Stroopwafels was the least expensive of all the stroopwafels that we tried. Don’t be fooled though! The unassuming location and the inexpensive price tag is no indication of just how good these stroopwafels are! With every order made fresh, you have the option of plain (€1.50), chocolate covered (€2), and the plain “Superstrooper” (€3.50) which is their large, plain stroopwafel. You can also purchase smaller, pre-made, prepackaged stroopwafels to-go (€2.50/10). On top of serving up delicious, caramel slathered goodness, Original Stroopwafels’ service is second to none. They interacted with every customer and seemed to genuinely enjoy putting smiles on other people’s faces. While there is no seating offered, they do have a couple of standing tables with room for 3 or 4. Keep in mind that everything is outdoors, so you may want to plan your trip accordingly. If you’re like us though, you don’t let a little rain keep you from tasting one of the best treats this side of heaven!
(Singel 385, 1017 AD Amsterdam, Netherlands)
This small, neighborhood bakery takes a different approach with their stroopwafels. Rather than sandwiching their syrupy filling between warm, chewy wafers, they opt for a thicker, more brittle, crunchy, cookie-like wafer, and in addition to offering the traditional caramel filling, they also offer honey-filled stroopwafels. While different from any of the others that we tried, Lanskroon’s stroopwafels are equally as delicious. It may not seem like the best price at €2.70, the fact that they offer seating (limited) and a variety of hot and cold beverages makes it a great value and an excellent place for a midday break.
We hope this helps you in your search for the best stroopwafel on your next trip to Amsterdam! We would love to see your stroopwafel photos so tag us on Instagram at @AdventuresofMattandNat and follow us for more tips, tricks, and adventures! You can also watch our Instagram Highlight reel from Amsterdam for more tips & tricks!