Speciality Food Stores


We don’t know about you, but we are real “foodies”. Therefore we couldn’t do without a speciality food store section. Here you will find shops that are specialised in a specific ‘food’ type. Not only are these shops specialised, we also think they are very special. As you can see by our recommendations, we are quite addicted to cheese and chocolate. But it is not only our addiction that made them pass our selection criteria, it is also because these chocolate shops and cheese shops adds something special to your 'shopping' experience in Amsterdam.
These are our recommendations for speciality food stores in Amsterdam:
Go to the details & reviews page of 't Goede Soet chocolate shop in Amsterdam 't Goede Soet is a cute, romantic, little chocolate shop. All their chocolates, bonbons, pastries and cakes and a lot of the other sweets they sell, are homemade. Though not on the premisses of the shop in Amsterdam. This corner shop has windows on two sides, which means you get to enjoy more of the the beautiful window dressing that they do. Especially before public holidays such as Easter, Sinterklaas and Christmas.

All of their homemade products are made using Callebaut chocolate.
Address:
Keizersgracht 95, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 420 8807
Open:
Tue to Sat: 10.00 to 18.00
Website:
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Go to the details & reviews page of De Taart van mijn Tante, speciality cake shop in Amsterdam De Taart van mijn Tante (The Cake of my Aunt) is a truly unique cake shop. The creative team of De Taart van mijn Tante come up with the most camp, most extravagant and always beautiful and delicious wedding cakes and birthday cakes.

No wedding or birthday? No worries, in their tea room - described by press and customers as: "Amsterdam’s only real Cake parlour."; "Uber kitsch, Barbie and Ken’s room." - they serve a wide variety of sweet and savoury cakes for any occasion.
Address:
1e Jacob van Campenstraat 35, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 776 4600
Open:
Daily from 10.00 to 18.00
Go to the details & reviews page of Het Oud-Hollands Snoepwinkeltje. Old Dutch Candy Store in Amsterdam Het Oud-Hollands Snoepwinkeltje (Old Dutch Candy Store) is a charming little shop in the Jordaan, full of nostalgia, even if you are not Dutch! Rows and rows of traditional Dutch candies, liquorice and caramels in glass pots screaming at you to buy them. There is plenty of choice for every sweet tooth. If you have no idea what to buy, ask Mariska, the owner, for advice.

This candy store is not only full of sugar, but also has a large range of sugar-free candy for people with diabetes.
Address:
Tweede Egelantierdwarsstraat 2, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 420 7390
Open:
Tue to Sat: 11.00 to 18.30
Sun: 12.00 to 17.00
Go to the details & reviews page of Bakery Museum and Old-Dutch candy store In de Gecroonde Duyvekater in Zaanse Schans, Zaandam Bakery Museum and Old-Dutch candy store In de Gecroonde Duyvekater is part of open air museum the Zaanse Schans. As soon as you enter the charming shop you will get a warm welcome and not only because of the bakery. The owner is a warm-hearted woman that makes you feel like a visiting friend.

Not many foreigners like the typical Dutch liquorice, but there are many other Old-Dutch sweets to choose from. Or ask for a combination of the most popular traditional Dutch sweets.
Address:
Zeilenmakerspad 4, Zaandam
Contact:
+31 75 617 3522
Open:
Tue to Sun: 10.00 to 17.00
Go to the details & reviews page of LITE/DARK Juice & Dark Chocolate Bar in Amsterdam LITE/DARK is a very attractive store on Utrechtsestraat, with an unique concept: a health concept based on fresh fruit and healthy dark chocolate in any form and combination. They serve a wide variety of healthy juices and shakes and chocolate drinks made with dark chocolate, which contains 71% cacao.

And have a bowl of fruit & dark chocolate to go with that drink. It tastes delicious. LITE/DARK also offers: fruit & yoghurt, ice cream, bagels, muffins and sandwiches.
Address:
Utrechtsestraat 22, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 753 9919
Open:
7 days a week 365 days a year!
Mon to Fri: 08.00 to 19.00
Sat: 10.00 to 19.00
Sun: 10.00 to 18.00
Go to the details & reviews page of Marqt, sustainable supermarket in Amsterdam Marqt is a sustainable supermarket with an upscale appearance. A large part of Marqt's products is organic and apply to five principles: real food comes from original sources, is made with respect to the surrounding environment, is really fresh, is made with passion and tastes really good!

Marqt's concept appeals to the more commercial market and this way Marqt stimulates the use of local (organic) products by a bigger audience.
Address:
Overtoom 21, Amsterdam
Utrechtsestraat 17, Amsterdam
Haarlemmerstraat 165, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 422 6311 (Overtoom), +31 20 810 0080 (Utrechtsestraat) or +31 20 820 8792 (Haarlemmerstraat)
Open:
Mon to Sat: 09.00 to 21.00
Sun: 10.00 to 20.00
Go to the details & reviews page of papabubble, speciality candy shop in Amsterdam Sugar, water and glucose, that is what you'll find at papabubble. But the candy creations they make are far more exciting than just the sum of the ingredients. The shops are inviting, with seductive candies in different shapes and in bright colours hanging on the walls.

To make your choice easier, they have premixed candy bags, such as Fruit Mix with 14 different fruit flavours, Morris Mix with more spicy flavours, or you can get the ABCDEFGHIJKLMix and create your own personalised message.
Address:
Haarlemmerdijk 70, Amsterdam
Staalstraat 16, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 626 2662 (Haarlemmerdijk)
Open:
Haarlemmerdijk & (Staalstraat):
Mon: 13.00 to 18.00 (13.00 to 18.00)
Tue: Closed (Closed)
Wed to Fri: 13.00 to 18.00 (10.00 to 18.00)
Sat: 10.00 to 17.00 (10.00 to 18.00)
Sun: Closed (12.00 to 17.00)
Website:
papabubble (NL)
Go to the details & reviews page of Patisserie Pompadour in Amsterdam Patisserie, Tearoom and Lunchroom Pompadour has been around for almost 50 years. The original store in De 9 Straatjes is a beautiful chocolate store and tearoom with original wooden panelling and upholstered walls, giving it a chic and sophisticated feel. The lunchroom on Kerkstraat is more modern and spacious and has deliciously fresh sandwiches and soups.

They have one thing in common though: the high quality, artisanal home made chocolates, made of Valrhona chocolate.
- Breakfast / lunch
Address:
Huidenstraat 12, Amsterdam
Kerkstraat 148, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 623 9554 (Huidenstraat) or +31 20 330 0981 (Kerkstraat)
Open:
Mon to Fri: 10.00 to 18.00
Sat: 09.00 to 17.00
Sun: 12.00 to 18.00
(Kerkstraat is closed on Mon. & Sun.)
(Huidenstraat is closed on Mon. from July, August & September)
Go to the details & reviews page of Reypenaer Cheese Store & Tasting Rooms in Amsterdam On the opposite corner of our other favourite shop - Puccini Bomboni - is another favourite shop: Reypenaer Cheese Store & Tasting Rooms. Reypenaer is a famous cheese that won several awards and is made by cheese house, Wyngaard Kaas. The cheese matures in the 100 years old cheese warehouse in Woerden.

The cheese tasting downstairs gives you a good idea of the different cheeses that Reypenaer has, although we must say that the last time, the tasting was done a bit amateurish.
Address:
Singel 182, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 320 6333
Open:
Cheese Tasting Workshops:
Mon & Tue: at 13.00 and 15.00
Wed to Sun: at 12.00, 13.30, 15.00 and 16.30
Book:
+31 20 320 6333 or via the reservation form on Reypenaers' website
Go to the details & reviews page of the Tea Bar, speciality food store in Amsterdam Delicious smells draw you into this cute shop on Haarlemmerdijk. If you like your tea, then this is the shop for you! They sell many types of tea in as many flavours. Their range varies from black tea to white tea, from herbal teas to organic teas, from classic teas to the 'Old Dutch Apple Pie' tea. They also sell all the 'equipment' and accessories to make tea.

If you don't like tea then maybe the organic coffee or the instant Whittard of Chelsea Hot Chocolate is something for you. A white lemon meringue hot chocolate anyone?
Address:
Haarlemmerdijk 71, Amsterdam
Contact:
+31 20 623 3211
Open:
Mon: 11.00 to 18.00
Tue to Fri: 10.00 to 18.00
Sat: 10.00 to 17.00
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