5 Best souvenirs from Amsterdam

Are traveling to Amsterdam or Netherlands and you don’t know how to bring your family and friends as souvenirs? Here is my list of 5 Best souvenirs from Amsterdam, don’t worry happy to help, I’m an expert on this kind of thing.

5 BEST SOUVENIRS FROM AMSTERDAM

  1. Stroopwafels
  2. Tony’s chocolate
  3. Tulips bulbs
  4. Gouda/Edam cheese
  5. Wooden clogs

 

Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese

STROOPWAFELS

A stroopwafel is one of the most popular cookies from the Netherlands. Created by pressing a delicate vanilla and cinnamon dough between flame-heated waffle irons, the thin cookies are split in two and filled with rich caramel.

The traditional way to eat the stroopwafel is to place it on top of a cup of hot coffee, tea, or chocolate. This heats the waffle and slightly softens the syrup making the waffle soft on one side and slightly crispy on the other. Delicious! If you prefer your stroopwafel with cold milk, the answer is simple.

Where buy it? Everywhere, there are a lot of shops selling them. My tips: buying them in the supermarket (Albert Heijn) cost 1,70€ per bag and are very good, just think about it, is where Netherlands people buy them.

 

Tony's Chocolonely
Tony’s Chocolonely

TONY’S

Tony’s Chocolonely was founded in the Netherlands in 2005 by three journalists from the Dutch TV show ‘Keuringdienst van Waarde’ after they discovered that the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers were buying cocoa from plantations that used illegal child labor and modern slavery. Amazing right? But what is amazing is the chocolate, is the best I have ever eaten in my life!!!

Where? Albert Heijn supermarket, each bar cost 2/3€ even at the airport (but the price is a little bit expensive)

 

Tulips bulbs
Tulips bulbs

TULIPS BULBS

The lifespan of an average tulip bulb is two-to-five years (one flower per bulb). Midwestern gardeners plant tulip bulbs in the fall so that they will flower the following spring (Mid of April – May). Do you want to see tulips in the Netherlands? Check the Keukenhof park.

Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall. The soil needs to have cooled off from the summer growing season before you plant, which could mean September in cold climates (zones 3 to 5), October in transitional climates (zones 6 to 7), and November or December in warm climates (zones 8 to 9). Most bulbs, if stored correctly, can be kept for about 12 months before needing to be planted. The longevity of flowering bulbs is largely determined by the adequacy of the storage provided.

Where? Amsterdam flower market is the best option, many souvenirs shops sell bulbs but most of them are not well-conserved.

 

Gouda cheese
Gouda cheese

CHEESE

Gouda, or “How-da” as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60% of the world’s cheese consumption.

You can see here how cheese is made by Henri Willig in a lot of stores in Amsterdam (which is full of them). You can taste and buy the cheeses in the shop. Including herb cheese and goat cheese.

Where? Henri Willig shop 1 piece = 13€, if you go to the Albert Cuyp market it cost = 3 pieces 12,50€

 

Wooden clogs shop
Wooden clogs shop

WOODEN CLOGS

Klompen or Wooden clogs. Everybody knows the recognizable Dutch footwear. Dutch clogs come in all shapes and sizes. Large and small, there is a set for every pair of feet. Unfortunately, the street scene full of wooden clogs has changed significantly over the years. You can visit the museum is very interesting.

Where? Zaanse Schans price is 50€ or on this webpage 14€ (free shipping in the Netherlands)

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