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Chocolate lovers guide to Amsterdam

As a destination for chocolate lovers, Amsterdam is sadly underrated, ignored by nearby chocolate capitals like Brussels and Paris. But nestled in some of these old canal houses are some of the best artisan chocolatiers on the continent. And that’s not all: with an annual chocolate festival, Chocoa and the Cacaomuseum, Amsterdam is destined to become a hot spot for chocolate fans. But the proof is in the product: visit one of these favorite chocolatiers to sample one of Amsterdam’s lesser-known specialties.

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Puccini Candies

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Singel 184, 1016 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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+31 20 427 8341

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Who doesn’t love Puccini Bomboni? Amsterdam’s most famous chocolate shop is the place to start a chocolate tour of the Dutch capital. Puccini Bomboni’s signature oversized chocolates are bursting with flavors, from French liqueurs and liqueurs to Southeast Asian fruits, nuts and spices. Cream and pure, milk, white or dark chocolate are the central ingredients of each Puccini Bomboni bonbon and form the simple base for an explosion of variety through additions such as figs, ginger, cognac, coffee, blueberry, walnuts and Cointreau. , just to name a few combos. Shape and appearance count too, and each type has its own distinctive look.

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ArtiChoc

Direction
Koninginneweg 141, 1075 CM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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+31 20 470 9805

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ArtiChoc is all about purity and avoid sugar as much as possible. That is a great achievement for a chocolate maker. ArtiChoc takes the diversity of flavors to the next level, with chocolates such as pine nut caramel, bell pepper, honey whiskey, marsala and basil. Seasonal specialties like “chestnuts”, “acorns”, “mushrooms” and chocolate “pumpkins” for fall keep the assortment on time.

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Pompadour Chocolaterie and Tearoom

Direction
Huidenstraat 12, 1016 ES Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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+31 20 623 9554

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Pompadour is acclaimed for its chocolates and cakes, the latter being served, in addition to breakfast and lunch, in an authentic Louis XVI tea room, with interior decorations imported from Antwerp, Belgium. Those with a sweet tooth can unwind with tea and cakes and then grab some chocolate on the way. Pompadour chocolate is the famous French Valrhona, and he creates his recipes with his fellow Belgian and French chocolatiers. What a pedigree.

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vanroselen

Direction
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 72 , 1017 DH Amsterdam , Países Bajos

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+31 20 235 7464

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Vanroselen chocolates are handcrafted and blend the flavor of cocoa with herbs and fruits for subtle chocolate delicacies. Vanroselen also sells high-quality brands of chocolate made in small batches from around the world, so this is your chance to sample these hard-to-find pieces of heaven.

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Festival del Chocoa

Direction
Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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+31 20 530 4141

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At the Chocoa Festival in Amsterdam, you will learn about the process of making chocolate, from its beginnings as a cocoa bean to that delicious bonbon that takes you to the moon. Some of the world’s most renowned chocolatiers will explain how this much-loved sweet is made as you participate in to-die-for-chocolate chocolate and cake tastings, and learn about food and wine pairings.

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Cacaomuseo

Direction
Czaar Peterstraat 175, 1018 PK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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+31 6 12797707

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The Cacaomuseum tells you everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate and of course has examples for sale. You can choose from 100 different types of chocolate bars from around the world, along with such unusual items as chocolate cheese, cocoa sausage, and chocolate vinegar. The museum even has paintings made, yes, of chocolate.

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