Van Stapele Koekmakerij
Van Stapele Koekmakerij
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
  • Waterlooplein • 10 min walk
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  • GFoodyS
    45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soft centred cookies - lush
    To die for cookies, They are so fresh and delicious, they make batches as they go, could not recommend more. Luckily when we went it was a tiktok hype but the queue wasn’t too long, even if the queue is slightly long these are to wait for. I would recommend getting more than 4 if you are sharing as you crave more. They are so soft to bite into and the inside is lush. Quick and friendly service as well as prices being fair. Easy to locate shop, definitely recommended.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Corinne Z
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best chocolate cookies in Amsterdam!
    My colleague from Schenker brought me cookies today. I never heard of Van Stapele cookies. I didn't heat them up but cold they are also delicious. Next time when I buy them I will try them warm. Thank you very much for the nice breakfast :)
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written October 24, 2023
  • MKTBE
    Topeka, Kansas4,070 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It Is All About the Cookies!!
    All the hype is true - these cookies are amazing. On a chilly rainy fall day, we waited in line at Van Stapele Koekmakerij for our opportunity to buy cookies! While waiting in line, we chatted with a staff member who was helping with crowd control. She told us that some patrons fly in once a month to stock up on the famous cookies. Our 30-minute wait was worth it. The Van Stapele shop is very small, but as you enter, you are able to watch staff make the popular Chocolate Cookies. We only bought four, but we should have gotten more. Absolutely delectable cookies!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • Jessica
    Essex, United Kingdom13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cookie!
    Really good cookie! I would say it's worth the wait in the queue but I would only do it once. I would possibly visit again if there was a much much smaller queue. The staff in there was absolutely lovely. Cookies also last a few days after buying too which was nice to know, and warming instructions on the box!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Louise
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!!!!
    Oh my goodness! I heard about these cookies and I had to try them - they are a million times worth the hype. The que is long - around 25/30 minute wait and the que can be confusing if you've never visited before but they have two staff members outside to make sure people don't push in front. The cookies are amazing, you can smell the fresh cookies from walking past the shop. I ordered six as they had a deal on. They are obviously best while they are hot (as all cookies are) but they are amazing and I'll be coming here everytime I visit Amsterdam.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Jake B
    15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Cookies
    Was so excited to try these cookies and after seeing all the hype my expectations were high. These cookies are really good, and that gooey centre is what makes it, coats your mouth and is just so moreish, however i wouldn't say these cookies absolutely blew me away, they were just good cookies, i don't think i would wait in a queue anything over 20 minutes for them, we were fortunate and only waited 5 so it was worth it. Definitely worth a try and would go again if the queue was small.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 26, 2024
  • helen l
    Ascot, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best cookies I have tasted.
    What a find. Made a purposeful trip having heard about these, and it was well worth the visit. Crispy on the outside, gooey in the middle and amazing chocolate taste, fairly sweet as you would expect, but not too much. May have to come back!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2024
  • Alvin Wong
    Vancouver, Canada698 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic cookies
    A friend recommended checking them out, and they definitely didn't disappoint. If you're a fan of chocolate or cookies, then it's a must try. The lineup wasn't too bad when I went for a sunny Sunday afternoon. Lineup started at the bridge where an employee gives you a token. They radio ahead to an employee standing next to the store where you give them the token. In all, it only took about 25 minutes before I was in the door to order. When you enter, you can definitely smell the chocolate. I only wish I had a glass of milk to wash the cookies down with.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written April 28, 2024
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Nothing wrong with the concept. You make a nice cookie and you sell it in a place which you spent great care to make it look antique and quirkie, then you add an enormous layer of marketing. You make sure that all tourists fall in your trap, ensuere there are queues (seriously, for a stupid cookie?) and ask a tremendous amount of money. Incredible how many peope waste their time and money on this.
Written May 10, 2020
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Raphael Ruben Nikita
Nicosia, Cyprus5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Really nice cookies indeed. That’s why on our last day (19/6) we went there at 09:30 waiting for 30 minutes to buy cookies for friends and family back home. We were a group of 8 people so 3 of us went there to buy cookies for all of us. They opened at 10:00 and one of us went inside to buy 9 boxes. They refused to sell to him, saying only 3 boxes each person. We got inside the other 2 so we can buy 9 boxes, 3 each. Again they said no is 2 boxes each. This unprofessional. I know you have a lot of customers every day but that doesn’t mean you have to put limit on the quantity people want to buy. This is unacceptable we were waiting to buy for all of us and we explained but you refused so we left with 6 boxes only. If you don’t want to have unsatisfied customers because some other customers want to buy big quantity then change the size of your production. You already know that the customers you have are more than your production and people must wait for long time in lines to buy. I don’t want to give you terrible review because your product is really nice. But change your company’s policy on the quantity each customer can buy.
Written June 20, 2022
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HitTwice
United States6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Van Stapele's chocolate cookie comes warm from the oven, and it is delicious! Not to mention, the small store is adorable. The line did not take too long. On one January Saturday morning at 11AM, there was no limit and i waited about 10 minutes in line. On a Monday at noon, there was a 7 per person limit, and the wait was about 5 minutes.
Written January 21, 2020
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Ian O
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
We were on a boat tour with a group of friends in Amsterdam and Captain Axel of Those Dam Boat Guys says you need to go buy some cookies. None of us had even thought about buying cookies but Axel said they were so good people queue for hours for them! So we decided to join the queue. Fortunately it was only 30 mins long. The queue is well organised and felt part of the experience of waiting for something really special. The staff who worked in the shop and who managed the queue were very friendly. If you have a small child with you get them to ask where the secret door is- magical. The cookies are all freshly baked and served warm. They are beautifully packaged. Are they worth the 2 Euros each and more importantly the time taken to queue? I enjoyed the experience as I had people to chat to that I’d not seen for years and the time taken to queue added to the sense of occasion. There was a girl in the queue with us that worked locally and said she was on her lunch break- not sure I’d do that everyday but it was enjoyable none the less.
Written April 18, 2022
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Egg
Manchester, UK182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Saw this on TikTok and it’s absolutely worth it. They only do one cookie really good! It’s 2 for €5 for 6 for €12.50. The line looks big but it moves quickly. We went mid-day and only queued about 10 minutes. They’re served warm in a lovely presentation box, or there’s an option to pay more to have them in a souvenir tin. Join the hype, it’s kinda fun.
Written June 14, 2023
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Maggie M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
So glad we found this place! Stumbled across it and couldn’t miss it for the queue of around 4/5 people outside, very quick though took less than 5 minutes to be served. The staff were all very friendly and the place itself is beautiful. The cookies are like nothing I’ve ever tasted before. So fresh and warm. Intense flavour of gooey chocolate, crispy around the edges and then with a creamy white chocolate filling. Delicious! Also the little box and bag they come in with a handy little note with instructions on how to reheat them! We would definitely recommend this place and will be visiting again!
Written February 6, 2020
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johnada422
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
This small bakery only makes one thing and they do it wonderfully! They make a chocolate cookie that not only has that slight snap when you bite it, but it is moist and full of chocolate goodness. It is like eating a delicious brownie in a cookie form. There is always a line outside of the shop, but it moves quickly and is well managed by the staff working there. Do yourself a favor and make this a stop while you are in Amsterdam.
Written March 23, 2020
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Notacamper99
California274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We love to bake, and this is the first bakery we've been to that the cookies are as good as homemade. Don't miss them, they are absolutely delicious. Bring a friend so you can buy more than just your allotment of 8.

They have been open for about 7 years, and they only make one thing, which are these chocolate cookies with a white chocolate center. They once also served coffee, but stopped after two years as people only wanted the cookies. You have to stand in a long line (about 20ish minutes in June) to wait to get into the store, and then are only allowed 8 cookies per person. They bake them right there and that means your cookies are fresh and warm from the oven.

One last thing: the cookies come boxed in very cute boxes and then in a bag, which makes them great for gifts--but you'll want to eat them yourself.
Written July 11, 2022
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Shalom B
Nahariya, Israel19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The most tasty cookie that i tasted.
Order online and skip the line!
The line out side the bakery is very long approximately 20-30 minutes long.
If you order on line just push the golden buzzer on the entrance and walla.
Written February 24, 2023
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GFoodyS
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
To die for cookies,
They are so fresh and delicious, they make batches as they go, could not recommend more.

Luckily when we went it was a tiktok hype but the queue wasn’t too long, even if the queue is slightly long these are to wait for.

I would recommend getting more than 4 if you are sharing as you crave more. They are so soft to bite into and the inside is lush. Quick and friendly service as well as prices being fair.

Easy to locate shop, definitely recommended.
Written September 20, 2023
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