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Top 5 Places For A Hot Chocolate In Amsterdam

July 13, 2023

As any astute traveller will know, the Dutch don’t scrimp when it comes to decadent desserts and warming winter treats. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll certainly feel at home in the Dutch capital. As well as heaps of scrumptious brunch spots and restaurants, Amsterdam is also home to some of the world’s best chocolatiers – great news for those who love a hot choc or two!

Head to one of the hot chocolate hot spots below and warm yourself up this winter with a cup of steamy chocolatey goodness! We’ll let you decide who wins the award for the best hot chocolate in Amsterdam!

1. Urban Cacao

If you’re a proper chocolate connoisseur then Urban Cacao will not disappoint. Here you can find heaps of delicious, hand made chocolatey treats as well as irresistible hot chocolate. Thanks to their policy of using only natural and honestly sourced ingredients, you can indulge yourself without feeling guilty! Grab yourself a hot choc and get stuck into some world-famous cakes, chocolate peanuts, and Bonbons!

Top tip: Urban Cacao is a great place to grab a souvenir for family and friends back home, after all, everyone loves chocolate… don’t they? 

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2. Pompadour

Pompadour is a classy chocolatier fit for kings and queens. Home to some of the best hot chocolate in Amsterdam, this cute chocolatier cafe is the perfect spot for fans of fancy hot chocolate – a must-see for foodies visiting Amsterdam. Make your way to Huidenstraat between Keizersgracht and Herensgracht canals and treat yourself to a hot chocolate and an amazing dessert. You can thank us later…

Shopfront of Pompadour chocolatier
Source: Lonely Planet

3. Puccini Bomboni

Every chocoholic will feel right at home at Puccini Bomboni. A pillar of the Amsterdam chocolate scene, this venue is home to chocolates that look like works of art and no stranger to chocolate connoisseurs. They also offer some extremely delicious hot chocolate, the perfect warming accompaniment for a chilly day in the Dam.

If you’re looking for a tranquil spot to sit back and enjoy a tasty hot choc, then this cozy little cafe is the place for you. As well as a top-notch hot choc, here you can find freshly baked croissants, scrumptious cheesecakes and melt in your mouth cookies – all of which are to die for! Melly’s is also just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam’s main shopping district, making it the ideal location for a quick and tasty, mid-shop break.

Entrance to Melly's Cookie Bar
Source: Air bnb

5. Chocolátl

Chocolátl is a specialty retail chocolate shop in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam and another must-see spot for hot chocolate fanatics! Here you can find divine drinking chocolate and loads of other chocolately treats from around the globe. If you’re looking for something a little different and love your food on the wild side, grab your self a hot chocolate and one of their infamous bacon bars. They also offer ‘chocolabs’, which are guided chocolate tasting sessions to help people enhance their appreciation of chocolate. Like we needed any help!?

That’s your lot, now get exploring!

There we have it, the top 5 places to grab a hot chocolate in Amsterdam – now its time to get stuck in! The Dutch are world-famous for their hot chocolate making skills so you would be mad to miss out! If you stumble across any other unmissable hot chocolate spots make sure you get in touch via our Instagram!

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