If you are trying to learn about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Amsterdam you are on the right site. There are plenty of great dessert shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.
Up next we will get into bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Amsterdam like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in the city.
Towards the end you will find a local sweets map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts around Europe at that link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in Amsterdam or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Monte Pelmo at Tweede Anjeliersdwarsstraat 17
- The Ijsboefje at Beukenplein 5
- Massimo Gelato at Van Ostadestraat 147 H
- IJs van Oost at Javastraat 79
- IJscuypje en Barts at Prinsengracht 292
- YB by Yoghurt Barn Amsterdam Centraal at Stationsplein 17b naast IJ-passage
Monte Pelmo is an artisan gelateria serving hazelnut and pistachio flavors with fruit sorbet and vegan options from 1pm to 9pm daily. Some of the best handcrafted ice cream and milkshakes in your area with vegan, oat, and soy milk options are sold at The ijsboefje every day from 12pm to 10pm.
Massimo is a laid back ice cream shop offering Italian gelato, pastries, and coffees seven days a week. You can choose from a variety of homemade ice creams in Amsterdam with no artificial flavors as well as tasty chocolate bars at IJs van Oost from 12pm to 10pm.
IJscuypje en Barts provides classic and modern rich flavored ice creams that are made from farm fresh organic dairy as well as sorbets, yogurts, and shakes. Plant based yogurts and snacks as well as breakfast and lunch are offered at YB by on weekdays from7:30am to 3pm.
More options for great local ice creams include Lanskroon Bakery, Snoepboom, and Sweetness Creps and Waffles from our other lists.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries near you should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- Lanskroon Bakery at Singel 385
- Brothers Niemeijer at Nieuwendijk 35
- Hartog’s Wholegrain Bakery & Milling at Wibautstraat 77
- Bakhuys Amsterdam at Sarphatistraat 61
Lanskroon Bakery provides a wide variety of cakes, pastries, waffles, chocolates, and ice cream with vegan and gluten free options from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and from 10am on Sunday.
French cakes, macaroons, brownies, tartlets, cookies, chocolates, sourdough bread, light lunches, and coffees are available at Brothers Niemeijer. Hartog’s Wholegrain Bakery offers delectable vegan sandwiches, cakes, and other great sweets near you with many that are free of lactose, additives, and preservatives from 7am to 6pm Sunday through Friday and until 5pm on Saturday.
You can buy brownies, cheeses, carrot cakes, tartlets, sourdough breads, pizza, and pastries as well as eat breakfast at Bakhuys Amsterdam seven days a week. Some of the best baked sweets are also available at Cup a la Cake, Cake and Cooky, Life of Pie, Cake Delight’s, Traiterie Chef Traiteur and Patisserie, Croque Madame, and Petit by Sam from different sections.
Local Donut Shops
Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:
- Rene’s Croissanterie at Damstraat 20
- Corner Bakery at Johannes Vermeerstraat 40
- Dunkin’ Reguliersbreestraat at Reguliersbreestraat 23
Don’t forget about the great local donuts at Cup a la Cake from our previous list.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
- Cup a la Cake at Westermarkt 19
- Cake and Cooky at Hofmeyrstraat 12a
- Cake Delight at Krelis Louwenstraat 1
- Life of Pie Amsterdam at Marnixstraat 196
Cup a la Cake sells some of the best cupcakes, cakes, macaroons, donuts, brownies, and cookies in your area from 8am to 5pm daily. A fine assortment of halal, vegan, and eggless cupcakes and cakes that are free of sugar and allergens are available at Cake and Cooky throughout the week from 9am to 5pm except for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday when they are closed.
Cake Delight’s products contain 60% less sugar and are available in a variety of exciting flavors that are great for any occasion. Life of Pie offers cupcakes, macaroons, cookies, sand cups, cake pops, and custom handcrafted cakes in a variety of sizes, colors, and flavors.
There are some good options in our gluten free bakeries section too.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
Some of the most popular American, Dutch, and international candies are sold at Snoop. You can choose from a fine selection of candies, pastries, waffles, ice creams, and other delicious sweet treats in your area as well as beverages at De Snoepboom.
Jamin offers a wide variety of candies too including jelly beans and chocolates.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:
- Cacao & Spice Chocolate Shop at 5A, Dollebegijnensteeg
- Chocolate Company at Stationsplein 17B
- Vanroselen Fine Chocolates at Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 72
- Urban Cacao at Rozengracht 200
- Ganache Amsterdam at Oudekerksplein 17
A wide range of award winning regular and vegan chocolates and handcrafted bonbons that are free of soy and gluten can be found at Cacao and Spice. Over 50 distinct flavors of chocolate milk, handcrafted bars, and low sugar sweets are available at Chocolate Company.
Vanroselen excels at providing handcrafted unsweetened, dark, milk, and white chocolates. You might want to try Urban Cacao’s local chocolates, macaroons, and modern biscuits that are always freshly prepared using organic ingredients.
Ganache is open seven days a week and is definitely a solid option for handcrafted traditional chocolates that are made from some of the finest natural ingredients. Quality chocolates in Amsterdam are also available at IJs van Oost, Lanskroon Bakery, Brothers Niemeijer, and Jamin from our other lists.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:
- Craft Coffee & Pastry Amsterdam at Gerard Doustraat 103A
- Traiterie Chef Traiteur & Patisserie at Raamsteeg 5
- Croque Madame Gluten Free Food at Sint Annendwarsstraat 24a
- Petit by Sam at Vijzelstraat 93
100% gluten free breads, biscuits, and croissants that are all traditionally prepared are available at Craft Coffee. Traiterie Chef Traiteur and Patisserie produces handcrafted cakes and cupcakes near you using organic ingredients on weekdays from 10am to 6pm and until 5pm on weekends.
Croque Madame offers gluten free cakes as well as delicious burgers, French toast, and sandwiches with vegan and gluten free options throughout the week from 11am to 8pm except for Tuesday when they are closed. Petit by Sam provides a broad array of pastries, cookies, cakes, bars, and truffles with vegan, gluten free, and dairy free options five days a week.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- Juice Brothers at Herengracht 245A
- Juicebrothers Van Woustraat at Van Woustraat 151
- Joe & The Juice at Runstraat 13
- Jacob’s Juice at Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 34
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Sweetness Creps & Waffles at Warmoesstraat 53 sells some of the best desserts in Amsterdam including premium crepes, waffles, churros, poffertjes, milkshakes, ice cream, Nutella coffees, and plenty more.
We have also discussed:
- Rotterdam Ice Cream & Candy Shops
- Antwerp Ice Cream & Candy Shops
- Brussels Ice Cream & Candy Shops
- Hamburg Ice Cream & Candy Shops
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies, & Cakes In Amsterdam
For now that is all we have to share but check back in because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Amsterdam.