The Perfect Cookie Shop Van Stapele Koekmakerij

In the middle of the busy centre of Amsterdam, is an attractive little shop that sells only one product: the perfect chocolate cookie! This shop is Van Stapele Koekmakerij, the concept so unique and the cookies so delicious that it is one of Amsterdam’s must-visit attractions.

The Perfect Cookie

The idea of Van Stapele Koekmakerij was to make the most delicious chocolate cookie in the world. Dozens and dozens of oven trays went in and out of the oven before Vera van Stapele and her team finally created something unique.

Soft hot chocolate melts on the tongue

The unparalleled Van Stapele cookie made of dark chocolate, has a creamy white chocolate filling that melts on the tongue and is wrapped in crunchy chocolate dough. It tastes best when the chocolate is still soft and running, so eat it as soon as you buy it or heat it up before eating it at home. The cookies are quite big, so one is usually enough.

All cookies are hand-made and every half hour a new batch comes from the oven, and quickly sell out. Therefore not surprising that there is almost always a queue waiting to be served. Try to get there at 10 o’clock sharp when the shop opens and you will be served immediately.

Buy online via the Van Stapele website

You buy the cookies per piece or per six in a paper bag or cardboard box. If you want to buy eight cookies. They come in a tin for which you pay extra.

The cookies stay fresh for four days after purchase. Before you eat them, heat them in an oven at 200° for 2 minutes or put them on a sheet of aluminum on a hot radiator for half an hour.


Van Stapele Koekmakerij is small and does not immediately stand out. You may have walked past it a hundred times and not seen it. Follow the irresistible smell of freshly baked cookies and you will automatically arrive at the shop.

Address: Van Stapele Koekmakerij, Heisteeg 4, Amsterdam.
Opening hours: daily from 10.00 until the cake is finished

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