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6 x the best cheese shops in Amsterdam. Say cheese!

4 June 2024

Advice for the biggest cheese enthusiasts so they can expand their knowledge and find an extensive selection of cheeses worth cycling for. The best cheese shops in Amsterdam have it all. But where should you go for a well-stocked cheese board? Based on our experience, you should visit the following spots.

These are the six best cheese shops in Amsterdam to visit today

Cheese lovers agree that eating good cheese depends on taste and timing. Ripe cheese is often good, but the correct ripeness depends on the type of cheese. At the better cheese shops, they can advise you on this flawlessly, take your time, and happily inform you of matching wines or other drinks. If you want to be sure you’re in the right place, visit one of the best cheese shops in Amsterdam below.

Fromagerie Abraham Kef

Perhaps Amsterdam’s most famous cheese shop is Fromagerie Abraham Kef, colloquially known as ‘Kef.’ Kef supplies almost all Amsterdam catering establishments that matter in the cheese field, which is partly why it is so well known to the general public. Don’t expect an endless selection at Kef, but rather a curated selection that is impossible to go wrong with. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best cheese shops in Amsterdam and the surrounding area.
Marnixstraat 192, Czaar Peterstraat 137 en Van der Pekplein 1B, Amsterdam, abrahamkef.nl

L’Amuse

L’Amuse in Amsterdam-Zuid is a family business run by Betty Koster, who took over the company from her parents. She has been in the store since she was young, serving and advising customers. In addition to cheese, L’Amuse also sells other high-quality additions to your snack board, from olives to dry sausage and nuts. The absolute tourist attraction is its enormous display case, which houses over three hundred (!) cheeses. Her cheese tastings also seem to be legendary.
Olympiaplein 125, Amsterdam, lamuse.nl

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Bourgondisch Lifestyle

If a cheese shop develops cheeses independently, you know you can speak of experts. This is undoubtedly the case at Bourgondisch Lifestyle in Amsterdam Center. The store is small, but the range is nevertheless extensive. Their gastronomic advisors are available to every customer with comprehensive advice, no matter how simple or complicated your question is. And, of course, you can taste (almost) everything.
Haarlemmerstraat 115HS, Amsterdam, bourgondischlifestyle.nl

Zuivelhoeve by Tromp

Zuivelhoeve by Tromp makes life in the capital much more accessible, thanks to their branches in Centrum, Zuid, and Buitenveldert. Don’t be put off because Tromp is a chain because their changing range (which varies per location based on demand) has something for everyone. The common denominator between the stores? Their homemade cheese fondue is a favorite everywhere.
Elandsgracht 27, Utrechtsestraat 90, Maasstraat 22, Buitenveldertselaan 158C, Amsterdam, winkels.zuivelhoeve.nl

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De Kaashut

In Amsterdam-West, De Kaashut is a regular spot for residents; it is a favorite deli of many. We completely understand that because De Kaashut has an extensive range and a high Google score. They have everything a cheese lover desires, including other ingredients to fill your snack board. Be sure to ask for advice because the store is so chock full of products that you can quickly no longer see the forest for the trees.
Postjesweg 95, Amsterdam, dekaashut.nl

Eriks Delicatessen

Eriks Delicatessen in Amsterdam East offers cheese, wine, pâté, sausage, tapenade, olives, bread, roasted nuts, and sweets. You would try the maple pecan shortcake in the latter category – it is just as addictive as Erik’s delicious cheeses. One of the best cheese shops in Amsterdam East.
Beukenplein 16, Amsterdam, eriksdelicatessen.nl

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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