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Tried & tasted: these are the 6 tastiest soft-serve ice creams in Amsterdam

12 June 2024

When the temperature rises, the average Amsterdammer heads to the IJ to cool off and enjoy the better ice cream parlours our capital city offers. We know the best places for Italian gelato by now, but where can you find the tastiest and best soft-serve ice cream in Amsterdam? We tried and tasted them, and these 3 are our favourites!

these are the 3 best Soft-serves in Amsterdam to try this season

Most of Amsterdam’s excellent ice cream parlours, such as Massimo, Van Leeuwen, Van Soest, IJscuypje, Pisa, and many others, never disappoint. However, sometimes you crave something different (even if it’s to avoid the long queues). That’s why we introduce you to the best soft-serve ice cream in Amsterdam, where the lines are shorter, and the ice cream is equally fantastic.

Tea Up

The matcha and black sesame soft serve from Tea Up is very Instagram-worthy. The sweet-savoury taste is unique and adds a nice twist to the classic soft serve from your childhood.

Hobbemastraat 3, Amsterdam, teaup.nl

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© Tea Up, @teaup_original

Stach

It’s back! The Oatly Soft Serve at Stach. Last year, this vegan soft serve was also available at an Oatly pop-up on Prinsengracht, this year the famous ice cream returns to Stach. And with delicious toppings like caramel, coffee, and strawberry.
Multiple locations in Amsterdam, stach-food.nl

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© Stach, @stach_food

Bakkerij Hartog

You might know Bakkerij Hartog for its iconic whole wheat bread and the annual queues for its famous oliebollen. This summer, they’re adding a new classic to the lineup because Hartog now serves soft-serve ice cream! It’s classic and creamy, with toppings from their bakery.
Wibautstraat 77, Amsterdam, volkorenbrood.nl

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© Bakkerij Hartog, @hartog_volkorenbrood

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Fort Negen

Fort Negen is a famous bakery with one brilliant invention after another. Their soft-serve ice cream is part of that, as who would have thought that serving it inside one of their bestsellers could be such a fantastic idea? The result – soft-serve ice cream served in their croissant dough puff – is so good that it deserves an award.
Fort Negen, Jan Evertsenstraat 31, Amsterdam

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© Fort Negen, @fort.negen

Wils Bakery Café

Another bakery with a great idea is Wils Bakery Café. In addition to serving amazing dishes, delicious sandwiches, and other goodies, their pastry is worth writing home about, especially their soft-serve ice cream, which never ceases to amaze. We recommend saving some space because this is an experience you don’t want to miss.
Wils Bakery Café, Stadionplein 24, Amsterdam

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© Wils Bakery Café, @wilsbakerycafe

Banketbakkerij van der Linde

Since they don’t have an Instagram or website, you’ll have to take our word for it when we send you to the Nieuwendijk to taste the most extraordinary soft-serve ice cream in Amsterdam. This classic pastry shop has been serving the same soft-serve ice cream for thirty years, using a secret recipe that has become a well-known sensation in Amsterdam and its surroundings over the same thirty years.
Banketbakkerij van der Linde, Nieuwendijk 183, Amsterdam

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

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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.

Let’s get social

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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