The best hotspots for hot chocolate in Amsterdam
Hot chocolate is really our guilty pleasure in the winter months. Preferably with lots of whipped cream and some cocoa powder sprinkled on it. Warming up at a cosy coffee bar where they serve homemade chocolate milk: best thing there is, if you ask us ;-). In Amsterdam there are several places where you can drink delicious chocolate milk. Check out our list with the best hotspots for hot chocolate in Amsterdam. Enjoy!
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Puccini: In this somewhat luxury lunchroom you’ll get a cup of hot milk and a chocolate lollipop to make your own hot chocolate. This chocolate is of the best quality; not surprisingly cause the chocolate from chocolaterie Puccini Bomboni is one out of the ten best chocolatiers in the world!
Café Jaap: Who doesn’t want some hot chocolate after a round of ice skating at the Jaap Eden Ice skating rink? I know I do! And at Café Jaap they serve really tasty chocolate milk.
Pompadour: Pompadour can be found in the Nine Streets (around the corner of the Yourlbb office!) and is known as one of the best places for chocolate milk. At this French chocolaterie, patisserie and tearoom, you should also immediately take a delicious bonbon or other pastry with your hot chocolate, these are real pieces of art!
Moods Coffee Corner: At this small, hidden place in the Jordaan you can’t only get tasty coffee, but also very delicious hot chocolate. You can choose from 32 flavours and add toppings such as caramel grate and mini marshmallows!
Metropolitan Deli: This deli is heaven for the chocolate fans among us. They serve all kinds of chocolate, ice cream and coffee from their own roasted beans. And during the winter months you can drink pure hot chocolate. Tip: try the chocolate milk with a shot of rum in it ;-)
The Coffee Virus: At the Eye Film Museum in North and in Amsterdam East you’ll find The Coffee Virus. At this lunch cafe and coffee bar you can add a shot of espresso to your hot chocolate. Take a brownie or slice of banana bread and you can start your day ;-)
Scandinavian Embassy: You can choose your percentage of cacao you want in your hot chocolate, at this Scandinavian hotspot in De Pijp. Furthermore they serve latte art; so you’ll also get a good looking hot chocolate!
Enjoy your hot coco!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ 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 locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Anne de Buck