If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam and looking for restaurant recommendations, here’s our review of everywhere and everything we ate in Amsterdam!

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Lanskroon Banketbakkerij
Singel 385, Amsterdam

We couldn’t go to Amsterdam without trying a famous Stroopwafel! A stroopwafel is two thin waffles with a caramel filling in the middle. We tried this famously dutch treat at one of the most popular bakeries in Amsterdam.

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Van Stapele Koekmakerij
Heisteeg 4, Amsterdam

This bakery in Amsterdam only makes ONE thing: an ultra decadent chocolate cookie stuffed with gooey white chocolate. There is always a line out the door! A must-try in Amsterdam.

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The Pancake Bakery
Prinsengracht 191, Amsterdam

The Pancake Bakery is a MUST in Amsterdam!! We came here for breakfast after visiting the Anne Frank Museum. It’s very close by.

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They’re also open for dinner and serve sweet and savory Dutch pancakes. You can choose from some of their famous specialties or create your own from their huge list of toppings and ingredients! Stephanie got ham & cheese, and Erin got bacon & cheese. I LOVED my Nutella pancake!!

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They also serve Amsterdam’s famous “poffertjes” (pronounced kinda like poffer-chez) with melted butter and powdered sugar. Swoon!! These are also a must! :)

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Burger Bar
Kolksteeg 2, Amsterdam

Our first night in the city, we had a delicious burger at Burger Bar. Add your own toppings (even a fried egg!) to create your own custom burger.

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Lo Stivale d’Oro
Amstelstraat 49, Amsterdam

One of my favorite, most unforgettable meals in Amsterdam was at Lo Stivale d’Oro. It was the sweetest Italian restaurant run by a mom and her sons. One of the sons was softly playing the guitar and serenading the restaurant in Italian. The other son was our server. The mom was in the back making everything from scratch, from the bread to the ravioli.

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They’re famous for their homemade ravioli and sage, but unfortunately they were out when we went there. They substituted decadent, pillowy soft gnocchi instead. To die for!!

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Pancakes & Waffles
Oudebrugsteeg 29, Amsterdam

There are sugar waffles ALL over Amsterdam!! This hole in the wall, run by just one guy who makes everything fresh right when you order it, was our favorite out of all the places we saw.

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We got a sweet sugar waffle topped with Nutella and whipped cream. Love!

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Ice Bakery by Nutella
Leidsestraat 102, Amsterdam

Oh my gosh you guys!! There is a NUTELLA BAKERY in Amsterdam!!!!

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They have Nutella EVERYTHING and there are giant jars of Nutella everywhere!! It’s like a Nutella museum!!

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How gorgeous are their sugar waffles?? You can get Nutella ice cream, Nutella milkshakes, Nutella hot chocolate, Nutella cookie sandwiches, Nutella waffles, Nutella pancakes, Nutella poffertjes, Nutella muffins, Nutella everything!!!!

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I had to try the Nutella ice cream!

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And Nutella poffertjes!!! So, so fun!!

That’s all for Amsterdam. Thanks so much for looking!! Have a delicious day!!


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September 29, 2014

Dutch Butter Cake Recipe!

Dutch Butter Cake. This tastes JUST like what we had in Amsterdam. Only 4 ingredients, and everyone always raves over it!! #recipe

New recipe on Kevin & Amanda Recipes today! :) I recreated one of my FAVORITE things we ate in Amsterdam!!

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Dutch Butter Cake Recipe

Enjoy!! :)


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Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

When my friend Stephanie and I were in Amsterdam, we took a short 15 minute train ride to Haarlem, a quiet town just outside of Amsterdam to visit the Corrie ten Boom house. Haarlem was such a charming little town, and I wanted to share some of the fun shops we found in case you ever have the opportunity to go. Our first stop was a cute purple tea shop, Bij Babette.

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When we saw these amazingly fluffy looking scones in a window, we knew we had to pop in and check this place out!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

We tried this delicious apple cinnamon scone…

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

And a decadent slice of lemon cake!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Their scones were to die for! This place is a foodie’s dream, their kitchen is right behind the counter and they are always experimenting and offering samples.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

This raspberry scone was a new creation! They gave us a sample with jam and cream. Phenomenal!!

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There were also a number of samples along the counter. Their homemade granola was the best I’ve ever had.

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Their hot chocolate is famously called “The Boyfriend Substitute”!! When we saw it on the menu, we knew right then and there it was a must order. They serve steaming milk with high-quality chocolate chips that you stir in and melt yourself. Top with whipped cream and enjoy! Definitely plan a stop here if you’re in the area! I would love to come back for afternoon tea here! Actually I would just like to try every single one of their scones! :)

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Right across the street from the tea shop is The Chocolate Company CHCO Cafe.

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They had all different kinds of fun chocolate spreads, like Caramel Almond, Brownie, and Hazelnut, and you could taste-test them all!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

You could even break your own chocolate bark to take home!

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

How neat is this chocolate curling machine?? You could buy the machine and wheels of all different kinds of chocolate.

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Our last stop was Bakker Barteljorisstraat, on the corner near the Corrie ten Boom house.

Take a day trip from Amsterdam to Haarlem, and see the Corrie ten Boom House and The Hiding Place + Other Things To Do in Haarlem. #travel #amsterdam #netherlands #europe

Here we found some of Amsterdam’s famous Boterkoek (Butter Cake) which is a MUST try if you are ever in the area!! It’s a very soft, buttery cake/cookie — like a soft, super decadent shortbread. You can usually even find it in regular grocery stores in the bakery section, so definitely be on the lookout for it if you are ever in the Netherlands!

Thanks so much for looking! More to come from Amsterdam soon — everything we ate in Amsterdam!! :) Talk soon!


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