If you’re lucky to find yourself in Amsterdam on a hot summer day, then most likely you’ve already thought about getting an ice cream or maybe even two. Unexpectedly this cold delight can be exceptionally good in the Netherlands, you just have to know the right spots where to get it from. We’ll reveal our favorite ice cream stores in Amsterdam specially to you, but don’t have too much of the delicious gelato! You’ll be surprised with all the innovative flavors and yumminess of the Dutch IJs!
This tiny ice cream place is a true hidden gem of the Jordaan, where you see a happy kids smile on the locals’ faces, including the men that you didn’t think were capable of smiling at all. Monte Pelmo amazing gelato has been one of the most loved ones in Amsterdam since 1957, and you can tell from a huge queue in front of it. How about a tiramisu ice cream, passion fruit sorbet or crazy blue Smurf taste? Try them all and enjoy while strolling the coziest neighborhood in the city.
2e Anjeliersdwarsstraat 17
The best real Italian-style gelato often served to you by Italians themselves can be found at this small stand next to the RAI convention center. It’s worth a bike trip from the hotel, as Pisa IJs has up to 60 flavors per season, and no other places can beat it in variety. Go for Bounty one or After Five (mint with pieces of chocolate). Recently they’ve also opened a new location in the center close to Albert Cuypmarkt.
Scheldeplein t.o. nr 10 and Eerste van der Helststraat 62-B
Do you prefer frozen yogurt to regular ice cream? Then how about an innovative idea of a self-service shop in the heart of Chinatown in Amsterdam? All you need to do is to pick your size, fill it up with delicious frozen yoghurt, add some toppings and indulge yourself!
De Ijsmakerij Amsterdam
Some ice creams are so good in Amsterdam that you need to put an effort to find them. The example is the creative flavors like 3 peppers or lemon-basil sorbet of de Ijsmakerij that can be tried at Noordermarkt on Saturdays or at local cafes like MOES or BRET on any other days. Their cold desserts are made of organic milk from a closeby farm and fresh ingredients.
This shop might be a bit too touristy and all their pastries and chocolates look better than they taste, but that could be a fine spot to grab an ice cream while sightseeing downtown in Amsterdam. It’s great that everything is homemade here, but the highlight is the beer sorbets made together with the local beer brewery. That can count as an unusual flavor, can’t it? Or would you rather taste their gin & tonic sorbets?
Banketbakkerij van der Linde
This tiny ice cream shop will surprise you with having only one type of their signature delight, which is half ice cream and half whipped cream. The coolest part is that you can’t even tell a difference from the look at it (it seems to be a regular ice cream from a machine), and discover which side is which only after tasting it. Next time you shop in the heart of Amsterdam, don’t miss this thick, creamy and most importantly original ice cream.
Are you done with all these typical ice cream places in Amsterdam and want to see something completely different? Then first in the city spot that sells gourmet handcrafted ice lollies is waiting for you. IJsmanschap introduces this idea of lollies made in sorbet and gelato flavors that go perfectly well with chocolate or nuts topping.
Van Spilbergenstraat 2 hs