Chocoa festival | March 6-8 Beurs van Berlage























The 3rd edition of Chocoa Festival, the Amsterdam chocolate festival for all chocolate  lovers, will take place from March 6th to 8th at the Beurs van Berlage, in the heart of Amsterdam.

For this occasion I collected some of the best chocolate addresses in town, and personally tried and tested some, not really the worst job to be honest! Find a selection here on the blog, and a list of all my favourite places to get your daily dose of chocolate in the highlights section of my Amsterdam City guide APP

Chocoa Festival
Tasting, enjoying and discovering new flavours is key during Chocoa Festival. Other products complimenting the chocolate will be present as well such as wine, coffee, tea and craft beer. Take a journey trough the cocoa chain and learn how chocolate is being made from bean to bar.  

Learn to recognize the qualities of good cocoa and discover the wide variety of flavours that exists. There are no less than 700 different flavors which can be tasted in better chocolate. Develop your senses and appreciate extraordinaty pairings. Chocolate makers from Brazil, Peru, Mexico, England, Italy, Hungary, the Netherlands and many more will tell you about the origins of their products and how they contribute to positive changes in living conditions of cocoa farmers and their environment. Buy your early bird ticket at the Chocoa Festival website

Chocoa festival
Beurs van Berlage
Damrak 243
1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Website: Chocoa festival
Area: Dam  




Pucinni Bomboni
A chocolate tasting at Pucinni Bomboni may easily let you forget all other chocolate you ever tasted before. Chosen in Europe’s top 10 list of best chocolatiers, Pucinni Bomboni offers a variety of flavours from ginger to mint and from caramel to cognac and spicy or sweet. They have the best sprinkles in town... you might know we Dutch love our chocolate sprinkle sandwiches. All chocolate is without any preservatives, handmade in their own kitchen and for sale at 3 different locations in town.

Pucinni Bomboni
Staalstraat 17  
1011 JK Amsterdam

Opening hours:
Monday noon  - 6PM
Tuesday to Saturday 9AM - 6PM
Sunday noon  - 6PM

Area: Waterlooplein

Pucinni Bomboni

Singel 184
1016 AA Amsterdam
Opening hours:
Monday noon  - 6PM
Tuesday to Saturday 11AM - 6PM
Sunday noon  - 6PM

Area: Dam 

Pucinni Bomboni

Oudekerksplein 17A
1012 GX Amsterdam
open every day from 10AM - 10PM
Area: Dam 
website: Pucinni Bomboni




Metropolitan Deli
Bonbons, pastries and authentically delicious Italian ice-cream. As soon as you enter the store you'll smell their 70% pure home made chocolate. The place to have a warm chocolate, cacaotea or taste a cacaobeer! Check the website for different choclate tasting workshops.


Metropolitan Deli
Warmoesstraat 135
1012 JB Amsterdam
Open 7 days a week
Website: Metropolitan deli

Area: Dam



Lite dark
Healthy concept based on fresh fruits and healthy dark chocolate in any form and combination

Lite Dark Choclate
Utrechtsestraat 22

1017 VN Amsterdam
Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8AM - 7PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 7PM

Area: Utrechtsestraat

Lite Dark Choclate
Zeedijk 59A

1012 AS Amsterdam
Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9AM - 7PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM - 7PM

Website: Lite Dark
Area: Dam




























Urban cacao is the place for where refined chocolates are produced, celebrated and sold. Chocolate bars, pralines, cake, ice-cream and coffee with a large factory at the back

Urban Cacao Amsterdam
Rozengracht 200
1016 NK Amsterdam
Opening hours:
Monday Noon-7PM
Tuesday to Friday 10AM-7PM
Saturday 10AM-6PM
Sunday Noon-6PM
Area: Rozengracht
Website: Urban Cacao






ArtiChoc
The finest chocolate in combination with fresh fruit and cream, nuts and alcohol and wine from their neighbour all made in the open kitchen in the back of this stylish store in the South of town, a great place also for customers with different allergies or food intolerances.. we personally tried the ‘truffels with cream’ and ‘Cherry liqueur’ bonbons 

ArtiChoc
Koninginneweg 141

1075 CM Amsterdam
Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 9:30AM - 6PM
Saturday 9:30AM - 5PM
closed on Monday and Sunday

area: South | Museum district
website: ArtiChoc






Dutch Homemade
When walking in at Dutch Home made this store with a large selection of Macarons might look a macarons only store but is also an address for bonbons, pies and coffee. The picture of the interior of the Haarlemmerstraat store, which I really like is made some months ago on a quiet moment. You can sit for a coffee and try the macarons, the beautiful pies or bonbons. I tried the 70% pure 'Vietnam' bonbon!

Dutch Home made 

Haarlemmerstraat 122
1013 EX Amsterdam
Area: Haarlemmerbuurt


Dutch Home made 

Vijzelstraat 69
101 HG Amsterdam
Area: Dam Spui Munt

Dutch Home made 

Oude Hoogstraat 31
1012 CD Amsterdam
Area: Dam Spui Munt
Website: Dutch Homemade





Find all my favourite places to get your daily dose of chocolate in the highlights section of the Amsterdam City guide APP  tips are welcome, just sent me an email

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