Step out of Spui, and into Amsterdam’s days of yore at Van Stapele Koekmakerij, where the waft of freshly baked cookies blends with the soft piano music and the lazy dancing sparkles of the crystal chandeliers.
The ultimate chocolate cookie
Van Stapele sells only one sort of cookie, with a crisp, rich Valrhona cocoa outside, and soft, oozing white chocolate inside. What’s more, it will most likely be seductively warm when you get it, as they’re baked throughout the day. And there’s coffee too. Bliss.