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The Best Stroopwafel in Amsterdam

December 18, 2014

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Some of you might not know what Stroopwafel is. If that’s the case, today we’re not only going to show you what Stroopwafel is all about, but we’ll also show you the best stroopwafel in Amsterdam.

How do we know it’s the best? I’m not too sure, really. We researched it, though, and I think Soo Zee was told that we had to go here by someone as well. Either way, if it’s not the Best Stroopwafel in Amsterdam, it has to be at least tied for first, because I’m not sure how much better you can get than this. It’s unfathomably lovely.

Also, the market in which we shot this video really blew me away. We walked through the crowd and saw giant stalls of fresh produce. Butchers with choice cuts of meat. Fresh fish everywhere. Cheeses galore. I just wanted to rip up my passport and say “SCREW THIS I’M LIVING HERE.” I don’t know if markets like this are common where you’re from, but Korea doesn’t have anything like this. There are markets with produce, sure, but not with the kind of diversity I saw here. We bought so much fresh stuff and made some absolutely lovely meals at our AirBNB that we just could never imagine making in Korea. Oh man. I miss the food in Amsterdam dearly.

As for this video, right off the bat, let me just say that this is the best FAPFAP we did while in Europe. You might disagree, though. I was really happy with our Viking Bar in Sweden video, as well as our Pub Crawl in Cologne video, but this one has a special place in my heart.

For starters, that damn kid and his balloon! Sure, it has nothing to do with the food, but this kid loved making his balloon squeak, and loved using his mouth to amplify the sound, and it was almost impossible for us to film our talking part without his input. We waited. We saw him walk away and thought we were safe, and as soon as we started talking again he was all SHABLOW I’M BACK SUCKAS and started tooting again. It was too funny for us to be upset.

Also, the fact that Leigh caught me buying an extra Stroopwafel on camera made me laugh heartily. I actually didn’t think that the camera was on at the time. I thought Leigh was just relaxing with the camera, so I was just hamming it up for my own amusement (I often do things for my own amusement). To see that it actually got on camera pleased me to no end.

And, lastly, let’s admit it. We got some sexy shots of the caramel oozing, and of the guy opening the lid and seeing the puff of the stroopwafel. Oh yeah man. This was some great food porn. I’m watering now as I’m writing this. I’m just writing about it and I’m salivating. AHHHHH.

So that’s it for this week’s FAPFAP. Now you, get thee to Amsterdam and eat these stroopwafels! If not, you can at least watch some extra scenes from the day, for more fun Stroopwafelliness :D

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  1. It looks like heaven!! What is the name of the market where you got them? We’ll be going to Amsterdam at the end of January and would love to go to the same place! :)

    5 years ago
  2. Ohmygoodness. That looks like all your hopes and dreams wrapped up in butterflies and rainbows. It actually reminded me of a European version of Korean hotteok. Is this an accurate assessment? Could you please compare and contrast? lol

    5 years ago
  3. I LOVE the background music!! Also, does anyone else think the vocalist is saying “Simon’s greedy” in the song? lol.

    5 years ago
  4. asdfghjkl; I so want to go on a food tour of the world! I’ll leave out all the nasty food delicacies but STROOPWAFEL IS ON MY LISSSSSSSSSSSST!

    5 years ago
  5. this….. made me want to go to Europe… *drools*

    5 years ago
  6. Last year half of my class (those who could afford it) visited Rotterdam. One of our teachers was from there, and stroopwafels were the one thing she made sure to bring back for us to try. I didn’t know what they were called until later, though.

    For those US Nasties: I’ve previously spotted some stroopwafels with the cookies at Trader Joe’s if anyone wanted to try them. :o

    5 years ago
  7. Have you ever tried putting the premade stroopwafels in the microwave? I usually put them in for a few seconds (5 to 10 at most) and it melts the caramel a bit. It makes the packaged ones much better! (nothing like the fresh ones though.. but close enough)

    5 years ago
  8. Yes warm and gooey on the inside is the best. That is why with store bought stroopwafels you get hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate and put it on top of the mug for a bit before you eat it. But buying at the market is usually your best bet.
    And you can usually find fresh stroopwafels at the market but it is one of those things only one or two stalls sell.
    But markets are awesome to get a lot of good fresh food.

    5 years ago
  9. How you censored the “Basterd sugar” (basterdsuiker), he was not even swearing, it’s really called like that.. in English it’s caster (castor) sugar.. I only found that out like last week hahaha when I was looking for an English translation for it while translating a recipe to English. But fresh stroopwafels, yum! The smell already! Over here at the market there is one, or actually 2 who sell those..

    5 years ago
  10. THOSE ARE THE BEST!!!
    If you ever get the chance to visit Belgium, go and try the Nutella Belgium waffles…. That or Nutella crepes. They have every sweet flavor imaginable but Nutella is the best!

    5 years ago
  11. We have markets like that back home. They sell fresh meat, fish (and all other shellfish and crustaceans), cheeses, food from around the world, locally produced food (you can get like, 10 kinds of potato bread there while the shops only sell one). That Stroopwafel looks to die for though, good thing I wasn’t hungry watching this one haha. That kid was the Amsterdam equivalent of the crying baby in Poland, but funny :P

    5 years ago
  12. OK, lesson learned: Never mess with the video editor.

    5 years ago
  13. I loled so much when the dickbutt appeared!!!

    5 years ago
  14. Oooohh those waffles look good~!! :3 *trying to wipe off all of the drool* Completely off topic but last night I had a dream that Spudgy was lost and that I found him and brought him back to you guys…and then I had conversation with Simon about cheese. XD

    5 years ago
  15. I always do feel bad when you guys do a FAPFAP and there’s sexy food porn shots. I love the shots and being able to see what you’re eating, but every time I see them, I know that means you guys are getting cold (or in the case of desserts, melty) food. Glad to see that you guys just get more food so your only experience isn’t a poor one. :)

    5 years ago
  16. This country may be sucky sometimes (especially the weather, lol) but stroopwafels are one of the top 10 reasons for living here. xD

    5 years ago
  17. Our class had this “exchange + camp school” in Netherlands about two years ago. I had never heard about stroopwafel but that camp really got me to know it! Allthough I didn’t know the name so I have just called them Dutch cookies until today. XD So thank you for teaching me a new thing~

    Good video, love it.~ The crying kid was so hilarious :’D

    5 years ago
  18. Oh ma glob…that balloon…I almost died laughing

    5 years ago
  19. That looks amaaaaaaazing. *_*

    Also… Martina, your nails are AWESOME.

    5 years ago
  20. i’m from belgium and we have them over here to, indeed fresh ones are way better than in store bought ones, cause they taste more shop like? fresh made ones are tastier and sweeter imo ^^

    and we have markets like these too where there is a big variety of products :D
    we have cheese, meat, fish, olivesn sundried things, nuts, its really nice to be able to get them at the market :D

    5 years ago
  21. You put dickbutt on Simon’s face!!!!!! Hahahaha!

    5 years ago
  22. Wow as a Dutchie I have to say Simon’s pronunciation is spot on! Very impressive!

    5 years ago
    • Thank you! I just can’t pronounce fuckin filler, though, but I’m not sure I want to pronounce it any other way :D

      5 years ago
  23. Haha, I just sent this to my Dutch friend, she loved it!
    And now I miss Amsterdam and their awesome food T^T

    5 years ago
  24. oh my god so the super delicious stroopwafels we only have SEASONAL in Germany aren’t even the really good ones? My mind is blown. On my may to Amsterdam real quick, BRB

    5 years ago
  25. I have only been in korea since the 29th of november, but as a dutch stroopwafel junkie, I seem to be getting some serious withdrawel symptoms… Maybe I’ll have my family sent me some… Haha they wouldn’t sent any. They’d be like deal with it!
    Maybe i can make them myself.

    GIVE ME STROOPWAFEL
    pretty please :3

    5 years ago
    • Did you ever have them fresh like this as well? We didn’t see many places like it so we thought it rather uncommon.

      5 years ago
      • In Leiden you also have a market every saterday :) They were very delicious (drools) But as an aspiring scientist, you have the perfect excuse to try them all in the name of SCIENCE. After all, how can you make an educated guess about which place/stroopwafel is the best, if you haven’t had them all? (gotta eat them all, Stroopwafels! side note: that is perfect for the pokemon tune)

        Enjoy your day ^^

        5 years ago
      • I think you can buy the fresh ones in most city’s in the Netherlands. However, you’ll have to know where to look. Where I live, you can by them in a side street of a side street at a small store with a small sign and no big lights. :3 Never had them with chocolate though.

        5 years ago
  26. Ah man, now I’m so hungry! I am Dutch myself so I know how good these things are. I miiight need to get some on my way home… By the way, Simon.. you totally nailed the pronunciation in the beginning! :)

    5 years ago
  27. aaah, you’ve got to love those fresh extra large stroopwafels. In my town the guy on the market also sells heartshaped ones, they’re super adorable. And obviously they’re better when they’re all warm and melty on the inside. So even if you have the supermarket ones, put them in the microwave for like 15-20 seconds and SHABLAM! perfection! :D Love you guys and it was so great seeing you in Amsterdam for a second time, though I felt incredibly awkward and somehow emotional >.< I hope you'll come back again some day! *^^*

    5 years ago