The 10 best ice cream parlors in Amsterdam

It's getting hotter in the city and that means only one thing, cool down! Of course, you can move to one of Amsterdam's nicest terraces or city beaches. But scoring a nice ice cream is also a great -and quick- way to cool off on a hot summer day.


Amsterdam is overflowing with tasty ice cream parlors. You can find an ice cream parlor on every street corner. To separate the wheat from the chaff, Amsterdam Magazine set up a real ice cream test. After having tasted all the scoops, soft ice cream and water ice cream, we proudly share the 10 best ice cream parlors of Amsterdam.


Pisa Ice Cream
Scheldt Square 22, South

Pisa Ice Cream serves authentic Italian ice cream, on a hot summer evening people line up here to cool off with a scoop or two of their delicious ice cream. Our personal favorite is the cookie dough, but the classics like pistachio or vanilla are also just plain delicious here.


Various locations in the city

With 15 different locations in and around Amsterdam, there is always an IJscuypje close to you. Here you can enjoy a few scoops or order your favorite flavor as a milkshake! Weather or no weather, you can get ice cream here during any season and they also have special seasonal varieties.

Massimo Gelato
Van Ostadestraat 147, South

This cool place is close to Sarphatipark, this means you can take your ice cream for a nice walk through the park on a hot summer day. They also serve some delicious vegan options so there is something for everyone!

Monte Pelmo
Second Carnation Street 17, Center

You can't make a list of the best ice creams in Amsterdam without including this store the Jordaan. At Monte Pelmo, people almost always line up and it's worth the wait! They have a wide range of flavors, but personally we keep coming back for the strawberry cheesecake. Is that not quite your piece of cake? No problem, we're sure the other flavors won't disappoint either!

The Ice Rascal
Beech Square 5, East

If Monte Pelmo is a little too far for you, see if Het Ijsboefje is more within walking distance. Here they serve Monte Pelmo's ice cream, so you can't go wrong! In addition, they also have 28 different kinds of milkshakes. Is there a better way to cool off?

Van Soest
Frederiksplein 1a, Center
Sail Street 67, South

Officially, van Soest is a chocolatier (and a very delicious one at that!) but when the temperatures rise, we flock to van Soest for the other sweet snacks they sell, as here they also serve great ice cream! And who says you can't order ice cream for now and some chocolates for later... Just don't forget to keep them cool! Heat and chocolate are not friends, so maybe eat them right away too, right?

Ice Cream Boutique
Johannes Verhulst Street 107, South

Beautiful Oud Zuid is full of boutiques, so it is no surprise that you can also find the Ice Cream Boutique here. Here they serve high-level ice cream. From delicious sorbets (the strawberry flavor is low in calories too!) to scroppino's, ice shakes and iced coffees you will find it all here! If you really want to treat yourself we can really recommend the Kinder Bueno ice cream, yummy!


Van Woustraat 138HS, South

In the Pijp you will find Pasticceria, a store with such a lively window display that you have to take a look. When you do, you will see delicious pastries, macarons and the various ice cream flavors. When you enter the store, you can't leave without tasting at least one scoop of red velvet ice cream.

Ice Cream Company
Van Spilbergenstraat 2H, West

This is the best popsicle bar in town! Forget the boring, standard popsicles you can get almost anywhere. Here they sell real works of art. From white chocolate with raspberries to a Vietnamese iced coffee or a lemon-cheesecake popsicle. The flavors are anything but ordinary. But of course, if you're craving a strawberry ice cream, you can order that too!

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Metropolitan Deli
Warmoesstraat 135A, Center

This deli on the Red Light District sells some great flavors of ice cream, such as New York Cheesecake, Salted Cookie Caramel or Lemon and Basil. It's the perfect snack while exploring this exciting part of town!


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