The Stroopwafel or syrup waffle was first made in the town of Gouda in the 18th century. Up to 1870 the Stroopwafel were only found in Gouda, in around 100 bakeries selling the treat in that city alone. Stroopwafel are basically two, still warm, freshly grilled thin waffles with a warm filling of syrup made from brown sugar, butter & cinnamon caramel as their connecting substance. Generous portions are sold as street food snack at one of the numerous food tracks around Amsterdam. It is a perfect pair of a “koffie verkeerd” (wrong coffee), which is basically an espresso with a lot (50/50 ratio) of steamed milk & froth.
One of the best place in Amsterdam for Stroopwafel is Lanskroon, at Singel 385 (at the Spui). For 100 years this place has been the tastiest oasis in the heart of Amsterdam. Its a perfect place to enjoy a coffee, a tea or chocolate milk with delicious, (not too) sweet pastries. Enjoy the extensive range of biscuits, waffles, pies and chocolates or take one of the famous king-size syrup waffles with honey or coffee caramel!! For people with a special diet there is also an extensive range of choices including a delicious homemade granola. More : http://www.lanskroon.nl/