Our Shop - Cacao & Spice
Delicious & fair trade chocolate from all over the world
Our dream has come true: we’ve opened a chocolate & spice shop!
Located in the old harbor neighborhood of Amsterdam, where the first spices and cacao arrived in Amsterdam.
A unique shop and hidden pearl in the old city center.
We offer a variety of chocolates: from white to 100%, dairy-free, organic, with or without sugar, vegan chocolate etc. etc.
Visit our shop, or book a chocolate tasting with us!
Direct Trade Chocolate
In Cacao & Spice we sell ‘single origin chocolate’. This means the cacao beans used come from one plantation, or one region: it only has one origin.
Usually chocolate is made from beans coming from different countries. Unfortunately this means the chocolates has lost it’s unique regional flavor.
It’s also hard to trace where the beans are from.
Single origin chocolate is easy to trace, in that way guaranteed 100% slave free! We see it as a step further than ‘fair trade’, since there are only one or two persons between the cacao farmers and us.
We even have ‘tree-to-bar’ chocolates, which means the bars are made at the plantation itself!
Chocolate Tasting Amsterdam
In the chocolate tasting, we love to amaze you with the tastes of different single origin chocolates.
Enjoy chocolates from all over the world, hear about the special origins and people working on the cacao plantations. Try out a chocolate from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, or a special origin like Vanuatu or Papua. Make a small journey around the world through chocolate!
In our workspace next to the shop we make our own bonbons. Ofcourse we love to let you taste these. Enjoy a tasty and delicious program!
Amsterdam & Cacao
Our shop Cacao & Spice is located in the old harbour of Amsterdam, also known as the Red Light District.
From the 17th century the United Dutch East India Company (VOC) had a monopoly position on the ‘trade’ in spices, like clove, black pepper and nutmeg. This made Amsterdam a rich and powerful city. Amsterdam was known as the ‘Spice City’ and was connected to all different parts of the world. Nowadays Amsterdam is the biggest cacao harbour in the world!
On request we can make a vegan-only chocolate tasting!
|Program||Private Chocolate Tasting|
|Participants||min. 4, max. 14 per group|
|Price||20 € pp|
Our shop is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Red Light District. We do not advice to book this activity with children, only with (mature) teenagers.
Interested? Just Contact Us!
Leave your contact details and we’ll contact you within 24 hours with more information about the availabilty, prices and other info.
Don’t worry! You can still change your mind after contacting us.
Dutch Tour Company
The Dutch Tour Company stands for: private and unique tours with local and professional guides.
The team of guides is lead by Ian & Salomé Wagenhuis, who have been doing this for years from out of their creative space in the middle of the city center.
They're involved in many social & cultural projects in the old city center and have good contacts with many residents, entrepeneurs & non-profits in the area.
Through their experience and their love for the city, they're able to create everlasting memories!