Apart from summer we don’t always get a great amount of sun in Amsterdam. But when we do, I immediately go out for ice cream. Because you know what they say: An ice cream a day keeps the doctor away! So where better to spend my sunny days than the best ice cream store in town; Monte Pelmo.
This shop is actually an ice cream factory that has been in the same family for decades. I tend to go here late in the evening when it’s still warm outside and people are happily wandering the streets. The neighbourhood at its best I must say! In the summers the shop is open until 22:00 (if it’s busy they tend to stay open a little longer) and it’s not that uncommon that I find myself waiting in line at that hour. The brilliant ice cream flavours are the reason why this shop is so immensely popular with the local crowd. You can never go wrong with classics such as stracciatella or melon-honey but among my absolute favourites are ‘blood orange’ and ‘Lemon Cheesecake’. However sometimes you can catch me going for exciting new flavours such as ‘Red Bull’! I never eat the cone so I always order mine in a cup and walk my way through the cozy streets enjoying every single bite to the max.
Tip: Care to bring a surprise dessert to friends or family? They also have boxes which you can fill up with all kinds of flavours to take home!