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26Jul/100

IJscuypje is taking over Amsterdam

IJscuypjeAfter my April post on IJscuypje on the Prinsengracht, in which I mentioned that they also have a branch in the Albert Cuyp area in Amsterdam, I have seen another branch pop up on the Haarlemmerdijk and Levi spotted one on the Amstelveenseweg (direction of Amstelveen). It looks like IJscuypje's franchise is taking over Amsterdam!

The www.ijscuypje.nl website was still under construction when I posted about them last time, but now it's up and running. Here's a link to the page with their exact locations in Amsterdam.

1May/102

Gorgeous yoghurt-cherry icecream at IJscuypje

IJscuypje on the PrinsengrachtHaving just put the thumbcrews on a wellknown French actor at the Ambassade Hotel I decide to reward myself with an icecream on the way home. I stop at IJscuypje on the Prinsengracht. I've passed by here a hundred times on my way home from the centre, but I've never gotten around to trying it out. This cloudy/sunny/cloudy/sunny day is the perfect opportunity.

I opt for the chocolate cookie icecream and then decide to splash out and get the yoghurt-cherry too. The scoops are huge (as well they should be, for the hefty sum op E1,50 for one or E2,75 for two). You can get a cone or a cup, but there are no kiddie cones (as opposed to everywhere else, like Monte Pelmo).

The yoghurt-cherry flavour is divine. The cherries are tart and plentiful, the yoghurt full but fresh. The chocolate cookie icecream is creamy, with swirls of a crunchy cookie consistency and a nutella-like chocolate and nut flavour. The cone it all comes in is a bit thick and doughy for my taste. I prefer the silly light kiddie cones, as they don't interfere with the taste of the icecream. If ever I return here, I must remember to get a cup instead of a cone.

Perfect location on the Prinsengracht
And I may well come back, because as in real estate, there's one thing that is crucial: location, location, location. And IJscuypje is very well situated in the heart of Amsterdam.

When I was once in De Pijp, I noticed that there is a branch there too. As it is near the Albert Cuyp market, I am assuming the chain started there. But I can't find IJscuypje on the Internet, so I can't give you any additional addresses besides the one I got off the Prinsengracht branch's businesscard. (Stupidly, the website listed on the card is: www.ijscuypje.nl, but it doesn't contain anything to do with icecream)

IJscuypje
Prinsengracht 292
1016 HJ Amsterdam