Where it all started..

Van Wonderen opened its first store on the characteristic Kalverstraat. Our stores are named after the grandfather of founder Colin van Wonderen: Gerard van Wonderen (1907). The idea for a traditional stroopwafel shop and the love for Dutch biscuits originated years ago. About 25 years ago, Colin discovered the warm stroopwafel. Together with his grandfather, he went to the market on weekends and was allowed to order a fresh warm stroopwafel. After several years of doing business in various branches, the opportunity arose to set up his own stroopwafel concept. A test with family and friends was not long in coming, a smile and many tasty faces were the result. The warm stroopwafel that Colin had learned to eat from his grandfather Gerard van Wonderen was brought back to life! We are now many happy faces further and many people know how to find our store with Dutch stroopwafel cakes. Our mission? To be able to share this feeling and this taste with many more future visitors!

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The history

The History of the Stroopwafel

The stroopwafel was discovered around the 20th century in Gouda. The Dutch cake consists of two round stroopwafels that are baked crispy in a waffle iron. The two stroopwafels are connected to each other by means of sweet syrup. Originally, the stroopwafels had a diameter of about 10 centimeters, but nowadays they are available with a diameter of 5 to over 25 centimeters. Besides the fact that the stroopwafel is a delicious treat to eat hot "from the iron", they also go perfectly together, for example ice cream and chocolate. The stroopwafel is now no longer only available in the Netherlands, but the cakes are a worldwide phenomenon!

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