Jars full of Treats

Kesbeke Zoet & Zuur is the place to be for the most delicious pickled products. Nowadays, it’s the only business that preserves Amsterdam pickled products. In the shop in West, you can buy their entire product range of pickled products, but they also have special oils, vinegars and everything you need to preserve your own fruit and vegetables.

“This 70-year-old business is the only remaining business making Amsterdam pickled preserves, such as onions and gherkins.”

The history of Kesbeke goes back to 1948, when Charles Kesbeke started his pickled products business in a basement on Waterloo Square. Here, he washed, pickled and pasteurised the first gherkins and onions. The Amsterdam citizens loved them and still do to this day. By now, the third generation of Kesbekes is heading the business: Oos. He loves inventing new combinations, such as Jonnie and Oos, a product line in collaboration with famous chef Jonnie Boer of three-star restaurant De Librije.

Nice to know

One of the most famous pickled products is, of course, the Amsterdam onion. The yellow-coloured onions are often served with ossenworst, a raw beef sausage, and used to be sold in the neighbourhoods in Amsterdam from a cart.

  Kesbeke Fijne Tafelzuren B.V.
Address: Adolf van Nassaustraat 3, Amsterdam

Wednesday through Friday from 11.00 to 17.00, Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00

Online: zoetenzuur.nl



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