Amsterdam Is Getting A Willy-Wonka Inspired Chocolate Factory You Can Visit

Amsterdam is always the place to be! There are countless reasons why you should book your flight to the Netherlands as soon as possible, but we have one (absolutely delicious) more!

Namely, a Dutch confectionery company, Tony’s Chocolonely, informed that they are planning to open their ‘mega chocolate factory with roller coaster’, which was inspired by the Willy Wonka one in Roald Dahl’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

The factory, which will be built in Zaanstad, northwest of Amsterdam, will offer loads of fun for chocolate lovers of all ages.

The project plan was released by Dutch architect firm SeARCH, and it is planned as a central bright red unit with a roller coaster track looping around it, as promised when Tony Chocolonely first announced the complex build in November 2018.

The new factory is set to open by 2024, and it will cost the company around €100 million (£89m/$115m). The main offices of the company will be relocated to the new cite as well, and there would also be a restaurant and a large shop.

Moreover, the factory will be made up of 3 different buildings, one will house the rollercoaster, and two factories, one to produce the chocolate from cocoa and another to produce the chocolate bars.

All visitors will be able to watch the whole process.

The proposed name for the public park is Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Circus. They believe that this experience will help visitors learn more about chocolate, and understand the issues the cocoa industry faces, and the way the company addresses them.

According to Tony’s Chocolonely, the cite will have the capacity for up to 500,000 visitors a year.

They revealed the details on their website:

 “There will be a mega chocolate factory that everyone can visit, with a roller coaster. Really. We have been dreaming of it for ages… and it will really happen now.

Tony’s Chocolonely has found a crazy location on the border of Zaanstad and Amsterdam: Pakhuis ‘De Vrede’, on the IJ / North Sea Canal.

The company explained that ‘De Vrede’ used to be a storage and handling facility for grains and seeds, including cocoa, and claims that it is an ‘impressive building on the water with a beautiful story’ will be additionally enhanced with the surrounding land set up.

 The post continued:

“It will be some time before the Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Circus opens its doors. But we have taken the first step. In a year or 3, it will be there. In the meantime, we will keep you informed.

We are SUPER happy and cannot wait.”

And who can?

So, dreams DO come true!