The secret recipe of Kamphuisen

The Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle is more than just a delicacy, it also has a very long history. Did you know that our waffle was already being enjoyed more than 200 years ago?! In all these years the recipe has never changed. The recipe has remained in a sealed envelope since 1810 and thus been kept a secret.


The recipe is hidden in an envelope

He derives immense pleasure from inventing a great recipe. After a lot of tasting and experimenting, he comes up with the Syrup Waffle. This biscuit consists of two waffles with a syrup filling. The Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle becomes a huge success. The renowned recipe of the waffle is always kept a secret; in a sealed envelope from 1810.

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The premises at Gouwe 19 are put up for sale

Cornelis Martinus dies in 1969. None of his children want to take over the business. The wife of Cornelis Martinus is forced to continue the business with six employees. Soon it becomes too much for her and she puts the premises at Gouwe 16 with its inventory and equipment up for sale. Then patissier Verweij who is famous in Gouda, comes along. He takes an interest in the award winning and internationally recognised product the Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle and wants to give it a new lease of life. The patent on the famous recipe of the Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle is sold to him on condition that it is kept a secret. He also takes on one of the remaining syrup waffle bakers from the Kamphuisen bakery to work at his bakery at Markt 69.  Here the Kamphuisen family and the business each go their own way.


Jan Anker buys the secret recipe

In 1995 the well-known, esteemed Gouda patissier Jan Anker approaches Verweij. He wants to buy the secret recipe of the Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle. Anker is a farmer’s son and knows where the honest produce he works with comes from. If you know how much passion and dedication the farmers have put into their produce, then you can’t help but process that honest produce with the same passion and dedication. And you can taste that passion. Anker buys the patent of the secret and renowned recipe of the Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle and the syrup waffle oven from Verweij. To this very day the recipe is still kept in the safe at the syrup waffle bakery.

Jan Anker fixes

Jan Anker is always developing, he likes to set things in motion. With a lot of patience and dedication he improves the oven from his bakery in Waddinxveen. After having developed, tinkered en thought for months in his spare hours, a dream becomes true. The full automatic syrup waffle machine is born. The syrup waffles fly out of the oven on the conveyor belt, are lubricated, cooled en packaged. Than the delicacy under the Gouda syrup waffles goes fresh in the box on a journey to perhaps the other side of the world.

The Syrup Waffle Factory is opened

The fully mechanised syrup waffle machine is back in Gouda. In the town where Kamphuisen became a succes and at the very same address where baker Verweij once used to bake the Kamphuisen Syrup Waffle – Markt 69 in the centre of Gouda – the Kamphuisen syrup waffle factory has opened its doors to the public. Thus, after an absence of six years the production of this Gouda delicacy has thankfully returned to Gouda, where it belongs. Jan Anker and his sons are happy to welcome you to the syrup waffle factory and hope you will enjoy your visit!

Experience the secret for yourself