about us

the story of papabubble’s beginnings is a fairy tale of sorts. leaving behind successful careers in architecture and communications, dominik and marieken headed to barcelona in 2003 on what was intended to be a little break from reality. quite unexpectedly they encountered the world of candy in the form of two Australian friends who had opened the very first papabubble. dominik and marieken had caught the candy bug. so much so that in 2005, with the blessing of the founders and buoyed along by having won the marie claire starters award in the previous year, they brought a long time dream to fruition and opened a papabubble in amsterdam.

visit papabubble

with simple ingredients: sugar, water and glucose, we handcraft beautiful candy. our workspace was in our store in amsterdam for 16 years, but now we moved to this magic workspace in zaandam where we have built our dream candy lab. a spontaneous visit is a bit more difficult, but you are always welcome for a workshop or a kids party. and if we make your customised candy? feel free to pass by and watch how we make it!

customised candy

from corporate branding with a company name or logo to celebrations such as a wedding or a birth announcement, we make your unique candy with love. our beautiful sweets can add a lovely aesthetic touch to your business dealings: a trade show giveaway; an accompaniment to a restaurant bill or hotel check-in; a treat shipped with an online order. these are but a few examples. both the packaging and the candies themselves can be completely customised, making it a truly exclusive product.
the minimum order for a customised candy order is 6 or 10 kilos, depending on the design. for more information and pricing download the order form.

unique mix

if 6 kilos is too much, but you want to have something special, we can still create a unique mix of sweets for you. from our assortment of stock we can make a mix incorporating letters: the name of your company or the initials of a wedding couple for example. our stock also includes hearts, fruits, various figures and symbols, which when added can make your mix even more distinctive. an overview of the options and the range can be found here:

events & workshops

from adding something special to your event or fair to having your wedding candy made right in front of all your guests, our candy artists are happy to make the best candy creations on site. it is a true spectacle with color, smell, taste and craftsmanship coming together. details about options can be found here:

workshops

alternatively if you are on an amsterdam outing and looking to try something completely different, we invite you to join us in a lollipop making workshop. it is not as easy as it sounds, but the end result is always a happy one! more details about the workshops can be found in this file:

“WHAT STANDS OUT IS THE PARTICULARLY RELAXED AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, AS IF IT WAS A CLUB OF PLEASANT ARTISTS HAVING SOME FUN TOGETHER. AND EXCEPT THAT THEY WORK VERY PROFESSIONALLY, I THINK SO. THIS IS A GREAT POINT TO TAKE YOUR CHILDREN WITH YOU – AND ACTUALLY WAKES UP THE CHILD IN EVERYONE.”

Johannes van Dam in ‘Het Parool’