Amsterdam to open “Chocolate Factory” theme park

Amsterdam’s tourism industry just got a little bit sweeter. Recently, city officials announced that the city will build a theme park dedicated to chocolate and inspired by Roald Dahl’s children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The main part of the “sweets park” will be located underground, in a disused railway tunnel which was handed over by the city of Amsterdam in a ceremony on Thursday.

When it opens in two to three years, it will feature a glass elevator and a chocolate fountain, similar to the book. It will also produce small amounts of chocolate. The project will cost an estimated 20 million euros. Amsterdam has a rich part in chocolate history, laying claim to the birthplace of the hydraulic cocoa press, which introduced eatable chocolate into the market, in addition to baking and drinkable varieties. (Read the full article)

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One Response to “Amsterdam to open “Chocolate Factory” theme park”

  1. John Jurries Says:

    Unless they have real Oompa Loompas, it’s doomed.

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