Amsterdam Is Getting a Willy Wonka-Style Chocolate Factory Complete With a Rollercoaster | 22 Words

Amsterdam is a major hot spot for tourists, and now it looks like there's yet another reason to visit the city (when lockdown is over, of course).

The city is set to be getting a Willy-Wonka style chocolate factory and judging by the pictures, it's going to be amazing. Keep scrolling to take a look...

Amsterdam is one of the most popular destinations for city breaks.

Although in the last few years its popularity seems to have hit an all-time high.

And it's not hard to see why...

From museums to historical landmarks like Anne Frank's house and buzzing nightlife, there's plenty to do in the well-loved Dutch city.

But it seems there's another tourist attraction on the way...

And it looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

A Willy Wonka-style chocolate factory is heading to the city.

The magical tale of Willy Wonka was originally brought to life in the form of a children's book, by the critically acclaimed children’s author, Roald Dahl - going on to have 2 movie adaptions.

Let's be honest, chocolate really is just the best...

For many, it’s more than just a tasty treat. It’s something with emotional links and has actually been proven to stimulate happy chemicals in the brain.

The chocolate-making process is somewhat of an art form.

The fact that chocolate is made from beans almost gives it a fairytale quality. There certainly appears to be at least a little bit of magic involved.

Either way, it's very good stuff.

There’s nothing quite like a little (or large) bit of chocolate to instantly soothe and cheer. Think of it as a natural (and very cheap) form of therapy.

But Willy Wonka's chocolate was really something else...

It may have been completely fictional, but we all dreamed about gorging on one of those bars and finding that golden ticket.

And now it looks like that dream could become a reality (sort of)...

Dutch confectionary company Tony's Chocoloney is opening up a rather unique factory in Zaandam, a small city on the outskirts of Amsterdam.

Tony's Chocoloney produces some mouth-watering products...

And they really do bear resemblance to those Wonka bars we all know.

As you'd have probably guessed by now, the build is said to be inspired by the weird and wonderful world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Plans for Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Circus  were released this week by the Amsterdam-based architecture and urban planning company SeARCH.

This is far from an ordinary chocolate factory...

Unlike its predecessors, this factory will be donning a full-blown rollercoaster.

That isn't all...

The factory will be made up of 3 different buildings - one of which will house the rollercoaster. Sign. Us. Up.

The project is estimated to be costing a whopping $105 million.

And while the plans were first announced back in 2018, they have only just been delivered to the planning council.

The chocolate-y extravaganza is said to take 3 years to build.

Inside the complex, visitors will get to learn all about chocolate - and that includes the unfair treatment of the farmers by much of the industry.

The official description of the plans reads as follows:

"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. Whoop whoop straps."

It continues:

"Tony's Chocolonely has found a crazy location on the border of Zaanstad and Amsterdam, on the IJ / North Sea Canal."

Tony’s Chocolonely expects up to 500,000 visitors a year to the theme park.

“We are super happy and cannot wait," SeARCH said in a statement.

Oh, and sadly rollercoaster will not enter the factory...

But it's still a wonderful addition to the unique park.

Here's what the theme park will look like:

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