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The Pleasures of Eating Breakfast in Amsterdam

There’s nothing quite like a good breakfast. They say that the key to keeping one’s figure is to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar. Well, we took this literally, and found ourselves in some of the most interesting cafes in Amsterdam. To start the day, Dutch people generally like a big breakfast. They love a “slagroom” (hot chocolate with whipped cream), accompanied by the typical Dutch puff pastry known as “saucijzenbroodje” and, of course, their famous pancakes, “pannekoeken.” Come on, let’s go get a calorie bomb.



Gebroeders Niemeijer

Specialists in brioches, chocolate breads and cakes, you’ll find perfection at its most extreme at this location near the Central Station. And the secret is their oven. It’s nice to sit awhile to try some of their treats and it’s also a very welcoming space. It’s hidden in the street Nieuwendijk, number 35.


Hotel Pulitzer

You’ll find a magical spot at Prinsengracht 315. They have a breakfast buffet as well as an a la carte menu. But the best part is undoubtedly the views. While you’re enjoying a good croissant, you’ll be able to view two of the most picturesque canals in Amsterdam: Keizerstraat and Prinsengracht.


Hotel de L’Europe

They have a typical continental breakfast in this place frequented by tourists. But it’s worthwhile because of its exceptional location. It’s situated opposite the famous Munttoren (Coin Tower) in a building that was built at the end of the nineteenth century. And it looks out on the river Amstel.


Café Americain

This café is located within the Amsterdam American Hotel, which is known for its “Jazz Brunch” on Sundays. Sit back and enjoy delicious food at one of the hippest places in town. Where? At 97 Leidsekade.



If you want organic products for breakfast, this is your place. I recommend you try the ring of freshly baked bread and, of course, and the delicious organic tortillas. If you’re interested, don’t forget to note the address: 19 Berenstraat.


Le Pain Quotidien

This place is more popular for brunch than breakfast. Their strong point, I will point out, is their bread. People used to travel from all corners of the city just to buy it. There must be something to it. They now have several locations in Amsterdam, but the best known one is in Spuitraat.


Singel 404

This is a place to simply sit and enjoy the view. Right in front of you, once again, you’ll see the canals. It’s the type of place where you lose track of time over breakfast or brunch, whether alone or accompanied. They have a huge variety of sandwiches, more than you believed possible.


De Bakkerswinkel

Their bakeries are famous throughout the country, but the three shops in Amsterdam are especially busy. At best, the lines usually turn around the block, and there’s good reason for them. If you go to De Bakkerswinkel, you have to try one of the most popular buns: the one filled with yoghurt and muesli. The perfect choice to keep in shape.