Planning to visit Amsterdam with a sweet tooth can be a dessert lover's paradise when you allow yourself to indulge. From delicious deep-filled appeltaart (apple pie) to classic staples such as carrot cake, chocolate fudge cake, and cheesecake. Plus plenty of bakeries and patisseries in Amsterdam are pushing the boundaries when it comes to sweet treats. You won’t want to miss any one of these dessert restaurants in Amsterdam.
1. Patisserie Holtkamp
Baking since 1969, the people behind Holtkamp really know their stuff when it comes to delicate desserts as they have one of the best apple pies you can find in Amsterdam. Though they are famously known for their delicious savory croquettes and bitterballen, Holtkamp also specializes in freshly-made chocolates, cakes, cookies, tarts and French-style pastries. A little bit of something for everyone.
Open: Mon – Fri 8.30 am – 6 pm; Sat 8.30 am – 5 pm
More than your traditional chocolate shop, Chocolatl is a shrine to the cocoa bean. Their gourmet chocolate is a piece of art that the employees are more than happy to help you discover which of their artisanal bars and bonbons are the perfect flavor for your palate, and they also sell delicious drinking chocolate. Something new to try while visiting Amsterdam.
Open: Tue – Sat 11 am – 6 pm; Sun 1 pm – 5 pm12
3. Van Ness Cupcake
Taking gourmet cupcakes to a new level, Van Ness Cupcake changes their menu each month to offer a selection of unique cupcakes you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Though these cupcakes may be modern their offering of soft and buttery cupcakes with flavors including Peanut Butter Lava, Maple Cinnamon and Lemon Coconut. You’ll always find something to tickle your taste buds to come back for more the next month.
Open: Wed and Fri – Sun 12 noon – 6 pm; Thu 12 noon – 8 pm
4. Patisserie Tout
It is said that the chef behind Patisserie Tout was apparently the first pâtissier to bring French Macarons to the Netherlands. With his specialization in decadent ganache-filled macarons in a variety of flavors, Tout is praised for their sweet cookie-like treats in Amsterdam. Though they also offer intricate pastries, chocolates and truffles that are all made with fresh seasonal ingredients. And in case you would like to learn how to make your own chocolates or macarons, Tout offers a do-it-yourself workshop.
Open: Mon 12 noon – 5 pm; Tue – Fri 8.30 am – 6 pm; Sat 9 am – 5.30 pm
5. De Drie Graefjes (American Bakery)
One of the busiest American style bakeries in Amsterdam that offers huge portions of muffins, hunks of red velvet cake, brownies, blondies, cupcakes and cookies. De Drie Graefjes is well known for their pastries and can get crowded during the lunch time as they also serve American style soups, sandwiches, and salads in case you want to feel better about indulging in your sweet treat.
Two locations: Rokin 128 and Eggertstraat 1
Open: daily 9 am – 6 pm