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Typically Dutch foods

Best appeltaart in Amsterdam

It doesn’t get more typically Dutch than a warm slice of appeltaart (apple pie) with a hefty dollop of slagroom (whipped cream). From quaint cafes to historic bakeries, we've scoured the streets to find the most irresistible versions of this Dutch classic. Whether you prefer a buttery crust or a hint of cinnamon, this list of the best appeltaart in Amsterdam ensures you'll savour every bite.

Popular choice:

Winkel 43

People sitting on the terrace of Winkel 43 on Noordermarkt.
Image from Winkel43

This scenic corner side cafe on the Noordermarkt is known across the city for its exceptional homemade apple pie. Winkel 43 in the famous Jordaan neighbourhood serves hundreds of slices doused in fresh whipped cream daily. The queue often wraps around the square, particularly on market days (Saturday & Monday). At other points in the week, you may be more successful in getting a table on the sunny terrace to enjoy a cosy range of other breakfast, lunch and snack dishes. 

*Winkel 43 is highly popular, and you may have to queue! If you don’t fancy the wait, check out the equally delicious locations below. 

Alternative local favourites:

Cafe 't Papeneiland

Brown bar Cafe Papeneiland in the Jordaan by night.
Image from Patrick Schneider

Just a few minutes walk from Winkel 43, Papeneiland is a brown café in a beautiful gabled property dating back to 1642. Amidst the older locals and seasoned after-work drinkers, it's one of the most charmingly historic spots to enjoy some appeltaart (the slices are massive and reasonably priced) alongside other Dutch delicacies: beer, bitterballen and big chunks of cheese.

Cafe de Jaren

Featuring one of the most unique canalside terraces in Amsterdam, Café de Jaren is a charming, deceptively large café in the city's heart. The appelschnitt made with apple, currants, raisins, almonds, and cinnamon here is sourced from Patisserie Kuyt, which is widely applauded for making the best apple pie in the city. 

De Laatste Kruimel

De Laatste Kruimel hidden canal side café terrace
Image from Miltiadis Fragkidis

If you pop into this charming little bakery for a single slice of homemade apple pie, you’ll undoubtedly leave with several more items. The tantalising displays at De Laatste Kruimel are stacked high with sweet treats, cakes, quiches and sandwiches. There’s also a secret little terrace at the back where you can sit by the waterside. 

Café ‘t Sluisje

Café 't Sluisje Nieuwendammerdijk
Image from Koen Smilde

Fishermen and shipbuilders once built their homes along the scenic Niewendammerdijk in Noord and most likely frequented Café ‘t Sluisje - a 100-year-old brown café overlooking the harbour. The perfect pitstop on a cycle trip in Amsterdam Noord, the terrace is ideally situated so that the sun hits it at every hour of the day, but a late-afternoon slice of appeltaart comes highly recommended. 

Koffiehuis De Hoek

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Wonderfully located amidst Amsterdam’s quaint Nine Streets, this authentic Dutch café is a popular spot with locals and visitors thanks to its gorgeous canal-side setting, delicious home-cooked food, and old-fashioned charm. Be sure to stop by Koffiehuis De Hoek for a slice of appeltaart and a coffee as a pick-me-up between roaming the charming shopping streets and canals.

De Koffieschenkerij

Situated in Amsterdam's oldest and infamous Red Light district, De Koffieschenkerij offers the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of this lively neighbourhood. You’ll find good coffee, traditional cakes (including delicious apple pie) and healthy lunch options in the former sacristy of their old church location - just next to the historic Oude Kerk.