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Fort Negen bakery
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Best bakeries in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s artisan bakers work around the clock to get bubbling dough in the oven ready for hungry customers. If you’re looking for a perfectly burnished sourdough for an extra special breakfast or crackled, crusty white loaf for your park picnic, head to one of these bakeries for bread that hits the spot.   

Bakkerij Loof

Bakkerij Looffrom the same owners as Cafe Binnenvisser next door is your daytime pitstop for artisanal sourdough, deli sandwiches, and viennoiserie - or simply to peruse their selection of coffee table books about baking. This stunning bakery takes up a scenic corner of the Bilderdijkstraat and is the perfect midpoint for a Saturday morning stroll through the neighbourhood. 

Gebroeders Niemeijer

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Situated close to Amsterdam Central Station, this traditional French bakery is virtually hidden in plain sight. But look out for the baguettes in the window - or maybe a short queue at the door - and you’ll be at the right place. Take away a baguette, sourdough bread or brioche, or dine in for a classic high tea with homemade jam, chutney and marmalade, or sandwiches stuffed with delicious French cheeses and charcuterie.

Gebroeders Niemeijer | Nieuwendijk 35, Centrum

Levain et le Vin

Outside Levain et le Vin wine bar bread bakery
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Levain et le Vin is a sourdough bakery and natural wine shop where pastries and breads are baked fresh every day. Swing by a delicious bottle and a stand-out loaf. Ballymaloe Cookery School alumnus Florence van Limburg Stirum followed internships at Ottolenghi in London and Relae in Copenhagen with stints at Choux restaurant and Cafe Modern in Amsterdam, which may explain why her rustic round loaves always sell out early.

Levain et le Vin | Jan Pieter Heijestraat 168, Oud-West

Fort Negen

Fort Negen bakery
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Fort Negen is relatively new on the artisan bread scene, but has shot to fame as one of the best bread bakeries in town. Popular among locals in the De Baarjses neighbourhood and a short walk from Oud-West, you’ll find its best-selling farmer’s bread as well as spelt and rye loaves. In for an extra treat? Pick up a cruffin, almond or cheese-stuffed croissant or the humble, but delicious, oat cookie.

Fort Negen | Jan Evertsenstraat 31, De Baarsjes


Feast your heart on some exceptional sourdough bagels courtesy of Breadwinner, founded by baker Jon Fairclough. During the pandemic, the Canadians needed something to do, and baking bagels proved an insta(nt) success. Fanatics line up at the door to this Jordaan-based bakery to get their hands on a freshly baked bagel topped with avocado, pastrami or cream cheese. Our tip: try the 'salt bagel' with smoked Maldon salt flakes.

Breadwinner | Tweede Laurierdwarsstraat 50, Centrum


Also vying for the De Baarjses bread market, Ulmus has built a loyal following for its sourdough loaves and delicious pastries. Tucked behind the main street of the Amsterdam West neighbourhood, it’s worth getting out of bed for its long-fermented, full-flavoured bread.

Ulmus | Cabralstraat 7, De Baarsjes

Kara Firin

Craving pillowy soft, tear-and-shareable Turkish bread, or crispy sesame-topped simit? Kara Firin has you covered. Grab a few loaves for a dip-tastic picnic and more to freeze at home when the carb cravings hit.

Kara Firin | Sam van Houtenstraat 31 and Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan 176, Westerpark

Stadsbakkerij As

Efraim Bolado van der Meij has a passion for the meditative process of mixing, kneading, shaping and baking something beautiful. As well as supplying more than 40 restaurants in and around Amsterdam, the bakery’s shelves are full every morning for hungry customers. 

Stadsbakkerij As | Conradstraat 471, Oost

Le Fournil de Sebastien

There will no doubt be a queue outside this French bakery at any time of day, but for good reason. Artisan baker Sebastien Roturier and his Dutch wife Susan moved their boulangerie-pâtisserie to Amsterdam from Vendée in 2007 becoming the first French baker to open a French bakery in the Netherlands. It has since attracted a huge fanbase of French internationals and Dutch bread lovers alike.

Le Fournil | Olympiaplein 19, Zuid

Craft Coffee and Pastry

You’ll find this 100% gluten-free cafe and patisserie in the middle of De Pijp, on the corner of famous market street Albert Cuypmarkt. As well as gluten-free breads, you’ll find pastries including croissants, free from wheat but full of flavour.

Craft Coffee & Pastry | Gerard Doustraat 103A, De Pijp


Image from Instagram Dolzon

After starting at neighbourhood markets, bakers Eric and Danielle opened their own store in 2016 in Amsterdam Noord. This cute little bakery has deliciously crusty bread, both fresh or ready to be baked to perfection at home. 

Dolzon | Van der Pekplein 15HS, Noord

Broodbakkerij Ex

This small but mighty bakery looks as rustic as its crackled sourdough. Pop in for a hearty loaf, a deliciously sweet pastry or coffee from Amsterdam roastery White Label. Look out for their baking workshops, too.

Broodbakkerij Ex | Waddenweg 10, Noord