De Bakkerszonen

Baking is in the blood of the Bakkerszonen (Baker's sons), as the name suggests, where the know-how for making pastries, cakes, and oliebollen has been passed down from generation to generation. Pick up a portion at three locations in the city (Noord, Oost and Centrum), or, if you're feeling really lazy, have them delivered to your home! That's one less thing to worry about during the holidays.

De Bakkerszonen | Mosveld 113 / Beukenplein 8 / Roetersstraat 21

Bakkerij Ad Straathof

Bakery Ad Straathof has been an integral part of the Ten Katemarkt since 1972, and judging by the queues in front of their stall, they'll still be in business for a long while! The crowds show up to grab a loaf of delicious bread, with some oliebollen thrown in to make that few minutes of patience more than worth it. And while you're there, you might as well grab a delicious apple turnover for later!

Bakkerij Ad Straathof | Ten Katestraat 21

Banketbakkerij Lanskroon

Bakkerij Lanskroon oliebollen via Facebook

One of the highest rated bakeries in Amsterdam unsurprisingly serves up some of the city’s best oliebollen. That and some seriously great (and huge) stroopwafels give this central bakery a firm place on our list.

Banketbakkerij Lanskroon | Singel 385

Hartog's Volkoren Oliebollen

Hartog volkoren Amsterdam

Everything about this bakery is great, but in your quest for the ultimate oliebol, Hartog’s Volkoren is a strong contender. Head over to Oost and stop by, and be sure to try their whole grain oliebollen, rumoured to be the best in town.

Hartog's Volkoren | Wibautstraat 77

Hollandse Gebakkraam Heinekenplein

Marie Heinekenplein Oliebollen Amsterdam

This beautiful little vendor on Marie Heinekenplein cooks up some of the best oliebollen in town, and its owners are famously friendly. If you’re heading to the square for one of the many cafes or events, then a stop at Hollandse Gebakkraam is a necessity.

Hollandse Gebakkraam | Marie Heinekenplein

Oliebollenkraam Tuincentrum Osdorp

Osdorp Oliebollen Amsterdam

You need a street vendor for the authentic oliebollen experience, and this one – right outside the Tuincentrum Osdorp – is one of the few that open (nearly) year-round. It also helps that their oliebollen and assorted bakes are to die for.

Oliebollenkraam Tuincentrum Osdorp | Osdorperweg 247

Gebakkraam Verwijk

Oliebollen CC BY 2.0 Franklin Heijnen via Flickr

The official winner of the 2015 AD Newspaper oliebollen test, Gebakkraam Verwijk is as good as it has always been. If you find yourself peckish and on Christiaan Huygensplein, then do yourself a solid and taste the oliebol that once beat them all.

Gebakkraam Verwijk | Christiaan Huygensplein