De Bakerswinkel is an excellent place to have breakfast if you fancy something a little different from your usual hotel fare. As far as I know, there are currently three outlets in Amsterdam. The flagship store is located off the Damrak, right in the centre of the really seedy part of touristy Amsterdam. But today I shall be visiting their newest shop in the De Pijp district of the city.
The opening hours vary from one shop to another. The one in De Pijp already opens at 07:30. It is just coming up to 08h00 when I enter and by the looks of it, I am the first customer and have the place to myself. Keep in mind though, that De Bakerswinkel are really very popular and depending on what time you arrive, you may have to wait for quite a bit.
What I like about De Bakerswinkel is that the place has a very homey feel to it. It is more like being in somebody’s kitchen than in a restaurant. None of the crockery matches, and neither does the cutlery. I would suggest you work up a healthy appetite before you visit – it is worth it. I would recommend – basically because it is what I always have – the Bakers’ Breakfast, which includes a large tea or coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, a huge plate of ham and a variety of cheeses and a huge breadbasket. At every table there are also two large jars with lemon curd and strawberry or raspberry jam.