Best cakes in Amsterdam
From Instagram-worthy cafés selling top cakes and baked goods to iconic patisseries and cool new healthy-eating stores, we guide you through some of the best places to grab a slice of cake in Amsterdam
My Little Patisserie
For a slice of Paris in the heart of de Pijp head to My Little Patisserie. The French-style bakery is an irresistible place to stop for a coffee and cake thanks to its tempting assortment of Parisian-style pastries and chic location. Choose from iconic French desserts such as choux buns, éclairs, mille-feuilles and petits fours. Grab a window seat and watch the world go by or take a couple of treats away to eat in Vondelpark.
My Little Patisserie, Eerste van der Helststraat 63, 1073 AD Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 470 6949
Pluk is one of the most stylish stores-cum-cafés in Amsterdam. Located in the charming Nine Streets area, it is the ultimate place to stop for a sweet treat while shopping. The perennially popular café is a big hit with the Instagram crowd thanks to its cool white, marble and wood interior. The cakes are equally tempting, with delicious gluten-free and sugar-free treats all available.
Pluk, Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 363 7610
Patisserie Holtkamp has an illustrious reputation, supplying the Dutch royal family with its iconic sweet and savoury dishes. The family-owned pastry shop is a must-visit for foodies, with gourmet locals and visitors alike making the pilgrimage to indulge in its range of French and Dutch patisseries. Be sure to try its famous veal, shrimp and cheese croquettes.
Patisserie Holtkamp, Vijzelgracht 15, 1017 HM Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 624 8757
With its rose-pink tiling, marble counters and pretty cake labels, Sticky Fingers is one of the coolest pastry shops in Amsterdam. The patisserie and bakery specialises in organic, homemade treats, ranging from chocolate chokies and muffins to tarts and top breakfast options. Grab a pink stool and spend time making your way through the sweet offerings or pick something to take away and eat while exploring the area.
Sticky Fingers, Amstelveenseweg 3, 1054 MB Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 820 3332
De Taart Van M’n Tante
Amsterdam is not short of cafés, but for one of the most distinctive be sure to visit De Taart Van M’n Tante. The super-kitsch café is one of the best-loved cake shops in the city thanks to its elaborate décor and fun atmosphere. The cakes themselves are just as over-the-top with dozens to choose from, including traditional Dutch apple pie to the more unusual Monkey Business – banana cake with raisins, pecans, rum syrup and mascarpone – and the Swedish Princess cake, an almond cake sprinkled with macaroon liqueur, with a cream filling and marzipan on the outside.
De Taart Van M’n Tante, Ferdinand Bolstraat 10, 1072 LJ Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 776 4600
Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s city centre, Betty Blue is a great place for a pitstop at any time of day. Offering top breakfast, lunch and coffee options, the menu is truly impressive, with everything from American pancakes to bao buns and quesadillas on offer. The cakes and pastries are baked every day. The cheesecake and red velvet cake appear to be the main draw, attracting a loyal following, yet with plenty of sweet treats available there are plenty of other tempting options.
Betty Blue, Snoekjessteeg 1-3, 1011 HA Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 810 0924
De Drie Graefjes
Specialising in American cakes and baked goods, De Drie Graefjes is a popular café for those looking for an indulgent sugar rush after a spot of shopping in Dam square. The cosy lunchroom offers a impressive selection of homemade cakes as well as lunches and excellent coffee. Top cakes include chocolate swirl cheesecake, red velvet cake and turtle cake as well as its signature carrot cake. Portions are generous, so for those looking for a smaller treat might like the selection of cookies.
De Drie Graefjes, Rokin 128, 1012 LC Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 625 4575