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“Why is this ordinary baker a tourist attraction?”

Bakkerrij Simon Meijssen
Ranked #7 of 28 Bakeries in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Probably it is the combination of the strategic location, the welcoming atmosphere, the open and light shop and the large selection of Bread varieties that accounts for the popularity of this bakkerij (one r). But otherwise it is a baker like there are many in Amsterdam, and even better ones. To name Vlaamsch Broodhuys on Constantijn Huygensstraat, Rud Veenekamp on Ferdinand Bolstraat, Paul Annee in the '9 streets', and many more. Simon Meijssen is a chainstore, like is Van Muyden, all just bakers with delicious breaks, croissants, wholeweat, often also organic. Enjoy it when in Holland. the Dutch have two bread meals a day, so they have to be choosy on Bread.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Coffee, kaasuiebroodjie (roll with cheese and onion on top) and walnut tart. Good coffee, fresh bread, excellent tart and a place to eat while admiring the wonderful art nouveau tiling before heading onto Museumplein - friendly staff

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Every morning, breakfast at this bakery was a treat. Great food, friendly people, convenient to a tram stop. This is were the Dutch eat.

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Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

They bake these wonderful cookies only around the Christmas season. I happened in just as a fresh tray of warm speculaas from the oven was brought out. They were my favorite cookies ever.

I also had a few of their breads and cookies, but nothing stands out to me like their speculaas. They have much more flavor than store bought versions

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1  Thank mtmichigan
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

We were staying just round the corner in a hotel where we were charged an exorbitant €36 for two indifferent breakfasts. We found this great little place where we had two delicious ham and cheese croissants, two lemon cakes, a tea and a coffee, for €13. Highly recommended - great for picking up a teatime treat too

Thank Claretta
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