Winkel

Price guide: Budget

Noordermarkt 43, Amsterdam, 1015 NA

Price guide: Budget

Outside at the Winkel

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#28 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.3
3.3
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, No fuss, People watching, Relaxation

Expert review of Winkel

An Amsterdam institution, justly famous for its apple pie.

Having a slice of apple pie at the Winkel is a must-do, for hip locals and down-to-earth tourists alike. This is particularly true on Saturdays, when the food market on the Noordermarkt is in full swing.

Food and drink: 

The pie in question comes in a thick, generously proportioned slice, is warm, cinnamon flavoured, filled with chunks of sweet apple, and baked to a perfect crust - it will be one of the best things you eat in Amsterdam. As long as you don't pay extra for a squirt of cream, which is disgusting. On Saturdays, they just do the pie and sandwiches. On other days, you can also get soup, salads, eggs - but I'd stick to just the apple pie.

Ambience: 

The place comes in to its own when it's warm enough to sit outside - there's a lot of hovering at peak times to grab a spot at a vacant table. Inside, it's a bit scuzzy.

Service: 

You need to go inside and queue at the counter, and at weekends be prepared for a wait to get served.

Location: 

On the corner of the Noordermarkt (where it meets the Westerstraat). The canal-adjacent square is one of the loveliest spots in the city.

Price advice: 

A slice of apple pie costs 3 euros.

More information on Winkel:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café
Food:
Dutch, International
Address:
Noordermarkt 43, Amsterdam, 1015 NA
Telephone:
020 623 0223
Website:
http://www.winkel43.nl
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon 7am-1am, Tue-Thu 8am-1am, Fri 8am-3am, Sat 7am-3am, Sun 10am-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
No
Reservations:
Not possible
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco, Cheap eats

Have you been to Winkel? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

We had to sit inside because it was raining. Couldn't see much from the bar-stool type seats at the sidecounter but found service to be friendly and capable - and the pie was indeed fab and worth the walk in the rain up the west side of Prinsengracht.