Winkel

Address: Noordermarkt 43, Amsterdam, 1015 NA, The Netherlands
Telephone: 020 623 0223

- Budget

4

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
4
90%
Service
3.3
90%
Food and drink
4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • People watching
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss

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