Bread is a staple component of Dutch peoples’ diets. Whether for sandwiches (or tostis), or in baguette form, bread takes part in nearly every meal eaten by the Dutch. Therefore, you can purchase the basic varieties of fresh bread, like baguettes and a few kinds of freshly sliced loaves, at most grocery store chains. The open-air markets that offer food products, such as Ten Katemarkt, Dappermarkt and Albert Cuptmarkt, are great places to purchase the freshest bread, with the widest assortment available for the cheapest prices you’re likely to find. For certain luxury items that you can’t find at the markets – if there are any – you can also go to specialized bakeries that take pride in their premium ingredients and products.
Bakeries in Amsterdam:
This is definitely one of the best bakeries in the city. The secret ingredient for the products sold here is the organic French flour that they use in their French ovens. While this bakery is smack dab in the centre of the tourist shopping section of the Nieuwendijk, it is more appreciated and populated by the city’s locals, who know where to go for the freshest, best quality bread and French baked goods.
This chain of shops specialises in a wide selection of breads as well as freshly prepared sandwiches that are made at your request. Within Amsterdam, there are seven shops, two of which are organic foodstores with a separate, and impressive, section devoted to the fresh bread and deli products and services.