De Bakkerswinkel, Amsterdam – Afternoon Tea but not as we know it!

After a really pleasant Lovers Canal Cruise we walked across town to De Bakkerswinkel where afternoon tea had been organised by our friend Mo to celebrate her birthday.

This is an establishment that offers a homely feel and traditional feel serving home-cooked food.

Never have I experienced a catering establishment like this.

On arrival, we were seated upstairs. Two long tables at 90 degrees to each other.

As we had all pre-ordered we were asked to sit in groups according to our food orders. Strange, but we all obliged.

Then we were offered orange juice, followed by a selection of milk including sour milk, oat milk, buttermilk, and regular milk. Next came a selection of teas, I chose mint tea with honey, whilst others chose fruit of the forest with honey tea, and other various hot drinks. All this before being offered any food.

Our first course was a spicey butternut squash soup, delicious.

Some warm hard crusty buns were served with fillings such as spinach, tuna and cheese.

We then had a delicious selection of cakes with any coffee of your choice.

In the UK when you order afternoon tea you tend to find that catering establishments cater one of everything to each guest. Here they provided a selection for you to share.

This was an unusual ‘typical dutch’ afternoon tea.

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