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“Stunning cakes” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bakkerrij Simon Meijssen

Bakkerrij Simon Meijssen
Van Baerlesraat 23, 1071 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #303 of 2,314 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Bakery
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Herefordshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Stunning cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a must see. There is a wide choice of cakes and at the back of the shop some filled rolls for takeaway

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“You'll wish you had eaten one more...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stopped at the inconspicuous little Broodbakker Simon Meijssen (Nieuwe Vijzelstraat 5) on the way to the Rijksmuseum for a quick breakfast of the most amazing ham and gouda croissants, and sat to eat them in the Weteringplantsoen, contemplating whether to walk back and get a few more.

As I write this review, I really wish that I had...

Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Yummiest goodies to try!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this bakery by chance. Glad we did else we wouldn't have tasted the delicious treats! The coconut macaroons were divine.

Visited June 2014
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Why is this ordinary baker a tourist attraction?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Van Baerlestraat 162 location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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