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“Nice local bakery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bakkerrij Simon Meijssen

Bakkerrij Simon Meijssen
Van Baerlesraat 23, 1071 AN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))
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Ranked #19 of 48 Bakeries in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Bakeries
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice local bakery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We discovered this lovely bakery by accident while walking close to our hotel. The pies and cakes displayed were mouth watering and we confirmed the quality of their products after trying their croq monsieur and also the ham and cheese croissant. Natural orange juice tasted like homemade. The ladies that work there were very quick while serving us and their latte is also good. I went back there for breakfast three days in a row.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Kingston, Canada
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Location is everything, and in this case it is all they have”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was out doing some early morning photographs of the Rijksmuseum and decided to bring back fresh croissants, stopping by the bakery at 7am I found they didn't open until 7:30 so I went for a bit more of a walk before they opened. When I returned at 7:25 they were open and crowed with workmen getting their breakfasts and coffee's I thought this to be a good sign as workmen usually know the best places to get good food.

Although there were many choices available, I decided on a chocolate croissant and 2 butter croissants right off the cooling racks from the kitchen, I took this again to be a good sign of their freshness. Arriving back at the apartment with my package I opened them with my fresh coffee and was surprised and very disappointed at both items. The chocolate croissant was; hard, cold and over baked. I obviously was not fresh and I doubt it had been for 2 or 3 days. The butter croissants were very over cooked almost to the point of being burned and also seemed anything but fresh. Maybe I have been spoiled having eaten fresh croissants at bakeries in Marseille, Paris and other cities of France. However, I have also eaten better croissants in many US cities than I purchased this morning. Their location may fool the tourists, however, I doubt they have any local support based on the examples I ate this morning.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Herefordshire
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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