Having not visited Amsterdam in over a year (I know, what was I thinking?), I was extremely excited to go back to one of my favourite cities in Europe for a quick weekend escape, especially in prime time spring. Although our main purpose was to finally see the vivid tulip fields at Keukeunhof, we couldn’t resist revisiting some of our favourite corners in the Dutch capital.
We’d heard loads of wonderful things about Winkel 43 and its delicious Dutch apple pie (appeltaart) on our first visit and it quickly began a favourite brunch spot of ours. Naturally when good food is involved, I didn’t even need to drag Sam into starting our day with some traditional Dutch pastries. Trust me, it’s hard not to go back once you try their homemade apple pie!
Now, where do I begin when talking about Winkel 43? Located right on the corner of Noordermarkt and Wersterstraat, just a stone’s throw away from the Anne Frank house, Winkel 43 is easily one of cosiest places to grab a cuppa in the heart of the Jewish quarter of Jordaan.
This cute cafe is undeniably incredibly popular with both locals and tourists. And you can see why it’s so loved from the moment you step inside. Sitting inside a traditional Amsterdam house, it’s every bit as gorgeous as you’d hope. With long wooden floors, beams (!) and tables both inside and outside (perfect for sunny days), Winkel 43 oozes endless hipster cool and evokes a cosy and homely community buzz.
Winkel 43 menu
Winkel 43 is more than just a Dutch apple pie shop. Completely in line with their homely décor, it offers a selection of unsurprisingly delicious homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner options (alongside gorgeous cocktails until late night too!). With the likes of traditional Dutch dishes, fresh healthy mains and sharing plates (including plenty of Dutch bitterballen), you’ll be surprised with a completely different dinner menu every night while their lunches change monthly.
Winkel 43 apple pie
Although the menu options are beyond unreal, it’s Winkel 43’s apple pie that’s highly raved about. Fresh out of the oven and topped with their signature whipped cream, it’s every bit as heavenly as you’d imagine. You can also opt to have it without cream. But we were there to enjoy every bit of it and let me tell you, it’s quite the treat. The pastry was crumbly and the apple filling was fresh, moist and had a perfect balance of sweetness, along with a hint of cinnamon. This really is THE BEST dutch apple pie in Amsterdam (if you know of more places, I’m super open for recommendations!). Before we knew it, we’d devoured our slice of apple pie and were thinking of taking a second slice home!
If, like me, you’re a bit of a sucker for a good cake and a cuppa, Winkel 43 is the perfect spot to get cosy and enjoy some people watching after exploring Amsterdam. The walk there is beautiful too. It comes with gorgeous canals and traditional houses in pure Amsterdam fashion. It’s a total gem worth stopping by and I can guarantee you’ll leave happy. And although there will be queues most of the time (especially on Saturdays – find out why below), it never takes too long until you get tucked in. Plus, if you’re in a hurry, you can always order a takeaway!
One last recommendation
If you visit on Saturday morning, make sure you check out the Boerenmarkt. This farmers market transforms the Noordermarkt completely with dozens of stalls selling delicious organic products and flowers. This, in return, means Winkel 43 will get extra busy!
Winkel 43 apple pie prices: 3.70€ without cream, 4.40€ with.
Have you been to Amsterdam or tried Dutch apple pie before? I love trying traditional dishes everywhere I visit, so hit me up with more food you think I should try! As always, if you loved our post about Winkel 43 and its delicious apple pie, please leave us a comment, pin some photos and show us some love on social media using the buttons below
Winkel 43 | Noordermarkt 43, 1015 NA Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Mom that looks so good! I’m a sucker for apple pie, crumble or cake!
Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd
Then I’m sure you’d love it! x
That looks delicious! I was in Amsterdam last weekend for the first time and I loved it. The food is amazing, can’t believe we missed this place though! Definitely need to give it a try next time I’m there x
Oh no, you need to go back! This apple pie itself is enough reason, trust me! x
Looks amazing, good that it does other options to 🙂
Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes
I love it too! x
I love this place but had never thought of going there for anything other than the apple pie! Now I know there are other menus I’ll make sure I go back when I’m next in Amsterdam. Pictures are great – really make me feel like I’m actually there!
Same! Although apple pie is always a great excuse to go back! x
Ummm okay, my mouth is absolutely watering. Everything looks sooo good. Thank you for sharing!
I feel the same way now by just looking at the photos! Can’t wait to go back! x
Oh god that apple pie looks amazing! <3 I'd just never move from that spot eating all the pie 😀
And it tastes even better, trust me! x
That looks absolutely amazing, one of my favourite desserts is apple pie and you described it so well! The interior is so cute too, I love the beams.
Awe thanks babe, this is so sweet! x
I’ve visited Amsterdam before but have never tried Winkels apple pie. Your pictures of the monstrous pie are making me salivate. I live in Nepal and don’t get to have a good dessert like this often. Is it enough for one person or would you advise sharing it?
Thank you so much! The pie is actually massive – my boyfriend and I shared it and I think that was enough for both. But to be fair, it was so good that I could’ve easily eaten one myself! x
OMG that place looks off the hook Apple 🥧 is one of my fave things along with Amsterdam. I want to go right now.
GR | https://www.thegreat.uk
Awesome, then please try it! You won’t be disappointed 🙂 x
That pie looks really delicious. Nice Review!
Thank you so so much! x
That looks amazing! Love Amsterdam, although I’ve not been in awhile! Maybe it’s time for a trip back and some of that pie!
The apple pie is enough to make you book a flight, GO GO GO! x
The apple pie looks divine and I will certainly keep an eye out for Winkel 43 on my next visit to Amsterdam
I love it so much too! x
The apple pie looks delicious, Winkel 43 is definitely on my must-see places when I head to Amsterdam this October. I can’t resist a sweet treat and tea, the perfect combination. Thank you for sharing beauty!
Tx. // Tajinder Kaur
Wow, thanks so much! Make sure you let me know if you try it! x
Oh, that looks so good! Apple pie is one of my favourites, so I will definitely be checking this place out if I ever get to visit Amsterdam. How lovely is the cafe too?
Thank you for sharing!
Awe Aimsy, thanks so much for the always lovely comments! x
Great post! I should head over to the Netherlands … I totally would just for pie tbh.
Same. same. same. x
Wow this looks absolutely delicious! I would love to go and try it!
omg, book a flight like…RIGHT NOW! 🙂 x
Looks magnifiscient. I will have to try if I
come to Amsterdam. And it’s with the cream.
Oh don’t get me started on the cream…yum! x
Oh wow look at that pie! Looks so good. Bet it tastes even better
Omg it tastes soooo gooooood x
This looks incredible! Amsterdam is on my travel bucket list so I’m definitely going to visit this place when I go x
Amazing! Hope you enjoy! 🙂 x
100% trying this when we visit Amsterdam! Thanks for sharing – I love trying local food and drink, as well as seeing the sights. It’s all part of the experience! I’m also a big tea & cake fan so this sounds ideal.
You sound like my type of person! Please please please visit Winkel 43, you won’t regret it! x
Love this…it makes me want to go right now!
You absolutely must! x
I love both Amsterdam and appeltaart. Having been to The Netherlands a few times, I must admit that the highlight was seeing the tulips at Keukenhof. I’ve never been to Winkel 43, but I will definitely visit next time!
Oh my God, their apple pie is the most delicious thing ever, promise me you will try it next time you are in Amsterdam! x
That pie looks so yummy! I love a good, juicy apple pie with lovely crust. It’s also really great that it is not so expensive.