Suddenly it was there: the crompouce! Although there is little better than a classic tompouce (preferably the orange version during King’s Day), the crompouce is a welcome innovation. But what exactly is it, and, more importantly, where can you eat the tastiest crompouce in Amsterdam? We did research and found the following things.
These places serve the tastiest crompouce in Amsterdam
For anyone who missed the hype (you’re not the only one), a crompouce is a cross between a croissant and a tompouce. And yes, that is indeed as good and very sweet as it sounds. A crispy croissant is cut open lengthwise and then spread with a generous dollop of cream. The ‘cap’ of the croissant is dipped in a thick layer of pink icing, and there it is, the crompouce. As far as we are concerned, the creator deserves an award because this pastry combines the best of both worlds. Enter the search term ‘crompouce’ on TikTok, and you will be inspired. As is often the case, the better bakeries eagerly respond to the trend. For some, it is so lucrative that they even dedicate a pop-up to it (see below). Time for an overview.
Lourens Bakery in Amsterdam-Centrum serves perhaps the most famous crompouce in Amsterdam. Lourens is a household name in the capital, and it is almost impossible to imagine that this business has only been open since 2020. At Lourens, the classic tompouce (with homemade Swiss cream) was replaced a few weeks ago by the crompouce, of which they make about forty a day. And as befits a hype, these sweets invariably sell out. Bakery Lourens has a few small tables, making it a nice place to visit with kids.
Oude Leliestraat 15, Amsterdam, instagram.com/lourensamsterdam</ em>
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At Bakkerij Kwakman in Leidsestraat, the crompouce evolved from another recipe: the cornetto. And by that, we don’t mean ice cream, but a delicacy from Italy, in which a croissant is filled with lumpy cream. It reminisced a tompouce, so they experimented with pink icing. And so the crompouce became a reality at Kwakman in September.
Leidsestraat 81, Amsterdam, bakkerijkwakman.nl
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Bakery Ad Straathof
At Bakery Ad Straathof in Amsterdam-West, the tompouce is perhaps one of their most important specialties, so the new hype of the crompouce could not be skipped. Homemade cream, sugary-sweet icing, and of course, the freshest, crispy croissants you expect from them make their crompouces a party for your taste buds.
Ten Katestraat 21, Amsterdam, bakkerijstraathof.nl
Pop-up House of Crompouce by Bakker van Maanen
There is good news for crompouse lovers because, on November 8, the House of Crompouce will open on the corner of Prinsengracht and Westerstraat, where the Oatly Soft Serve pop-up was located until recently. At House of Crompouce, you only eat the tastiest crompouces in Amsterdam, according to a recipe by Bakker van Maanen. The bakery is known throughout the country but does not yet have a branch in Amsterdam. This will change with the House of Crompouce, and we can enjoy their super sweet creations at least until February.
Prinsengracht 16, Amsterdam, instagram.com/houseofcrompouce
More spots to tatse a crompouce in Amsterdam:
Dae Bakery Café
Are you going to The Nine Streets this weekend? At Dae Bakery Café you get your crompouce fix.
Le Petit Box
This shop at the Beethovenstraat in Amsterdam Old-South now has crompouces.
This is already one of our favourite places in the West, and now they also have a crompouce on the menu. HEAVEN!
This is where you get a crompouce just outside of Amsterdam:
Remko’s Brood & Taartjes in Abcoude
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