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11 X the best high tea in Amsterdam to try at least once

15 January 2019
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Do you love to go for a good high tea in Amsterdam? To be honest, I like a high tea more than having breakfast or lunch somewhere. A high tea gives you that special on top of the world feeling, if you know what I mean. You can taste a lot of savoury and sweet snacks, and sweet tooth me can tell you that that’s one of the most amazing things in the world. But where can you find the tastiest high tea in Amsterdam? Check our favourite spots in Amsterdam for a high tea!

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11 X high tea in Amsterdam with scones, jam and clotted cream


At this cosy breakfast and lunch spot in Amsterdam-Zuid, you can also opt for a delicious high tea. Indulge in sweets, croissants, freshly squeezed juice, and many more delicious treats.
Scheldestraat 92, Amsterdam –


Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at the Amstel Hotel, perhaps with the most beautiful view in Amsterdam. On a sunny day, book a table outside on the balcony and relish in watching all the boats sail by on the Amstel.
Professor Tulpplein 1, Amsterdam –


Together with the afternoon tea at The Duchess the afternoon tea at the Waldorf is the best in town when you ask us. What a joy to eat all the delights! This afternoon tea is perfect when you have something special to celebrate, because the Waldorf is very chic.
Herengracht 542, Amsterdam – Waldorf

Majesteit Taart

In A Amsterdam East you’ll find Majesty Cake, one of my favourite spots for a high tea. You can choose between an extensive or a less elaborate version, and even if you don’t have the entire afternoon, this place is perfect. Highly recommended!
Javastraat 5, Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam Majesteit Taart

© Majesteit Taart


At Hotel L’Europe, you can enjoy a nice afternoon tea. From sweet to savoury, you can order it all. During the afternoon tea, you can enjoy the view over the Amstel, a great place to spend an afternoon, in my opinion!
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2, Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam L'europe

© L’Europe

The Duchess

The afternoon tea at The Duchess is a culinary party. What starts with figuring out which tea you want to taste. The dishes include dishes like a wellington with chicken, brioche croutons with egg and truffle that change regularly, and believe it or not homemade candy floss. You can even order a high tea with 20 different snacks!
Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam Duchess

© The Duchess

Grand Café Krasnapolsky

Another favourite high tea can be ordered at Grand Café Krasnapolsky. In addition to tea, you’ll receive traditional homemade scones, hors d’oeuvres from the counter, and mini sandwiches. Of course, sweet sugar creations from the Cake Room and, if you fancy, a glass of champagne. Hmm!
Dam 9, Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam Krasnapolsky

© Grand Café Krasnapolsky

De Bakkerswinkel

Visit De Bakkerswinkel for a festive high tea, or as they say: an afternoon tea. Fresh scones with jam and clotted cream, quiche, fruit salads and of course homemade cakes. And while tasting you enjoy your tea, glass of wine or orange juice.
Meerdere locaties in Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam bakkerswinkel

© De Bakkerswinkel

Best places with delicious high tea in Amsterdam

Conservatorium Hotel

A four-course high tea, who says no to that? The high tea at the Conservatorium Hotel is one for the bucket list. Enjoy a glass of bubbles and the best quality sandwiches with, for example tartare and smoked salmon. YUM!
Paulus Potterstraat 50, Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam Conservatorium

© Conservatorium Hotel


At Gartine in the city centre of Amsterdam, you can order one of the best high teas. The snacks and sweets are made from the finest organic ingredients, most of the time from the kitchen garden. The cakes are served on cute plates for that real cosy living room feeling.
Taksteeg 7, Amsterdam –

De Drie Graefjes

At The Three Graefjes you can not only eat thé most delicious red velvet cake, you can also order a high tea. We can guarantee that that red velvet cake, will come back on the étagère. Yes!
Meerdere locaties in Amsterdam –

beste afternoon tea amsterdam Graefjes

© De Drie Graefjes

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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