There’s nothing better on a crisp, winter day than cozying up in a cafe with a warm cappuccino and a slice of cake. I’d like to see someone argue that. And a perfect place to do that is Tearoom Lanskroon (Singel 385), right around the American Book Center on Spui. This little tearoom is actually across the canal from another favorite, the lunch cafe Singel 404 (Singel 404). Nevermind that Singel 404 has the most delicious sandwiches and steaming mugs of fresh mint tea, Tearoom Lanskroon is quieter, and less crowded (at least, when we went on a quiet Tuesday morning).
For more than 45 years, this little tearoom has been an “oasis in the heart of Amsterdam,” they say. Lanskroon has been a family-run business since 1908, more than 100 years and it’s still in the family today – Claudia Dunselman is the fourth generation of bakers to run the store.
With the delicious aroma of baked goods (freshly baked goods are served up continuously from 7am to 3pm), you can’t resist trying one of the many croissants, cakes and cookies displayed in the window along with your coffee.
We settled on a slice of cranberry pie (with apple and cinnamon), a perfect winter treat. The Lanskroon assortment is predominantly German (cookies, waffles and chocolates) but there’s also a hint of Italian goodies (homemade ice cream and tiramisu cake). Click here for the full assortment (in Dutch).
A perfect winter escape. Tearoom Lanskroon (Singel 385) is open daily from from 8am to 5.30pm, and Saturdays from 9am and Sundays from 10am. Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday.