Our favorite places for a High Tea in Amsterdam

Our favorite places for a High Tea in Amsterdam

Nothing better dan relaxing on a Sunday afternoon with friends or family while enjoying a High Tea in Amsterdam with your favorite bites and sweets. When the days are grey and rainy, you can sit cosy inside with candle lights and a romantic atmosphere.


High Tea in Amsterdam

But what exactly is a High Tea? The High Tea is founded in England and is a light meal that is consumed between 15:00 and 17:00. The story is that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford (around 1840) was really hungry around 16:00 and could not wait until dinner. Her waiters prepared a light meal with sweet and savory bites and several kinds of teas.

Anna was a real trendsetter because many women in England took her example and the High Tea was born! Because there is a large variation of dishes, the High Tea is served on a shelf. It creates a cozy and charming look on your table. Throughout the years the High Tea got his modern twist and it is still a popular way of having a meal in the afternoon.

We have created a list for you in arbitrary order with the best locations for a High Tea in Amsterdam

De Drie Graefjes

De Drie Graefjes

In the city center near De Dam you will find De Drie Graefjes. A restaurant with a warm environment which mainly consists out of wooden furniture. This creates an English vibe; which is typical for a High Tea. They offer their High Tea in 3 ways: The Sweet High Tea with only sweet bites, the High with a combination of sweet and savory.

If you really have something to celebrate you can choose the The Luxury High Tea which includes a glass of prosecco! The absolute highlight of De Drie Graefjes are the amazing cupcakes. Authentic American; a spongy cake with a creamy topping. They not only look tasty but the flavor is soo good that it almost seems like you are in New York City!

De Drie Graefjes
Eggerstraat 1
1012 NN Amsterdam

Monday: 09.00 – 18.00
Tuesday: 09.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 09.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 09.00 – 18.00
Friday: 09.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

De Bakkerswinkel

Bakkerswinkel - Terrace

Situated at the Westergastterrein is De Bakkerswinkel, next to the bridge to the Westergastterrein. A beautiful location with high ceilings and comfy seats. Next to the restaurant is ‘Het Winkeltje’, where you can buy freshly bakes scones and bread which you can take home to enjoy.

De Bakkerswinkel offers their High Tea in several ways, from extensive to the most extensive.

The freshly baked scones are spectacular, especially the ones with cinnamon! They contain small pieces of crunchy cinnamon. The aroma of freshly baked pies and bread is flowing through the restaurant, which really works your taste buds.

If you are not that into all the sweetness, try the High Wine with savory snacks.. We love it!

Polonceaukade 1 & 2
1014 DA Amsterdam

Monday: 09.00 – 18.00
Tuesday: 09.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 09.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 09.00 – 18.00
Friday: 09.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

Anne & Max

Anne & Max Amsterdam

A real ‘at home’ feeling is created at Anne & Max. They do not only serve great brunch, you can also visit them every day for a tasty High Tea. They have a large variation of teas which al have funny names like the ‘ I’d rather stay inside’ tea with cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. 

A nice variation to the sweet scones are the savory ones like the sweet-bacon scones. You should also try the lovely pies like the stewed pear cheesecake which will cause a serious addiction! De atmosphere is cozy and the staff is friendly. By the way.. they also serve a High Wine!

Anne & Max
Amstelveenseweg 96
1075 XS Amsterdam

Monday: 07.30 – 18.00
Tuesday: 07.30 – 18.00
Wednesday: 07.30 – 18.00
Thursday: 07.30 – 18.00
Friday: 07.30 – 18.00
Saturday: 07.30 – 18.00
Sunday: 09.00 – 18.00

Yoghurt Barn

Yoghurt Barn

All natural and 100% biological. The Yoghurt Barn is passionate for natural ingredients and you can taste that in their food.

With the High Tea you get small yogurts with several toppings like Chia seeds, Goji berries, Coconut flakes.

The freshly baked breads with fresh dips taste so good and the healthy smoothies are full of vitamins that will keep you healthy and strong!
Would you like to surprise your lover with a healthy brunch? Than this is the place to be because they also offer take away. Perfect on a lazy sunday!

Yoghurt Barn
Eerste van de Helstraat 80
1072 NZ Amsterdam

Monday: 09.00 – 17.00
Tuesday: 09.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 09.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 09.00 – 17.00
Friday: 09.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 09.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 09.00 – 18.00

Bickers aan de Werf

Bickers aan de Werf

At the Westelijke Eilanden (Western Islands) nearby de Houthavens of Amsterdam you will find Bickers aan de Werf which is situated at the water. The entrance is made of glass and after you entered you see a warm space which is equipped with robust wooden furniture.
An old-fashioned fireplace and candlelight creates a romantic atmosphere where you will feel comfortable. Bickers aan de Werf is situated at the marina.

There is a spacious place outside with wooden ramps where you can sit and watch the boats pass by, in the winter it is too cold but in the summer it is lovely. It gives you a great view and you can lay your boat at the dock. 

Their High Tea is tasty with great sandwiches, good mustard soup and warm chocolate scones and muffins that comes freshly baked out of the oven. Enjoy!

Bickers aan de Werf
Bickerswerf 2
1013 KX Amsterdam
Western Islands

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12.00 – 01.00
Thursday: 12.00 – 01.00
Friday: 12.00 – 01.00
Saturday: 13.00 – 01.00
Sunday: 13.00 – 01.00

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

Are you a real fashion lover? Than this is the place where you should enjoy your Fashion High Tea! In 1996 Hendrikje and Heinz Ivo opened their Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, full of bags from their private collection and in 2006 they move it to a fabulous 10th century house at the Herengracht. Throughout the years they have collected the most exclusive bags and they receive 85.000 visitors per year.
We can’t imagine what is better than combining the two addictions of (almost) every woman; cakes and bags!

To make it even more exclusive, the High Tea is served in one of the historical rooms where you really feel like a princess between the bags while you are sipping tea.

They take the bag theme very serious which you will notice during the High Tea, you will see that even the petit fours are in the shape of small Chanel Bags and Bette Midler’s red heels (which contains a soft cinnamon flavor). And don’t get us started about the Moschino bonbon with passion fruit filling…

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
Herengracht 573
1017 CD Amsterdam
Canal Belt (South)

Monday: 10.00 – 17.00
Tuesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Wednesday: 10.00 – 17.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 17.00
Friday: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00



In the middle of the busy centre of Amsterdam is a monumental 16th century house where you can have an amazing High Tea at Gartine.

The centerpiece in their decoration is the Portuguese chandelier and is antique, but that is not the only antique you will find here. Their tableware is all from antique markets and it creates a real English vibe.

What we love about this place is that they have their own kitchen garden and orchard where they grow their own fruit and vegetables. You can taste the passion and love in their dishes.
They do not only spend a lot of time on their garden, they also put effort in their pastries. Homemade pies and cake that get a lot of attention and love. They look great and taste even better!

Taksteeg 7
1012 PB Amsterdam
Burgwallen – Nieuwe Zijde

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 10.00 – 18.00
Friday: 18.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

Het Amstel Hotel

Het Amstel Hotel

The building speaks for itself, incredibly beautiful and classic! In the hart of the Amstel Hotel is the Amstel Lounge, a renewed lounge with dark blue walls and sparkling chandeliers.
The Amstel Lounge offers a great variety of tea’s. Our favorite is the Chocolat Spice Chai; a combination of cinnamon, cardamom, a lot of other spices and (yes o yes) chocolate milk.
You can really enjoy your High Tea here, for 4 courses to be exact.

The macarons melt on your tong, the sandwiches are fresh and tasteful and those delicious scones in the flavors vanilla & chocolate.. to die for!

We won’t give away too many details, but we wished this High Tea would never end! What an incredible explosion of different tastes and what an experience! It does come with a price tag but what we would really want is to have an High Tea here every week!

Het Amstel Hotel
Professor Tulpplein 1
1018 GS Amsterdam

Afternoon Tea:
Monday: 12.30 – 14.30 &  16.00 – 18.00
Tuesday: 12.30 – 14.30 & 16.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 12.30 – 14.30 & 16.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 12.30 – 14.30 &  16.00 – 18.00
Friday: 12.30 – 14.30 &  16.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 12.30 – 14.30 &  16.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 12.30 – 14.30 &  16.00 – 18.00

Fresh sandwiches with great products, warm scones that just came out of the oven and tasteful pies. You can imagine why we just love the High Teas in Amsterdam. We cannot imagine a better way to spend your Sunday! Or your Saturday.. Friday.. Mond…

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