Donuts are thought to have been invented in the Netherlands and brought to New York (or what was then New Amsterdam) by Dutch settlers. Today they’re seen as a very American thing but if it weren’t for the good old Dutch oliebollen then those big donut chains would never have existed.
1. Corner Bakery
📍Johannes Vermeerstraat 40, 1071 DS
📍Kon. Wilhelminaplein 60-62, 1062 KS
Corner Bakery is the perfect place to go for breakfast, and breakfast is always best served with a donut (in our opinion). These brightly coloured beauties aren’t the only vibrant eats on the menu, and if you head here then you should try one of the freakshakes. These towering milkshakes are topped with all kinds of delicious treats, including those amazing donuts.
📍Reestraat 7, 1016 DM
Speaking of freakshakes, you can grab a delicious, donut-topped one at Ree7. Here they serve tons of delicious food options, but for us it’s all about the doughnuts. They also serve freshly ground coffee, which, as we all know, pairs perfectly with a good donut.
3. Rene’s Croissants
📍Damstraat 20, 1012 JM
What business does a croissant shop have being on this list? Well, the croissants are incredible but the donuts might be even better, in our eyes. If you love chocolatey donuts then you’re in luck, because these tasty bakes are covered in the stuff.
4. Saint Jean
📍Lindengracht 158H, 1015 KK
Okay, so these delicious cruffins aren’t technically donuts. They’re a hybrid of muffins and crossaints, filled with delicious creams flavoured with incredible ingredients such as pistachio. However, if it’s soft, delicious and filled with something equally delicious then we’re gunna include it in our list, because everyone should try them.
5. The Coffee District
📍Hendrik Jacobszstraat 18, 1075 PD
The bakers at Coffee District change it up every day, so there’s no guarentee that you’ll find donuts when you walk through those doors, but if you do then you’re in luck! Plus, there’s no better place to grab a coffee, and the donut-coffee duo is our favourite for an afternoon treat.
6. Donut Worry
This place is pretty elusive and you have to order via Instagram but it’s definitely worth it. These incredible crispy donuts are so soft on the inside and filled with the tastiest flavours. You get whatever flavour they’re currently making when you order from here and that might sound a bit restrictive but it’s honestly going to blow your socks off.