Hartog’s Volkoren is a well-known brand in Amsterdam. Hartog’s stands for healthy, natural ingredients and excellent service. Sometimes you have to wait in a queue for 15 minutes to buy one of their products. Just to buy a loaf of bread. Are you serious? Yes!
Some people bike for more than 20 minutes to the Wibautstraat to end up in a queue. What is so special about this Hartog’s bread?
Well, Hartog’s Volkoren probably sells the best bread available in Amsterdam. For more than a 100 years now. They sell eight varieties of bread. The bestseller is the whole wheat bread, people buy them by the pack of three! It is also my favourite, it’s famous for its very compact, straight form. And the taste is delicious! Treat yourself with a slice of wheat bread with cheese and you’ll want another one. This must be heaven, you will have another slice I bet! And you will return the next day. And they prepare on the spot take-aways!
Each day Hartog’s grind their wheat into whole wheat flour. Only natural ingredients are used, no preservative agents are added. Although the shop was rebuilt way back in the eighties, the interior is traditional and makes you think of what it must have been like in the past. When the horse that was used for delivering the bread around town had to come from the back of the shop, people would step aside – it’s all about the wheat bread! I would strongly recommend you go here!