About thirty minutes (by car) outside of Amsterdam near Haarlem, you’ll find a lovely place called Elswout. It is not a place really, it is more of an estate. At this estate, you’ll find deer, nature, impressive architecture and a beautiful venue where you can have an afternoon tea. This venue is called the Orangerie and you want to be here since they have a wonderful, three course (!) afternoon tea.
So what should you expect from this afternoon tea near Amsterdam? Well, pretty much we can tell you. You start with two sweet courses and the final course is savoury. Seasons might vary as might the ingredients they serve at the Orangerie but here’s what we got. First we started with a nice rhubarb kind of soup and a kletskop (a Dutch biscuit which you can see below this post). The second course was a wide variety of sweets that you regularly get during an afternoon tea. There were scones, cakes, brownies, sandwiches and more. The final course was a real surprise with date and blue cheese truffles, quiches and tiny tomatoes. All tasted delicious and we can definitely recommend this afternoon tea near Amsterdam.
You can find the Orangerie at Elswoutslaan 22, Overveen. Find more cafés and restaurant recommendations over here.