Pompadour in Amsterdam's 9 straatjes (9 streets) is one of our favourite pastry stores.

They work with the season's best products to produce irresistible creations. The array on offer extends from tarts, to meringues and the most perfect chocolate truffles.

As chefs, the most important thing to us besides how beautiful things are is the flavours. Pompadour manages to maintain the perfect balance. The pastries are never too sweet, so that the flavour of the core ingredient is accentuated.

We suggest you either go and spoil yourself in their classic tearoom or take one of the pastries away to enjoy at home.

Visit Pompadour for more information.

Mendo Bookshop

MENDO is a candy store for book aficionados. Browse the latest and greatest on fashion, photography, architecture, interior, traveling, food and graphic design.

Led by its founders, Roy Rietstap, Joeri Worm and Joost Albronda, MENDO has become the home-base for inspirational and creative books on fashion, photography, architecture, interior and graphic design. Since its inception in 2002 MENDO evolved into the book candy store of Amsterdam. Both the physical and online stores are frequented by book lovers around the globe. MENDO derives its existence to three strong pillars, being a well-balanced selection of creative books, a personal approach and a stunning environment.

The interior of the store was designed by Concrete Architectural Associates. The walls are not made of bricks, but of thousands of black MENDO books. The intimacy of the scenery, combined with the stunning publications by some of the best publishers in the world, makes MENDO without a doubt one of the most unique and inspiring stores in the Netherlands.

MENDO is located in the Berenstraat, one of the 9 Streets in the heart of Amsterdam. Visit them to find unique culinary books. They also have stores at citizenM in London and New York City.

For more information please visit Mendo.