HEMA – Cheap Breakfast (2 euros) in Amsterdam!

hema 2 euro breakfast

If you are looking for a budget breakfast (ontbijt) in Amsterdam – or any main town in Netherlands – then head over to Dutch shop HEMA between 0900 and 1000 on Monday to Saturdays.

HEMA sells a basic 2 euro breakfast (used to be 1 euro!) which is made up of a croissant and strawberry jam, a baguette sandwich filled with an omelette, a glass of fresh orange juice and a cup of coffee or tea.

hema breakfast menuYou can also add some optional extras as shown on the menu left:

bacon (2 rashers) 0.25

apple jam (stroop) 0.25

pancakes (2) 0.50

slice of cheese 0.50

fresh fruit salad 0.75

yougurt with fruit and granola 1.00

The HEMA breakfast shown in the photo at the top of the page cost a grand total of 3.50 (we really pushed the boat out there!)

The HEMA breakfast deal is excellent value – particularly when you consider that some hotels in the city charge anything up to 30 euros per person for a breakfast.

So if you don’t have breakfast included at your accommodation and are looking to save a few euros, then consider the HEMA breakfast. It’s not exactly Michelin-star cuisine, but it will certainly keep you going for a few hours.

HEMA is a well known general store in the Netherlands which sells a variety of own branded products including home/houseware, clothes and food. It is renowned for its rookworst, a smoked sausage.

hema store amsterdam nieuwendijk

HEMA has 19 stores in Amsterdam but only the following 5 stores have cafés which serve the breakfast (the first 2 listed located in the city centre):

Kalvertoren Kalverstraat 212 (near Muntplein)
Nieuwendijk 174-176 (shopping street parallel to Damrak)
Osdorpplein 626
Buikslotermeerplein 197
Slotermeer Winkelcentrum 40-45

HEMA takeaway outlets (found at most stores) are now selling a version of the 2 euro breakfast. This is made up of a cheese baguette roll, bottle of orange juice and a Dutch stroopwafel biscuit.

HEMA sells a 4-urtje (4 o’clock) special between 1600 and 1800 which offers a coffee or tea plus a small cake (choice of chocolate, cherry, apple or carrot) for 2. Add a portion of cream for 0.25 and extra cake slices for 0.75 each.

IKEA also offers a similar 1 euro breakfast (croissant and jam, roll with cheese slice and boiled egg, cappuccino/filter coffee/tea) between 0930 and 1030. IKEA is located out of the city in south-east Amsterdam – the address is Hullenbergweg 2 –  so you need to take metro 50 or 54 to station Bullewijk.

V&D La Place has its own breakfast offer where you can choose 7 items for 4 euros.