Alfred Kroeze

Oliebollen
Dec 30 '16 15:55

Oliebollen lovers managed to turn baker Alfred Kroeze's frown upside down. The baker at Pijp bakery Venekamp was reduced to tears when AD's Oliebollen Test named his oliebollen the worst in Amsterdam. But thanks to a campaign on Facebook, his business is again surging.

Kroeze was devastated by AD's review that his oliebollen taste too much like cinnamon and that he's only selling "baked air", so much so that he burst into tears in an interview with AT5 about the review. 

Oliebollen
Dec 29 '16 11:10

A video of Amsterdam oliebollen chef Alfred Kroeze crying over a poor score on newspaper, prompted an online campaign to support him and his bakery Venekamp in De Pijp.

Amsterdam in general did not score well on the Oliebollen Test, with the first Amsterdam bakery only appearing in the 72nd spot. But with a score of 4.5 and a review of "baked air", Venekamp scored worst in Amsterdam. 

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