The Award-Winning Dutch Bakery In Iowa That’s Known For Its Old-Fashioned Ways

Iowa is, oddly enough, the most Dutch place in the world outside of the Netherlands itself. During Tulip Time, Pella transforms into a little slice of Holland, and throughout the state you’ll find dutch bakeries, windmills, and nods to Dutch culture. This quirky characteristic of the Hawkeye State is something many people don’t expect when they visit, but for those of us who call this state home, it means that we have access to delicious Dutch bakeries, like Van Hemert’s Dutch Oven Bakery in Boone or Ames, Iowa.

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Van Hemert’s Dutch Oven Bakery is located in Boone (605 Story St., Boone, IA 50036) and Ames (219 Duff Ave., Ames, IA 50010).

Of course, Van Hemert’s isn’t the only Dutch Bakery in Iowa – though it may be the best. To find out, you’ve got to compare their Dutch Letters to the more famous ones from Pella’s Famous Dutch Bakery – Jaarsma!