When visiting the Nine Streets in Amsterdam, there is one place one simply cannot resist passing by. Chocolaterie Pompadour is one of the best artisan patisseries and chocolateries in the country, and has a private tearoom where homemade cakes and chocolates are served.  “Everything starts with excellent raw materials,” says Bram Ouwehand, co-owner of Chocolaterie Pompadour. “All our products are pure and honest. Our bakery practically doesn’t use semis. We bake biscuits in at least 15 variations, and all without the powders that are designed to save our work.”