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26 X best vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam to try at least ones

28 August 2023
Photo credit: © Chez Nina

Honestly? Vegetarian dining in Amsterdam should no longer be highlighted in a list as separate restaurants. It’s almost uncommon for restaurants to have no vegetarian dishes on the menu. And thankfully, it’s become relatively standard for us to choose vegetarian dishes more often. So, it’s time for a mega-update of our list of the best vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam. After all, you simply choose the most delicious dish from the menu without necessarily worrying if it’s veg or vegan, right? And I could go on to tell you that eating less meat and fish is better for the environment, but I’ll spare you that spiel. We’re familiar with it by now. Everyone wants to dine at the vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam on this list, whether you’re a vegetarian or not!

 | TIP: also check out this list with the best vegan restaurants in Amsterdam.

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Kanarie club

If you’re looking for a great all-day spot for vegetarian dining, you don’t need to search anymore. The Kanarie Club in Amsterdam West, situated in a former tram depot, is your answer! And did I mention they also have a lovely terrace? It recently underwent a major update, but what hasn’t changed is that it’s still a wonderful place to bask in the sun. The renewed menu of Kanarie Club offers vegetarian brunch, drinks, and dinner dishes with influences from Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and European cuisines. Whether you’re in the mood for a 3-course meal or want to fill the table with delicious shareable dishes, you can do it all here! From ‘Matcha midnight oats’ in the morning, to a delightful locally sourced organic burrata toast, to miso-grilled eggplant: the combinations on the new menu are finger licking good. I like to visit here before catching a movie at the Film Hallen!
Bellamyplein 51, Amsterdam – West – kanarieclub.nl

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Café Beurre

Cafe Beurre Amsterdam might just be the best new vegetarian hotspot in the city. Since its opening, this restaurant has been packed every evening. And we understand why! Café Beurre is an incredibly charming restaurant with a menu full of delicious vegetarian dishes. The owners of this restaurant might be ‘old’ acquaintances for the foodies among us. Owner Kim Jongbloed previously worked at Balthazar’s Keuken, his aunt’s restaurant, with whom he has now started Café Beurre. You can immediately sense the team’s experience within the Amsterdam restaurant scene. Café Beurre is simple yet warmly and elegantly designed, featuring a cosy bar as well as white-clothed tables. It offers a delightful atmosphere, giving us a touch of a French vibe. Good to know: Café Beurre Amsterdam doesn’t take reservations. This makes the ambience approachable and encourages spontaneous visits for a lovely evening. Arriving a bit early helps in snagging a table!
Van Limburg Stirumstraat 115, Amsterdam – West – cafebeurreamsterdam.nl

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© Café Beurre

Chez Nina Green brasserie

At Chez Nina, delicious and mindful eating go hand in hand! Chef Nina’s colourful dishes are not only vibrant, but also vegetarian and often even vegan. This cosy restaurant is located in Amsterdam West, near Westerpark. On sunny days, you can enjoy outdoor seating, and they are also open for lunch on weekends. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the prime examples of culinary hotspots where great food and a flavorful evening can be 100% vegetarian!
Van Limburg Stirumplein 10 A, Amsterdam – West – cheznina.nl

 

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Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant

One of the best new vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam North! At Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant, you can even enjoy a 100% plant-based experience. Though most vegan restaurants no longer shout that from the rooftops. After all, it’s about good food, and whether it’s vegan or veggie… it really shouldn’t matter in 2023. I recently dined on the terrace here, and every dish that came by was incredibly flavorful and delicious. Pair it with a beer from their own brewery, and you’re all set!
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 201, Amsterdam – North – restaurant.lowlander.nl

Madre

Craving a night of the finest flavours from Mexico? Then you need to know about Madre! This hotspot in the Jordaan isn’t just vegetarian, but everything on the menu is vegan and divine. They have a lively bar up front where you can enjoy great cocktails. The restaurant’s interior is also quite impressive! There’s often a DJ spinning tunes or live music playing. Be sure to order the guacamole, as it’s prepared table side and incredibly delicious. Also nice: during Taco Tuesday, you can enjoy tacos with a cocktail for just a little over €20.
Westerstraat 186, Amsterdam – Jordaan – madre.amsterdam

Next

NEXT at the NDSM wharf is the new addition by the team behind PLLEK. You could consider it as the bigger, more mature, yet still rebellious and unclassifiable sibling. They’re open seven days a week from as early as 9:30 AM, so it’s also a great spot for breakfast. But it might be even more of a place where you head in the late afternoon for a drink. Then, you might find yourself not wanting to leave. You linger for dinner, and even after your meal, NEXT is the right place to be, as the cocktail bar is where you can enjoy another cocktail and turn it into an (unplanned) party.
NDSM-Kade 2, Amsterdam – nextndsm.nl

Corner Store

One of the best new restaurants in Amsterdam North. Yet another gem from the team behind Binnenvisser and Cafe Twee Prinsen. For a while now, you can easily make online reservations, so hop on that bike to North and give it a taste. They welcome you for dinner starting at 6:00 PM, and what truly sets the atmosphere of this gastrobar apart are the shelves filled with records. Inspired by music bars like those you find in Japan. In this restaurant in North, music, natural wines, and a menu based on local ingredients blend with Asian flavours. Vegetarian is the foundation here, with meat or fish as the exception!
Papaverweg 11, Amsterdam – csnoord.com

Mana Mana

Mana Mana is a small Israeli restaurant where you can enjoy excellent vegetarian and vegan food. The menu mostly consists of vegetarian dishes, making this restaurant a definite addition to our list of vegetarian restaurants. They now have three locations, one in De Pijp, the city centre and one in Amsterdam West.
Eerste Jan Steenstraat 85, Amsterdam – De Pijp – Mana-mana.nl
Frederik Hendrikplantsoen 36, Amsterdam – West – Mana-mana.nl
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 93HS, Amsterdam – Centre – Mana-mana.nl

Veganees

Have you spotted this new restaurant in Amsterdam West on 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat? De Veganees is an innovative concept that prioritizes sustainability, and this commitment is deeply integrated into the restaurant. Not only through its plant-based menu, but also by incorporating sustainable and natural materials in the interior design. The floor is made of bamboo, and the ceiling is constructed from various recycled materials. On the menu of this vegan Asian restaurant, you’ll find delicious street food from different countries, all plant-based. Expect colourful dishes that are perfect for sharing, from bites to bao buns, and from stir-fries to curries. They also have a spacious terrace and are open every day from 4 PM.
1e Constantijn Huygenstraat 45, Amsterdam – veganees.com 

Flore

At the beautiful de L’Europe hotel, you can dine at Flore for the city’s finest vegan cuisine. Executive Chef Bas van Kranen invites you to sample the various culinary dishes from the menu. Flore isn’t just a restaurant; here, you come for conscious fine dining that has been awarded multiple Michelin stars. They also offer an attractively priced lunch menu!
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2, Amsterdam – restaurantflore.com

Kaasfondue Restaurant Smelt

It’s no secret that for one of the most delicious cheese fondues in Amsterdam, you should head to Restaurant Smelt in the Jordaan or at Westerpark. Two locations with their own distinct character. How did it all begin? In the heart of the Jordaan, in one of the Nine Streets, you’ll find Café de Doffer and De Kaaskamer van Amsterdam, both longstanding institutions in Amsterdam. They merged into a new concept where the coziness of an Amsterdam café and the delicious cheeses come together; Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam. Here, you can enjoy delightful cheese fondue while feeling like you’re in a typical Amsterdam pub. The second location at Westerpark offers a different vibe but is equally charming, making it a great choice for group dining as well.
Gosschalklaan 7, Amsterdam – Westerpark, restaurantsmelt.nl
Runstraat 12, Amsterdam – Nine Streets, restaurantsmelt.nl

Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

© Restaurant Smelt Amsterdam

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CT Coffee & Coconuts

Looking for a place where you can truly have an early breakfast in Amsterdam? CT Coffee & Coconuts in De Pijp is the spot! You can start your day here from 7 in the morning with overnight buckwheat oatmeal, various egg dishes, fresh juices, and pancakes! During the summer, they have a few tables on the terrace so you can enjoy your breakfast outdoors. They also offer a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu. Tip: They also have a location on the Zuid-As.
Ceintuurbaan 282, Amsterdam, De Pijp – Coffeeandcoconuts.com

Hearth

At the vegetarian fine dining restaurant Hearth in Amsterdam East, delicious food and music come together. There’s live music during the weekends, so let yourself be carried away by modern vegetarian dishes infused with flavours from around the world. The dishes are visually stunning! And the interior of Hearth is equally impressive.
Camperstraat 24-26, Amsterdam – Hearthamsterdam.nl

Spirit

At Spirit, you create your plate with whatever appeals to your taste. The extensive buffet, offering 50 different organic and vegetarian bites daily, is crafted from seasonal produce. I sometimes settle here to get some work done over a healthy lunch. They also have a terrace during the summer!
Czaar Peterstraat 2a, Amsterdam – Spiritrestaurants.nl

The Meets

Places like The Meets instantly make you happy with their colourful interior. Here, you not only enjoy delicious vegetarian food, but many options are also sugar-free or gluten-free. If you’re looking for a great spot for a wholesome vegetarian breakfast, you’re in the right place.
Sumatrastraat 28, Amsterdam – Themeets.nl

Golden Temple

This cosy Indian restaurant might not be considered a hotspot, but it’s definitely a place where you can enjoy some tasty food. All the Indian dishes here are vegetarian.
Utrechtsestraat 126, Amsterdam – restaurantgoldentemple.com

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Benji’s

A delightful all-day breakfast spot and a destination for a tasty brunch in Amsterdam. With an urban design featuring plenty of steel, concrete, and greenery, Benji’s interior is also highly photogenic. Alongside their coffee offerings, this place serves up delicious brunch dishes like sandwiches and delightful brioche buns. They now have locations in East, West, and New-West. The menu features various vegetarian dishes.
Wibautstraat 196, Amsterdam – East – Benjis.amsterdam
Baarsjesweg 188, Amsterdam – West – Benjis.amsterdam
Maassluisstraat 243, Amsterdam – New-West – Benjis.amsterdam

Omelegg

The best place for a hearty hangover breakfast! At this omelette place, everything revolves around the most delicious egg dishes. And the best part: the incredibly tasty omelettes are available not only in the morning but all day long! The menu includes various vegetarian options.
Nieuwebrugsteeg 24, Amsterdam Centre – Omelegg.com
Ferdinand Bolstraat 143, Amsterdam Centre – Omelegg.com

Meatless District

This hotspot was one of the pioneers in Amsterdam that shook off the hippie image of vegetarian food. Hard to imagine now! Nowadays, they not only serve vegetarian food here, but Meatless District has gone fully vegan.
Bilderdijkstraat 65-67, Amsterdam West – Meatlessdistrict.com

Meatless district

Meatless district, Amsterdam

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Trevi’s

Looking for plant-based Italian food in Amsterdam? Then you need to know about Trevi’s! All your favorite Italian dishes, but vegetarian and completely vegan. This way, you can still enjoy a delightful pizza or pasta with friends, all while staying completely veg.
Pijnackerstraat 6, Amsterdam – trevisamsterdam.nl

Bolenius

This restaurant, located in the heart of Zuidas, offers a vegetarian menu (also available in vegan). Following the eat-local philosophy, they source fresh herbs and vegetables from their own garden located next to the restaurant. This fine vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam has held a Michelin star since 2016 and was also awarded a Green Michelin Star. A great choice for a special night out!
George Gershwinlaan 30, Amsterdam – bolenius-restaurant.nl

 | TIP: these restaurants in The Netherlands have a Green Michelin Star >>

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Neni

It’s no secret that you can enjoy really delicious food at Neni. But you might not have known that it’s also the place to go if you want to have a great vegetarian meal. A perfect choice when dining with friends who aren’t vegetarian, as everyone can choose from the menu whatever they’re in the mood for!
Stadionplein 8, 1076 CM Amsterdam – neni-amsterdam.nl

Betty’s

When you dine at Betty’s, it’s always a surprise what you’ll be having that evening. What we do know is that you’ll be treated to a three-course surprise menu, inspired by the various journeys they’ve embarked on at Betty’s. All you need to do is specify if you’d like a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free dinner, and they’ll take care of the rest.
Rijnstraat 75, Amsterdam – bettys.nl

Pllek

One of the most enjoyable spots in Amsterdam North is undoubtedly Pllek. Especially because they’re open early every day. Great for all the parents out there, as the spacious layout makes it a wonderful place to bring kids. Open from breakfast until late, the restaurant constantly offers surprises. They’re at the forefront of sustainability, so it’s no surprise that vegans and vegetarians are also well-catered for here! During summer, you can enjoy the terrace or have your feet in the sand at the urban beach.
T.T. Neveritaweg 59, Amsterdam, North – pllek.nl

Café de Ceuvel

At Café de Ceuvel, they’re deeply committed to sustainability, and this is reflected in their dishes. Not only by using organic ingredients, but also by growing their own vegetables. The menu features vegetarian options for lunch, tasty snacks, and they offer a daily dinner special.
Korte Papaverweg 4, Amsterdam – deceuvel.nl

 | MORE VEGA IN AMSTERDAM: These hotspots in Amsterdam are also know for great vegetarian dishes: Ashoka, Recover, Bar Kantoor, Brouwerij Troost, Morris & Bella, Factory Girl, Wild & The Moon, Balthazar’s Keuken, Bardak, Taste Like Chicken, Bar Kauffman, Felperlaan, De Kas, Foer, Bloem eten & drinken, Bonboon, Flower Burger, Men Impossible, Mastino and Mr. Blou.

Cafe de Ceuvel Amsterdam

Café de Ceuvel, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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