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24 x the best hotspots for brunch in Amsterdam

6 June 2023
Photo credit: Moak Pancakes, Amsterdam

these are our favourite places for brunch in amsterdam

In the weekend we love to have brunch in Amsterdam with friends. Sometimes in the weekend when you finally can sleep in, you have no time for breakfast but it’s still a bit early for lunch. The perfect moment to bike to the city and go to one of the many hotspots to chill and just enjoy the weekend. Time for brunch! That’s why we put together the 24 x best hotspots for brunch in Amsterdam!

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Tip: we’ve brought a new list to life because a lot of the time we’re one of the first to find out about new spots, but not a lot of information is known: ‘Coming Soon‘. In this list you’ll find the new spots that you can go to soon. We will of course keep you updated about their opening dates.

24 x brunch in amsterdam you want to try

Greenwoods: One of the oldest, and one of the best! Greenwoods is the first breakfast / brunch restaurant in Amsterdam and in business since 1988. Greenwoods is an evergreen when it comes to choosing the best spot for all your breakfast, brunch, lunch and tea desires. On the all day menu you’ll find a delicious English breakfast and brunch classics along with some tasty lunch options. Of course with plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes to choose from! Don’t forget the traditional English cream tea with freshly made scones. If you know, you know; it’s a pure joy! Greenwoods has two locations in the city centre of Amsterdam. Both with outside terraces that give that real Amsterdam vibe where you feel like a local. So enjoy your Full English Breakfast or homemade burger whilst sipping on a homemade drink or coffee in an authentic Canal house setting.
Greenwoods Keizersgracht, Keizersgracht 465 & Greenwoods Singel, Singel 103, Amsterdam

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Pluk: Our favourite brunch spot now has two locations in the Nine Streets: both on the Reestraat and Berenstraat. Ever since Pluk opened its doors in the Reestraat we’ve been a fan of this hotspot for take away fresh (detox) juices, a healthy breakfast or a tasty lunch and to buy the best presents and must-haves. A must-visit when you are in the Nine streets!
Berenstraat 19 Amsterdam & Reestraat 19 Amsterdam

Staring at Jacob: Staring at Jacob may have a new look & feel, their delicious lunches and brunches are still our favourite.
Jacob Van Lennepkade 215 Amsterdam

Benji’s: A delicious all day breakfast spot with an urban style with lots of steel, concrete and green touches. At this coffee spot they have also delicious breakfast and lunch dishes, such as a yogurt bowl with banana, strawberry and granola. So good!
Wibautstraat 196 Amsterdam


Benji’s, Amsterdam

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Bakers and Roasters: At this fun hotspot in De Pijp you can choose from up to eleven egg dishes when you come here for brunch. They also serve pancakes, french toast, burgers and home made pies; great for the weekend! They have a second location in the city center.
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54 & Kadijksplein 16 Amsterdam

Stek: At Stek you can brunch with eggs benedict with spinach or french toast with pear compote, mascarpone, nuts & honey. Sounds so good! Fun: In the afternoon you can also come for drinks!
Wibautstraat 95 Amsterdam

Ree7: Ree7 Amsterdam has many tasty sandwiches on their menu for brunch. From a tuna sandwich to a classic club sandwich. Or a juicy burger!
Reestraat 7 Amsterdam

The Breakfast Club: All day breakfasts at The Breakfast Club in Amsterdam West. Think of fresh juices, smoothies and a good cup of coffee combined with pancakes or healthy sandwiches made from local ingredients.
Multiple locations in Amsterdam

Omelegg: The best place for a good anti-hangover meal. In The Pijp at Omelegg it’s all about egg dishes. Their tasty, creative omelets can be ordered here all day.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 143 Amsterdam
Nieuwebrugsteeg 24 Amsterdam

Moak Pancakes: Go to Mook Pancakes, they serve special pancake combinations. We recommend the “mancake” for brunch: a triple layer pancake with crispy bacon and an egg to make it even better. They now also have a location in the city centre close to Waterlooplein!
De Clercqstraat 34 & Jodenbreestraat 144 Amsterdam

Moak Pancakes, Amsterdam

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Bar Boutanique: Green galore, that’s the inside of Bar Botanique. The bar is green, the walls are green and all the beautiful plants are green. It’s impossible not to enjoy your brunch here.
Eerste Van Swindenstraat 581 Amsterdam

PLLEK: Picture yourself sitting at one of the picnic tables or on the sofa around the fireplace overlooking the water. This alone makes Pllek the perfect place for brunch. Besides the delicious sandwich with grilled vegetables. Oh and on Sunday afternoon you can listen to live music.
Tt. Neveritaweg 59 Amsterdam

Metropolitain: Eggs, a croque monsieurs, a croissant or a sweet crêpe with fresh fruit on top? At Metropolitain they have something for everyone. They have many sweet but also many savory dishes on the menu. So if everyone wants something else, Metropolitain is where you want to have your brunch in Amsterdam.
Rokin 81 Amsterdam

Beter & Leuk: Do you like healthy food or are you a vegan? Beter & Leuk in Amsterdam East serves juices, salads and sandwiches that are going to make you very happy then!
Eerste Oosterparkstraat 91 Amsterdam

Dignita Amsterdam: One of our favourite brunch spots. Healthy, organic, tasty and fun. There are two locations, one in South and the other in the Hoftuin at the Hermitage.
Nieuwe Herengracht 18 & Koninginneweg 218 Amsterdam



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Gs Amsterdam: G’s has a brunch boat, but also two venues on shore! In the De Pijp, but also in the Jordaan you can enjoy a good brunch every weekend with of course booze. The menu offers Eggs Benedict, French Toast with Bacon, delicious cocktails and many more.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 158 & Goudsbloemstraat 91 Amsterdam

Little Collins: Brunch in Ozzie style at Little Collins. This cosy spot in the Pijp is perfect for brunch with friends if you can find a spot at the long table. The owner has brought the best recipes from Melbourne and we love their Bloody Marys.
Eerste Sweelinckstraat 19F CL Amsterdam

Drovers Dog: At Drovers Dog they love breakfast, all day breakfast. So in the East, West and Old South of Amsterdam you are more then welcome to enjoy their delicious meals as a brunch.
Wibautstraat 206 & Eerste Atjehstraat 62 & Heemstedestraat 25 Amsterdam

Teds: All day brunch at this new hotspot in Amsterdam West! Perfect for yogurt and granola, sandwiches, burgers, soups and bites. And I’ve heard that here have a sunny terrace here! Perfect for a summer brunch.
Bosboom Toussaintstraat 60 AV Amsterdam


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Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam  OR Rent a bike by yourself 
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam 
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers 
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour 
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

 | TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
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 locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€ 
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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