restaurants in amsterdam where you as a veggie lover want to eat
Are you starting to be more aware and more healthy in your lifestyle? Or do you feel like eating less, or none at all, meat and fish? Vegetarian restaurants are totally trendy! The best fresh vegetables and the most fantastic combinations will be prepared for you in several spots in Amsterdam. And so it seems: a meal without meat or fish it not boring at all and these 15 vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam proof that. Enjoy your veggie meal!
Tip: don’t forget these vegan restaurants as well!
15 x vegetarian restaurants in amsterdam you’ll want to try
Meatless District: The vegan and vegetarian hotspot in Amsterdam is Meatless District at the Bilderdijkstraat in the West of Amsterdam. Our number one is the MD Burger: grilled eggplant, pickles, tomato, red onion, dandelion salad served with farmers’ fries and mayonnaise. Did you know they also serve vegan wine? Make sure to order a glass with your dinner!
Bilderdijkstraat 65-67, Amsterdam – meatlessdistrict.com
De Waaghals: De Waaghals is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam where the organic menu looks differently every month. Dishes are vegan, or can be made vegan. Ideal! In case you don’t feel like sticking around, you can also take the meals to go.
Frans Halsstraat 29, Amsterdam – waaghals.nl
Spirit: Spirit is a new biological restaurant in the East of Amsterdam where you can get your food of an assembly line, liked the old days. Yes, like a buffet, but with vegetarian and vegan snacks. How fun is dat?
Czaar Peterstraat 2a, Amsterdam – spiritrestaurants.nl/amsterdam
Delicious Deshima: A completely vegan restaurant where the focus is on the Asian kitchen. Like a warm lunch with rice and vegetables, or vegan sushi and miso soup.
Weteringschans 65, Amsterdam – Facebook
Ninour: Ninour is a place to fall in love with instantly. Once you enter the most beautiful jewelry and living accessories await you. And in the back you can have a seat and order a healthy veggie lunch. A lunch with a Moroccan touch, because on the menu there is a couscous salad with grilled vegetables and avocado, or Libanese bread with hummus and goat cheese. Fun detail: everything is made with mostly biological and local products.
Eerste Jan Steenstraat 109, Amsterdam – ninour.nl
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DopHert: At DopHert, close to the Westerpark, everything is prepared with love. And vegetarian. You can come here for a healthy breakfast with sourdough bread or granola, and for lunch there is the DopHert burger for example. Don’t have time to sit down and have lunch? No worries, they also do take away.
Spaarndammerstraat 49H, Amsterdam – dophertcatering.nl
Café de Ceuvel: Café de Ceuvel is constantly busy with sustainability and it shows in everyone they do. They are building a digester to process kitchen garbage to bio gas, everything is made of recycled materials and the butcher is vegetarian! The food is delicious, affordable and yes… the entire menu is vegetarian! Salads, pizza, soups, risotto and for example vegetarian chicken. A must try!
Korte Papaverweg 4, Amsterdam – deceuvel.nl
Mana Mana: In the Pijp you can find the vegetarian restaurant Mana Mana. This small but cozy restaurant prepares everything fresh by the order. So no pre-cooked vegetables here but everything is instantly prepared! The dishes are Isrealic, so don’t forget to order the hummus. Yum!
Eerste Jan Steenstraat 85, Amsterdam – Facebook
Vegabond: This nice hotspot is situated on the Leliegracht in the Jordaan and it perfect for a vegetarian or vegan lunch and/or snack. Everything here is made with passion and creativity. Would you rather eat at home on the couch and still have a nice vegetarian meal? In the back of the store you can find lots of delicious things to take home by Vegabond!
Leliegracht 16, Amsterdam – vegabond.nl
Beter & Leuk: It’s hard to make a decision at Beter & Leuk in the East of Amsterdam for breakfast, lunch or brunch. Everything on the menu sounds so good! Not only is everything vegetarian, but you can also order vegan or gluten-free snacks. Having a party soon? You can request the super healthy cakes here! Next to all this they also have juices, sandwiches, salads and yummy soups.
Eerste Oosterparkstraat 91, Amsterdam – beterenleuk.nl
Bolenius: You’ll find Bolenius on the Zuidas. Hidden between the office buildings and tall living appartments. This restaurants stands for eten vegetarian in a culinary way! Nice detail: the vegetables and herbs by Bolenius are harvested by themselves in their vegetable patch just around the corner.
George Gerschwinlaan 30, Amsterdam – bolenius-restaurant.nl
Betty’s: A reader of YourLBB gave us the tip on restaurant Betty’s in Amsterdam! They serve an alternating 3-course menu here with delicious vegetarian dishes. The starter and main consist of several smaller dishes. And as a dessert you can choose from the various cakes they make here themselves. Fun fact: everything here is biologic and that’s including the wines!
Rijnstraat 75, Amsterdam – bettys.nl
Koffie Ende Koeck: For a delicious vega(n) lunch you’re at the right place at Koffie Ende Koeck. This cute hotspot in the West of Amsterdam has an extensive menu with lots of lunch options and yummy cakes! Also nice is that you can come here for a high tea.
Haarlemmerweg 175, Amsterdam – koffieendekoeck.nl
Golden Temple: This cozy place in the city centre of Amsterdam also offers lots of vegan options besides vegetarian dishes. The kitchen has, as the name might suggest, lots of Indian influences. You can have both lunch as dinner here, and they even host yoga lessons and kirtan workshops! Utrechtsestraat 126, Amsterdam – restaurantgoldentemple.com
What are your favourite vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam?
Ps: Craving some hummus? Order the best at these spots.
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
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