Amsterdam is a very forward city and is one of the most creative places I’ve ever visited. As always, mine and many peoples favourite things to explore when travelling, is places to eat and as you can expect, Amsterdam has good places in abundance! I’m personally not vegetarian or vegan but if you are, the choices and the good food offered is incredible, you really will struggle to choose between all the good places to eat each day! Here’s a quick run down of a few of my favourites I’ve explored so far.
locations: Koninginneweg 218, 1075 EL Amsterdam, Netherlands & Nieuwe Herengracht 18a, 1018 DP Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dignita is a beautiful, tranquil oasis offering all day brunch with the most spectacular menu. With two locations, we opted for the one near Vondelpark as we were heading that way shortly later. We had a table booked, which I will recommend as it quickly got busy. The menu has classic brunch dishes but with the most delicate and fascinating twists such as the pancake stack, no ordinary pancake stack but one with rose and rhubarb! We also had the eggs Benedict which offered a base of potato hash and bacon – so good! I’ll definitely head to the other location to try it out next time.
locations: Kadijksplein 16, 1018 AC Amsterdam & Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam
I’ve been to both locations for Bakers & Roasters – it was that good we made it a priority on our next visit! Bakers & Roasters offers New Zealand style brunch food, it’s easy dining and a great menu that would appeal to anyone. They also offer incredible home caked cakes if you’ve got the space in your tummy after breakfast! Both locations don’t take reservations and on one visit there was a very long queue waiting to get inside so I’d recommend going early or walking the block and coming back at a quieter time.
location: Jacob Van Lennepkade 215, 1054 ZP Amsterdam, Netherlands
It was over a year ago when I visited Staring At Jacob but Alex and I still talk about this meal on a regular basis – I’m sure you can see why! Based along the canal, we sat outside in the peaceful neighbourhood and enjoyed this incredible New York style brunch place. We had the famous fried chicken and waffles and the banana bread French toast which was the best French toast I’ve ever had. The staff here were so friendly and it’s got a really cool vibe – I’ll definitely be back as soon as possible!
location: Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam, Netherlands
I’m sure you’ve heard of Pluk or at least recognise it from Instagram as it is a bit of an Insta-heaven but ignoring all the ‘photo ops’ it is a lovely little healthy cafe in the nine streets area. We headed in for brunch and went with the avocado toast and a smoothie bowl to share and it was very lovely. The little cafe itself is pretty tiny and any parties of more than 2, I wouldn’t recommend as there’s simply not enough space. There was a group of 6 next to us but their food barely fit on the table. Nevertheless, it is a very sweet little stop and look how good those cakes look!
location: Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdams Foodhallen is amazing and somewhere you simply have to go even if you’re not that hungry. It’s a large building which alongside other creative spaces, offers this open food court with amazing offerings from hot dogs to nachos to buns and gyozas. There’s a bar right in the middle too if you want a drink and as it’s all under cover, it’s a great place to head to if the weather is a bit off. Don’t worry about having cash here, all the stalls take card and it’s their preferred way.
location: Weesperzijde 135, 1091 ES Amsterdam, Netherlands
Just take a look at that decor! Bam Boa is a relatively new place and it’s every bit as stunning as it looks. From Centraal, we hopped on a metro which took us about a 10 minute walk from here which was perfect. Bam Boa has indoor seating but also seating along the riverside. The place is beautiful and it was more than just good looks, the food was our favourite meal for the whole trip! We had the French toast with fruit and avocado toast to share and it was delicious. Bam Boa is open for brunch and dinner, I’d love to head back here in the evening as the menu looks amazing.
location: Leidsestraat 12, 1017 PA Amsterdam, Netherlands
When in Amsterdam, you have to try a Stroopwafel. A dutch delicacy, you have two thin waffles sandwiched with a layer of caramel and topped with chocolate and sprinkles of your choice. Van Wonderen is famous around these parts and has several spots where you can get one. They make them in front of you with hot caramel sauce and different toppings. They’re messy, but they’re good!
I hope you enjoyed my run down and found somewhere new to try. Amsterdam has so many fantastic places, the list really could go on but for now, these are my favourites until I head back and try a load more!