The 9 Best Spots to Eat Vegan in Amsterdam

December 23, 2015,

Amsterdam is probably one of the best vegan-friendly cities in Europe right now. Being vegan in Amsterdam is easy – you will find modern juice bars, vegan and veg-friendly shops and cafés, speciality salad restaurants and small and bigger health food shops. I spent 5 days in Amsterdam and my sister, who is 100% vegan, spent a whole week and we had both still not exhausted the options throughout city.

Here are the 9 best spots to eat vegan in Amsterdam.

Juice & Salad / vegan in AmsterdamJuice & Salad
Juice & Salad is a small café with sandwiches, soups, juice and other simple items. The menu is not completely vegan but we were pleasantly surprised at the changes our waitress/cook made for us. We ended up having a healthy, vegan sandwich for about 5 euros (very affordable by Amsterdam standards).

Coffee & Coconuts / vegan in AmsterdamCoffee & Coconuts
Coffee & Coconuts is a really cool space in the center of the city – it used to function as a cinema but has been renovated into a lovely health restaurant. What’s also fun about Coffee & Coconuts is that it serves everything from coffee and breakfast (including the most delicious vegan pancakes) to dinner and drinks!

Beter & Leuk / vegan in AmsterdamBeter & Leuk
Beter & Leuk is a vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam, located just outside the city center close to Oosterpark. Beter & Leuk has salads, soups, sandwiches, juices – and all very dense in nutrients (dark greens, roots, seeds, grainy bread). So if you’re craving a very healthy meal, visit Beter & Leuk. They also have some yummy desserts and they serve high tea (call for reservations).

SLA / vegan in AmsterdamSLA
With 5 locations throughout the city, SLA offers soups, salads, juices, smoothies, snacks even beer and organic wine. Vegan items are clearly marked on the menu but you can always opt to remove (and add) ingredients to most dishes.

Dessert a Koffie ende Koeke / vegan in AmsterdamImage of Koffie ende Koeck by Koffie ende Koeck

Koffie ende Koeck
Koffie ende Koeck is a completely vegan spot with delicious and unique pastries, snacks, light lunches, smoothies and if the name of their establishment isn’t telling enough, they also have coffee and cake. Koffie ende Koeck is a little outside of the city centre, located in Amsterdam West but is worth visiting – the food is great and the spot itself is charming and cozy.

Golden Temple
Golden Temple is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center. When you speak to locals about eating veg in the city, you will mostly likely be recommended the Golden Temple. The menu is extensive (pizza, nachos, salads and interesting main dishes), with vegan and gluten-free items clearly marked. The restaurant with its warm colors and its mural-painted walls is beautiful and welcoming. The dessert I had (a berry coulis) was probably the most fantastic dessert I’ve ever had.

De Bolhoed
De Bolhoed is a large vegetarian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere in the center of the city. When we visited, we were told we could make anything on the menu vegan since the chef was vegan. I had vegan quesadillas with vegan sour cream. It was delicious and very filling – a good restaurant for those with a big appetite!

Vegabond Café
Vegabond doubles as a café and a mini grocery store, completely vegan with incredible finds including gourmet chocolate bars, raw energy balls, organic soaps and other body products as well. Vegabond is quaint with a few tables and comfy chairs by their big, beautiful bay window.

Dr. Blend / vegan in Amsterdam                                                                                                   Image of Koffie ends Koeck by @gorgeousssleep
Dr. Blend

Dr. Blend is an organic smoothie and juice bar in the Jordaan neighbourhood. But Dr. Blend makes more than drinks – you can stay for a sandwich, salad, wrap or light breakfast. Be sure to check for or discuss the vegan/vegetarian options as Dr. Blend’s foods do have some non-veg items.

Being vegan (or vegetarian) in Amsterdam is actually a lot of fun and quite easy with all of these great options! If you want to read more about Amsterdam, check out my latest post about exploring Amsterdam on a budget. 


Where have you enjoyed eating vegan in Amsterdam?

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19 Comments

  • Reply Ilena C. December 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    You’ve stimulated my taste buds with your descriptions and beautiful photos of vegan eats in Amsterdam!

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring December 27, 2015 at 3:43 am

      Thanks – that was the goal! haha!

  • Reply Laura December 24, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Man I miss the food in Amsterdam!!!!!! SOOO GOOD

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring December 27, 2015 at 3:42 am

      The BEST food! So excited for you to go back!

  • Reply Susanne Verbeek December 31, 2015 at 8:52 am

    How is it possible that Dophert is not on this list?! If you did not go there yet, you definitely should! 😉

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring December 31, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Hey Susanne! You’re right.. Dophert is an awesome spot. I had the “B”LT sandwich… yum! Will have to add in a #10 then.

  • Reply Guido December 31, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    where is Dophert? Best vegan lunch spot in Amsterdam!

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring December 31, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Hey Guido! You aren’t the first to mention Dophert! It is such an awesome spot, can’t believe I forgot to add it to my list! Thanks for the reminder!

  • Reply Ruby December 31, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    You left out the best all vegan place which is Dophert in the Spaarndammerstraat!

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring December 31, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      hey Ruby! Thank you for reminding me… I did go to Dophert! It was actually my last stop before making my way to the airport! It was amazinnggggg and I loved it. The staff was also super friendly! I will have to revise my post and add in a 10th location 😉
      Happy holidays!

  • Reply Gabi January 2, 2016 at 10:29 am

    And while you’re in Amsterdam, don’t miss a trip to Rotterdam and Den Haag where you will find many more delicious vegan dining options, such as Gare du Nord, Heavenly Cupcakes, and Spirit in Rotterdam, or Veggies on Fire, Veggiesaurus, and the Vegetarische Snackbar in Den Haag!

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring January 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm

      Hey Gabi!
      Those all sound AMAZING! Will take note for my next trip. Thank you 😀

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  • Reply Matt Whitehead April 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    You’re missing the best place in Amsterdam; Terrazen, a Caribbean, Japanese, Chinese fusion place with the best brown rice nattomaki I’ve ever eaten. I’ve lived in Japan, so that’s really saying something!

    http://www.terrazencentre.com/cafe.html

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring April 15, 2016 at 1:14 am

      Oh nice! Thank you Matt! That sounds amazing – I will take note of that one for my next visit 🙂

  • Reply negus August 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    http://www.terrazencentre.com/cafe.html

    i agree the best place in amsterdam

  • Reply Tamar August 21, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I visit in coffe&coconuts and their pancakes are not vegan!

    • Reply Happiest When Exploring August 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Hey Tamar – oh no! Thanks for the info! I was sure they were vegan – we asked the waitress and they told us they were.. This is news to me! What makes their pancakes not vegan? Do they use dairy, eggs…?!

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