Betty's is a high quality organic vegetarian restaurant located at Rijnstraat in the Rivierenbuurt district in the south of Amsterdam.
The menu is rich and imaginative with inspiration from local and Mediterranean ingredients - even if you aren't vegetarian you can still enjoy the food on offer.
Betty's is run by host Gido Schweitzer who comes to your table describing each course in mouth-watering detail. He speaks Dutch / English and his manner is friendly but not overbearing.
The 3 course fixed menu (starter, main and dessert) changes regularly and costs €35 per person. Each course can consist of an assortment of smaller dishes. Typically the starter will be a fresh vegetable soup, freshly baked sourdough bread with olive oil and basil tapenade, mozzarella cheese, different varieties of tomato and some marinated artichokes and olives.
A main course will be something like a vegetable tart or lasagne, saffron roast potatoes (very nice!), salad with avocado and Dutch ratatouille. Desserts are a choice of home-made cakes or ice cream dishes.
Betty's has some very good wines available direct from small producers - priced from €5.75 per glass or from €26.95 per bottle.
Betty's is quite a small establishment giving it a "private dining" feel. It has had some decent write-ups in the Dutch national press - reservations are essential.
It is open Wednesday to Sunday (1730-2230) but note the kitchen closes at 1930. Betty's is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and also when the owners take a holiday.
Getting there: You can reach Rijnstraat from the centre by tram 4. It is also a 5-10 minute walk from Amstel train station.
Vegetarisch restaurant Betty's,
Rijnstraat 75, Amsterdam