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Organic Restaurants / Cafés in Amsterdam


The organic (biologisch) food movement is very well established in the Netherlands as we have seen in our article on organic food shopping in Amsterdam.

The following is a listing of over 20 restaurants / cafés / bars which serve organic or part-organic ingredients on their menu.


Beter & Leuk - Bio café located in the east of the city near the Amstel river. Offers an organic breakfast/brunch and lunch menu with some healthy drinks and shakes. Address is 1e Oosterparkstraat 91, T: +31(0)20-7670029

Betty's - Quality organic vegetarian restaurant in the Rivierenbuurt. Small establishment run by a Dutch couple. Set menu with local and Mediterranean influences comprising of multiple small dishes. Rijnstraat 75, T: 020-6445896

De Bolhoed (The Bowler Hat) - Vegetarian and vegan restaurant, with mainly organic ingredients. Varied international menu from Mexican to North African. Not particularly cheap but provides large portions. Laid-back atmosphere. Canal side terrace. Prinsengracht 60-62, T: 020-6261803

De Culinaire Werkplaats - Creative vegetarian restaurant concept using either organic, local, fair-trade or small-scale produce. Artistic dishes have surprising combinations. You decide how much to pay for the mains. Located in west Amsterdam not too far from Westergasfabriek. Fannius Scholtenstraat 10 T: +31(0)6-54646576

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De Kas - Unique restaurant setting in a converted greenhouse at Frankandael Park in the south-east of Amsterdam. Part organic, they grow their own veg and other food is locally sourced. A good place for a special occasion. Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, T: 020-4624562

De Oranjerie (The Orangery) - Museum café in the Orangery building (1875) at Hortus botanical gardens - note, you need to pay admission to enter the gardens. The café serves a selection of organic drinks and snacks which are locally sourced. Plantage Middenlaan 2a, T: 020-6259021

De Oude Melkfabriek (The Old Milk Factory) - Popular grand café at the Sportsworld gym complex in east Amsterdam. Menu of fresh, healthy dishes with some organic ingredients. Located at Oranje Vrijstaatkade 21, T: 020-6630903

De Peper - A legalised squat with organic kitchen open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday evening, open from 1800, food served 1900-2030. Staffed by volunteers. Food is organic and vegan, note there is no table service. Reservations can be made on the evening 1600-1900 (T: 020-4122954). You are expected to pay between €7-€10 for a soup and main, desserts are €1.50 extra. Located at Overtoom 301.

De Vliegende Schotel (The Flying Saucer) - Veggie restaurant with international menu which is mainly organic and inspired by Ayurvedic principles. Good value basic dishes. Friendly and relaxed. Recently changed owner and is now located out of the centre in Bos en Lommer (west Amsterdam) at Admiraal de Ruijterweg 331, T: 020-6252041

De Waaghals (The Dare Devil) - Veggie, mainly-organic restaurant in De Pijp not far from the Heineken brewery. Menu changes regularly with the dish of the month focussed on a specific country. It has an informal atmosphere with outside dining possible. Recommended to book ahead. Kitchen open daily 1700-2130. Frans Halsstraat 29, T: 020-6799609

Deshima Freshop - Macrobiotic shop with café serving various vegan snacks (sushi, soups, sandwiches, salads etc) for lunch 1200-1400 weekdays. Take-away also possible until 1800 weekdays, 1700 Saturdays. Weteringschans 65, T: 020-6269933

Hoftuin - This light and airy tea house café has a pleasant outdoor terrace which is open until the early evening. It serves a number of organic items on the menu. Set in a courtyard garden near the Hermitage museum at Nieuwe Herengracht 18A, T: 020-3702723

Ivo's Kitchen - Café-restaurant in the Baarsjes district located in west Amsterdam. Serves a variety of dishes, from soups and sandwiches to burgers and Mediterranean/Balkan inspired mains. Uses organic ingredients where possible. Witte de Withplein 43, T: 020-7371163

L’invité le Restaurant - Highly rated French restaurant offering original and light dishes using fresh and organic produce. The chef's focus is on using less salt, sugar and fat. Offers a set-menu or à la carte. Located at Bloemgracht 47 in the centre of Amsterdam, nor far from the Anne Frank house. T: 020-5702010

Natuurlijk Smullen - The first organic snackbar in Netherlands, established in 2008. Self-made organic chips. Meat, fish, veggie and vegan snacks available. Out to the west at Jan van Galenstraat 78, T: 020-7790245

Olive & Cookie - Small café-deli in De Pijp offering a number of fresh, organic dishes. Saenredamstraat 67, T: 020-4707190

Op De Tuin - Small and casual restaurant in De Pijp offering a monthly fish, meat and veggie set menu. Uses some organic ingredients. Outdoor garden seating. Karel du Jardinstraat 47, T: 020-6752620

Pianeta Terra - Quality Italian restaurant near Koningsplein (near the Flower Market) serving organic, seasonal produce and promoting the slow food movement. Set menu options available. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Beulingstraat 7, T: 020-62671912

Stadspaleis - Formerly the Houten Huisje, a small, organic snackbar cafe in the centre of Amsterdam. Sells chips, burgers, sandwiches, shakes. Outdoor seating, open for lunch. Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal (opposite 289), T: 020-6256542

't Wethoudertje - Organic snackbar in Watergraafsmeer area on the south-eastern side of the city near Frankandael Park selling a range of snacks. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Wethouder Frankeweg 11, T: 020-6680903

Unlimited Health - Yoga centre and health store in De Pijp which has a small cafe open Monday to Friday (1200-2000) which serves raw, organic salad meals and fresh juices. Van Ostadestraat 234 A+B, T: 020-6701705

Vandemarkt - French restaurant opposite the river Amstel which serves creative seasonal dishes prepared mainly with organic and local ingredients. A number of set-menu options available. Also has a lunch time terrace with Amstel views and a separate private dining location. Weesperzijde 144-147, T: 020-4686958