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 14 restaurants and cafés in Amsterdam which serve organic or part-organic ingredients on their menu. We have chosen a variety of locations which should appeal to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
Beter & Leuk
This is a bio café located in the east of the city near the Amstel river. Owners Ilse and Maja offer an organic breakfast/brunch and lunch menu with some healthy drinks and shakes. There are vegan and gluten-free options as well. The address is Eerste Oosterparkstraat 73/91, 1091 GW Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-7670029
A quality organic vegetarian restaurant in the Rivierenbuurt district of Amsterdam. A small establishment run with care for over 30 years by a Dutch couple. They offer a 3 course set menu with local and Mediterranean influences made up of multiple small dishes. Rijnstraat 75, 1079 GX Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-6445896
A unique restaurant setting in a converted greenhouse at Frankandael Park in the south-east of Amsterdam. Part organic, they grow much of their own herbs and vegetables. Other food on the menu is locally sourced. De Kas offers a set menu for lunch (3-4 courses) and dinner (5-6 courses) and a wine list of 40 sustainable wines. Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3, 1097 DE Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-4624562
De Oranjerie (The Orangery)
Museum café in the Orangery building (1875) at the beautiful Hortus Botanical Gardens in the Jewish quarter of the city. It offers garden visitors a 3 course lunch deal. Ingredients are locally-sourced, sustainable or organic where possible. Plantage Middenlaan 2A, 1018 DD Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-7025405
A legalised squat with an organic, vegan kitchen open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. It opens from 1800, the food is served 1900-2030. It is staffed only by volunteers and note there is no actual table service. Reservations can only be made on the day 1600-1900 (T: +31(0)20-4122954). You are expected to pay between €7-€10 for a soup and main, desserts are €1.50 extra. Located at Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam.
De Waaghals (The Dare Devil) is a veggie, mainly-organic restaurant in De Pijp not far from the Heineken brewery. Established in 1981, the seasonal menu changes regularly. It has an informal atmosphere with outside dining possible. It is recommended to book ahead. Kitchen is open daily 1700-2130. Frans Halsstraat 29, 1072 BK Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-6799609
Macrobiotic shop with café serving vegan snacks made with organic ingredients. Menu includes soups, salads, tempura and dishes based on grains, beans or sea vegetables. Open 1000-1800 weekdays, 1000-1700 Saturdays. Location is not far from Leidseplein at Weteringschans 65, 1017 RX Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-6269933
This light and airy glass-house café and terrace is located in the Hoftuin gardens behind the Hermitage Museum. It has a creative all-day brunch menu with some items being organic and locally sourced. Run as a social enterprise with all profits donated to a foundation. Open daily 0900-1900 Nieuwe Herengracht 18A, 1018 DP Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-3702723
Noorderlicht (Northern Lights) is located at NDSM-wharf, a short ferry ride from central Amsterdam. This relaxed café-restaurant offers a menu with organic, local and sustainable products. Veggies, vegans and gluten-free eaters are catered for as well. A good place to chill out for a while. Open for lunch (1100-1600) and dinner (1800-2200), NDSM Plein 102, 1033 WB Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-4922770
A quality Italian-inspired restaurant near Koningsplein (near the Flower Market) serving organic, seasonal produce and promoting the slow food movement. Set menu options (3-7 courses) are available with a good selection of organic Italian wines. Open Monday-Thursday 1800-2130, Friday-Saturday 1800-2200, reservations are recommended. Beulingstraat 7, 1017 BA Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-62671912
A local chain of organic salad bars selling seasonal salads, juices and soups. It now has 7 outlets around Amsterdam including Ceintuurbaan 149, Westerstraat 34, Utrechtsestraat 10HS, Haarlemmerdijk 50 and Middenweg 55B-H which are all open daily from 1100-2100.
This small and quirky wooden house hosts an organic snackbar café in the centre of Amsterdam. It sells sandwiches, pancakes, salads and soups. It has outdoor seating and is open for lunch. Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 289, 1012 RL Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-6256542
An organic snackbar in Watergraafsmeer area on the south-eastern side of the city near Frankandael Park. Its range includes chips and assorted Dutch meat snacks such as meatballs and kroket. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Wethouder Frankeweg 11, 1098 KV Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-6680903
Unlimited Health Bistraw & Juice Bar
A yoga centre and health store in De Pijp district of Amsterdam which has a small café. Open daily, it serves a selection of fresh juices. In addition raw, organic salad-type meals are available from 1200 on weekdays. Van Ostadestraat 234, 1073 TV Amsterdam T: +31(0)20-6701705