Vegan Guide to Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and the most populated city in the country as well. It is a very cosmopolitan city with interesting culture and things to see. Everyone can find something to appreciate in Amsterdam as it is a diverse city with different sights for a variety of tastes.



Why You Should Go: It is a beautiful city with lots of greenery, canals, and bikes. The public transport, trains and airport connect you to the rest of the Netherlands and Europe.
They have a hop on hop off bus for tourists but also hop on hop off boats so you can see the city from the Canal. Amsterdam also has lots of museums like the Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, plus restaurants and neighbourhoods to explore. You might know that Amsterdam is well known for the Red Light District which attracts lots of tourists and also the Coffee Shops where people smoke Marijuana which is decriminalised in the Netherlands.
Getting to Amsterdam: We originally landed in Amsterdam from a cruise. A lot of cruises leave and arrive from the cruise terminal. The Amsterdam Schiphol airport is well connected to the city with hotel transfer shuttles, buses, and trains.

How vegan friendly is it? We found Amsterdam to be pretty good as far as being vegan friendly. We both found vegan places online and happened upon them when we were walking around. There is vegan, vegetarian and veg friendly places that have vegan options. We didn't have many problems finding food.

An Example of Vegan Food Available: 

Deshima: This place is a macrobiotic vegan restaurant. We are not really familiar with what macrobiotic is all about but the food here was very tasty. That is pretty much all we ask for, good tasting vegan food. They had a lunch special and different things in a case for order. They even had vegan tiramisu which was a nice surprise.



Vegabond Store and Cafe: This is a vegan store that has a little cafe and lots of food available to eat in or for take away. They have all kinds of vegan products like granola bars, vegan sausage, etc. Their cafe has good shakes, smoothies, and sandwiches. The restaurant is located next to the canal near Anne Frank House which is a museum worth seeing.


Sugo Pizza al Taglio: This is a pizza place near our hotel that had a couple vegan options. Their pizza was great but they didn't have any vegan cheese so the vegan option was a cheeseless pizza. It was tasty though and we actually went there a couple times. If you're cool with cheeseless pizza then Sugo is a good option.


Sir Hummus: We discovered Sir Hummus near our hotel as well. They only serve hummus as your main dish and you can add different veggies to your order along with pita. It was some of the best hummus we have ever had. So if you are a huge fan of hummus like we are, we urge you to visit Sir Hummus. Note: They are not a vegan restaurant.


For more vegan options check out Happy Cow which has a comprehensive list of vegan, vegetarian and veg-friendly places to eat. Happy Cow states that Amsterdam has 13 fully vegan places. There seems to be many places we missed and possibly ones that have just opened up since we were there last.

Sight Seeing We had a quick stay in Amsterdam and we toured the city by foot, by bus and by boat. There was tons to see and do in Amsterdam. The city is full of attractions like the Rijksmuseum, Red Light District and the Heineken Experience. It's even fun to walk the streets and explore all the neighbourhoods which have cool shops and restaurants.

Where to stay: Our hotel was Easy Hotel Amsterdam City Centre South. It is listed as a 2 star hotel, but receives 3.8 star reviews on Expedia. We picked this hotel as it was cheap for a room for 3 people. All the staff were very friendly. The hotel is in the perfect spot in the city, right in De Pijp which is a cool up and coming neighbourhood with lots of cool stuff around. It is not too far from main sights like the Rijksmuseum and Heineken Experience. You can easily take public transport to the rest of the city. Our room was nothing special at all and this is a bare bones cheap place to stay. You may or may not want something else depending on your needs.

Check out Amsterdam's city guide for more information on their tourism.

Do you have an another amazing vegan restaurant to add to our list?

21 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks like you had some amazing meals there. Its good to know they offer the option as it is a great city to explore.

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    1. Yeah we found some great places and there are plenty we didn't make it to there. Amsterdam is a beautiful city.

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  2. Wow, there are so many more vegan options in Amsterdam, I would never have thought that. While I'm not a vegan I don't mind eating vegan and a lot of those meals look delicious!

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    1. Amsterdam had so much more too! Everything we had though was amazing.

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  3. Oh I didn't that Ann Frank's house is in Amsterdam. I would like to visit that and some other museums. This post is a great help for vegans. Thank you!

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    1. Yeah the line to get into the museum is huge though! And thank you.

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  4. I've been in Amsterdam quite a few times but didn't knew they so many vegan options! I also enjoy just having a walk around the canals, especially when the sun in out!

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    1. The canals are lovely. You could spend a whole day walking them. Amsterdam is extremely vegan friendly. ;)

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  5. I'm surprised to see so many vegan options in Amsterdam! Vegabond Store and Cafe looks particularly good. We'll be in Amsterdam in a few weeks, so we'll have to check it out!

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    1. Yes! Amsterdam is amazing for vegans. I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  6. Love Amsterdam and can't wait to visit the city for the 4th time in my life next month for KingsDay. The only thing I hate about the 'Dam is that it can get pricy for eating out and drinks :(

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    1. Yeah Amsterdam is quite expensive. We would love to visit again.

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  7. I've heard Amsterdam has some good vegan options. My cousin is a Vegan and he loves Amsterdam so will have to share this list with him!

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    1. Awesome! Share away. Amsterdam is amazing for vegans.

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  8. I don't know if I could go full vegan in Amsterdam, because the Seafood Bar is one of my fave restaurants, but the Sir Hummus sounds fantastic! Will definitely give it a try on our next trip.

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    1. Yes give sir hummus a go. Its fantastic.

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  9. That looks like it's not that hard to be a vegan in Amsterdam. I'm not vegan but I think that pizza looks good. I don't mind that it's cheeseless if the crust and sauce are good.

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    1. Amsterdam is extremely vegan friendly. Mmm yes. The pizza was delicious.

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  10. Being originally from the Netherlands, every post about it attracts my attention :) Great article, and the food looks absolutely amazing! Amsterdam has many different food options, for every hungry traveller :)

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    1. Thank you. Glad to hear a local enjoyed our post.

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  11. Looks like there are so many amazing vegan options in Amsterdam! On my bucket list, Hope to visit soon!

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