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