Healthy Eating in Amsterdam


Earlier this month, we enjoyed a family trip to Amsterdam.  It was the perfect time of year to visit:  warm but not hot; busy but not too crowded.  We spent most of our time walking by the canals, hanging out at playgrounds with the little guy, and, of course, EATING.

The Netherlands aren’t necessarily known for their cuisine, but we managed to eat quite well while traveling.  I got my fill of yummy Indonesian food, a few Asian-fusion spots, and some delicious healthier options.  Some of my favorites:

{via Your Little Black Book}

Dr Blend is the mecca of healthy eating in A’dam.  I only discovered it towards the end of our trip, otherwise I would have gone every day.  They offer smoothies, juices, wraps and salads–all 100% organic. My favorite was the Dr. Phil Detox juice, which was hands-down the best green juice I’ve ever had.

{via TripAdvisor}

Greenwoods is another favorite and I make it a point to go every time we’re in town.  They feature hearty (yet somewhat healthy) breakfasts, as well as salads and sandwiches for lunch.  A lot of their produce and eggs are organic.  Save room for their amazing scones with clotted cream and homemade jam.  Try to be there close to the 9am opening time so you don’t have to wait in line.

{via Amsterdam Now}

Our last night in the city, we went to De Kas, a spectacular restaurant and unique dining experience.  Housed in a former greenhouse, it’s located just outside the city center in the middle of a park.  They serve an ever-changing prix fixe menu that’s based on the produce from their farms.  My favorite dish was an appetizer of roasted red beets, goat cheese and smoked fennel. Yum!  Definitely reserve a head and definitely make it the effort to dine here.


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