Gluten-free in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Last updated: February 2023
Amsterdam is the capital city of the Netherlands, located in the western part of the country. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, known for its picturesque canals, historic buildings, and world-renowned museums. The city is home to over 880,000 people and is often referred to as the “Venice of the North” due to its numerous canals, which were built in the 17th century to improve transportation and have since become a defining characteristic of the city.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Amsterdam is the Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II. Another must-visit museum is the Van Gogh Museum, which showcases the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s works in the world. The Rijksmuseum is another famous museum, which houses over 8,000 works of art and is one of the largest art museums in the Netherlands. The city is also famous for its vibrant nightlife, with a wide variety of bars, clubs, and coffee shops.
In addition to its rich history and cultural offerings, Amsterdam is also a city with a strong commitment to sustainability. The city is home to numerous parks and green spaces, including the Vondelpark, which is one of the largest parks in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is home to a large number of bicycle paths and is known for its bike-friendly culture, making it one of the most sustainable cities in Europe.
In conclusion, Amsterdam is a city that offers a unique blend of history and culture. Its picturesque canals, world-renowned museums, and vibrant nightlife make it a popular tourist destination. Whether you’re looking to explore the city’s rich history, enjoy its cultural offerings, or simply relax in one of its many parks, Amsterdam has something to offer everyone.
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Amsterdam is a city that offers a diverse culinary scene, reflecting its international population and rich cultural heritage. From traditional Dutch cuisine to international dishes, the city has something for every taste and budget. Some of the must-try dishes include stroopwafels (syrup waffles), bitterballen (deep-fried meatballs), and raw herring. Additionally, Amsterdam is home to a thriving vegetarian and vegan community, with a large number of restaurants offering delicious plant-based dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick snack or a multi-course meal, Amsterdam has something to offer everyone.
There are a number of restaurants in the city that offer gluten-free options, from fast-casual cafes to upscale dining establishments. Underneath we’ve listed some popular options. Whether you’re in the mood for a light snack or a full meal, you’re sure to find something that fits your dietary needs in Amsterdam.
- Croque Madame (100% gluten-free): tucked away in a small alley in between the Red Light District is Croque Madame. Serving mainly grilled sandwiches here, the menu also includes a variety of burgers, salads and sandwiches. Address: Sint Annendwarsstraat nº24a, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- G’ in West (100% gluten-free): G’ in West is a mini department store and lunchroom in one. Everything here is 100% gluten-free, in addition you will also find many products that are lactose and refined sugar-free. Extra nice is that (almost) everything in the store is for sale: from the chairs you sit on to the plates you eat from and the plants above your head. Address: Jan Pieter Heijestraat nº76, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Wild & The Moon (100% gluten-free): Wild & The Moon has flown in from Paris and has two locations in Amsterdam. The menu includes juices, bowls, soups and salads. Everything is organic, vegan and free of gluten and refined sugars. Address: Van Woustraat nº138 and Arnold Schönberglaan nº9, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Bloem Eten en Drinken (100% gluten-free): Bloem offers a variety of 100% gluten-free and vegan dishes. The café prides itself on using high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients to create delicious, fresh products. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite or a relaxing meal, Bloem is a great place to stop for a tasty treat. Address: Entrepotdok nº36, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Luza’s: many of the dishes on the menu can be ordered gluten-free. Besides, they also have several gluten-free cakes at this coffee- and lunch store. Address: Bilderdijkstraat nº192 H, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Bagels & Beans: at Bagels & Beans in you can get gluten-free bagels and the salads can also be made gluten-free. The staff is well-informed about cross-contamination and paying great attention to separate preparation of dishes. Great for coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch. They are settled throughout the city. Check your closest location here.
- Loulou Pizzabar: casual restaurant serving Italian-style small plates and pizza, drinks and desserts. At their pizza lab in Italy, Loulou Pizzabar developed a gluten-free base that is incredibly delicious. Besides, they guarantee a completely gluten-free environment for preparation. Address: Gerard Weesperzijde nº42A, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam: the Hard Rock Cafe in Amsterdam blends modern designs with historic charm. There is a separate gluten-free menu available. Address: Max Euweplein nº57-61, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- PANCAKES Amsterdam: delicious traditional pancakes. The pancakes can also be ordered gluten-free, lactose-free or vegan. There are three locations in Amsterdam. Address: Prins Hendrikkade nº48, Berenstraat nº38 and Prinsengracht nº277,Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- De Italiaan: a cosy restaurant in located in one of the most beautiful streets in Amsterdam Oud West. The menu is straightforward and filled with fresh delicacies of the Italian cuisine, all pizzas and pastas can also be prepared gluten-free. Address: Bosboom Toussaintstraat nº29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- ‘t Zusje: delicious tapas with gluten-free options clearly marked on the menu. Address: Van Leijenberghlaan nº320, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Also check out other locations in the Netherlands.
- Restaurant De Beren: restaurant De Beren has an allergen menu that clearly states for each dish whether it contains gluten. You can have lunch here with gluten-free bread and most of the dinner dishes are gluten-free. Also a number of starters can even be served with gluten-free bread. Besides, there are some gluten-free desserts. Address: Buikslotermeerplein nº2001, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. De Beren is a restaurant chain with over 30 locations, find other locations in the Netherlands.
Mastino V (100% gluten-free): Mastino V is a completely gluten-free and vegan restaurant in Amsterdam. There is also a Mastino in the Pijp area, Mastino however is not gluten-free. Therefore, make sure you go to the right Mastino, the Mastino V in the Bilderdijkstraat. The restaurant is completely gluten-free, so no fear of cross-contamination. Address: Bilderdijkstraat nº192 H, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Bakeries & Ice-cream
- Craft Coffee & Pastry (100% gluten-free): In the middle of the famous neighborhood “de Pijp”, around the corner from the Albert Cuyp Market, you can find Craft Coffee & Pastry. A bakery and pastry shop where you can also get coffee. It’s coeliac heaven and a must on your to-do list in Amsterdam. Address: Gerard Doustraat nº103A, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They have a second location in Almere: Markt nº 64, Almere.
- SUE Bites Bar (100% gluten-free): another coeliac-safe café and bakery that is entirely gluten-free. Besides it’s also vegan and free from refined sugar. Address: Elandsgracht nº4H, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They also have a location “The SUE Store” in Rotterdam: Karel Doormanstraat nº 372-374, Rotterdam.
- La Gelafferia : cozy Italian Gelateria and Caffetteria. They make 100% natural handmade ice-cream and wood roasted coffee. They serve delicious gluten-free and vegan ice cream. Address: Prinsengracht nº16, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- De Glutenvrije Winkel (100% gluten-free): the famous gluten-free bread from De Glutenvrije Winkel is delicious. They have a large selection of gluten-free products and in-house bakery that sells bread and other baked goods. Address: Pretoriusstraat nº37, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
I cannot guarantee that all restaurants and stores listed above are 100% free of gluten. Always check with the restaurant for cross-contamination and whether there is an understanding for celiac disease sufferers.