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Best Organic Restaurants in the Netherlands

Last Updated on May 27, 2024 by Ecologica Life

Welcome to the first article in our travel series on, where we spotlight the best Eco-friendly places (Ecoplaces) to visit around the world.

Today, we take you to the Netherlands, a country known not only for its picturesque windmills and vibrant tulip fields, but also for its commitment to sustainability and organic living.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these top organic restaurants offer not just meals, but experiences that are good for your health and the environment.

A Guide to Organic Food

1. De Kas, Amsterdam

Nestled in a tranquil park in Amsterdam, De Kas is a hybrid restaurant and garden conservatory, growing its own herbs and vegetables right next to your table. The kitchen, led by a team of passionate chefs, prepares innovative dishes inspired by Mediterranean and country kitchen cuisine.

What’s unique about De Kas is its philosophy that “food tastes best when it is prepared with the freshest, local ingredients”. This makes it a must visit for those who truly appreciate the farm-to-table experience.

It may be of interest to some to know that famous celebrities, such as Ed Sheeran, have been spotted there from time to time.

Finally, it’s worth noting that this isn’t one of the cheapest restaurants around, in fact, it’s quite expensive.

2. Villa Augustus, Dordrecht

Located in a former water tower, Villa Augustus offers a charming dining experience surrounded by its own vegetable garden. The menu changes seasonally, ensuring that each dish is made with the freshest ingredients available.

The market-style restaurant not only serves exceptional organic food, but also offers panoramic views of the surrounding gardens and the river.

3. GYS, Utrecht

GYS is the perfect place for anyone with dietary restrictions looking for a casual dining environment.

This organic restaurant prides itself on its vegan and gluten-free options. From delicious organic burgers to freshly made juices, GYS makes healthy eating easy and accessible.

4. Bolenius, Amsterdam

Located in the heart of the business district, Bolenius proudly champions the ‘New Dutch Cuisine’, focusing on sustainability and innovation with a strong emphasis on local produce.

The restaurant’s minimalist design complements its approach to cooking, offering a modern take on traditional dishes in a setting that speaks of understated elegance.

5. Spirit, Rotterdam and Amsterdam

Spirit takes buffet dining to a new level with 100% organic and vegetarian options. Everything served here is prepared daily with seasonal ingredients.

Guests can fill their plates with a wide range of choices, paying by weight, which encourages less waste. Spirit is ideal for those who like variety and want to try a little bit of everything.

Discover More with Eco Traveller App

Our journey through the best organic restaurants in the Netherlands is just the beginning. With the Eco Traveller app, you can discover and explore even more Eco-friendly places – Ecoplaces – near you. Whether you’re in the mood for organic cuisine, sustainable shopping, or simply a place to enjoy nature, our app is your eco-conscious travel companion.

Download the Eco Traveller app today and join our community. Add your own Ecoplaces, share Ecophotos, and help grow our eco-conscious community. Together, we can make a difference, one choice at a time.

We hope this guide inspires you to explore the organic flavours of the Netherlands and beyond. Stay tuned for more eco-friendly travel tips and guides from Eco Traveller is now available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

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