The Best 5 Brunch Spots in Amsterdam

 In Amsterdam, Europe, The Netherlands

I have just got back from my second trip to Amsterdam and i’ll admit, I don’t usually like to visit the same place twice. Why? I just feel like there are so many places in the world to explore and that i’d rather uncover somewhere new instead.

There aren’t that many exceptions that sneak past this rule but Amsterdam (alongside Australia and Bali) are most definitely a few places that do. And i’m so glad i did return to Amsterdam because I loved it EVEN more than the first time round.

Last time I experienced Amsterdam in an Airbnb as a super active tourist for 4 days, and this time I experienced Amsterdam as a backpacker in Hostels for 4 days. Both experiences were amazing and SUPER contrasting in what we got up to, proving that Amsterdam really can cater for a variety of people and interests.

One thing I did notice and love about both trips was the evident Brunch culture.

The waking up, having a lazy morning, hopping on your bike for a wander along the canals and eyeing up somewhere cute on the waterfront before filling your tummy with goodness.

I can imagine that I have seriously only just touched the surface with my Brunch discoveries in Amsterdam, however the ones I did come across were UNREAL, and all of which need to be added to your bucket list.

1. Bakers and Roosters

I honestly cannot even explain how unbelievable the menu is here. One of those menus that excites you from the second you’ve set eyes on the first option. It’s then a process of elimination before the waiter comes and you are forced to make a super spontaneous choice. Our options are actually pretty middle ground compared to whats actually on the menu here – but it’s what we fancied. They have everything from an extensive egg menu, milkshakes, coffees, cocktails, champagne and hangover essentials. The dishes are all inspired by the Kiwi and Brazilian guys who own this gem and the flavours and homeland dishes shine through the menu giving it a unique twist!

Must haves? The milkshakes! Banana nut bread french toast! Matcha latte (acquired taste but i LOVE them)! Sweet (as) Corn Fritters!

They have two locations in Amsterdam: 

In the centre: Kadijksplein 16, 1018 AC Amsterdam

In De Pijp district: Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam

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2. PLUK Amsterdam

At some point you’ll probably find yourself browsing the vintage shops that ‘The Nine Streets’ (the famous boutique shopping district) has to offer, and this little beauty of a cafe is one of the many gorgeous eateries that line the streets.

PLUK he kind of cafe that makes me smile from the moment i step in until the moment I leave. It is a spacious haven filled with natural light, displaying an array of travel and wanderlust inspired gifts alongside a menu of fresh + healthy food. The eating area is up on a little balcony and only has a small capacity, so if you want to sit down to dine, be prepared to wait for a table. Otherwise you can take away or just drop by and browse the kitchen, living and stationary bits.

Must Haves? The banana pancakes! The Summer Goats Cheese and Raspberry Salad! And the Chocolate Muffin!

Find PLUK here: Reestraat 19, 1016 DM Amsterdam, Netherlands

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3. FoodHallen

About a 20 minute cycle ride from the centre of Amsterdam – this indoor enclosure is the perfect place to head with your friends. Either side of the market are individual food sellers selling everything from Traditional Dutch food, to incredible burgers, sushi, falafel and waffles! Ideal when you all fancy eating something different but would still like to dine together, ideal when it’s a rainy day and ideal for a bit of a social buzz! We went on a Monday Morning and even then, there was a lovely atmosphere!

It’s open 11am – 11.30pm every day and on a Friday and Saturday the opening hours are extended to 1am {yes they serve alcohol and have bars in here too! It’s okay… you’re most likely cycling home}

Must Haves? The Bitterballen {as you can see in my photo below}! It’s the only Dutch stand in there and it’s called ‘Ballen’ or something – i can’t remember but just ask, you can’t miss it!}

Find Foodhallen here: Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands

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4. Pancakes! Amsterdam

Three of my favourite things {and apparently Amsterdam’s favourites too because they are all over the menus here} all in one meal time… Goat’s Cheese, pancakes + fresh mint tea!

Pancakes stands, shops and restaurants are all over the place in Amsterdam and it’s a given that you have to have one if you leave. They come both sweet and savoury so you can add it into your itinerary at any time of the day!

We went for breakfast and it was simply wonderful.

Must haves: I would have mine again and again – Spinach, tomato + goat’s cheese!

Where to find Pancakes! Amsterdam: Berenstraat 38, 1016 GH Amsterdam, Netherlands

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5. The Cold Pressed Juicery

If you’re on the go and need a grab and go – the smoothies in here are the BOMB. They will cure your hangover and get the nutrients you need, back in your system. They have healthy wraps, salads, breakfast pots and chocolate bars too. All the flavours but none of the guilt.

Must haves? The Sh*t (that’s the smoothie name and it is exactly that), the raw chocolate bars and the green juices!

Where to Find The Cold Pressed Juicery? We went to 

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Those were my 5 best brunch finds in Amsterdam!

Have you guys got any other brunch hot spots to share?

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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Love as always + happy adventuring

Mollie x

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