Our list of best Amsterdam brunches has been going strong since 2012. And while options were still limited back then, the situation has been improving ever since. So here’s our selection of the best brunches in Amsterdam. Turns out that our list, much like Amsterdam itself, is very international. It features brunch options from Australia, England, New Zealand and – of course – the Netherlands. While being from all corners of the world, they all share amazing food, friendly service as well as a passion for serving you the food you need to get you started after a long night.
Bakers & Roasters
Bakers & Roasters is located somewhat tucked away in a side street of cosmopolitan De Pijp and blends in perfectly with its neighborhood. It’s young, hip and organic. The place is run by Kiwis and while all the food looks and sounds quite decadent, it is actually lighter than expected, the Kiwi way, sneaking in fresh ginger flavor or your daily dose of greens with all the grease and bacon. Bakers & roasters is semi self-service; you order at the counter, but are served your food at your table. The guests are very international and certainly more English is spoken than Dutch. The menu features a Kiwi brekkie, eggs in all varieties and lots of sweet dishes, cookies and cake.
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Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54
1072 BH Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 6 14699645
Open: Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 16:00, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 to 16:00
Public Transport: Trams 16 or 24 to Stadhouderskade
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Gartine is a small and romantic breakfast and lunch room in one of Amsterdam’s typical side alleys. While somewhat tucked away, it’s recently become quite popular and gone from well kept secret to one of the places to be. The decor is old school, with quality furniture and antique cutlery and china. The food is organic, slow food style, with lots of interesting flavors and textures and heavy use of fresh herbs. There are dishes from different local cuisines with a focus on some Dutch staples such as sugar bread (suikerbrood), farmer’s cheese (boerenkaas) or apple syrup from Limburg (stroop).
1012 PB Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 3204132
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
Public Transport: Tram 4, 9, 14, 16 or 24 to Rokin
Greenwood’s serves English style breakfast in a small souterrain on the Singel canal. The atmosphere is friendly chaos. The place is usually packed, the tables are small and stacked high with food and all dishes are freshly prepared. Greenwood’s is great at serving a full English breakfast with eggs and beans. People also love all the home baked cakes and scones and most of all the almost famous soda bread that is otherwise hard to find in Amsterdam. The decor is distinctly worn which goes well with the unpretentious attitude. When the weather allows, there is a small makeshift terrace on the side walk right by the water.
1012 VG Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 6237071
Open daily 9:30 to 17:00, weekend until 18:00
Public Transport: Tram 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 13 or 17 to Nieuwezijds Kolk
Little Collins, run by Aussies Charlotte and Georgina, is one of the friendliest places in town. The decor is bright and cheerful, the service always accommodating with a smile and the menu full of comfort food choices that will make sure you have a great day. Little Collins is located in De Pijp, but just away from the typical hustle and bustle, and invites you to lower your pace, start the day with one of their inventive cocktails, pour over the menu to decide whether to start with the standard “big one”, a healthy roasted vegetable salad, or a lesser known kedgeree, and eventually be lured into one of their excellent desserts.
1e Sweelinckstraat 19-F
1073 CL Amsterdam
Tel.: +31 (0)20 6732293
Open: Wednesday 10:30 – 16:00, Thursday and Friday 10:30 – 22:00, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 16:00
Public Transport: Trams 4, 7, 10, 25 to Stadhouderskade or tram 3 to Ceintuurbaan
Neighborhood: De Pijp
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Open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Koggestraat 1, 1012TA Amsterdam
Public Transport: Walking distance from Central Station or trams 1, 2, 5, 13, 14, or 17 to Nieuwezijds Kolk.
Price: €25 per person