Eat keto in Amsterdam: best places to eat low-carb

Date
Mar, 19, 2021

I am writing this post to help tourists and locals that want to eat keto and low-carb in Amsterdam. When I googled “where to eat keto in Amsterdam” I got only old posts on restaurants that no longer have a keto menu. Therefore, I decided to write myself a post about it and to keep it updated.

Who wants more information about eating keto and low-carb in Amsterdam, can download my free PDF guide. It’s a nice one!

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What you will find in this free guide:

  • The best places to eat keto and low-carb in Amsterdam
  • Tips to eat out in Amsterdam
  • The best places for low-carb snacks on the go
  • Supermarkets and best street markets in Amsterdam
  • Tips to order meals online in the Netherlands

Notice: all the suggestions are suitable for a ketogenic diet. If you are not following keto but you are living low-carb, these options are perfect for you; since you can eat more carbs, feel free to add some whole grain products.

If all you want is a calm dinner in your hotel room: Thuisbezorgd, ja graag!

If you are at IKEA, read also all the keto things you can eat at IKEA.
Read also where you can get the best keto coffee in the Netherlands.

Let’s dive in.

Best places to eat keto/low-carb in Amsterdam

In the Netherlands, there is no such thing as a keto restaurant. But fear not. You won’t starve.

Breakfast

Many restaurants and bars are opened for breakfast and many coffee places serve breakfast. You will always find eggs, cheese, and bacon. In particular, I would like to mention two places:

Omelegg. It’s a lovely family business, and they have also a location in Berlin. They serve omelets, with many flavors. You can put basically what you want, such as ham, cheese, salmon, broccoli, and so on. It’s great that you can buy the omelet alone, and basically all flavors are keto-friendly. For the regular low-carb eaters, you can buy the menu, where bread or a small croissant is included. 

Coffee & Coconut: they serve an all-day breakfast. A good option is scrambled eggs, with avocado and feta. if you like good coffee this is the place, and they have also coconut milk. A good selection also for the tea.

Lunch and dinner

Luckily, Amsterdam is full of brasseries. You can have a steak or a burger, of course skipping any sauce. Ask to replace fries and bread with a salad. In particular, i suggest:

The butcher in their menu there is a bun-less burger. I am sure you can make small modifications to the menu. They have keto friendly side dishes, like mushrooms, avocado, cheese, eggs and bacon.

Cannibale Royale has many choices of meals. You can opt for the grilled chicken, steak, and any burger without the bun. Avoid the ribs because ! they are already glazed and they cannot be cooked without the sauce.

Rancho has several locations throughout Amsterdam. What I love of this Argentinian grill Restaurant, is that they have on the menu several meat options with no fries included!

If you want to focus on salad and you seek more vegetarian and vegan options I suggest these 2 places:

SLA has many restaurants in Amsterdam. Here you can find a lot of high-quality salads, most also suitable for vegetarians and vegans. You can ask for some modification or even make your salad from the scratch.

The Avocado Show is a lovely place in which you can have a great meal and a lovely photo for your Instagram. The common thread is that every meal has avocado on it. For a keto meal, I suggest these options: caesar salad without croutons is perfect, poke bowls, ask them without sauce, mango, and sushi rice. They also serve eggs, with avocado, bacon, or salmon, just skip the sauce. They are very happy to make adjustments, so don’t be afraid to ask for some modifications. Read the details in this post.

EAZIE has low-carb salads and meals. They also make wok and poke bowls, and the great thing is that you can replace the quinoa with 0 carb noodles (shirataki). If you don’t want meat or fish, they also have tofu and other vegan options. You can also combine your soup.

Vapiano is a world restaurant chain where you can eat a lot of low-carb and keto-friendly options. Read my dedicated post about all the keto options at Vapiano.

If you want fish, I suggest these 2 places:

The seafood bar is an amazing place that serves fish. Here I suggest the plateaus, with a mix of smoked fish, so you can taste a little of everything. You can see I love this place. Besides pick up and delivery, they have also an online shop where you can order raw fish.

Mr Crab has a lot of choices regarding fish: lobsters, crabs, sea-bass, oysters, and much more. The menu is full of boiled and grilled fish. As a side dish, they have mixed salad and roasted vegetables. There are 3 restaurants in Amsterdam.

Sumo is one of the most famous sushi chains in Amsterdam. You can order a la carte or all you can eat: order of course keto-friendly food, such as sashimi, edamame, and miso soup. Oh, and tons of salad. Skip the sauce.

Restaurant Smelt If you like cheese, my Instagram friend Silvia, told me about this cheesy restaurant. In here they make and exceptional cheese fondue, and you can ask for customisations. Just dip veggies on the cheesy dip and you won’t regret it.

DUTCH ideas made keto

Hereby, 2 low-carb Dutch products.

Kapsalon: this meal was invented in the Netherlands! It’s made with lettuce, meat, and cheese. The original recipe has fries on it, but skip them and you have yourself a keto meal! I love how Kapsalon was invented (and could’ve been me – hiding my fries under the salad, I mean, is the story of my life- maybe I will tell you this in another post).

Read also my keto kapsalon recipe!

Herring: One of the traditional Dutch traditions is a small stop to any haringhandel and have a herring. Walking around Amsterdam you will find many stands selling herring. Important: the traditional way to eat this fish is raw. Some stands also smoke it, so if you are not raw fish, ask before you order. Just make sure to not order any bread with it. This solution is good for replenishing omega-3 fatty acids but not really the best for your breath. Please, if you order a herring, eat it in the classic haring position, and tag me on my Instagram (see picture above).

Eat keto in Amsterdam
This is how you eat properly a haring. This piece of art is from the artist Jenny Klevering.

Keto friendly coffee in Amsterdam

In Holland, there are not many fancy places where you can have a custom coffee low-carb. Mostly, you will have to enjoy it black. Unless you visit Starbucks. If you want to know more, read my article about Starbucks.

If you want more info about eating keto and low-carb in Amsterdam, download my free Amsterdam guide, with bonus information.

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What you will find in this free guide:

  • The best places to eat keto and low-carb in Amsterdam
  • Tips to eat out in Amsterdam
  • The best places for low-carb snacks on the go
  • Supermarkets and best street markets in Amsterdam
  • Tips to order meals online in the Netherlands

Bonus information in detail:

  • Best places to eat keto and low-carb in Amsterdam
  • Summary of how to order a keto coffee at Starbucks
  • Tips to eat out in Amsterdam (eh-eh-eh!)
  • Best shops that sell keto snacks on the go (+ list of products)
  • Supermarkets in Amsterdam
  • The 3 best street food markets in Amsterdam
  • How to order meals online
  • Takeaway services

Articles about keto in Amsterdam and the Netherlands

Eat keto at IKEA
Keto at 5 Guys
Keto products at Holland and Barrett
Order low-carb food at home in the Netherlands
Keto products at HEMA
Keto at Starbucks
Keto at the Avocado Show
Keto meals at Vapiano
Keto snacks at AH To GO
Best Low-carb beers in the Netherlands
Keto snacks at the movie theaters in the Netherlands
Where to find grass-fed meat in the Netherlands
Patagonia sugar-free ice cream


I hope this post will be useful for all my low-carbers out there! Oh, and if you know someplace where to eat low-carb in Holland, feel free to contribute and leave a comment below.

4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Emily

    05/08/2021

    Thank you so much for putting this together. It helps me so much on my next trip to Amsterdam!

    • Reply

      Simona

      05/08/2021

      Hi Emily! Thank you so much for your feedback! In the section Keto in the world-> Keto in the Netherlands, there are also a lot of posts very useful for your trip. Enjoy Amsterdam!!!!

  2. Reply

    Amy

    07/01/2022

    I am new to the keto lifestyle and your post has been very helpful.

    • Reply

      Simona

      07/01/2022

      Happy to help, Amy! Thank you for leaving my this note! I am always available for a keto chat! Simona

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My name is Simona and I am a low-carb converted, travel enthusiast & self-care lover. I am living in the Netherlands, with my husband to-be Peppe and my needy cat Newton.