We went to Amsterdam recently on a quick work trip, so I asked Nicky of Emma+John for some places to visit in her hometown. She recommended a bunch of great spots, including Delicious Food, a bulk shop; sustainability-driven stores Geitenwollenwinkel, Hartje Oost, Restored, Nukuhiva, and Charlie+Mary, plus vegan, gluten-free friendly organic restaurants DopHert, De Ceuvel, Venkel, and East57. We did Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, canal bikes and the zoo in one day; the Foam Fotografiemuseum, Kattenkabinet, and Anne Frank house take more time. You can see marks on the wall tracking how much Anne and Margot grew while hiding, and a gallery of pictures they created with American movie stars preserved under glass.

I loved dangling my legs off the canals, eating gluten-free ice cream cones while watching ducks and boats float by. Everyone sat outside barefoot, with the windows and doors flung open. In Paris, people close the shutters as soon as they get home, creating a subjectively "cozy" space in the darkness. Like me, A'dammers live a curtainless existence- my Dutch friend says this stems from Calvinist tradition. I can't wait for Soho House to open here!


Below are some of the places we visited. If you're looking for celiac friendly restaurants in Amsterdam, the blog Glutenfree Amsterdam was incredibly helpful! Click here for Yvonne's guide to zero waste Amsterdam.



Morgan & Mees
Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 2-6
1052 LC
Limited gluten-free breakfast options; gorgeous terrace and dining room


Valkenburgerstraat 124, 1011 NA

Conscious Hotels

Vondelpark or Museum Square

De Hallen
Sleep, watch movies, shop, and eat gluten-free food at this multifunctional concept hotel.

Hotel the Exchange
Fashion boutique hotel


Wolvenstraat 23

Fashionable spot for gluten-free cake, delicious pizzas, and huge Asian fusion dishes

De Koffieschenkerij

Oudekerksplein 27, De Wallen
Gluten-free cake on the charming terrace of an 800 year old church

Cafe Wester

Krugerplein 23, 1092 KA
Late-night drinks with locals

Restaurant Moon
A'Dam Toren 19th floor
Revolving restaurant


Singel 385, 1012 WL
Homemade gluten-and-lactose-free sorbets and ice creams


Urban garden and plant workshop

Door 74
Speakeasy replete with hidden door

The world's first microbe museum in the Artis Zoo

Herengracht 497, 1017 BT
Depictions of cats by Picasso, Rembrandt, etc.


Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS
Contemporary photography museum in a historic former warehouse

Hortus Botanicus
One of the world's oldest botanical gardens and a sunny place to eat


Eerste Sweelinckstraat 21
Great secondhand shop in De Pijp

Borrow clothes at this lovingly curated fashion library

Van Woustraat 4, 1073 LL
Bar and cafe with gluten-free offerings attached to Kinfolk-twinged concept store

Paris to Go


  1. This looks amazing! I'd love to visit one of these days! Glad you had such a great trip :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

    1. Thanks Megan! It was such a friendly, welcoming city. Very colorful- a nice break, I hope you do get there soon :)

  2. So glad to see you enjoyed your stay here!

    1. Thank you for the time you took to give me all those great recommendations, I really appreciated it! I only visited two stores and the restaurants, but I enjoyed them all :)