Best 19 Spots for Breakfast in Amsterdam in 2024

The most stunning and delicious places to have breakfast in Amsterdam

Are you a breakfast enthusiast searching for the finest morning delights in Amsterdam? Look no further! The city boasts an array of charming cafes and restaurants that will satisfy every craving.

From traditional Dutch classics to international flavors, Amsterdam’s breakfast scene has something for everyone. We’ve curated a list of 18 top-notch breakfast spots that will leave your taste buds delighted and your mornings memorable.

What is a typical Dutch Breakfast in Amsterdam?

A typical Dutch breakfast in Amsterdam often consists of a simple and hearty meal. It typically includes slices of bread or rolls served with butter, cheese, cold cuts like ham or salami, and sweet toppings like hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) or jam. Dutch breakfasts are accompanied by coffee or tea.

To enjoy a typical Dutch breakfast in Amsterdam, head to local cafes, bakeries, or “eetcafés.

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My tip for breakfast in Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam, then a Dutch breakfast! A cosmopolitan city like Amsterdam offers breakfast options from all over the world, but give the traditional Dutch breakfast in Amsterdam a try. My tip is the traditional and authentic “New Dutch” located in the Jordaan neighborhood. With few but authentic breakfast options, you can start your day with a delicious plate of bread, eggs, local cheeses and Dutch pancakes.

What are the Best Places for Breakfast in Amsterdam?

Among all meals, I assume that breakfast is my favorite. In any city I visit, I like to look for a spectacular place to have breakfast. Amsterdam offers many options, some breakfasts are very touristy, others are exceptional. Here I present you with a well-tested list of only the best places to have breakfast in Amsterdam.

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    Benji's Amsterdam - Breakfast at a high level

    Restaurant in Amsterdam Oud-West
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    All Day Breakfast, every day! That’s the moto of Benji’s Amsterdam. With an Indonesian vibe and a multicultural menu. Benji’s is one of the coolest places to go for breakfast, a late lunch, and maybe even a late afternoon drink. Here you will find a succinct menu with amazing dishes ranging from eggs to breakfast burgers. Benji’s Amsterdam’s decor style is modern and looks great in photos, which has made the place a point for influencers and tourists. However, despite the internet fame, the food at Benji’s Amsterdam does not disappoint.

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    Pancakes Amsterdam - Breakfast with Dutch pancakes

    Restaurant in Jordaan
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    A day of Sightseeing should start with a delicious breakfast in Amsterdam. At Amsterdam Pancakes, you can feast on an Amsterdam classic: try traditional Dutch pancakes, French clafoutis, American pancakes, and more – all with fillings and toppings of your choice. Best of all, they come in a variety of flavors, and you’ll definitely find something here, as Pancakes has vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free options!

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    The Breakfast Club - The International Breakfast Classics

    Restaurant in Plantage
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    The success of London’s The Breakfast Club has also made its mark in Amsterdam. With its All Day Breakfast Menu and  7 locations in the city, this restaurant is famous for the most amazing breakfasts that are served all day long. Yes, my all day all day?! One of the mains on the menu is undoubtedly the buttermilk pancakes (American style) very well filled with chocolate, whipped cream, fresh fruit and sweet syrups. However The Breakfast Club Amsterdam also offers international culinary classics: Eggs Benedict, English Breakfast, American Buttermilk Pancakes with chocolate sauce, French Toast, Grilled Cheese and Waffles.

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    New Dutch Amsterdam - Traditional Dutch Breakfast

    Restaurant in Jordaan
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    The New Dutch is a traditional Dutch dining experience that is located right in the middle of the traditional Jordaan neighborhood. Here you will find the typical Dutch breakfast in Amsterdam. From morning until 11 o’clock you will find the famous traditional Dutch breakfast with bread, eggs, sausages, yogurt, and Dutch sweet and savory pancakes with sweet toppings.

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    PLUK Amsterdam - The Most Charming Breakfast in Amsterdam

    Café in De 9 Straatjes
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    Whether it’s breakfast or a sweet break in your day of sightseeing, PLUK Amsterdam is a beautiful café located near Amsterdam’s famous 9 Streets. Here you will find among the savory options avocado toast, egg dish, bagels, and fresh juice. However, the highlight of PLUK Amsterdam are the sweet options: cinnamon rolls, sweet pancakes, crepes, filled croissants, banana bread, frehly baked pastries, homemade cakes, cupcakes and açai bowls. Famous on social media, PLUK Amsterdam is that breakfast option for those who like to eat with their eyes and mouth. A beautiful decoration, beautiful dishes in an incredible place.

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    Bakers & Roasters - Breakfast from Brazil and New Zealand

    Restaurant in IJ Waterfront
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    Who knew that New Zealand and Brazil would make such a delicious mix? Bakers & Roasters is a restaurant that offers breakfast and lazy brunch with an international and modern twist. With two locations in Amsterdam, one near the central station and the other in De Pijp, Bakers & Roasters surprises with a menu that ranges from American pancakes with bacon to açai smoothie bowl with fresh fruit. If you’re into a healthy breakfast, you’ll find plenty of delicious options here that won’t weigh on your conscience like salads, smotthies, overnight buckwheat porridge, and yummy eggs. If you are looking for a breakfast place to cure your hangover, then this is also your place: like chorizo burrito, English Breakfast with beans and sausages and of course, sweet pancakes with lots of chocolate!

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    Ree 7 - Amazing Coffee & Food

    Café in De 9 Straatjes
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    In one of the most charming areas of Amsterdam, Ree 7 is decorated in pink, although the highlights of Ree 7 are the cakes, milkshakes, cupcakes, pies, and pancakes. You can also find savory options with eggs, sandwiches, and breakfast dishes. The eggs Benedict here are amazing. However, I wouldn’t miss the Salmon Poke Toast! Of course, they also offer great cappuccinos or a classic morning coffee to accompany your breakfast in Amsterdam.

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    Café de Jaren - Breakfast with a view of the canal

    Restaurant in Amsterdam Old City
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    Start your day in Amsterdam with breakfast right next to the canal. Breakfast at Café Jaren offers croissants with sweet and savory fillings, smoothies, and fresh juices, open sandwiches with eggs, sausages, cheeses, and even ciabattas.

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    Dignita Hoftuin - A breakfast paradise in Amsterdam

    Café in Plantage
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    Located next to the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is the Dignita Hoftuin. A glass-walled breakfast and brunch restaurant that gives you a special start. The menu at Dignita Hoftuin offers several savory breakfast options such as bread rolls like egg poches, grilled mushrooms, bacon and avocado toast.
    Among the sweet options, be sure to try the bowl of fruit, cereal and yogurt.

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    Little Collins De Pijp - The cozy breakfast at De Pijp

    Restaurant in De Pijp
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    Indulging in breakfast at Little Collins De Pijp is a must for the ultimate Breakfast in Amsterdam experience. This cozy café exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere, creating the perfect backdrop to start your day. With a menu boasting delightful options like the Breakfast plate with Poached eggs, chilli butter, smoked labneh, dukkah, pita bread, it’s a haven for breakfast lovers. Immerse yourself in the charm of Amsterdam while relishing scrumptious dishes at “Little Collins De Pijp,” making your morning a memorable journey through the heart of the city’s culinary delights.

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    Gs de Pijp - The boozy Brunch and party Breakfast in Amsterdam

    Restaurant in Jordaan
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    For an unforgettable Breakfast in Amsterdam or a bozzy Brunch, Gs de Pijp is a must-visit. This bustling eatery offers a boozy breakfast and brunch experience like no other. Enjoy mouthwatering dishes such as the delectable Chicken & Waffels or the indulgent Brunch Dip on Crack, perfectly complemented by a selection of fantastic cocktails. With its lively atmosphere and creative culinary offerings, Gs de Pijp ensures a vibrant start to your day, making it an essential stop for those seeking a spirited morning meal in Amsterdam.

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    Corner Bakery Oud Zuid - The perfect breakfast for your eyes and palates

    Restaurant in Amsterdam Oud-Zuid
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    Corner Bakery in Amsterdam is one of those restaurants made for social media. Beautiful decoration, numerous photo backdrops, amazing dishes and a very surprising atmosphere. However, I can also say that the cuisine at Corner Bakery goes far beyond what the pictures can show. With breakfast and brunch options that satisfy your hunger very well, you will be enchanted by the sight and taste. Among the many breakfast options, I would highlight the Red Velvet pancakes, homemade granola, the avocado, egg and feta toast and the amazing Dirty Chai Latte. Make sure you have a great breakfast in Amsterdam (and beautiful photos) at Corner Bakery.

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    Eggs Benaddicted Amsterdam - NEW Breakfast Spot in Amsterdam with Yummy Eggs Benedict

    in De Pijp
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    New in town! Benedict Amsterdam has come to surprise the breakfast list in Amsterdam. Cool, funky and very tasty these are some of the characteristics of the new place to taste amazing eggs benedicts.
    I am passionate about eggs Benedict and here you will find many options. However, they also surprise with their pancakes, omelets, cinnamon rolls and even vegan dishes. There is no reason not to try this new breakfast spot in Amsterdam.

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    Vinnies Deli - Organic breakfast with local products

    Restaurant in Rivierenbuurt
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    Sustainability and local cuisine: these are the pillars of the Vinnies Deli kitchen. With products that are always fresh and organic, Vinnies Deli’s menu offers classic breakfast dishes options such as eggs, sandwiches, soups, and salads. One of the highlights of Vinnies Deli’s breakfast is the Kimchi sandwich with pastrami, melted Gruyere cheese, and spicy kimchi. The baked Overnight Oat with Greek yogurt and fresh fruit is ideal for those who like a healthy and very tasty breakfast. Vinnies are opened for very early breakfast.

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    The Avocado Show - The internationally-known Avocado Paradise

    Restaurant in De Pijp
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    For a unique Breakfast in Amsterdam experience, head to The Avocado Show. This trendy eatery has taken the city by storm with its innovative avocado-focused menu. From avocado burgers to avocado roses on toast, every dish is an edible work of art. The Avocado Show offers a fresh and vibrant start to your day, celebrating the beloved green fruit in creative and delicious ways, making it a must-visit for avocado aficionados and breakfast enthusiasts alike.

    Originally from Amsterdam, The Avocado Show has already taken over several cities in Europe such as Brussels, London, Madrid and Stutgart. However, the official headquarters are in the famous De Pijp neighborhood in Amsterdam. As the name implies, the restaurant’s flagship dish is avocado. And there is creativity! There are avocado burgers, fried avocado, avocado bowls, avocado toast and much more! Amazing. However, if you don’t eat avocado, you may find the options limited!

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    Gartine - A Light Breakfast in Amsterdam

    Restaurant in Amsterdam Old City
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    Tucked away in a small alley in the center of Amsterdam is the Gartine. You might pass by this cozy cafe and restaurant unnoticed. However, the gastronomy behind Gartine has gained a lot of fame and today breakfast here is an experience that is part of the best breakfasts in Amsterdam.

    Among the highlights of the menu we can highlight: The Sourdough toast with old Beemster cheese, sweet chestnut and a chutney of onion, Eggs Benedict with spinach and sauce béarnaise and Pancakes served with grapes, caramel syrup and toasted coconut.

    The most important thing about Gartine is that they opt for organic and local ingredients. The restaurant’s motto is to offer fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables in healthy Food.

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    MOAK Pancakes - Sweet and savory pancakes for breakfast

    Restaurant in De Wallen
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    MOAK Pancakes in Amsterdam is a trendy and contemporary pancake house that has taken the city by storm. With a commitment to high-quality ingredients and creative recipes, MOAK Pancakes offers an array of indulgent and Instagram-worthy pancake creations. From fluffy stacks adorned with fresh berries to savory options like smoked salmon and avocado, there’s something for every palate. The chic interior and friendly staff create a laid-back and inviting ambiance, making MOAK Pancakes a must-visit destination for pancake enthusiasts looking to experience a modern twist on a classic Dutch favorite.

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    Omelegg - Egg Dishes in a variety of ways to eat

    Restaurant in De Wallen
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    Cooked Eggs, Fried Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Omelettes, Benedicts, and countless Egg Dishses options. In this restaurant, everything revolves around eggs in their most varied and delicious forms of cooking. Perfect not only for breakfast in Amsterdam but also for a light meal.

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    Staring at Jacob - Fried Chicken with Waffles and dirty Bloody Mary’s for Breakfast

    Restaurant in Amsterdam Oud-West
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    No light meals. At Staring at Jacob the menu is full of comforting meal options. So this is the breakfast spot you should go to hungry enough. If you’re still in the party mood, know that Breakfast can be accompanied by great drinks and cocktails. Staring at Jacob is your favorite Breakfast Spot serving their famous fried chicken and buttermilk waffles and dirty Bloody Mary’s!

The most frequently asked questions about Breakfasts in Amsterdam

What are some traditional Dutch breakfast dishes in Amsterdam?

Traditional Dutch breakfast dishes in Amsterdam include “Broodjes” (rolls) with cheese, hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), or ham, “Ontbijtkoek” (spiced breakfast cake), and “Beschuit met muisjes” (crispbreads with anise-flavored sugar and sprinkles), typically enjoyed during special occasions like births.

What time do cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam typically serve breakfast?

Breakfast is usually served at cafes and restaurants in Amsterdam from around 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM during weekdays. On weekends, some places may offer breakfast until noon. However, it’s best to check specific opening hours, as they may vary depending on the establishment and the day of the week.

Is it common to find international breakfast options in Amsterdam?

Yes, Amsterdam’s diverse food scene offers a wide range of international breakfast options. You can find cafes serving American-style pancakes, English breakfasts, Mediterranean-inspired dishes, and more. The city’s cosmopolitan atmosphere ensures there’s something for everyone, making it easy to explore global flavors right at the breakfast table.

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