Whoohoo vegan quark!

vegan quark

Producer of plant-based dairy products Alpro recently introduced another new product – vegan quark! Although officially called ‘plant-based alternative to quark’ in order not to get sued by evil dairy corporations. They named it Alpro Go On and it’s based on soy. Ideal for yummy desserts or kwarktaart!

In Amsterdam find it at Albert Heijn and Jumbo supermarkets.

Thanks to Gewoon Vegan for the news! Visit this website for an overview of vegan products easily available in Dutch supermarkets. ❤️

Spotted: Party for the Animals election poster

Spotted at Nassauplein, Amsterdam West. Poster of Marianne Thieme, for the general election next week. She is parliamentary leader of the Dutch Party for the Animals (‘Partij voor de Dieren’ in Dutch) and also vegan.

She co-founded the political party in 2002, with the aim of representing non-human animals in parliament. At the moment they hold two seats at the House of Representatives. They are the first political party worldwide focused on non-human animals to have achieved a position in parliament!

Educating people about the meat industry with Ongehoord’s newest project Dier in Blik

How can we make people empathise with animals in the meat industry? Animal rights group Ongehoord believes they found the answer with their newest project Dier in Blik 2.0 Build entirely by themselves, it’s a smart and unique project to educate the public, allowing visitors to experience the life of a pig in the meat industry.

Vegan Amsterdam went to have a look at a try-out in Amsterdam and got to ask a few questions to spokesperson Johan Boonstra.

The interview is in Dutch, if you want to switch on/off English subtitles just click in the bottom of the screen to select.

Check out other inspirational people we interviewed!

‘Power of plant-based food’ campaign

Another ad campaign by vegan outreach organisation Even Geen Vlees! This one focuses on the power of plant-based food and highlights vegan athletes. The text translates as: ‘Discover the power of plant-based food!’ In total there are six different designs, this one shows Dutch champion powerlifting Sanne Visser.

The posters are visible on 140 (!) different locations throughout the whole country. In Amsterdam find them at trainstations Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Amsterdam Muiderpoort and Amsterdam Holendrecht! They’ll still be up for a few days, until Tuesday.

Fries with vegan mayo at Amsterdam trainstations!

Vegan outreach organisation Viva Las Vega’s is on a roll. First they persuaded french fries place Manneken Pis to offer vegan mayonnaise, this time they succeeded in convincing snackbar chain Smullers to also offer vegan mayo. Smullers is located at trainstations of bigger cities nationwide. In Amsterdam you can find them at station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Sloterdijk!

Oh by the way their Amsterdam Centraal location is open until 4 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Perhaps worth a detour after your night out? 😉

For other vegan stuff at trainstation Amsterdam Centraal, check out this overview we made.

Vegan stuff at this bakery!

What about all kinds of pastry, vegan of course and made by a real baker? Find these at Het Zaanse Bakkertje, a bakery just north of Amsterdam!

They have heaps of choice in sweet as well as savoury stuff. Not everything is vegan but the vegan things are well indicated and they claim to have 60 (!) vegan items in their assortment at the moment! Including baker’s classics like currant buns, vegan cheese croissants and gevulde koeken. Read more