The corona lockdown period feels like a long time ago and Amsterdam horeca came back to life. Like last year, this year we also gained 15 new vegan places in town (including second locations or existing omnivore restaurants switching to vegan)! And all so different from eachother, shows that veganism is really for everyone these days.
The Amsterdam Happy Cow page currently shows a total of 531 vegan and vegan-friendly addresses, of which 72 are vegan. Just to say, only three years ago that number of vegan addresses at Happy Cow was 39 so it almost doubled since then! Read more
We started the year with closed restaurants, we’re ending the year with closed restaurants. BUT despite corona this year a record amount of new vegan places opened!! Eleven new restaurants. On top of that, four existing restaurants decided to skip all animal products and go fully vegan, so that makes fifteen in total!
The Amsterdam Happy Cow page is currently listing 468 vegan and vegan-friendly adresses, 63 of them fully vegan. And Lonely Planet now included info on vegan restaurants in their latest Amsterdam guidebook, adding “Long at the forefront of vegetarian cuisine, Amsterdam led the way with vegan dining and has numerous restaurants citywide.” Read more
Inspired by similar student associations in cities like Gent and recently Groningen, a group of students in Amsterdam decided to establish the Vegan Student Association Amsterdam!
According to their mission statement, it was founded with the aim of “increasing the visibility of the vegan movement and start a conversation about animal rights, building at the same time a network of like-minded students. We offer support to anyone interested in approaching the vegan lifestyle.”
Their first event will be Sunday next week, a vegan picnic at Vondelpark on Sunday June 2nd! More info here.
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Love it or hate it… one of the biggest events in Amsterdam of the year, Kingsday is happening tomorrow! Festivals, parties, people selling all kinds of stuff in the street and general madness. And vegan food! Check these out if you’re around: Read more
The December month usually holds all kinds of special events. This year several restaurants are organising special festive dinners. Also the yearly Vredesdienst voor Dieren is taking place again! Read more
Wow!! We’re excited to invite you to the Dutch PREMIERE of long-awaited documentary The End of Meat, on January 9 2019 in Amsterdam! 💥
Massive attendance at this weekend’s March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses!! A demonstration held at 38 cities all over the world. The first demonstration took place in Paris in 2012. For Amsterdam this was the first year. It was organised by animal rights group Bite Back, who also organised the march a week ago in Brussels. Read more
Whooo like a week ago we organised our own vegan festival at OT301! We aimed to organise a festival offering not just vegan delicacies but also food for thought and cultural stuff. Showing the diverse ways in which people are engaged with veganism.
So we had lectures about vegan advocacy, spoken word with lyrics written for the occasion, bands playing, food and animal rights stalls and much more! It was a beautiful sunny day and hundreds of people visited – great that so many people in Amsterdam are interested in veganism these days! See you next time perhaps! Click here to see the photos.
Yes we’re organising a festival 💥 and it’s happening real soon! We’re very excited to show you the program. Remember space is limited, so you might want to come early! All info regarding the program, stalls, tickets and other practical info can be found on the festival page, link below. Hope to see you soon!
Click to go to the festival page
A fine tradition for some years, the Viva Las Vega’s Food Festival every summer in Amsterdam. Unfortunately last year it didn’t happen anymore, as their focus shifted elsewhere. However this year is seeing a sudden rise in vegan festivals in town with no less than six happening soon! Read more