Halal Food in Amsterdam: 13 Places to Visit When You’re Hungry

Amsterdam has always been, and will always be, the go-to destination for a city break. For some reason, this city has a slower pace – with people cycling by, chilling on the terraces and hanging out in hip cafes. The unique architecture gives a special, colonial feeling to the city.

Not only that, it is an extremely Muslim-friendly city too. The Dutch really enjoy Turkish food, so kebab stalls are literally everywhere. Even though the Muslim population is 17%, you will have no trouble finding halal eateries on your travels. Here are our recommendations of a few must have Halal Food in Amsterdam. 

1. Artisani 

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Artisani is an American-style restaurant that serves halal burgers, hotdogs, fries and a whole lot more. For its excellent quality, the food is very affordable. Don’t miss out on the Artisani Haute Dog and the Artisani Burger with (turkey) bacon. 

Address: Tussen Meer 58-rechts, 1068 GC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm daily

2. Momo

Image credit: Momo Facebook

A little over the top and slightly on the pricey side, Momo is a Japanese-inspired restaurant serving the freshest and tastiest seafood. Expect the usual black cod, sashimi tacos and prawn tempura. This restaurant isn’t Halal certified as it serves alcohol, so dining here is at your own discretion.

Address: Hobbemastraat 1, 1071 XZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 10am to 1am, Fri – Sat: 10am to 2am

3. La Zoccola del Pacioccone

La Zoccola del Pacioccone
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A classic Italian pizzeria, La Zoccola del Pacioccone serves the tastiest and cheesiest pizzas in town! Tucked away on a side street, this pizzeria even though cosy and tiny, is always bustling with energy. Do note that they serve alcohol, so again, dining is at your own discretion.

Address: Nieuwe Nieuwstraat 22HS, 1012 NH Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 1pm to 11.45pm, Sat – Sun: 1.30pm to 11.45pm

Also read: Visit Muslim-Friendly Amsterdam: Where to Eat, Explore And Stay!

4. Meram

Image credit: Meram Facebook

Proud to be the first restaurant to open in the Netherlands that is alcohol-free, Meram is a chain of Halal Turkish restaurants all over Amsterdam (and Rotterdam). With a wide range of dishes on the menu – from western steaks and burgers to traditional kebabs and falafel – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Address: Various locations across the city
Opening hours: Various hours depending on outlets

5. Halal Fried Chicken

Halal Fried Chicken
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As the name suggests, Halal Fried Chicken is a fast food chain restaurant serving, well, chicken. Not only that, they also have nuggets and beef dishes on their menu too. It’s fairly affordable for halal meat, and conveniently located across the city.

Address: Various locations across the city
Opening hours: Various hours depending on outlets

6. Restaurant Mesken

Restaurant Mesken
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An inexpensive and fulfilling eatery to go to is Restaurant Mesken. Extremely popular amongst local families, this Halal local Turkish joint offers affordable breakfast and dinner buffets – you’ll be coming back here more often than you think! There’s also regular table dining if that tickles your fancy.

Address: Sumatrastraat 35- 37, 1094 LN Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 9am to 1am, Fri – Sat: 9am to 3am

7. Sefa Restaurant BBQ & Grill Room

Sefa Restaurant & BBQ Grill Room
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Located conveniently in the vicinity of the Anne Frank House, stop in your tracks for a meal at Sefa Restaurant BBQ & Grill Room. Indulge in the Halal tender, fresh and juicy meat dishes, and steaks, or enjoy a bowl of pasta.

Address: Westermarkt 25, 1016 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 11am to 12am daily

Also read: Halal Food in London: 10 Places to Visit When You’re Hungry

8. Porto Marina

Porto Marina Restaurant
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With two outlets in the city, Porto Marina is a Halal seafood restaurant with friendly service and generous portions. Known to be well-worth every penny, this restaurant is always buzzing.

Address: Kinkerstraat 369, 1053 EX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 4pm to 11pm daily

Address: Johan Huizingalaan 192, 1065 JJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 4pm to 11pm daily

9. Wau Maleis Sate Restaurant

Malaysian Restaurant Wau
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If by any chance you’re craving for some Malaysian food, head over to Wau Maleis Sate Restaurant, where they serve authentic Halal Malaysian cuisine. From fried rice, to fried noodles and skewers, they’ve got you covered! 

Address: Zeedijk 35, 1012 AR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Thu – Mon: 12pm to 10pm, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

10. Warung Spang Makandra

Warung Spang Makandra
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A humble, cosy joint serving Indonesian-Surinamese cuisine, Warung Spang Makandra offers unique dining experiences and dishes!

Address: Gerard Doustraat 39, 1072 VK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 11am to 10pm, Sun: 1pm to 10pm

11. Restaurant MOZO

Restaurant MOZO
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A Moroccon-style restaurant that comes highly-recommended, Restaurant MOZO serves authentic Halal Moroccon cuisine surrounded by the most impeccable interior decorations. The food quality is great too – regulars come back for the tajine dishes. 

Address: Van Woustraat 89, 1074 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Tues – Thu, Sun: 5pm to 10pm, Fri – Sat: 5pm to 11pm, closed on Mondays

12. Dana Halal Food

Dana Halal Food
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Drop by for a quick bite at this cosy Halal fast food joint. Dana Halal Food serves affordable and filling western fast food – from burgers and fries to fried chicken wings and drumettes. Don’t be fooled by their minimalist, not-so-fancy interior, because the food quality is terrific! 

Address: Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 5A, 1017 NE Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: 11am to 4am daily

13. Istanbul Grill Restaurant

Istanbul Grill Restaurant
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Conveniently located in the middle of the city, next to the train station, Istanbul Grill Restaurant brings a bit of Turkey to Amsterdam. Serving you extremely generous portions, the authenticity of their dishes are so good that they taste like home-cooked meals. This restaurant is popular amongst locals and tourists alike – so expect a busy scene when you’re there!

Address: Nieuwendijk 51, 1012 MB Amsterdam, Netherlands
Opening hours: Sun – Thu: 10am to 11pm, Fri – Sat: 10am to 12am

And there you have it, that’s our list of Halal Food in Amsterdam. You’ll surely be spoilt for choice!

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