Finding Halal food and restaurants in Amsterdam

By Halal Trip | 24, Feb, 2015
Finding Halal food and restaurants in Amsterdam

Muslim travelers can increasingly find Halal food and restaurants in Amsterdam, the largest city and capital of the Netherlands. It is home to quite a few Halal restaurants and finding Halal food should not be too difficult. Travelers will be able to find many restaurants serving a wide variety of food ranging from excellent Middle Eastern fare to authentic Indian cuisine. To help plan your next trip, we have listed out some of the best Halal restaurants. 

One of the most popular Halal restaurants in the city is Bazar Amsterdam, located down Albert Cuyp market street. It can be easily reached from Amsterdam Central Station and is open daily from morning to midnight. Their menu offers a vast selection of dishes ranging from salads to sandwiches to large lunches and main dishes. Plenty of vegetarian options are also available.

bazaar amsterdam

Near the Fatih mosque, you can find a small Turkish food outlet. 

turkish food outlet

Those who wish to indulge in Indonesian cuisine may head to the Sari Citra restaurant in Amsterdam's famous "de Pijp" neighborhood. With a traditional Indonesian kitchen, Sari Citra offers a cozy dining atmosphere and an extensive menu of enticing Indonesian dishes. The spicy and sweet snacks are popular around the area and are a must-try!

The Gandhi Restaurant is one of Amsterdam's best Indian restaurants and is located a few minutes away from the Amsterdam Central Station. Diners at Gandhi Restaurant will be able to dine on fantastic North Indian delicacies such as chicken tandoori and tikka masala – prepared by an experienced Punjab chef.

The Malaysian restaurant - Wau Maleis Sate Restaurant – is another excellent dining option. Though dishes here are slightly more expensive, the restaurant offers authentic Malay cuisine in a wonderfully atmospheric venue that is ideal for families and gatherings.

The nasi goreng and kuey tiaw are amongst some of the most popular dishes served at the restaurant. Other restaurants include the Indian restaurant Koor I Noor at Westermarkt 29 1012 KR Amsterdam, the Turkish restaurant Orontes at Albert Cuypstraat 40 Amsterdam, and the Lebanese restaurant Beyrouth at Kinkerstraat 18 1053 DV Amsterdam. Though restaurant owners have assured that Halal food is served, a phone call can be made to confirm prior to visiting, if necessary. Evidently, not only can Muslim travelers find Halal food in the Netherlands, but a diverse array of cuisines are available to satisfy any craving.

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    I love it when European cities have such easy access to Halal food. When we travelled to Amsterdam we really had no idea where to look for halal food and this guide is super helpful! Bazar Amsterdam seems to be one of the most famous halal places in the city. Another guide that people may find useful when looking for halal experiences in Amsterdam is this one: