Do you prefer to buy biological health food? Here are some of our favorite places around Amsterdam to shop for organic groceries including fruits, veggies, and pantry staples in every neighborhood.
ORGANIC GROCERY SHOPPING IN AMSTERDAM
Marqt’s mission is to sell ethical food that is produced with respect for people, the environment and animals. The stores are designed using natural materials and are clean, spacious and bright. Marqt does not accept cash payments, only PIN, credit and chipcards. They say this is to reduce delays and mistakes at the registers, as well as eliminating the need for cash transport trucks. There are currently 4 stores in Amsterdam, and it seems more are popping up all the time.
Overtoom 21, Amsterdam
Utrechtsestraat 17, Amsterdam
Haarlemmerstraat 167, Amsterdam
Barentszplein 7, Amsterdam
One of the largest organic grocers in the Netherlands, EkoPlaza has 11 locations in Amsterdam alone. The supermarket carries a wide assortment of bio products, as well as gluten-free and sugar-free foods. Some stores, like the one on Elandsgracht, even have a bulk section with grains and nuts. Many items at EkoPlaza are store brand, making prices a bit lower than competitors.
1e Constantijn Huygensstraat 49, Amsterdam
A.J. Ernststraat 665, Amsterdam
Elandsgracht 118, Amsterdam
Haarlemmerdijk 160, Amsterdam
J.P. Heijestraat 105, Amsterdam
Marathonweg 23, Amsterdam
Osdorpplein 620, Amsterdam
Scheldestraat 53, Amsterdam
Van Swindenstraat 30, Amsterdam
Van Woustraat 80, Amsterdam
Waterlooplein 131, Amsterdam
An adorable health food store in the Jordaan, Delicious Food is a small shop with all the organic products you need. We really like this store because they stock a great selection of bulk foods! Hooray for less plastic waste! Nuts, grains, pasta and even olive oil can be purchased in bulk. A small selection of fruits, veggies, raw treats, superfoods, and baked goods are also available.
Westerstraat 24, Amsterdam
At BioMarkt all products are 100% organic, everything sold in the store carries the EKO or Demeter certification. They sell biological wine and household and personal care products in addition to fruits and veggies. BioMarkt is located on Weteringschans near the end of Vijzelgracht.
Weteringschans 133, Amsterdam
Estafette means “relay” referring to the race where participants pass the baton from one to another. Estafette uses this as an analogy for cooperation between organic farmers and producers, the wholesaler, the staff in the shop and the customers. With 4 locations in Amsterdam and nearly 20 locations in the Netherlands, Estafette sells organic and biodynamic vegetables and fruits, as well as meats, cheeses and household products.
Bos en Lommerweg 261, Amsterdam
Oostelijke Handelskade 1051, Amsterdam
Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 9, Amsterdam
Ceintuurbaan 218, Amsterdam
De Groene Weg Slagerij van ‘t Riet
An award-winning organic butcher in the Jordaan, De Groene Weg carries bio meats and poultry.
Huidenstraat 11, Amsterdam
Slagerij van der Gragt
This ecological butcher on the Elandsgracht carries all types of meats, including sausages and game meats. Ecological meats are farmed to preserve the environment and ensure the welfare of the animals. The products contain no synthetic chemicals, antibiotics, growth hormones, or genetic engineering.
Siem van der Gragt
Elandsgracht 116, Amsterdam
Organic Food for You
Organic Food for You carries a wide range of organic groceries in their 2 shops in Amsterdam. The shops are small but packed with all the goodies you’ll need to prepare a healthy meal. Fresh fruits and veggies, prepared foods and even a good selection of Frozen Dutch ice creams grace their shelves.
Organic Food for You
Vijzelstraat 129, Amsterdam
Cornelis Schuytstraat 26, Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM ORGANIC FARMERS MARKETS
Every Saturday from 9am to 16:00 the crowds gather in front of the Noorderkerk on the Prinsengracht side to shop at the organic farmers market. Of course there is an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits to choose from, along with baked goods, eggs, cheeses, meats, fish and prepared foods. Our favorite stand is probably the mushroom vendor, although the cheeses and bakeries are also tempting.
If you live on the South or the East side of Amsterdam, the ZuiderMRKT is another option for a Saturday organic farmers market. This market is located in Oud-Zuid at the square by Johannes Verhulststraat and Jacob Obrechtstraat. You’ll find a variety of biological fruits and veggies as well as prepared foods, baked goods, meats, eggs and cheeses.
Biologische Versmarkt Nieuwmarkt
There is a smaller organic market located on Saturdays at the Nieuwmarkt. Located at the foot of the historic Waag, the Nieuwmarkt square was created in 1614 when the canals here were filled in. The square was historically used as a market for fish and Asian products. Today you can buy organic bread, vegetables, fruits and cheeses on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.
Every Wednesday a biological farmers market takes place on the Haarlemmerplein at the end of Haarlemmerstraat. This smaller market is a great place to buy fresh foods mid-week, and is not too busy and crowded. Buy fruits, veggies, meats, fish, flowers and other groceries here from 10am to 5pm.
Geitenboerderij De Ridammerhoeve
In the middle of Amsterdamse Bos park lies the organic, biodynamic goat farm. Open most days from 10-17:00 (check website for hours), they sell organic goat milk, freshly made organic goat cheese, ice cream, yogurt and butter, as well as biodynamic chicken eggs. On Saturdays after 10am they also host a small organic farmer’s market.
Nieuwe Meerlaan 4, Amstelveen
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