about envy

At Envy it's about tasting, a lot of tasting! Whether it's food or drinks. The dishes are small but can still be shared so you can order or taste as much as you would like. One oyster, some charcutery, some cold and warm dishes and maybe a few pieces of nice cheese and a dessert to end a wonderful dinner. Of course you can always order more or start all over! The food has a high standard but is served in an informal setting. No traditional table setting, formal staff, non-pretentious and just a feelgood vibe where every foodlover feels at home.

About 10 years ago Envy opened her doors on the Prinsengracht. If you walk past it, you will immediately see the open kitchen where a lot of hard working chefs are preparing the most magnificent dishes. In this long typical Dutch building you see low and high tables next to a meters long wall that is filled with see-through refrigerators filled with beautiful ingredients and drinks. Something that will happily effect your taste buds.

Further down the Prinsengracht you can find Envy’s little sister: Vyne. Perfect spot to have a drink before your dinner at Envy, or afterwards, in case you’re still craving for a good glass of wine or other beverage. There is an extensive winelist and our sommeliers are happy to help you.


Holidays in April & May

Drop by for a nice lunch, glass of wine or dinner on these special days!
On the 27th of April (Kings Day) we are open from 12h00 onwards.
On Thursday the 5th, 15th and 16th of May we are also open for lunch between 12 AM and 3 PM.

Reservations can be made through telephone 020 344 64 08 or website (click reservation at the top of this page)

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Bib Gourmand & GaultMillau

For the ninth(!!) consecutive year, Michelin has awarded Envy with a 'Bib Gourmand'. In addition, Gault Millau has awarded us with 15 points. We are delighted and would like to invite you to celebrate this with us, every Monday night when our chef and his team offer a special tasting with 5 typical Envy dishes for €37,00.

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Our new chefs!

Can we have your attention please? We would love to introduce you to our new chefs; Richard Way and Floris van Straalen! The past weeks they cooked up a whole new à la carte menu with signature dishes. 

Richard started as sous chef at Delikeet after his education as cook at Le Garage. He then continued his career as chef on the yacht 'de Dwinger' and worked at Envy for 4 years where, before the departure of Michael, he stood by his side as sous chef. Floris went south after his education as restaurant entrepeneur. He started an internship at Oude Sluis*** (where he also met his predecessor Michael Wolf). He then went to Sergio Herman's second restaurant Pure C* and continued his career at Vinkeles* in Amsterdam. He finally arrived at Envy as Chef de Parti. A great next step for both gentlemen to take over the baton from Michael. 

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Dinner Cards!

Looking for the perfect gift? IQ Creative, the company behind several succesful Amsterdam restaurants has a special dinnercard for use in all of their restaurants. With such a wide range of choices thé perfect gift for each occasion.

Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine at Mazzo or Mercat, BBQ dishes at Julius bar&grill, special delicacies at Envy and Wolf Atelier and comfort food and pure ingredients-lovers can eat their heart out at Nevel. For the perfect glass of wine near the Amsterdam canals you’ll find Vyne, and if you´re looking for extravaganza: supperclub or supperclub cruise. Feel like a casual drink? Come to HOPPA! for a wide selection of craft beers which are brewed by small Amsterdam brewery's. In for a classy drink? Join us at Apt. and enjoy an old fashioned, surprising cocktail or a good whiskey in a homey setting.

The IQ Creative Dinner Card has a value of € 25,- and is valid at the following restaurants: supperclub, supperclub cruise, Envy, Nevel, Vyne, Mazzo, Heineken Hoek, Wolf Atelier, Julius bar&grill, Hoppa, Apt and Mercat.

Want to order an IQ Creative Dinner Card? Click here!

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Speaking of our staff! The Envy team is a young, friendly and dynamic team that all have one thing in common: They love hospitality and share a passion for good food and drinks. They work as colleagues but are also good friends. As a guest you will notice that they try their best to let everybody enjoy an Envy evening!

Envy is a talent pool and a great first step for staff who want a career in hospitality or the kitchen. With the ambition they have they regularly ended up in Michelin starred restaurants. There are already a few names of chefs that have turned out well like Remco van de Weerd (The Dylan* en binnenkort The Gin Sum Club), Nick Bril (The Jane*, Oud Sluis***), Richard van Oostenbrugge (Bord'Eau**) and Michael Wolf (Oud Sluis***, Vila Joya**, Wolf Atelier).

Although we also have to say good bye to the talents who continue their career, we are extremely proud to be a platform for them. Of course we always keep on looking for new talented people.


It’s possible to make reservations by telephone or below through our reservation system. You can also just walk in whenever you are in the neighbourhood.

Questions about groups or other options? Please contact our sales team. You can send them an email; info@envy.nl



Prinsengracht 381
1016 HL Amsterdam
+31 20 344 64 07

opening hours

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
12h00 – 15h00

7 days a week
18h00 – 01h00

kitchen opening hours

Monday to Sunday
Until 23h00