welcome to envy

For more than a decade Envy has a distinct philosophy: let our guests taste the finest products and purest ingredients possible. Sometimes simple and sometimes with a gastronomic touch, combined or on their own but always full of flavour. Be surprised and ‘envited’ from the beginning ‘till the moment you leave our restaurant.
All the dishes and drinks have the same purpose: to seduce you!


Speaking of our staff! The team of Envy is a young, close and dynamic team that has one thing in common; they are all food lovers with a huge passion for amazing food and elevating wines. They are not just collegea’s on the work floor but also great friends. The team is bursting with energie! As a guest, you can not ignore their enthusiasm and ambition to create an amazing evening and a wonderful experience for you!
The team is led by our talented and passionate chef Floris van Straalen (26 years). Our chef has learned his tips and tricks as a student at Old Sluis Restaurant ***, under the supervision of Sergio Herman. When Oud Sluis closed, Floris decided to work at Pure C *, the restaurant of Syrco Bakker. After only 6 months after opening this restaurant it gained a Michelin star. Just as it befits an enthusiastic chef, it was time for the next step namely Amsterdam Vinkeles * (The Dylan hotel) with Dennis Kuipers. Eventually he found his place at Envy, first as a sous-chef, follewed by the succesion of Michael Wolf (Old Sluis ***, Vila Joya **, Wolf Atelier) as chef of Envy.

Floris van Straalen is not mailny foccused on traditional dishes. On the contrary, he is constantly in search of innovation and pushes all boundaries in combination with a whiff of tradition. His inspiration comes from his own surroundings, but also from abroad. He signiture is shown through the pure and gorgeous ingredients he uses, generating his own exciting creations. A great promise for the culinary world. A driven chef who creates an energetic restaurant, but with a welcoming and down to earth atmosphere. A hotspot where lovers are tempted by quality.


Job opportunity

When we say IQ Creative, does it ring a bell? Perhaps when we say Happyhappyjoyjoy, Supperclub, Mazzo, Julius bar&grill or Envy? Duh, you’re visiting this website. Anyway, we are always looking for new colleagues with a passion for hospitality. Do you want to be part of one of the finest restaurants in Amsterdam! We are looking for experienced serving staff who can give our guests a memorable night. Interested? Email your motivation and CV to jack@envy.nl.

We're also always looking for floormanagers, waiters and chefs in one of our other restaurants! Interested? Click here

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Monthly interview: Niek van Leeuwen

He’s Envy’s Insta Story Guru, a dreamteam with Chef Floris and the organizer in times of chaos. We would like to introduce you to sous-chef Niek van Leeuwen (29) in our 3rd short interview.

P.S.: Watch out you don’t hit an ‘Amsterdammertje’ when you walk past Envy’s window. The pans are not the only hot thing in that kitchen.

Which restaurant would you go to on your first date? I would take her to my favorite one: BAK restaurant, Amsterdam. It is a very innovative restaurant with amazing service!

What is your favorite star restaurant? The Librije*** in Zwolle.

What is your special trick in the kitchen? A bit boring… But I am good in planning and organizing.

Inspiration? Mostly from Instagram, but also from other restaurants and magazines.

Biggest blooper? I was working on sneakers, which is actually not allowed, but pretty bad ass to do, and I was cleaning the kitchen. During this one moment where I picked up a steel pan with chicken stock, I made this big mistake by throwing the stock all over my sneakers…
Results: sneakers were thrown away and my feet were completely burned.

Standard joke in the kitchen? When guests leave the restaurant, sometimes they say: ‘Thank you, it was delicious’. Then I would say: ‘You’re welcome. Next time at your place!’

Eating in or out? Eating out. Actually, I never cook at home. I prefer to take my girl to a restaurant.

For what can we wake you up at night? Beer and langoustine, pan-fried. Wait no, for noodles from Fou Fow Ramen at the Elandsgracht in Amsterdam.

Goal for the future? Eventually I want to open my own restaurant in Zwolle. I will always have a connection with Amsterdam, but I want to go back to my roots in Zwolle.

Have you missed the interviews with Chef Floris and Milos? Check www.iqcreative.nl/blog

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A look behind the scenes

Envy likes to give you a look behind the scenes at their suppliers! 

Curious where that delicious langoustine is coming from? Click here for the first short film, where our chefs are visiting Jan Veerman Fish in Ijmuiden. A little secret: getting in bed at five o'clock is easier for the chefs than coming out at five o'clock.  

Cheese lover? Our Envy cheese is made by our own chefs! Together with Eriks Delicatessen they made a trip to the cheese farm Dikhoeve. Click here for the second short film.

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Bib Gourmand & GaultMillau

For the tenth(!!) 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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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 , BBQ dishes at Julius bar&grill, special delicacies at Envy and Wolf Atelier. 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 cruiseEnvy, 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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It’s possible to make reservations below through our reservation system. Or, 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

Our showpiece is of course the chefs table. You will get a full Envy experience that consists of an 8(+) chefs menu. You can only book this special table by calling +31 20 344 64 07

We would like to inform you that dogs are not allowed in our restaurant.



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