Saturday, August 3, 2013

Gluten Free in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport (AMS)

The first layover of our Greece trip was in Amsterdam and I was surprised at how fun this airport was!  There was a section of the airport on the second floor that made you feel as if you were in a forest.  They had nature noises piped into the area, large bean bags for quick naps, trees growing throughout the space, an outdoor garden deck and cool innovations like a bike charging station. After a quick power nap, I wandered around for a few minutes looking for something to eat.  While I didn’t explore past the D Concourse, I’ve gathered a list of potential gluten-free spots:

The outdoor deck in Schiphol's D Concourse
Harvest Market  - On the second floor of the D concourse, you’ll find a quick, cafeteria-style food court.  The Harvest Market offers an assortment of local foods such as Dutch cheese, local fruits and vegetables, salads, potatoes and a few other gluten-free options.  There’s also a juice bar in the middle that serves delicious smoothies and fruit concoctions. As always, make sure to ask about marinades and seasonings.

While I never ventured out of concourse D, here are a few options I found on the airport website that may be able to accommodate gluten allergies:

Brasserie- The airport’s website states that they provide ‘gourmet’ meals, so you may be able to find grilled chicken, salads and steaks. 

Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar- Who doesn’t love a glass of champagne while on vacation?  This restaurant looks like it may be a safe bet for Celiacs as it offers a variety of fresh fish.

Park Café- looks to be very similar to the Harvest Market and offers salads, fresh juices and more.

For a full list of restaurants within the Schiphol Airport click here (

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