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.


King's Day at Envy

Boating trough the canals on King's Day is so overrated! Enjoy all the suffering of the daredevils on the water, but then with all the luxury you're used to. Come stay dry and warm at Envy. This year we will serve perfectly tapped beers, wines that are just a little better than the others and snacks that will have a little more attention than the usual ones from elsewhere.

The line-up will be announced later, but here too we will not dissapoint you!

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Monthly interview: Ilja Blaauw

There’s a small chance that you are allowed to wake him up for a nice vacation, but if he would really like it…. We are not so sure. In the monthly interview, we introduce our manager Ilja Blaauw (27) to you.

Eat in or out? Out, I think it’s relaxed to not be busy with working while eating. Work and food are not a good combination.

What is your favorite restaurant? Kaagman en Kortekaas

What is the worst thing you ever ate? Crocodile in Australia. It was not the meat that wasn’t good, but the dish.

For what can we wake you up at night? Uhm. I’d rather have you not waking me up… But if you have to maybe a nice vacation.

Do you have a guilty pleasure? I’ve been a gamer in my spare time. All of my colleagues know this as well.

Biggest blooper? A tray of red wine, white wine and rosé that I had dropped on a wedding dress before the ceremony. But we cleaned it!! Glassex works wonders. But this was already a while ago!

What is your best quality? I’m good with people. I stay calm and I don’t get mad very fast. This way I can manage people well without losing their respect.

What is your secret for amazing service? Sincere service. People who really like to give people a nice time. That has always been my intention from where I work. Surround yourself with people who really want to learn and want to get better and don’t just see the job as a side job.

Nicest moment with guests? That was with a singer from Coldplay and his wife at the bar! We’ve talked for hours about anything and everything and it was a really nice talk. The whole conversation I did not know who he was, until someone came in and said:  ‘Aren’t you the singer of Coldplay?!’ haha.

Craziest request from guests? Hmm oh dear… Did everyone have their answer ready? Pfoe.. I can’t hold my mind…

Goal for the future? Having my own business. I’m only not sure if that will be a restaurant or a cocktail bar. Probably a restaurant, but that’s not certain.

Don't forget to check out the new menu of Envy.

Have you missed the previous interviews with Chef Floris , sous-chef Niek, Milos, Samuel and manager Job? Check them here.


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Looking for white gold?

It's almost asparagus season and at Envy we can't let this pass by.
That's why it is aparagus frenzy at Envy from the 12th of April till the 21st of May!
Chef Floris van Straalen is going all out with the asparagus by serving a special 4/6/8 course menu.

Reservations can be made on www.envy.nl or by calling  020 344 64 07

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Job opportunity

When we say IQ Creative, does it ring a bell? Perhaps when we say Happyhappyjoyjoy, Supperclub, Arriba Arriba, 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 job@envy.nl 

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

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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 Mexican street food at Arriba Arriba , BBQ dishes at Julius bar&grill, special delicacies at Envy and Wolf Atelier. For the perfect tartare near the Amsterdam canals you’ll find Prinz Wolf, and if you´re looking for extravaganza: supperclub or supperclub cruise. 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: Happyhappyjoyjoy,  Prinz Wolfsupperclub, supperclub cruiseEnvyArriba Arriba, Heineken Hoek, Wolf Atelier, Julius bar&grill and Apt

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

The kitchen closes at 23h00

public transit

Envy is centrally located in Amsterdam at Prinsengracht 381, among the ‘9 little streets’. You can take tram 17, 14, 13 and get out at the ‘Westermarkt’ stop. 


A Q-Park garage is located on the Marnixstraat about 750 meters walking distance from Envy.