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.


Vegetarian restaurant week

From 5 till 11 March Envy is participating to the Vegetarian Restaurant week. During dinner we will serve a vegetarian 5 course menu for €50. 

You can make a reservation online or call to 020 344 64 07.
Be aware: make a note in the comments that you make a reservation for the vegetarian restaurant week!

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Monthly interview: Samuel Marcelina

It’s time for another monthly interview, this time with ‘Chef Butter’ also known as Samuel Marcelina (26). At Envy he got the chance to explore his patisserie, which he seized with both hands.

Eating in or out? Eating in. I like to chill at home and make some dinner for friends.

On a first date: which restaurant are you going? Depends on the lady… If she likes sushi, we’re going to a sushi restaurant. But if she likes pasta, we’re going to an Italian restaurant. The most of the times it’s a sushi or Italian restaurant. We’ve got a gentleman over here!

What kind of breakfast do you make to win someone over? A normal egg sunny-side-up on toast, but in the best way I can!  

Favorite restaurant? The Red Sun, a sushi restaurant, located at the Olympiaplein, but they closed their doors a while ago. There is only one left in Blaricum.

What is the worst thing you ever ate? It isn’t the worst thing I ever ate, but I really don’t like boiled potatoes. I think because I ate them too much when I was younger.

Best quality? That’s a hard one… But I think persevere, not giving up. I’m not a quitter.

Special trick in the kitchen?  They call me ‘Chef Butter’. I always invent new butter flavors and making them is a kind of my thing. Besides that, I also like the contact with the guests, explaining dishes at the table. It makes them feel special, the way we want them to feel.

Inspiration? The most of my inspiration is coming out of my environment, I’m also a member from the society of cooks. Where a lot of nice things are posted on.

Biggest blooper? My biggest blooper… To be honest, I make bloopers every day. But I think my biggest is to stumble over words when I’m at a table. Oh no… Kidding I have a worse one… I was in the kitchen with a piping bag which I had to close, but something went wrong and the piping bag exploded… The whole kitchen was covered in cream...

Favorite dish from the menu and why? The halibut, carrot and pistachio. I love dishes with fish. When we have a new menu, I like to just sit down and explore all the new dishes, for example our new menu.  

For what can we wake you up at night? Pom, a Surinamese dish made of a kind of vegetarian cereal filled with chicken and orange juice. My mother always asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I didn’t care what I got as long as there was Pom.   

Goal for the future? Exploring myself further within the patisserie. Envy offers me a challenge and for now I’m definitely on the right place here. But where I will end up later, I’m not sure yet. 

Have you missed the interviews with Chef Floris , sous-chef Niek, Milos and manager Job? Check www.iqcreative.nl/blog

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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 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 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: Happyhappyjoyjoy, Prinz wolf, supperclub, supperclub cruiseEnvyMazzo, 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.