Modern style dining with a classic grilled touch


meat, fish & vega(n)

Venus & Adonis is a native Amsterdam restaurant serving delicious plant-based dishes, grilled steaks and local caught fish, alongside an extensive natural wine selection, Dutch beers and expertly crafted cocktails.

Locally known for our delicious ribs and oh so succulent steak. Venus & Adonis serves the perfect mix between vega(n), fish and meat. Our high quality meat only comes from female animals from honest European farmers. We believe these steaks are not only more tender and tastier, but also better for people and planet. Including seasonal plant-based food and seafood sourced from the best farms and fishermen, with our menu we focus on a better future. 

Restaurant Venus & Adonis offers pure, tasty food, a selection of Dutch beers, gins, whisky’s, vodkas and natural wines. With ‘Vin Naturel’, we have a special selection of Vleck wines, where no intervention took place in the process of wine making. These natural wines are pure and rich in flavour, a great choice when you like to wine and dine.


& dine with us

Restaurant Venus & Adonis is located in an Amsterdam monumental canal house on the Prinsengracht in the vibrant heart of the Jordaan. This canal-district, close to Anne Frank House and Johnny Jordaan square, is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable areas in Amsterdam. 

Just a few steps away you’ll find the famous Amsterdam city-center’s 9 streets, full of local buzz and perfect for exploring the city’s finest spots. The charming, picturesque canal-district area serves as a stunning background for modern style dining with a classic grilled touch. A vibrant part of Amsterdam, where you can start or end your lovely evening.

Wednesday to Friday: 17:00-00:00
Saturday and Sunday: 13:00-00:00

Prinsengracht 274
1016 HH Amsterdam


our story

Native Amsterdam owner Joyce Lieven has spent her career celebrating the bounty of the traditional grill at some of the city’s most iconic restaurants including ‘De Nachtwacht’ and ‘Castell’ before opening ‘Venus & Adonis’ in 2015.

The authentic restaurant was named after a beautiful painting called ‘Venus & Adonis’ by a pupil painter of the great Rembrandt van Rijn, just like the owner Joyce Lieven was a pupil at the successful steak restaurant ‘De Nachtwacht’, named after one of the grand master pieces of van Rijn’s paintings.

Today, Restaurant Venus & Adonis blends the spirit of the city’s current dining scene with grilled classics. Can’t choose? Just try them all with our shared dining concept.


a tasty evening

Visit restaurant Venus & Adonis in Amsterdam for modern style dining with a classic grilled touch. We use vegetarian and plant based products, honest meat, local fish and seasonal ingredients. We are all about having a great time while enjoying amazing, tasty and honest food complemented by expertly crafted cocktails and an extensive natural wine selection.

Enjoy our tasty food cosy inside in the winter, while a seasonal terrace is sure to make your summer evenings in the city magical. Even if you come by yourself, you’ll feel at ease on a seat at the bar at Restaurant Venus & Adonis in a cosy setting at the centre of Holland’s most vibrant city.

We make sure you’ll have a genuine, warm welcome and personal service in a pleasant ambiance. Book your table and we’ll take care of the rest.