All of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. Look for the (v) for vegan on our menu!
We can comfortably accommodate groups up to 30 people, and have a large space upstairs you can use privately. Read more here!
Delicious vegetarian food at your event? Look at the catering page!
Our restaurant is named after the famous Sikh temple in Amritsar, North India. This temple has 4 doors, which symbolizes openess. This means that everyone, with whatever religon, is always welcome here. Moreover runs one here of the largest kitchens in the world, to serve the 100.000 daily visitors a free vegetarian meal.
The road from that Golden Temple in India to the conscious kitchen of the Golden Temple Vegetarian Restaurant in Amsterdam leads through yoga, meditation and food preparation which emphasizes natural and practical vegetarian food, to encourage a unity of body and mind.
At the Golden Temple we find local and fresh food very important. Our vegetables are ordered with Wijnand, who harvests our vegetables the day before we order! Furthermore do we have our own sprout garden where we produce our own sprouts.
Michael van Maasdijk has been leading the Golden Temple Restaurant since 2008. His mission was to bring the atmosphere of the Indian Golden Temple to Amsterdam. Besides making sure all guest are happy, he was also active as spiritual entertainer and used to give yoga lessons in the Golden Temple.
A new era began when Michael's chef Ezra and his companion Bilal took over the restaurant in the beginning of 2017. They are making sure that the known spirits of the Golden Temple stay respected and live on to stay what has always made the Golden Temple such a magical place with great food and an amazing atmosphere.
In 2012, Michael decided it was time for a fresh and new look in the Golden Temple and invited Marileen Arbouw to come and paint. What was initially to be a few days painting became a project of many weekends over the next two years. Marileen paints without preconceived ideas, and patiently works along while the painting is "uncovering itself". If you think you have a painting hiding underneath your white wall, or have something else you'd like designed, you can contact her and see her other work at:
You can make a reservation by filling in the form on the right or by calling: +31 (0) 20 62 68 560
We can accommodate groups up to 30 people. Please give us a call to tell us more about your wishes.
By special request, we can often accommodate lunchtime reservations as well.
The Golden Temple Amsterdam is your perfect intimate location for a group dinner or lunch. Enjoy our upstairs mezzanine area of the restaurant, where we can comfortably accommodate up to 30 persons. We have a special menu for groups above 10 persons, give us a call for more information.
The Golden Temple is your partner for great vegetarian caterings. We have served our lovely dishes on many different events . From festivals to weddings to intimate dinner party's we are your food partner in crime!
Next to serving soul food, the Golden Temple also organizes activities for the body, mind and soul. We often have kirtan workshops, yoga classes, on Friday live music or an occasional party. Follow us on Facebook to stay tuned on our latest program.