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Eat Vegan Chocolate At the Tony’s Chocolonely Wonka-Like Factory

Eat Vegan Chocolate At the Tony’s Chocolonely Wonka-Like Factory

Zaandam, a small city on the outskirts of Amsterdam, is set to get a Willy Wonka-style factory⁠—vegan chocolate included. Netherlands-based brand Tony's Chocolonely is the mastermind behind the new candy factory. The chocolate company released...
Amsterdam Now Has a Vegan Cheese Shop

Amsterdam Now Has a Vegan Cheese Shop

Amsterdam now has its first vegan cheese shop. Plant-based company Willicroft has opened the first vegan cheese store in the Netherlands. The shop is located in south-west Amsterdam and currently sells all five Willicroft-produced cashew-based...
Nearly 9 Million Dutch People Think Eating Meat Daily Is Outdated

Nearly 9 Million Dutch People Think Eating Meat Daily Is Outdated

Almost half of the people in the Netherlands agree that eating meat is a thing of the past. More Dutch people are leaning toward vegan and vegetarian diets. A study by Kien -- which was...
IKEA Now Has a Vegan Kids Menu

IKEA Now Has a Vegan Kids Menu

IKEA just launched a vegan kids menu in the Netherlands. The new menu includes a vegetable burger, fries, a piece of fruit, and flavored water. All orders from the children's menu come with a free...
Meat Giant Admits It Can’t See a Future ‘In Meat Alone’

Meat Giant Admits It Can’t See a Future ‘In Meat Alone’

Bolscher, a meat processing company based in the Netherlands, has admitted it can't see a future in meat alone, so it is launching its own vegan and vegetarian meat brand. Owner Roy Bolscher spoke to...
Vegan Food Up 51%, Meat Sales Down 9% In Netherlands

Vegan Food Up 51%, Meat Sales Down 9% In Netherlands

Vegan and vegetarian meat is becoming more popular in the Netherlands while animal-based meat sales are falling. New data from market researcher IRI Nederland shows that the number of plant-based meat products in Dutch supermarkets...
Dutch Discount Store HEMA Launches €2 Vegan Hot Dogs

Dutch Discount Store HEMA Launches €2 Vegan Hot Dogs

Dutch discount store HEMA is launching its own line of €2 vegan hot dogs. “Good news: Our trusted hot dog is now also available vegan,” said HEMA via a Facebook announcement. The company says that...
44-Year-Old Dutch Meat Company Says the Future Is Meatless

44-Year-Old Dutch Meat Company Says the Future Is Meatless

Before 2015, Netherlands-based company Bobeldijk Food Group used to go by another name: Bobeldijk Meat Company. Founded in 1975, the brand got its start in the butchery business. But a recent shift in the...

Amsterdam Ditches Fur for Fashion Week

Amsterdam Fashion Week has announced it will ditch fur at this season's event and at all of its future fashion events. The move came about following a conversation with People for the Ethical Treatment of...
40% of Dutch People Have Drastically Reduced Their Meat Consumption

Over 30% of Dutch People Have Drastically Reduced Their Meat Consumption

Dutch people are turning away from meat more than ever. More than 30 percent of people say they have lowered their meat consumption significantly, according to research A study of 20,000 individuals revealed that one...
Denmark Subway Restaurants Give Up Meat for an Entire Week

200 Subway Restaurants Give Up Meat for a Week

Fast-casual dining chain Subway is set to participate in the Netherlands' National "Week Without Meat" initiative, known as Nationale Week Zonder Vlees. Between the 11th and 17th of March, more than 200 Subway restaurants in...
Unilever’s 81-Year-Old Dutch Meat Brand Unox Launches Vegetarian Rookworst Smoked Sausage

81-Year-Old Dutch Meat Brand Launches Vegetarian Rookworst Smoked Sausage

Unilever's Dutch food brand Unox, available in the Netherlands and Belgium, is famous for its meat-heavy product line that includes canned meat, ham, and smoked sausages. But now it can add vegetarian sausages to...

Dutch Meat Company Launches Vegan Liver and Filet Range

Dutch meat company Kips, owned by Zwanenberg Food Group, has launched its first-ever range of vegan products, including plant-based versions of liverwurst and liverwurst spread, pâté, and filet Americain (also known as steak tartare). Known...
Vegan SeaStar Seaweed-Based Tuna and Sashimi Launch in the Netherlands at Jumbo Supermarket

Vegan SeaStar Seaweed-Based Tuna and Sashimi Launches in the Netherlands at Jumbo Supermarket

A new brand of plant-based seafood called Vegan SeaStar has launched in the Netherlands. The company is a collaboration between Dutch plant-based product commercial agent, Vegan XL, and the Amsterdam-based comfort food restaurant, Vegan Junk...
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This Dutch Bike Path Is Made Entirely Out of Recycled Plastic

A bike path made entirely from recycled plastic is now open to cyclers in Zwolle, a 1,300-year-old town located in the northern Netherlands. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic branch of Canadian global information and news network,...
The Netherlands' Jumbo Supermarket Adds Over 30 Feet of Dedicated Vegan Shelves

The Netherlands’ Jumbo Supermarket Adds Over 30 Feet of Dedicated Vegan Shelves

There really is no such thing as "too many vegan options" and shoppers in the Netherlands are soon to realise this: one location of the supermarket chain Jumbo Foodmarkt is adding more than 30...
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The Netherlands’ Meat-Heavy Diet Is Destroying the Planet, Says Environmental Council

The Dutch government is facing seminal changes in order to meet its self-imposed climate change targets. The Netherlands' prime strategic advisory board, the Council for Environment and Infrastructure (Rli), has recommended the nation decrease...

Vegan Pizzas Launched in Netherlands to Support Sea Shepherd’s Marine Conservation

Netherlands national pizza chain, New York Pizza, is offering two brand new vegan pizzas to its customers. One euro from each pizza sale will be donated to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Sea Shepherd Vegan...

World’s First Vegan Delivery-Only Restaurant Arrives in Amsterdam

The world's first vegan, delivery-only restaurant, specializing in American-style comfort food classics, opened in Amsterdam earlier this year. Called Las Vegan, the restaurant was created by Tom van der Sluijs, a former chef at Amsterdam's wildly...
Reducing Meat Consumption Necessary for a Sustainable Future, Says Dutch Environmental Council

Dutch Council for the Environment Urges Citizens to Eat More Vegan Food

In order to propel the Netherlands toward a more sustainable food system and improve public health, the Council for the Environmental Infrastructure, an independent advisory board that provides advice on the outlines of policy,...

Animal Testing Drops by Nearly Half in the Netherlands

Recently published data revealed the use of primates in experiments decreased by 49% in the Netherlands in a one year period. There were also “significant reductions” in the use of other animals for experimentation,...