Posted on: Jan 25, 2014

Morena aan de Amstel, best gyros in Amsterdam


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In the Netherlands its not hard to find Greek food. What is though hard to find and takes some searching are small Greek corners with familiar smells and colorful flavors that bring back memories of homemade cooking, something that we so much miss.

From the first bite of Anna’s freshly made Zucchini κroket I had already realized that this little place just won a slot in “my menu”.


Anna, seasoned in the field of tastes, cooks daily with talent and love our favorite greek dishes. Mοusaka, spinach rice, soutzoukakia with sauce, tasty vegetarian sandwiches with haloumi, parmesan, salad and even pita with zucchini balls (the one I mentioned earlier)..


It feels nice to just have a sit and relax for a cup of coffee (Greek and Frappe included offcourse), a sandwich, a cheese pie or a fresh crafted bougatsa with spinach that Anna makes herself daily. And even though it might be early, you can even get that taste of Thessaloniki with the gyros meat wrapped in actual pita filled up with all the necessities, like tomato, onions and potatoes! Just like back in my dear home town of Thessaloniki.

At my way home, I got some revani and semolina halva for home, but also oil, coffee, kritharaki and ouzo! A small deli is setup right next to you as you walk in the store and you get to pick your favorite and missed things but also get some ideas for some special gifts.


Stepping out of the Waterlooplein metro and across towards the bridge is the best gyros in town, accompanied by loads of positive energy, talent and beautiful smiles.

If you want to learn more, like Morena aan de Amstel page on facebook!


Designer, marketer & a social media karate kid (No 4). When she grows up, she wants to feed the world with Greek food & Frappe. Admires the yellow angry bird because it strikes its targets with power and precision.