Two situations where expectations don’t meet reality: 1) the canals of Amsterdam with tourists and cyclists getting in the way of your photos and 2) brunch with the frantic service that ends with poached eggs that have already coagulated. Dignita should be your all-day brunch move in Amsterdam, especially if you’re looking to be closer to calmer canals. The Hoftuin location by the Plantage in particular has a spacious lawn to stretch out on, a hefty buttermilk fried chicken sandwich called the Chook Norris, and sits a mere five-minute walk away from the Magere Brug. Another reason we love this place: all of the Dignita restaurants are non-profit social enterprises opened by Not for Sale, an organization fighting modern slavery and providing career opportunities for former victims.

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