Dignita Restaurant evolved from our original Amsterdam concept — a soup company which served the women working in Amsterdam’s sex industry.
As the soup became more popular, we found more women wanted to leave the sex trade for more dignified work in our kitchens.
To make this a reality, the Dignita project leaders worked with world-class chefs to build a nationally recognized culinary program — where people affected by modern slavery could earn certifications in kitchen work.
At the same time, we noticed that brunch restaurants were booming in popularity in the Dutch city. This was the perfect opportunity to build a new venture that could support our efforts in Amsterdam.
Our project leaders picked a location, recruited amazing local talent, and soon launched the Dignita restaurant. This eatery is now one of the city’s top-rated recommendations on Trip Advisor, Yelp, and Facebook.
The restaurant is profitable, serves as a training center for people who have left Amsterdam’s sex trade, and is setting the stage for further development in the Netherlands.
100% of Dignita profits go towards supporting the work of Not For Sale.
Country Director, Not For Sale the Netherlands
1075 EL Amsterdam
Telephone: 020 221 4458
Open 7 days a week: 09:00-17:00