Typically Dutch

Clogs, windmills and tulips rank high on the list of Dutch specialties and souvenirs, followed closely by herring and jenever, at least according to some. Be sure to try some, if not all, when you are in Amsterdam.

Slices of brown bread with chocolate sprinkles, croquettes with mustard, treacle waffles, egg nog, cheese and nasi goreng, the editor of Amsterdam-Now made a list of typically Dutch food, drinks, sweets and other things that you can taste in Amsterdam or take home as a souvenir.

Poffertjes, the Perfect Dutch Treat

Amsterdam is known for lots of things of which some will make your tummy rumble. Should we mention treacle waffles, croquet and apple pie? Add to these culinary delights poffertjes – a traditional Dutch treat resembling pancakes, but much smaller and fluffier - served...

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Eat pancakes during a city trip to Amsterdam

Everybody likes pancakes. Try them during your city trip to Amsterdam and eat them as a snack or as full meal. This is an excellent way to sample Dutch cuisine. Pancake restaurants in Amsterdam are plentiful. Dutch pancakes are similar to French crêpes, but the Dutch...

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Recipe Dutch Winter Food

Winter is the best time to try Dutch cuisine. As Dutch dishes are not very subtle in taste, restaurants serving traditional Dutch food can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Another reason is that Dutch dishes are considered best when home-cooked. That's why few...

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Bitterballen and kroket Dutch Street Food

Is it possible to survive Amsterdam without bitterballen? This deep-fried snack dipped in mustard and accompanied by beer is a great nibble and features on almost every menu in bars, cafes and restaurants. Any 'bitterbal' addict must also try 'kroket'. Try them once...

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Poffertjes, the Perfect Dutch Treat

Amsterdam is known for lots of things of which some will make your tummy rumble. Should we mention treacle waffles, croquet and apple pie? Add to these culinary delights poffertjes – a traditional Dutch treat resembling pancakes, but much smaller and fluffier - served...

read more

Eat pancakes during a city trip to Amsterdam

Everybody likes pancakes. Try them during your city trip to Amsterdam and eat them as a snack or as full meal. This is an excellent way to sample Dutch cuisine. Pancake restaurants in Amsterdam are plentiful. Dutch pancakes are similar to French crêpes, but the Dutch...

read more

Treacle Waffles from Gouda

Amsterdam is brimming with places with typically Dutch treats. Make sure you taste fresh, homemade stroopwafels or buy a tin to take home. One of the best places to taste this heavenly delicacy is the Albert Cuyp Market. The stroopwafel stand is easy to spot; a...

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Recipe Dutch Winter Food

Winter is the best time to try Dutch cuisine. As Dutch dishes are not very subtle in taste, restaurants serving traditional Dutch food can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Another reason is that Dutch dishes are considered best when home-cooked. That's why few...

read more

Bitterballen and kroket Dutch Street Food

Is it possible to survive Amsterdam without bitterballen? This deep-fried snack dipped in mustard and accompanied by beer is a great nibble and features on almost every menu in bars, cafes and restaurants. Any 'bitterbal' addict must also try 'kroket'. Try them once...

read more

Dutch Herring

Almost all Dutch people are addicted to eating herring with freshly cut onions. And yes, the herring is raw! Join the herring festivities, known as Vlaggetjesdag, in Scheveningen celebrating the arrival of the first catch of the season. This first catch is known as...

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