Each country has it’s own unique cuisine and food. I did not spend a lot of time in Netherlands but I’ve tried some of the local food and I love it.
Food is our common ground, a universal experience
– James Beard
You will find cheese factories almost everywhere in Amsterdam. They have hundreds of varieties of cheeses which I bet you will not be able to resist. Cheese in Netherlands is normally eaten with pickles.
French fries lovers’, this is for you (and me). Patate is the french fries version of Holland. We tried Manneken Pis which is just a few walking steps from Amsterdam Centraal Station. They have a number of sauces and toppings. I tried the sweet chili sauce (without the onion and mayo). It was yummy.
Food from a vending machine, tempting isn’t it? You won’t be disappointed. Be it the mini burgers or the krokets (deep fried snacks), they are delicious, warm and fresh. They are normally sold for 1-2 euros.
At first I thought these are parathas but when I asked the vendor, he said it is called Olijven in the Netherlands. These are made on spot and you have two choices for fillings, potato curry or cheese. We tried both of them but my favorite one was the potato curry nicely garnished with herbs. Good option for lunch for just 2 Euros. You can find them at Albert Cuyp Market.
Poffertjies are some mini fluffy pancakes coated with powdered sugar and butter. To add a little Dutch touch to it, we ate it in style in a friendly pub with a glass of beer.
Last but not least, something that I personally did not try but filmed my friend having it to catch her reaction. Reason for not trying is I am not too familiar with raw meat/seafood.
Dutch people are fond of raw herring, you will too if you like fish. The fish is eaten with chopped onions and gherkins(pickled cucumber). It is apparently a true Dutch tradition to eat it this way. You can also have it in a sandwich, known as Broodje Haring.
My friend said it had a good taste, she ate the whole thing.
You should visit Amsterdam at least once in your entire life.
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