Planning a trip to Amsterdam? Here’s a list of food that you must try while you’re there:
You’ll find these at street vendors. You can smell the warm, sweet syrupy smell from far away! These are delicious especially when they are fresh, warm and the centre is gooey. You can buy already made ones to take home too, mmm.
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Did I mention about the cheese? Oh, wait I did. You will find all kinds of cheese here!
These are basically baby pancakes covered in butter and powdered sugar, need i say more?
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4. A kroket from a FEBO wall
5. Patatje Oorlog
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These are like mini krokets with minced beef or veal, beef broth and added spices covered in breadcrumbs that are nice dipped in mayonnaise or mustard. I’ve been told that you should not literally translate ‘bitterballen’ as it would then mean ‘bitter balls’ which is incorrect and who would want to eat balls that are bitter? not me.
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Kruidnoten are Dutch little spiced cookies, traditionally associated with the early December Sinterklaas holiday in the Netherlands.
Oliebollen (literal translation is oil balls), first we had bitter balls now we have oil balls, so many strange balls. These are Dutch doughnuts that are made from fried dough with raisins, currants or apple.
A traditional Dutch dish that consists of mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables like kale, carrots, cabbage, or onions. It is traditionally served with rookworst, a smoked sausage.
11. Hagelslag, chocolate sprinkles
Hagelslag are chocolate sprinkles that come in a different flavours, shapes, and sizes. These Dutch treats are most commonly eaten on top of buttered bread or even on pancakes.
12. Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate
The name is funny itself, but i could hide in my room and eat the whole bar myself – talk about chocolonely. There are many flavours to choose from – milk chocolate to dark, with nougat, with caramel and sea salt, pecan and marshmallow.. what i really enjoyed was the milk chocolate with hazelnuts. The chocolate is sooo nice.
13. Chocolate coated stroopwafels
Although not exactly Dutch, other snacks i found in the supermarkets that you should not miss:
14. Daim snax
These are just little bites of heaven! If you haven’t heard of the Swedish Daim bar, it is a thin chocolate bar with a hard and quite brittle caramel centre that has a buttery taste with small bits of almonds. The Milka Daim Snax consists of this mixed with cornflakes in chocolate. Mixtures of these two are extremely yummy and addictive that I just can’t stop eating them!
Although these are actually made in Germany, this milk and hazelnut cream filled wafer is so delicious!
and for now, doe doei! (bye bye! in Dutch)