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Famous Dutch food

Food around Amsterdam

On my travels I am always excited to try the most famous local food. I love to experience the real taste of the local ingredients even if I am sometimes aware that is not so healthy. This time I just tasted a few traditional food otherwise I stick with my favourite salads as the salads in the grocery shop looked really lovely and freshly prepared. I also fell in love with their fresh juices and smoothies. The taste was incredible! There were almost everywhere in the supermarket so it wasn’t really hard to find it. Let’s have a look on some traditional Dutch food.


Gouda cheese – As you probably know Amsterdam is a paradise of cheese! They are many local stores which are specialized on Gouda cheese with various flavours, styles and ages! You can taste them for free as well. Some flavours can be for example green or red pesto or nuts.

Salami – if you go to the grocery/supermarket you will notice that packs of tapas are quite common to see everywhere–which is originally a spanish snack with mix variety of cheese, salami and olives. The salami is already cut in small pieces, same is with the cheese and it tastes great!

Patat – french fries in a paper cone, the special on this fries is that you can choose from rich variety of unique flavour for the sauce – approximately 20 or even more? I had trouble to decide 😀 I usually don’t eat fries but because it is that famous there I had to tested it 😀 Examples of the toppings apart from mayonnaise or bbq is knoflook (garlic sauce), peanut sauce, mustard or curry.

Poffertjes – they are like a fluffy pancakes but I really didn’t want to try everything so this time I missed it, however if you are looking for testing something traditional, this is famous! 😀

Bitterballen – savoury deep fried meatballs, favourite snack but again not healthy so not for me 😀

Pic by Sara Winter, Dreamstime

Waffles – They are lovely decorated and probably more famous for Belgium. However, you will find them a lot when you walk along the city. They are covered with flavours such as strawberry, chocolate, nutella or pistachio. From my personal experience, I have tried one of these waffles once and they were not warm and the cover was just solid and very sugary so a bit disappointed. Maybe just a wrong choice.:-)

Slagroom soetzen – not sure if it is traditional but I bought them just to experiment and they tasted so good!! Omg, really tasty!! It is basically like a fluffy puff filled with whipped cream.  It was kind of addictive. Luckily I can control myself 😀


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