Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities you can ever visit with its historic buildings, red street, and mouth-watering delicacies. Every place has a culture of its own that is reflected in the dialect of the locals or street culture or the food they serve. The Dutch delicacies in Amsterdam are a blend of tradition and modern taste buds. They cater to the needs of every generation so each person is sure to find something for themselves. The traditional dutch food is extremely delicious and will satisfy your taste buds to another level. Looking for sightseeing attractions alone is not called exploring any destination. You must get involved with the locals and have a taste of their culture as well as food for the ultimate experience.
Try Hollandse Nieuwe
This one is a must-try in Amsterdam because it is one of the most popular delicacies there. You cannot do without tasting this one. This is basically a raw herring that is soaked in mild liquid and served with onions and gherkins. It is one of the best Dutch foods there and not just this, the style of eating this one is also very different and traditional. It is consumed by lifting the herring with the tail in the air and then biting upwards. Well, that’s how the Dutch do it! This herring is called Hollandse Nieuwe if the fish is caught between May and July, otherwise, it is just soused herring.
Where to eat: Stubbe’s Haring near the Central Station.
This one is another popular dessert from the Dutch delicacies. If you’re looking for a sweet tooth in Amsterdam, then grab this one to satisfy your taste buds. This Stroopwafel is basically a cookie waffle made from baked batter and then sliced in the shape of cookies. It is crisp and soft at the same time. The waffle holes are filled with syrup or any other chocolate for the most amazing taste. So, if you join the names together, stroop=syrup and waffle is the cookie waffle. You will find this one on almost every street in Amsterdam so no extra effort is put in finding it. Enjoy this waffle cookie and enjoy the view.
Where to eat: Grab them at the Original Stroopwafels in Amsterdam.
‘Patat’ or Dutch Fries
How can we talk about Dutch cuisines and not mention Dutch fries? Well, if you think they are the same as french fries, you are right but a bit wrong too. The Dutch fries are much thicker than French fries. These are known by a lot of names like Patat, Friet, Frites, etc. The Dutch people serve these fries with mayo, tomato ketchup, chili sauce or peanut sauce. You will find a lot of variations in this delicacy alone. Among all these, the most loved one is the ‘Patatje Oorlog’ which is served with mayo, onions and peanut sauce. Weird combination, isn’t it? But you must try it!
Where to eat: Try them at Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx or at Manneken Pis
‘Tompouce’ is a cream-filled puff and is basically a pastry sandwich. Just a regular sandwich but the filling consists of cream and icing instead of veggies. This is a quite popular dessert in Amsterdam and is definitely one of the most loved delicacies for every Dutch human. Usually it is layered with pink icing but you will find this one covered with orange during holidays as a part of the ongoing theme. If you’re in Amsterdam, you should definitely give this one a shot and we’re sure you are going to love it like nothing else! Have it after your lunch and satisfy your taste buds. This is definitely a treat to your cravings!
Where to eat: Try them at the Stefs Bakery or Van Avezaath-Beune
Have freshly baked Speculaas
Cookies with some spice! These delicacies are consumed in Amsterdam during Christmas and are one of the most loved holiday candies. They are basic cookies with some mildly spicy ingredients like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It will feel like there is a strong flavor in it and that’s the charm! These aromatic spices cast their spell on you and you can’t just stop on one! During Christmas and thanksgiving, this is one of the most sought after and loved desserts. So obviously this is also a part of their traditional food. You must try all these Dutch delicacies and experience the most mouth-watering cuisines ever.
Where to eat: Grab them at Restaurant Moeders or Remise47.