The dutch cuisine isn’t really a famous or popular one. You’ll be missing out if you don’t know any Dutch food, though, because in The Netherlands they have some really good dishes. I mean, have you ever eaten Dutch pancakes or bitterballen? They’re heaven! Find out about the best Dutch food in this blog, cook some of these recipes yourself and we bet you’ll fall in love with the Dutch cuisine! Try cooking Dutch food and figure it out for yourself!
Compared to other countries, people in The Netherlands have dinner quite early. Most Dutch people eat their dinner between 5 and 6 pm and a typical Dutch dinner usually consists of a combination of potatoes, meat and some vegetables.
5x: Dutch meals & recipes worth trying
We made a list of food you should try when you come to The Netherlands. When you’re not planning on visiting The Netherlands anytime soon then you’ll definitely have to take a look at the Dutch meals and recipes and make these foods yourself! Have fun cooking these Dutch foods!
Sweet dutch food: cookies, sweets, candy
When it comes to the best Dutch snack or the best Dutch cookies/candy, that’s definitely a stroopwafel. This is a cookie that has two thin waffles stuck together with a layer of sweet syrup. It’s delicious!
- Dutch pancakes
Pancakes also deserve a spot in this list. Dutch pancakes don’t look anything like the thick and fluffy American ones. They are a lot thinner, and taste amazing. Complete your Dutch pancake with fruit, cream and syrup and you’re good to go!
When you translate this, it literally means “oil balls”… But don’t let that get you back from trying this Dutch snack. People in the Netherlands eat these deep fried sweet dumplings (which sometimes contains raisins) dusted in powdered sugar, usually around New Year’s.
Savoury dutch food meals and recipes: snacks and stamppot
Stamppot is a very various Dutch dish. In the Dutch cuisine, this traditional dish involves potatoes mashed with other vegetables. There are various combinations of carrot, onion, cale and more. The Dutch eat it for dinner.
Dutch people eat bitterballen, frikandellen and kroketten. Usually, the bitterballen are eaten as ‘borrelhapjes’, translated: ‘drink snacks’. In the Netherlands, when you have a beer, you should definitely eat a portion of bitterballen with it.
Got curious about culinary Holland? Try cooking some Dutch food or visit Amsterdam!
If you really want to try some of the best Dutch meals and recipes, you should definitely come to Amsterdam to try out the Dutch cuisine. I bet you’ll love our pancakes, bitterballen and stroopwafels. But, if you’re really curious and don’t plan on visiting the Netherlands anytime soon, then you should definitely check out our recipes to make the best Dutch food at home.