The Netherlands, located in the north-west of Europe, is a popular travel destination for many reasons. While most people won’t think of food when it comes to visiting this country, Netherlands food has a lot to offer. Like the city itself, Netherlands food is a reflection of international and Dutch influences and has something for everyone – whether you are a vegetarian or a die-hard seafood fan! Without further ado, here is the short low-down of the best food in the Netherlands.
You cannot talk about Netherlands food without mention the stroopwafel, one of the most famous foods to have ever come out of the Netherlands. They are available on every street corner and every grocery shop; have them with coffee and be sure to take some home as well. Other must-try dishes include deep-fried krokets, poffertjes and patat, which is the Dutch take on classic French fries.
The latter is not only some of the best food in Netherlands, but arguable, the best fries in the world. You must also make it a point to sample Dutch cheese on your visit to the country – most cities have big cheese shops in the centre, where you can sample before deciding.
The Netherlands also offer a host of dining options at all prices. Amongst the Michel-starred venues, Rijks, Joelia and Vinkeles are some of the best restaurants in the Netherlands. For more pocket-friendly Netherlands food, try the Albert Cuyp Market, Foodhallen or Waterlooplein Market – all fantastic food markets for great flavours at prices that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
Regardless of your budget or tastes, the Netherlands offers a wide range of food options for every type of traveller. Whether you decide and book your meals in advance, or simple decide to wander the streets and find a restaurant that catches your eye, you will be surprised at the simple yet scrumptious dishes on offer. Visit us at your closest SOTC branch – we will help you to find the best package for your Netherlands trip.