Every land has food specialties you should try, now I don’t know the food specialties of every country but the ones in Holland I know by heart.. and trust me, they are good. In this article I’ve listed seven foodies and snacks for you, you should definitely try while you’re in Holland.
Stroopwafels are big round cookies with sirup in between. You can buy your stroopwafels in giftstores, candy stores and grocery stores but there are also (especially in Amsterdam) a lot of stands who sell them on the streets. Not hard to find, since you can smell this snack from a distance away.
2. Bitterballen & Kroketten
Bitterballen and kroketten are basically the same, only the shape is different. We eat bitterballen as a late-night snack and kroketten mostly with french fries. You can try bitterballen at most cafes and kroketten in snackbars (pull them out of the wall in the Febo – a snackbar.. also typically Dutch).
Now, I don’t eat fish myself so I’ve actually never had one of these before.. but other people seem to enjoy them so I had to put these on the list. Haring is normally eaten raw with unions. Smelly but nice.
Pepernoten are small spiced cookies and really popular among the Dutch people. But you can’t eat them the entire year since they are related to a Dutch Holiday: Sinterklaas which I’ve written about before. You can buy pepernoten in stores from September till December.
5. Bossche bol
Bossche bollen are big profite rolls, filled with whipped cream and covered in chocolate. You can try these in some restaurants and cafes.
Poffertjes are actually small pancakes.. really good! Dutch people eat them traditionally with powdered sugar and butter. You can buy them in grocery stores and restaurants. Go to a ‘pannenkoekenhuis’ (pancake house) and you’ll definitely will find them!
7. Boerenkool met worst
Boerenkool is a stew with potatoes and kale. Dutch people eat them with a sausage, gravy and mustard. You can try this specialty in some Dutch restaurants!