There’s no shortage of reasons to visit Amsterdam, but while you’re here you’d be remiss not to try some of on offer. So, whether you’re taking a moonlit canal cruise or enjoying the world famous Van Gough museum, remember there’s an abundance of really great Traditional Dutch Foods available, unique to this legendary city. And if you’ve yet to discover the taste sensation that is raw Herring, then you honestly don’t know what you’ve been missing.
Fish is the Dish
This Dutch New herring (otherwise known as Haring or Hollandse Nieuwe) is perhaps the most famous of all Dutch delicacies and an absolute must for fish lovers everywhere. Created according to an ancient recipe, it’s served with chopped onions and gherkin, and is available all over town. In short, it’s really the perf
ect way to begin your Amsterdam experience. However, if raw fish isn’t quite your thing, why not try some Kibbeling? These are small pieces of battered Cod, usually served with herb mayo and a drizzle of lemon. And, yes, they really are as good as they sound.
A Treat to Remember
For those with a sweet tooth, look no further than a Stroopwafel. The premise is simple yet effective: two thin waffles are glued together with thick, sweet syrup to create an amazing confectionary that, again, can be found all over, sold by street vendors and bakeries alike. And if you happen to be in the city around New Year, then you’ll be just in time to sample some Oliebollen. These are deep-fried dumplings dusted in sugar and sometimes stuffed with fruit. Always, though, a genuine taste of Amsterdam. Traditional Dutch Foods!
Cheeses to Die For
It would, however, be a crime to come to the Netherlands without sampling the cheese. Because, as we all know, it’s among the best in the world. The range you’ll discover is simply unsurpassed: everything from Gouda to Maasdammer. There’s even a Cheese Museum, or the world famous Henri Willig Cheese and More shops to ensure you’ve access to the very best the city has to offer. And, if you’re looking for an affordable, comfortable stay right in the center of town, then look no further than the Amsterdam Hostel Sarphati. Everyone is welcome, and all at prices that can’t be beaten elsewhere.