12 Dutch recipes

If you feel like having a hearty winter meal, a special regional dish or a tasty snack from Holland but have no time to travel to Holland, don’t panic. These recipes will help you bring Dutch cuisine into your own home. Read all about the ingredients, preparation and background of these Dutch dishes. Prepare dishes like ‘bitterballen’ (ragout balls), ‘stamppot’ (mashed potatoes with vegetables) and ‘suikerbrood’ (sugared bread) and travel to Holland with every bite. Above all, enjoy!

  • Andijviestamppot

    A ‘stamppot’ is a pan full of mashed potatoes and vegetables. The Dutch love it and you will probably too.

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  • Hutspot

    Try our hutspot: an extremely popular evening meal during the cold winter days.

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  • Bitterballen

    Holland has the best snack in the world: bitterballen. One bite and you’re hooked!

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  • Dough Balls

    You cannot celebrate New Year’s Eve without a platter of oliebollen covered in powdered sugar.

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  • Boerenkool

    The weather, besides being a traditional topic of discussion for the Dutch, also seems to trigger certain food choices.

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  • Split pea soup

    The Dutch love soup in all flavors, shapes and sizes. Erwtensoep might just be the all-time favorite.

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  • Dutch asparagus

    Asparagus has rightfully earned itself nicknames like ‘white gold’ and ‘queen among vegetables’.

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  • Tompoes

    The tompoes is a traditional Dutch pastry that is often served with afternoon coffee or at celebratory events like birthdays.

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  • Poffertjes

    Poffertjes are an integral part of national holidays, summer festivals and fun celebrations

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  • Vegetable soup

    This traditional soup with vegetables and small meatballs warms your belly and heart.

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  • Appelflappen

    The apple is one of the most versatile and used fruits in the Dutch kitchen.

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  • Stroopwafels

    Holland is the land of cookies and the stroopwafel has a worldwide reputation as a sweet treat.

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