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Traditional Dutch Food

Are you curious about traditional dishes in Holland? Make sure to try these dishes and snacks while holidaying in Holland. Or prepare them yourself at 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!
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Recipe endive stew

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

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

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Recipe boerenkool (kale)

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

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

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Recipe oliebollen (dough balls)

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

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

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Recipe kruidnoten

If you’re fortunate enough to spend time in The Netherlands during the month of December, you are in for a wonderful treat.

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Gevulde Speculaas

The Dutch love cookies! We like crunchy cookies, soft cookies, salty ones, sweet ones, big, small, with chocolate, without chocolate….you name it.

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Recipe Bossche Bollen

See if you can eat a Bossche Bol without getting covered with whipped cream and chocolate.

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Recipe 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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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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Vegetable soup

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

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Dutch asparagus

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

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Recipe poffertjes

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

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Recipe appelflappen (apple turnovers)

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

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