I bet you’re expecting this list to be full of cheese. Sure, they do like to eat cheese in the Netherlands. But it’s more likely to be a snack to go with a refreshing beer. You’re not likely to find cheese actually in traditional Dutch dishes.
When you eat traditional Dutch food, you can see that it has been influenced by rustic farm life. But also by the golden years of this seafaring nation, when ships would arrive in the local harbours packed with all kinds of exotic delicacies.
These days, menus in Amsterdam reflect the diverse mix of people and cultures living in the city.
There’s something to suit every taste and budget… Looking for vegetarian or vegan options, or something meatier? Craving something savoury or sweet? Feeling fancy or prefer to keep it simple? Dreaming of eating in a high-end restaurant or hoping to grab something from the local snack bar?
You won’t be disappointed in Amsterdam! Whatever food you have your heart set on, make sure you don’t miss out on our five favourites…