Going Dutch – ‘Eten en Drinken’ in the Netherlands

 

We discovered that food in the Netherlands is basically everyone else’s food all available in one place.  Here we have had Schwarma , Flemish fries, and even Tex Mex fajitas and have seen many pizza and burger places.
Actual Dutch food includes:
Verkade Biscuits
Here is Zachary trying a Verkade biscuit, this one was similar to a graham cracker but they make several varieties.
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Stroopwafel
Waffles in the Netherlands are not close to the Belgian variety.  Instead, the are small, a bit crispy, and cooked with syrup inside of them, and then served as a street food and also in vending machines.
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Pannekoek
The Dutch seem to love pancakes; there are pancake restaurants on every corner in every town.  We never had the sweet variety, but we did have a savory version one evening, which was basically a large crepe.  Mine was cheese, onion, and tomato, while the photo of Jody’s shows his ham and cheese pancake:
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Poffertjes
These were my favorite Dutch treat.  Tiny little pancakes cooked in cast iron muffin tin looking pans, served warm as street food with butter and powered sugar.
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Broodjes
Sandwiches are simple yet delicious, full of local Gouda, nuts, lettuce, etc.
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Drinks
Every cafe we stopped in for Zachary’s bottle breaks had a house mint tea.  These were yummy and very simple – just hot water poured over a glass crammed full of mint leaves, served with honey.  Of course, there is also the obligatory Amstel and Heineken beers, of which Jody reported Amstel to be the winner.
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