Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam
Mixing influences from all over the world, food in Amsterdam is heavy and hearty, featuring deep-fried goodies both savory and sweet. Whether you prefer a hole-in-the-wall café or a top restaurant, here are a few foods and experiences not to miss.
*Bitterballenare deep-fried meat croquettes served with mustard.
Patatorfrites*are thick fried potatoes usually served in a paper cone with toppings like curry ketchup, peanut satay sauce, mayonnaise, or onions.
*Stamppotis a favorite Dutch comfort food made of potatoes mashed with vegetables and served with a large sausage.
Reflecting the Indonesian influence in Amsterdam,Rijstaffelfeatures a variety of small dishes of rice, meats, and curries.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, try warm, butterypoffertjessprinkled with powdered sugar; a cream-filledtompoucepastry; orstroopwafel, two thin waffles stuck together with a sweet syrup.
Visit an Amsterdam cheese shop for a specialwine and cheese tasting, and learn all about Dutch cheeses.
Head to the streets and the bars for some of the besttraditional Dutch dishes and snacks, many of which can be eaten on the go.
Spend an evening with a local familylearning how to make Dutch pancakes.
Take aguided food tourthrough the center of Amsterdam, learning about the city’s history while sampling several favorite Dutch treats.
Join aculinary tour of Amsterdam’s Jordaan districtto get a flavor of the city’s more sophisticated cuisine.