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Postcards From Amsterdam: Dutch Food

In case you missed our first postcard, find it here...

So what can one eat in Amsterdam? While cheese, sausages, pastries, seafood, stews and meat are the "typical" traditional Dutch foods, the capital is packed with restaurants featuring everything from fine dining to international cuisine. We couldn't believe how many new, hip restaurants had opened up. Next time we visit I'm going on a tasting junket.

Today, however, I'm presenting a couple of the weird and wonderful edibles that are special to the Netherlands:

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Coins for a croquette at Febo? This fast-food favourite is still going.

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Dutch pancakes come in many varieties - this one has cheese and mushrooms.

What I find interesting is the large number of Argentine steakhouses - there's either a lot of money to be made with these or the Dutch really love their quality meat!

Amsterdam Argentina steak houseAmsterdam Argentine restaurantHave you been to Amsterdam? What was your favourite place to eat?

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You forgot a VERY important part of the Dutch pannekoek experience — stroop! Because it is neither too sweet or too savory — it is a great foil to either a sweet or savory pannekoek. This very interesting flavor and consistency does make it unique and people need to be made aware of it. I can’t eat a Dutch pancake with maple syrup — just not the same!

Indeed I did! I know of stroop but I can’t remember now if I tried it with the pancake. I’m sure I didn’t have maple syrup on it – next time we’re in town I’m going to make sure I try some. Thanks for the tip =)


The Dutch also use ‘peodersuiker’ on their pannekoeken — again — not as sweet or refined as the American or English powdered sugar, but very tasty. Did you try ‘poffertjes’ — also delish!

I have not tried poffertjes – I’m feeling I need to re-write this post, haha. We’re due a trip there soon so I’m going to try it all and come back and report! =)

yyyammmi great pics.

I want a vending machine croquette! Looks like fun.

It is fun! =)


Looking forward to more postcards from Amsterdam. Been dying to go there for so long! The pancakes sound yummy!

Awesome! =) A few more coming up this week…


I tried Febo in Amsterdam. I told my family about eating from a vending machine when I came home and they were a little horrified by that. But personally I thought it was good. It’s not gonna win any michellin stars, but between Febo and McDonald’s – I’d take Febo any day. 

I was surprised by it! Outside of Amsterdam we saw another chain with the same vending machine style…seems to be a Dutch thing – I agree with you though, much better than other fast food. =)

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