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The top traditional Dutch dishes in Amsterdam


Global Blue brings you our guide to seven of the best foods to try in Amsterdam and the best places to sample them. From Dutch cheese to traditional desserts, we have found the city’s top culinary delights

Emily Scrivener
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Traditional Dutch food is often characterised by rich, hearty dishes and strong, simple flavours. Culinary favourites include Gouda cheese, deep-fried kroketten and stamppot, a simple stew made with potatoes, vegetables and meat. Sweet options include pancakes, liquorice and stroopwafel, wafer-like waffles filled with caramel – a real taste of Amsterdam.

The city also offers a wealth of international restaurants and fantastic places to eat, from small cafés serving traditional Dutch pancakes and stroopwafels to Michelin-starred restaurants, gourmet food halls and markets. Indonesian food also has a long tradition in the city and is very popular, with many restaurants offering a South East Asian twist on classic dishes. Here, we reveal seven of the best foods to try in Amsterdam and the top places to try them.

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