Dutch Snacks: 7 Snacks To Try While You Are In Amsterdam
Are you travelling to Amsterdam or the Netherlands soon? A handful of friends asked me what to do when they go to Amsterdam so I’m sharing this post about my favourite Dutch snacks. I will admit that when I was there I went to visit a “coffee shop”. And of course I had the munchie and this is where Dutch snacks come in!
Scroll down to see my favourite 7 Dutch snacks!
Febo is a chain of Dutch fast food automats. In case you have not experienced an automat, they are vending machines where you insert your money (bills or coins) and then pull your food out of a window.
You will see them all over the Netherlands
Febo automat windows
Febo Bami – looks scary but is tasty. It’s a croquette filled with chicken chow mein
More Dutch snacks I tried around Amsterdam
Fries with mayo – a favourite in Europe
Holtkamp is a pastry shop in central Amsterdam not far from where I was staying that also sold kroketten (croquettes). I wrote about them here.
Holtkamp kroketten yum!
Albert Cuyp Market
One morning when my Dutch friend Mattijs and I were hungover, he took me to De Pijp, a neighbourhood just south of central Amsterdam. We went to the Albert Cuyp Market. It’s a street market named after a 17th century Dutch Painter and located on Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustrat. You can buy vegetables, fruit, fish, clothing, gadgets, and household items from the vendors.
Mattijs told me in order to cure my hangover we had to eat Dutch hangover food. So we tried these following snacks:
Oliebollen – a Dutchie or a deep-fried Dutch doughnut sprinkled with powdered sugar
Poffertjes – battered treats almost like mini pancakes
Herring – I tried one and did not eat anymore. Not for me!
Stroopwafels are waffles made from 2 very thin layers of baked dough with a caramel syrup center. OMG. So good. You can find them everywhere, even in packages in grocery stores like Trader Joes, but oh they taste so good over there!
Stroopwafel goodness. I forgot to take photos so here’s one by Robyn Lee from Flickr
I also did a shot of Genever or Dutch gin but it was a bit too much for me, like the herring. It felt like I was going to get some hair on my chest!