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Amsterdam – Dutch Foods

Take a look at some of the Dutch food available in Amsterdam.  The Dutch like to eat Stamppot for dinner once the weather cools down, and also a warm, and hearty pea soup (Erwtensoep), made with bits of ham or sausage.  Stamppot is a mixture of boiled potatoes and vegetables topped with gravy and served with a large meatball or sausage.  Some of the popular stamppot are Andijvie (endive), Boerenkool (farmer’s cabbage) and Hutspot (potatoes mixed with onions and carrots). For desert try the poffertjes (mini pancakes with powdered sugar). While strolling along the “9 streets” which recently became a UNESCO World Heritage  site, you can try the herring from a street vendor, or grab a  savory sandwich, or sweet treat from the bakery. Wash it down with a nice, locally brewed Dutch beer or chat over coffee. 

Endive (Andijvie) stamppot with meatball

 

Pea soup (erwtensoep) with dark rye bread and "bacon"

 

Dutch pea soup with chunks of sausage and ham

 

Tender Dutch beef steak with carrot and onion Hutspot (Hutspot met een sucadel) from De Blauwe Hollander. The Pantry is another good restaurant serving Dutch Food and is just across the street.

Hutspot with sausage, bacon, and meatball, from Haesje Claes restaurant at Spuistraat 275

The Pantry restaurant is small and cozy, with Dutch specialties. If the restaurant is full, walk across the street to De Blauwe Hollander.

After dinner try the poffertjes, which are warm mini pancakes, served with powdered sugar, and ice cream, a real Dutch treat!

Upstairs at Haesje Claes restaurant. This restaurant is very large and sometimes has bus loads of people, but it has good Dutch food and a very cozy interior.

De Keuken van 1870 restaurant is a local hang-out for Dutch food and is located at Spuistraat 4, about 5-10 minutes from Central Station.

Hutspot Klapstuk (short ribs) from De Keuken van 1870

Menu from Bistro Bij Ons located at Prinsengracht 287 it is on a canal and a local favorite. Other local favorites are Boerenjongens at Talbotstraat 3 and also try Hap-Hmm at Eerste Helmerstraat. It fills up early with locals, and is about 10 minutes from Leidseplein, the entertainment area.

 

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