Breakfast is said to be the most important meal. Studies show eating in the morning can provide many benefits, including weight control and sharper thinking. According to American Institute for Cancer Research, food delivers a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals and regulates your appetite. Breakfast prepares you for the rest of your day.
The Dutch breakfast is rather simple. Before school or work, some will grab a slice of bread, spread on butter, peanut butter or Nutella and top it off with sprinkles (hagelslag). Others prefer bread and cheese. Some eat yoghurt or fresh fruit. Fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee are frequent companions.
The Dutch enjoy a more extensive breakfast on the weekend. It is a mix and match of many cultures. For instance, they have their own equivalent of French Toast called wentelteefjes. Eggs are a popular choice, such as “uitsmijter” – a slice of bread, fried egg and meat – or an omelet. The aroma of fresh breads and croissants often fills the kitchen. One of the family favorites is the pancake.
Amsterdam provides numerous options to wake up with a delicious meal. These restaurants offer a variety of creative combinations and diverse flavors. Try a typical Dutch breakfast at Koffiehuis de Hoek or enjoy a Dutch favorite at Pancakes! Savor one of the incredible fresh baked pastries at De Bakkerswinkel or order a Full English-style breakfast at Greenwoods. After eating at one of these amazing joints, you’ll feel energized and ready to start your day.