Travel provides ample opportunities to try new food and discover local cuisine. Food not only satisfies you after a long day of sightseeing, but one simple bite can also open the door to experiencing a country’s culture. Sometimes you just need to know where to look. 10Best is here to point the way to the best Dutch restaurants in town.
Start your meal with kroketten or bitterballen, best described as a deep-fried roll of mashed potatoes and minced meat. This finger food is absolutely delicious and sure to take the edge off. When you’re ready for the main attraction, there are numerous options. If you’re a meat lover, steak with either pepper or mushroom sauce is a must. Stamppot Andijvie, mashed potatoes with endives, bacon and cheese, or Boerenkool met Worst, mashed potatoes with kale and sausage, are perfect dishes on a cold, winter day. Pannenkoeken (pancakes) are also a popular meal, as Dutch pancakes can be served with a variety of ingredients: bacon, cheese, apples, strawberries and more.
Want to sample a variety of Dutch favorites? Fresh herring, best served with pickles and onions, or kibbeling (fried cod) are both delightful snacks. Order a cheese plate and experience some of the best cheese in the world. Poffertjes (little pancakes with powdered sugar) or stroopwafels (warm, thin waffles with caramel inside) will satisfy any sweet-tooth craving. This list is only a start to all the delicious possibilities, so we invite you to take your pick and let the feast begin.