Sightseeing can be tiring. What better way to re-energize yourself than with a bit of snacking throughout the day? Amsterdam is brimming with plenty of places to stop along the way for a quick break, providing the perfect opportunity to try a few Dutch fast food favorites.
The Albert Cuypmarkt is one of the best places to try typical Dutch treats. As you stroll down the Albert Cuypstraat, be sure to make a few food pit stops. The Vlaardingse Haringhandel, a herring stand, is located near the Ferdinand Bolstraat. Herring season starts in the late spring, but the fish is available year round. In the heart of the market, you’ll pass by sweet waffles, powdered sugar poffertjes (tiny pancakes) and mouthwatering stroopwafels. You also have plenty of opportunities to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, olives, cheeses and meats. Near the Van Woustraat, you’ll find even more delicious snacks: Spanish churros, Vietnamese loempias and fries.
The FEBO, known for its hole-in-the-wall vending machine concept, is the best establishment to try a kroket or frikadel. Fry lovers will definitely want to visit Vleminckx or Manneken Pis. Ijscuypje rotates its products seasonally. In the summer months, Ijscuypje serves creamy, delicious ice cream, and in the wintertime, stamppot, a Dutch classic made with mashed potatoes and vegetables. There are even a few hot dog stands scattered throughout the city. Amsterdam is a foodie’s paradise. Eet smakelijk!