Tag Archives: Holland

STAPLE FOODS – Cheese

THE frequently used disparaging term ‘cheese-head’ is often used when referring to the Dutch population, which just goes to show the size and scale of the reputation Dutch cheese has received internationally. Edam and Gouda are the two most famous … Continue reading

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HOMECOOKING – Stamppot

SINCE the spud’s introduction in the 18th century, the potato has become the staple food of the Dutch people, resulting in the home-cooked treat known as Stamppot. A down-to-earth meal (literally), Stamppot involves adding mashed potatoes with varying ingredients like … Continue reading

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SOUVENIRS – Stroopwafels

WHILST neighbour Belgium may have its waffles, Holland most certainly has its stroopwafels, a unique type of cookie that’s been around for centuries, but in 1784 was only known in Gouda. Made with 2 waffle-type caramel filled wafers, the waffle … Continue reading

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PLACES TO VISIT – Amsterdam Tasting Houses

HAVING at one time exported over 1,300 million litres of beer in a year, it’s highly likely you’re familiar with the Dutch powerhouse breweries of Bavaria, Heineken & Grolsch. What you might not be quite so clued up on is … Continue reading

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STREET FOOD – Pickled Herring

Herring is the most popular fish and probably the most typical, traditional and oldest street food in the Netherlands. It has had an enormous influence on Dutch history. The fish has been a staple ingredient in the Dutch diet since … Continue reading

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FOOD FESTIVALS – ‘t Preuvenemint

IT’S always nice when visiting a new country to experience life outside of the capital city, and it’s even better when you’ve got the food festival ‘t Preuvenemint to enjoy whilst you’re at it. ‘t Preuvenmint is a four-day culinary … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OCCASIONS – Oliebollen

Oliebollen (literally oil balls) are a variety of dumpling usually served with powdered sugar that’s traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve and at funfairs.  As if anyone needed an excuse to try these delicious balls of yum, an old Dutch … Continue reading

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