Stamppot, bitterballen, stroopwafels. Just a small slice of the Netherlands’ favourite foods. But what do internationals think of Dutch cuisine?
The Dutch diet is based on simple ingredients and it can easily be described by the famous expression “Wat de boer niet kent eet hij niet” (What the farmer doesn’t know, he doesn’t eat). As a foreigner in the Netherlands, you will soon realise the essentials. Breads, cheeses, milk and even chocolate sprinkles are just some of the Dutchies’ favourites.
The most famous Dutch delicacies are stamppot, which is made of potato mash, endive, cabbage or sauerkraut served with sausage, bitterballen and kroketten, which are deep-fried balls and tubes filled with a ragout of meat or, sometimes, vegetables.
No international can truly deny their love for freshly made stroopwafels, thin round waffles with syrup, and of course pancakes.
Find out in the video which are internationals’ favorite and least favorite Dutch foods.