Food and Drink in the Netherlands

Find out about traditional Dutch cuisine and dishes to be found throughout the country...

Traditional Dutch cuisine is fairly simple and the few dishes described as "typically Dutch" are seldom also described as "elaborate" or "sophisticated". The main ingredient in a traditional Dutch meal is potatoes (aardappel), usually accompanied by meat and boiled vegetables. Dairy products are also very common.

The Netherlands now has an internationally oriented cuisine with the ingredients for (and restaurants serving) foods originating from Africa, France, Italy, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, America and the Far East. In the big cities, some very good Thai food restaurants (in Amsterdam on the "Nieuwmarkt" for example) can be found, as well as good authentic Chinese food in the Chinese quarters.

After World War II Indonesia became independent and many Indonesian Dutch people returned (or moved) to the Netherlands bringing the spicy cuisine with its exotic ingredients.

Do you have a suggestion to improve this page? click here...

Content Sponsor

DutchbuzZ

DutchbuzZ is a weekly English-language radio show broadcast on FM 92.0 in The Hague. Everyone...
Find out more...

CIGNA

Moving abroad? Get top quality international health insurance from CIGNA Global Health Options....
Find out more...

Moneycorp

If you need to send money overseas Moneycorp, the exchange experts, can help you make your money...
Find out more...

Business Directory:
Related Categories

Featured Information

Income Tax

Income Tax

Find out about the tax responsibilities for residents, non-residents and partial non-residents.

Read more...
Useful Contacts

Useful Contacts

Find out about services and government organisations that play a part in moving to the Netherlands.

Read more...

Essentials

Maps

Useful local maps covering all key areas of South Holland

Read More...

Featured Information

Driving

Driving

How to make sure you stay on the right side of the law when you're driving in the Netherlands.

Read more...
Useful Contacts

Useful Contacts

Find out about services and government organisations that play a part in moving to the Netherlands.

Read more...
Mobile Site