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16 Summery Dutch Salad Recipes
Break out of your salad rut with these sixteen recipes for summertime salads.

16 Summery Dutch Salad Recipes
Break out of your salad rut with these sixteen recipes for summertime salads.

Best Amsterdam Cheese Shops - Food Shopping Guide
Join me for a virtual stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer for the culinary minded shopper. We will visit my favorite markets, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shops. There's sure to be something for even the pickiest gourmand. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Amsterdam Cake Shops
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Amsterdam Restaurant for Dutch Food - Dutch Restaurants in Amsterdam - Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Typical Brown Cafe Bars - Amsterdam's Best Bars and Cafes - Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Amsterdam Bakeries - Where to Buy Bread in Amsterdam - Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Places to Buy Chocolate in Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Cooking Stores and Bookshops in Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Amsterdam Spots for Food Lovers
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Amsterdam Markets - Albert Cuyp market - Noordermarkt market - Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Amsterdam Fishmongers and Butchers - My Favorite Amsterdam Butchers and Fish Shops - Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam
Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Recipe for Pork Rib Roast with Oven-Roasted Vegetables
Forget turkey, the Dutch way to celebrate is with pork. This recipe delivers a juicy rib roast with crispy crackling and oven roasted veggies.

The Story of Sinterklaas: Dutch Santa Claus
The Dutch celebrate the feast day of Sinterklaas on Dec. 5 and 6 to commemorate the life of St. Nicholas.

Dutch Holidays
The most important holidays on the Dutch calendar are undoubtedly Sinterklaas, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter and Queen's Day. Each holiday has its own traditions and accompanying foods. Why not have a go at one of the many much-loved Dutch festive treats?

Kerstfeest: Dutch Christmas in Holland
Christmas is celebrated over two days in the Netherlands, i.e. 'Eerste Kerstdag' (First Christmas Day) on December 25 and 'Tweede Kerstdag' (Second Christmas Day) on December 26, both of which are public holidays. Christmas in Holland is not centered on Santa Claus, crazy commercialism and gift-giving, but on the family and the ambiance of the holiday.

Pasen: Dutch Easter Holiday Celebrations
`Discover more about the Netherlands' Easter traditions, including the origins of Dutch decorated willow branches and rooster-shaped breads.

Dutch Food Basics
Join me for a look at Holland's rich food history, culinary influences, daily eating habits and trends.

Boerenjongens Dutch Christmas Drinks Recipe
A favorite treat at Dutch festivities and celebrations, 'boerenjongens' or brandied raisins, are easy to make and can be enjoyed as a drink or used as an ingredient in other dishes.

How To Make Dutch Almond Paste
Almond paste (called 'spijs' in Dutch) is used as a filling in a number of Dutch baked goods, such as 'stollen', 'gevulde koek', 'gevulde speculaas', 'banketstaaf', etc. It's very easy to make your own.

How To Make Almond Paste - Making Spijs - Dutch Almond Paste Step by Step
Almond paste (called 'spijs' in Dutch) is used as a filling in a number of Dutch baked goods, such as 'stollen', 'gevulde koek', 'gevulde speculaas', 'banketstaaf', etc. It's very easy to make your own.

How To Make Almond Paste - Making Spijs - Dutch Almond Paste Step by Step
Almond paste (called 'spijs' in Dutch) is used as a filling in a number of Dutch baked goods, such as 'stollen', 'gevulde koek', 'gevulde speculaas', 'banketstaaf', etc. It's very easy to make your own.

How To Make Almond Paste - Making Spijs - Dutch Almond Paste Step by Step
Almond paste (called 'spijs' in Dutch) is used as a filling in a number of Dutch baked goods, such as 'stollen', 'gevulde koek', 'gevulde speculaas', 'banketstaaf', etc. It's very easy to make your own.

Recipe for Dutch Caramel Treacle Cookies
Similar to the more well-known

Recipe for Dutch Kruidnoten Cookies
Spicy speculaas' little sibling is traditionally enjoyed during the 'Sinterklaas' festivities in the Dutch festive season. We've got the recipe.

Recipes for Cooking with Dutch Cheese
This recipe collection places cheese in the spotlight, with recipes featuring Gouda cheese, Bastiaansen Blauw, 'Olde Remeker', 'boerenkaas', hard Dutch goat's cheese, chevre and more.

Recipes for Cooking with Dutch Cheese
This recipe collection places cheese in the spotlight, with recipes featuring Gouda cheese, Bastiaansen Blauw, 'Olde Remeker', 'boerenkaas', hard Dutch goat's cheese, chevre and more.

Recipes for Cooking with Dutch Cheese
This recipe collection places cheese in the spotlight, with recipes featuring Gouda cheese, Bastiaansen Blauw, 'Olde Remeker', 'boerenkaas', hard Dutch goat's cheese, chevre and more.

Cuisines That Have Influenced the Dutch Kitchen
Dutch cuisine was deeply influenced by foreign flavors. Discover how.

Dutch Foodie Culinary Idioms and Edible Expressions
Idiomatic expressions add local flavor to language, and those expressions that relate to food perhaps reflect a nation's eating culture most of all. Here is our (non-exhaustive) list of food-related Dutch idioms, proverbs and sayings.

Types of Dutch Cheese - Dutch Cheese Markets
Holland is renowned for its excellent cheese. Our overview covers the most important varieties of Dutch cheese and where to find them.

Dutch Food History and Cooking (Past and Present)
A look at the history of food in the Netherlands - from the glory of the Golden Age through Holland's subsequent frugal phase and to today's slow culinary awakening.

Dutch Cuisine in Amsterdam: 10 Best Restaurants
While it's still easier to find Indonesian, French or Italian restaurants in Amsterdam than eateries that dish up the city's native cuisine, local food is making a comeback as young Dutch chefs embrace their roots. My overview of restaurants that serve Dutch food runs the gamut from very cheap to very expensive, and includes restaurants that cook traditional Dutch dishes (sometimes with a twist) and eateries that use local ingredients in interesting new ways.

Kroket Glossary - History & Types of Dutch Croquettes
A typical Dutch croquette is made of meat ragout (or salpicon) covered in breadcrumbs, and deep fried until golden and crispy. Learn more about the history of the croquette and Dutch ''kroket'' varieties...

Cakes, Pies & Pastries
Of course this section includes Holland's iconic apple pie, but there is also a whole lot more to discover.

Recipe for Quark Cake with Blueberries & Lemon
Looking for summer's perfect coffee cake? Try our lemon-blueberry quark cake now.

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10 Orange Colored Foods for Dutch National Celebrations
If you're looking for tangerine-tinged culinary inspiration for Dutch holidays and events, look no further.

Fruity Dutch Breakfast Dishes - Fruit-Based Brunch Recipes from Holland
These Dutch Breakfast recipes feature fruit, yogurt and other healthy options.

How to Make Chocolate Granola with Coconut and Almonds
Our chocolate and coconut granola may look and taste indulgent, but it's actually a wonderful way to eat well.

Bread recipes
From healthy wholewheat bread to indulgent almond filled ones, there certainly is much to enjoy about Dutch bread.

How to Make Dutch Krentenbollen From Scratch
Learn how to make the fruitiest

How to Make Potato and Cheese Croquettes from Scratch
This easy croquette recipe combines three types of cheese with potato and spices for a meat-free morsel that'll satisfy any snack craving.

What is Osseworst, that Typical Amsterdam Raw Sausage?
Is Amsterdam speciality ''ossenworst'' really made from raw ox meat? Discover everything there is to know about the Slow Food-listed Dutch delicacy.

More Lunch Ideas - Lunch Recipes
A few more ideas for midday meals.

How to Make Lekkerbek met Ravigotesaus
The Dutch version of fish and chips, served with herb-rich ravigote sauce, is not to be missed. We've got the recipe.

Cookies
Cookies are so Dutch that even their very name comes from the Dutch word 'koekje'. In this section, I will be looking at all kinds of Dutch cookies, both sweet and savory, from 'boterkoek', 'jan hagel' and 'speculaas' to Gouda cheese cookies and 'kaasstengels'.

How to Make Arnhemse Meisjes with Cinnamon
These traditional Dutch treats are so light and crispy, you won't believe how simple they are to make.

Muffins & Cupcakes
While muffins aren't really Dutch, they have become a part of our culinary repertoire. After all, they're so tasty and easy to make. In this section, I will be giving muffins a Dutch twist.

Muffin Recipe with Spelt, Banana and Peanut Butter
Dutch chocolate sprinkles (''hagelslag'') add a Dutch touch to our spelt, peanut butter and banana muffins.

Best Amsterdam Coffee Bars and Chains
Amsterdam has a thriving coffee bar culture. See our recommendations for the city's best brews, so you'll never stray too far away from coffee heaven.

Best Amsterdam Coffee Bars and Chains
Amsterdam has a thriving coffee bar culture. See our recommendations for the city's best brews, so you'll never stray too far away from coffee heaven.

Traditional Dutch Sauerkraut and Potato Stamppot Recipe
This hearty hotchpotch with sauerkraut, potatoes and bacon is as reassuringly old-fashioned as it is wintry and warming.

Hollandse Appeltaart Recipe -- Best Dutch Apple Pie
Our foolproof family recipe delivers a generous apple pie with a crisp crust, flavorful filling and pretty peek-a-boo lattice pattern.

How to Make Asparagus Hollandaise at Home
Tender white asparagus swathed in Hollandaise sauce, chopped boiled eggs and slices of ham is spring cuisine at its swoonworthy best.

Recipes for Easy Pregnancy Meals
Our list of pregnancy-proof recipes will feed your baby bump and ease your nerves. Simple. Healthy. Tasty. What more could you expect while expecting?

Savory Parsley Pannenkoeken Recipe with Smoked Salmon
If you like savory pancakes we think you'll love these Dutch parsley pannenkoeken with smoked salmon and crème fraîche.

Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
More than perhaps any other nation, the Dutch are a people obsessed with their bread. They can just as easily enjoy a sandwich for breakfast as for lunch. This section, therefore, will feature Dutch bread and sandwiches, but also recipes for egg dishes, omelettes, pancakes and healthy fruit-based breakfasts.

Main Meals
The main event. Dutch food is healthy, cheap and nutritious -- perfect for mid-week meals for the whole family or comfort eating for one. But even better, these recipes are simple to make.

Pancakes
What could be more Dutch than pancakes? From 'pannenkoek' (big, round, flat Dutch pancakes) to 'poffertjes' (baby pancake puffs) to 'drie in een pan' (smaller pancakes, similar to American-style ones), Dutch pancakes are everything but boring.

Starters & Snacks
Here you will find some of my favorite recipes for starters, snacks and small bites.

How to Make Traditional Dutch Whole Wheat Bread
This easy recipe for whole wheat bread came to us via an artisan baker in Amsterdam. So, roll up those sleeves and prepare for a flour fest.

Dutch City Guides for Foodies - Where to Shop in the Netherlands
Find out where to food shop, where to eat and where to find everything your culinary heart desires in the Netherlands.

Restaurants in Amsterdam
Restaurants in Amsterdam. Dutch Food.

Dutch Nougatine Cookies Recipe -- Nougatientjes Recipe
Once named the official cookie for the Dutch city of Amsterdam, these delicious nougat-studded cookies are also known as 'nougatientjes'.

How to Make Black Bean Soup -- Recipes from Small World
For a taste of Brazil by way of an Australian cook at an Amsterdam lunch cafe, try this simple yet very satisfying soup recipe.

Dutch Veal Croquettes Recipe
Learn how to make the iconic Dutch bar snack at home with Dutch chef Albert Kooy's step-by-step recipe.

Dutch Veal Croquettes Recipe - Making Dutch Veal Croquettes from Scratch
Learn how to make the iconic Dutch bar snack at home with Dutch chef Albert Kooy's step-by-step recipe.

How To Make Dutch Veal Croquettes - Making Dutch Veal Croquettes - Step by Step Guide to Making Veal Croquettes - Kalfskroketten Stap-Voor-Stap
An iconic Dutch snack, the veal croquette ((or 'kroket' in Dutch) remains a favorite at parties and after late night cafe crawls. A crisp, breaded outside reveals a delicate, creamy ragout of veal at its center. But be warned: these delicacies can be deceptively hot inside, as many tongue-scorched victims that have fallen prey to their own gluttony can attest.

How To Make Dutch Veal Croquettes - Making Dutch Veal Croquettes - Step by Step Guide to Making Veal Croquettes - Kalfskroketten Stap-Voor-Stap
An iconic Dutch snack, the veal croquette ((or 'kroket' in Dutch) remains a favorite at parties and after late night cafe crawls. A crisp, breaded outside reveals a delicate, creamy ragout of veal at its center. But be warned: these delicacies can be deceptively hot inside, as many tongue-scorched victims that have fallen prey to their own gluttony can attest.

How To Make Dutch Veal Croquettes - Making Dutch Veal Croquettes - Step by Step Guide to Making Veal Croquettes - Kalfskroketten Stap-Voor-Stap
An iconic Dutch snack, the veal croquette ((or 'kroket' in Dutch) remains a favorite at parties and after late night cafe crawls. A crisp, breaded outside reveals a delicate, creamy ragout of veal at its center. But be warned: these delicacies can be deceptively hot inside, as many tongue-scorched victims that have fallen prey to their own gluttony can attest.

How To Make Dutch Veal Croquettes - Making Dutch Veal Croquettes - Step by Step Guide to Making Veal Croquettes - Kalfskroketten Stap-Voor-Stap
An iconic Dutch snack, the veal croquette ((or 'kroket' in Dutch) remains a favorite at parties and after late night cafe crawls. A crisp, breaded outside reveals a delicate, creamy ragout of veal at its center. But be warned: these delicacies can be deceptively hot inside, as many tongue-scorched victims that have fallen prey to their own gluttony can attest.

Gluten-Free Belgian Endive Appetizer Recipe
Team Belgian endive with chevre, crispy bacon and walnuts for a gluten-free, low carb appetizer that may make you forget you once loved crackers.

Cheese Shops in the Hague - Wine Shops in The Hague - Den Haag Wine Bars
It seemed prudent to put the wine and cheese spots together, as so many of The Hague's best cheese shops also happen to stock wonderful wines. We've also included a wine bar and a specialist wine shop in this section.

Best Foodie Spots in The Hague - Den Haag Culinary Guide - Food Shopping Guide to The Hague - Cookware Stores in The Hague - Cooking Shops Den Haag
Whether you're looking for professional cooking equipment or the latest fun silicone cake form, Den Haag certanly has all bases covered when it comes to cookware.

Where to Dine in The Hague - Best Restaurants in The Hague - Dining out in Den Haag
The Hague offers an interesting mix of international restaurants to cater to its culturally diverse population of diplomats, politicos, expats, business people and locals.

Finding Dining Room Furniture & Tableware in the Hague - - Best Foodie Spots in The Hague - Food Shopping Guide to The Hague
Dress your dining area in style. Whether you prefer elegant and understated or bold and colorful, you're sure to find what you're looking for in one of The Hague's many decor and dining room furniture shops.

Where to Eat in The Hague - Best Restaurants in The Hague - Lunching in Den Haag
No day of shopping is complete without a relaxing and much-needed meal. We've selected a few favorite brunch and lunch spots in The Hague, all of which are conveniently located in the main shopping areas.

Taking a Tea- or Coffee Break in the Hague - Coffee shops in The Hague - Tea Shops in The Hague, Where to Go for Coffee in the Hague - Where to Go for Tea in the Hague.
Looking for a place to sit down and enjoy a cuppa, or something to take home? Our selection of coffee- and tea shops in the Hague is sure to give you the caffeine rush you're after or the moment of quiet you crave.

Best Foodie Spots in The Hague - Den Haag Culinary Guide - Food Shopping Guide to The Hague - Where to Find a Farmer's Market in The Hague
While The Hague ('Den Haag' in Dutch) isn't the capital of the Netherlands, in many ways it acts as if it is. After all, The Hague is the seat of the Dutch government and parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Council of State. Moreover, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands lives at Huis ten Bosch in The Hague and works at Noordeinde Palace in the heart of the city. And, all foreign embassies in the Netherlands and some 150 international organisations are situated in the city, including the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice. The Hague is also the fourth major center for the United Nations and likes to call itself the Legal Capital of the World and the International City of Peace and Justice. With all this going on, it's no surprise that Den Haag boasts a thriving, international dining scene and fantastic foodie shops to cater to its culturally diverse population.

De Banketbakker Cookbook Review - Cees Holtkamp - Patisserie Holtkamp Cookbook
De Banketbakker, with 300 recipes from one of the Netherlands' most respected patissiers, could very well become the bible of Dutch baking. It includes many recipes that Holtkamp patisserie is famous for, such as shrimp croquettes, lemon meringue pie and 'stroopwafels'.

What To Do with Cauliflower - Inspiration & Ideas for Using Cauliflower - What to Do with Cauliflower
I've borrowed these ideas for using cauliflower from 'Smaakvrienden', Angelique Schmeink's guide to culinary inspiration, filled with ideas, tips, pairings and recipes for some 80 vegetables.

Simple Dutch Recipes Index by Category
The thought of attempting dishes from an unknown kitchen can be pretty daunting, but the good news is that Dutch cooking, like the Dutch themselves, is pretty straightforward, with plenty of basic recipes to get you going.

Sandwiches
What better to do with Dutch bread than make a 'broodje', that beloved Dutch sandwich.

Chevre, Balsamic-Onion and Arugula Sandwich Recipe
Sharp, tangy, sweet and creamy flavors create a taste sensation in Sean Wainer's Chevre, Balsamic-Onion and Arugula Sandwich. We've got the recipe

Captain's Dinner Recipe -- Cooking Kapucijnerschotel
Getting started with Dutch food? Try this typical Dutch family meal made with Dutch grey peas, ground beef, apples and bacon.

Yvette van Boven's Homemade Grilled Rib Eye Steak
Take your next grilling-session to new heights with this recipe for grilled rib eye steak, marinated in garlic and herb oil.

Recipe for Small World's Famous Carrot Cake
Moist and moreish, thanks to coconut and pineapple, it's no surprise that Sean Wainer's carrot cake has become world famous. We've got the recipe.

Salads
From classic coleslaw to crunchy kohlrabi salad and cancer-fighting cauliflower salad, there's plenty to get your fork into here.

Healthy Pumpkin, Broccoli and Chili Salad Recipe
Pumpkin adds a sweet note to this flavorful vegan salad, which is great for fall and winter and works well as a side dish or meal salad.

Kaasstengels Recipe -- Cheese Straws with Aged Gouda
These crispy, cheesy puff pastry twists are traditionally served with soup, but they make an excellent - and ridiculously easy - appetizer.

Indonesian Lapis Legit Recipe -- Traditional Spekkoek
This spiced multi-layered cake is an example of the fusion between Dutch and Indonesian traditions, and a popular delicacy in the Netherlands today.

Waterzooi Recipe - Traditional Flemish Seafood Stew
Some call this traditional Flemish fish dish a stew while others argue that it's a soup. Either way, it's an excellent way to enjoy fresh seafood.

Macaroni and Cheese with Dutch Smoked Sausage and Kale
Dutch winter staples curly kale and smoked sausage add a hearty touch to macaroni and cheese that will be a hit with the whole family.

The History and Role of Dutch Licorice
The Dutch are a nation obsessed with licorice. Discover the origins of licorice, how it's made and how it fits into Dutch food culture.

Recipe for Frisian Buttermilk Pudding with Strawberries
Try our version of Frisian

Recipe for Dutch Vegetable Soup with Meatballs
Meatballs feature in many traditional Dutch vegetable soups and this is our take on

Recipe for Dutch Sugar Loaf - Fries Sukerbole
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How to Make Dutch Chipolatapudding
Gelatin-set desserts are a popular way to finish a meal in the Netherlands. This Maraschino-flavored version is studded with raisins, fruits and nuts.

Quick-Bread Recipe with Beer, Gouda Cheese and Bacon
Our no-knead no-yeast bread uses beer and self-rising flour to give it lift and bacon and Gouda cheese for that typical Dutch flavor.

Broodje Rookworst Recipe -- Dutch Sausage and Sauerkrauit Sandwich
Hot dog lovers will go barking mad for this Dutch smoked sausage sandwich, otherwise known as

How to Make Kalfskroketten -- Dutch Veal Croquettes
This recipe delivers the ultimate Dutch veal croquette, with a crisp, breaded outside and a delicate, creamy veal ragout at its center.

Recipe for Savory Dutch Pannenkoeken with Apple and Bacon
If you enjoy American pancakes with bacon and maple syrup you'll love these traditional Dutch pannenkoeken, too.

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day the Dutch Way
Stress is the last thing you want on Valentine's Day, that's why our Valentine's Day Menu includes plenty that you can prepare ahead.

Recipe for Dutch Cake with Whipped Cream and Fruit
For an authentically Dutch celebration, you must make this festive cake. There's plenty of freshly whipped cream in this cream cake, hence the name.

Recipe for Stir-Fried Pointed Cabbage with Bacon and Leeks
This simple side dish uses a classic combination of vegetables that can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

Soups
This section will include recipes for Holland's famous meal soups, such as brown bean soup and split pea soup, but there will also be some lighter soups, which can be served as a starter.

How to Make Frisian Onion Soup - Sipelsop Recipe
Caramelized onions, hard-boiled eggs and clove cheese combine in this Traditional Sipelsop Recipe from the northern Dutch province of Friesland.

Must See Spots in Groningen for Foodies - Groningen Food Shopping Guide
As the largest city in the northern Netherlands, Groningen has plenty to offer foodies. Here are a few of our favorite spots in this university town .

Must See Spots in Groningen for Foodies - Groningen Food Shopping Guide
Groningen is primarily known as a university town and its diverse student population lends it a young vibe. As the largest city in the north of the Netherlands, it offers enough to delight even the pickiest foodie. Here are a few of our favorite foodie spots in this Northern Dutch city.

Best Groningen Foodie Spots - Food Shopping Guide to Groningen - Groningen Culinary Guide - Groningen Food Shopping - Food Lover's Guide to Groningen
Groningen is primarily known as a university town and its diverse student population lends it a young vibe. As the largest city in the north of the Netherlands, it offers enough to delight even the pickiest foodie. Join me for a virtual stroll through the foodie streets of this friendly northern town. Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Groningen Foodie Spots - Food Shopping Guide to Groningen - Groningen Culinary Guide - Groningen Food Shopping - Food Lover's Guide to Groningen
Groningen is primarily known as a university town and its diverse student population lends it a young vibe. As the largest city in the north of the Netherlands, it offers enough to delight even the pickiest foodie. Join me for a virtual stroll through the foodie streets of this friendly northern town. Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Best Groningen Foodie Spots - Food Shopping Guide to Groningen - Groningen Culinary Guide - Groningen Food Shopping - Food Lover's Guide to Groningen
Groningen is primarily known as a university town and its diverse student population lends it a young vibe. As the largest city in the north of the Netherlands, it offers enough to delight even the pickiest foodie. Join me for a virtual stroll through the foodie streets of this friendly northern town. Join me for a virtual culinary stroll along the best foodie spots Amsterdam has to offer. We will visit my favorite market, restaurants, kitchen stores and cheese shop. Welcome to Amsterdam!

Must See Spots in Groningen for Foodies - Groningen Food Shopping Guide
Groningen is primarily known as a university town and its diverse student population lends it a young vibe. As the largest city in the north of the Netherlands, it offers enough to delight even the pickiest foodie. Here are a few of our favorite foodie spots in this Northern Dutch city.

Dutch Fondant Cakes Recipe – How to Make Roze Koeken
What do you get when you combine a pound cake base with a pink fondant topping? That's right: Dutch glace cakes or ''roze koeken''!

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Dutch Peanut Cookies Recipe -- How to Make Pindakoeken
Try our super simple recipe for making Dutch peanut cookies today and leave those sad supermarket cookies on the shelf.

Desserts
From traditional 'Haagse bluf' and 'hangop' to slightly more modern chocolate mousse and refreshing summer berry soup, my dessert section should have something you fancy.

Dutch Restaurants
Restaurant guides and reviews. Dutch Food.

Other Dutch Dining Guides & Restaurant Reviews
These magazines, guidebooks and online dining guides will come in handy if you're planning to dine out in the Netherlands.

Recipe for Sweet Festive Bread from the Zaanstreek
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Recipe for Stamppot with Kale, Pork and Potatoes
While mashed potatoes and kale with a smoked pork sausage sounds like hipster heaven today, this Dutch dish is actually as traditional as it gets.

What is Hagelslag? All About Dutch Chocolate Sprinkles
The sandwich topping known as ''hagelslag'' is arguably more emblematic of the Dutch than cheese. We delved into its history, etymology and uses.

Dutch Appeltaart Granola Recipe
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Puff Pastry Pies with Goat's Cheese, Leeks & Mushrooms
For the quickest and easiest little tarts, top store-bought puff pastry with pan-softened mushrooms, leeks, bacon, beet and grated goat's cheese.

Recipe for Dutch Pretzels with Brown Sugar
In the Netherlands, the local version of pretzels are deliciously sweet cookies. Try this recipe for classic brown sugar ''krakelingen'' cookies now.

Drinks
The Dutch are probably best known for their beer, and in the searing summer there’s nothing like it. But it’s hard to beat a soul soothing cup of real hot chocolate on a cold damp day. Or perhaps a mug of steaming spiced wine is more likely to lift your spirits? The bar’s open.

Healthy Red Smoothie Recipe with Beet and Pear
The earthy flavor of beets is a wonderful counterpoint to the buttery sweetness of pears in this healthy red smoothie recipe.

Top Ten Recipes from the Netherlands
Ten essential recipes from the Netherlands to incorporate into your Dutch cooking repertoire.

Dutch Brown Bean Soup Recipe -- Bruine Bonen Soep
Our tried-and-tested recipe for this typical Dutch family meal is an ideal way to get you hooked on winning winter food from Holland.

Nasi Goreng Recipe - Indonesian Fried Rice Recipe
Nasi Goreng is a classic example of edible recycling. Make it with leftover rice and all those little odds and ends you have hanging around the house.

Dutch Food and Cooking - History and Recipes
From apple pie to zuurkoolstamppot, and from traditional to new recipes, you'll find everything you need to know about Dutch cooking right here.

Sauteed Curly Kale Recipe by Yolanda Van Der Jagt
This healthy, iron-rich side dish sees Dutch winter favorite

Definition, Origin and Uses of Balkenbrij
Balkenbrij is a traditional cold-cut made with scraps of meat from the pig's head. Discover the origins and uses of this Dutch delicacy.

Purslane: Definition, Varieties, Benefits and Uses
Discover the varieties, nutritional benefits and culinary uses of purslane, an often over-looked but extremely healthy herb.

Recipe for Asparagus with Smoked Salmon a la Flamande
White asparagus and smoked salmon make a moreish match in this simple spring recipe from Flanders.

Mini Oliebollen with Bacon and Apple Recipe
Bacon and apple are typical pancake toppings in Holland. Here, the classic combination brings a twist to

Roast Radicchio and Witlof with Clove Cheese Recipe
Top roast radicchio and Belgian endives with shavings of flavorful Frisian clove cheese for an interesting low carb salad or side dish.

Side Dishes
These recipes for tasty side dishes to accompany your Dutch meal will show that there's more to Dutch food than just meat and two veg.

Recipe for French Toast with Frisian Sugar Bread
Our Northern Dutch take on French toast combines Frisian sugar bread, apple syrup and speculaas spices to spectacular effect.

Egg Dishes
There's more to Dutch breakfast and lunch than just sandwiches, as these yummy egg dishes prove.

How to Make Dutch Split Pea Soup -- Erwtensoep Recipe
Traditionally served on New Year's Day in the Netherlands, this split pea soup has become emblematic of Dutch winter food.

Traditional Poffertjes Recipe - Mini Dutch Pancakes
Often served from street stalls, these teeny tiny pancakes are a favorite with tourists, but you can recreate them at home without special equipment.

Recipe for Dutch Windmill Cookies -- Speculoos Recipe
These traditional Dutch cookies probably need no introduction, but if you haven't tried our cinnamon-spiced cookies yet, don't wait a moment longer.

Recipe for Jachtschotel - Hunter's Casserole Recipe
Similar to British cottage pie, this Dutch dish consists of layers of meat (traditionally venison), potatoes and vegetables, topped with apple slices.

Recipe for Appelflappen -- Dutch Apple Beignets
These Dutch New Year's fritters taste like a cross between apple pie and donuts. Try them now before all those New Year's diet resolutions kick in.

Recipe for Fried Camembert With Cranberry Sauce
Easy to make and delicious to eat, fried camembert with cranberry sauce makes an excellent vegetarian appetizer for any festive meal.

Recipe for ostrich fillet with blackberry sauce
Juicy blackberries add interest and depth to the lean ostrich meat, while the celeriac mashed potatoes give the sweet comfort you need in the winter.

Recipe for Advocaat Tiramisu with Kruidnoten
Creamy Dutch advocaat liqueur and cinnamon-ginger spiced kruidnoten cookies give our festive tiramisu a local flavor.

Recipe for Speculaas Cookie Letters for Sinterklaas
These letter cookies with their traditional Dutch speculaas base, offer an interesting alternative to classic chocolate Sinterklaas letters.

Recipe for Traditional Dutch Meatballs -- Oma's Gehaktballen
Our beef meatballs with gravy are a traditional Dutch nursery favorite and the very definition of cold weather comfort food.

Apple and Bacon Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe
Our bacon and apple version puts the ''Dutch'' back into Dutch baby pancakes, a specialty of the Pennsylvania Dutch, not the Netherlands.

Crustless Quiche with Curly Kale and Rookworst Recipe
Our crustless quiche is a low carb way to enjoy the typical Dutch winter flavors of ''boerenkool'' and ''rookworst''.

Recipe for Sinterklaas Brownies with Kruidnoten
Kruidnoten -- those heady cinnamon-spiced cookies enjoyed during the festive season in the Netherlands -- give our brownies a delicious Dutch twist.

The Meaning of Kapucijner
Kapucijners = A Dutch variety of grey peas. Find out more...

Groninger Mosterdsoep Recipe - Mustard Soup from Groningen
This traditional speciality from Groningen places the province's superb regional mustard in the spotlight.

Cinnamon Glazed Microwave Carrots Recipe
This Dutch version of sweet glazed carrots is flavored with honey, cinnamon and nutmeg - and a touch of lemon to give it a zesty zing.

Slow-Braised Beef (Draadjesvlees) Recipe
This traditional Dutch winter stew is the sort of hearty, homely food Dutch grandmothers love to serve up to their loved ones.

Banketstaaf Recipe -- Traditional Dutch Christmas Pastries
The 'banketstaaf' is a traditional Dutch treat served at Christmas time. Flaky puff pastry, dusted with a snowfall of powdered sugar, encases a soft, flavorful almond paste center.

Easy Homemade Dutch Mayonnaise With Vinegar Recipe
Homemade Dutch mayonnaise is nothing like the fake chemical stuff many supermarkets sell. It is rich and creamy and very grown up. It is also dead easy to make yourself, especially with this recipe.

Jan Hagel Cookies - Recipe for Dutch Christmas Cookies
These Dutch Christmas cookies with their hint of cinnamon, almond slivers and sugary crunch are just great for the holidays -- or, in fact, any time.

Taai-Taai Recipe - Traditional Dutch Sinterklaas Cookie
These traditional Dutch holiday cookies owe their typical chewy texture to honey. They are often made in beautiful festive molds and taste of aniseed.

Dutch Sinterklaas Chocolate Kruidnoten Cookies Recipe
Dipping

Dutch Pepernoten Cookies Recipe - Dutch Holiday Baking
These aniseed and honey flavored cookies can be found in every Dutch supermarket and bakery in the months preceding St. Nicholas Eve on December 5.

Classic Hot Chocolate Recipe - Warme Chocolademelk
Our hot chocolate recipe is one of unashamed indulgence to enjoy on cold or rainy days when a cup of liquid comfort is all you're after.

Dutch Cheese Plate - Hollandse Kaasplankje
There's far more to Dutch cheese than ubiquitous Gouda and Edam. Why not try a Dutch blue cheese, goat's cheese or nettle cheese instead?

Jam & Coconut Meringue Tartlets - Hertzoggies Recipe
You'll love these little pastries, which combine a crisp puff pastry shell with a tart apricot jam filling and chewy coconut meringue topping.

Dutch Chocoladevla Recipe - Dutch Chocolate Pudding
Chef Albert Kooy's heavenly homemade version of Dutch chocolate pudding will have you thinking twice about ever buying supermarket

How To Prepare Salmon Tartare in Your Own Kitchen
Light, fresh and easy, this salmon tartare by Jamie Oliver's Dutch''fish hero'' is sure to be a hit with fish fans.

How to Make Dutch Pickled Herring Salad From Scratch
Jamie Oliver's ''fish hero'' created this heavenly herring salad with fluffy potatoes, tangy apples, spicy horseradish and creamy creme fraiche.

How to Roast Root Vegetables in Your Oven
If you don't already do roast root veggies as part of your repertoire, you'll love this easy way to prepare winter vegetables.

Traditional Dutch Rice Pudding Recipe - Rijstebrij
Once reserved for weddings and feast days, this old-fashioned favorite remains a beloved cold weather treat in Dutch homes.

Recipe for Stroopwafel Cupcakes
Stroopwafel cookies add a Dutch twist to cinnamon-spiced cupcakes in this easy and indulgent recipe.

Pears Poached in White Port Recipe - Stoofpeertjes
This version of ''stoofpeertjes'' is flavored with mandarin orange peel, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and star anise.

Banoffee Pie Recipe from Homemade Winter Cookbook
Yvette van Boven's banana and caramel dessert from Home Made Winter is perhaps the very definition of cold weather comfort food.

Easy Recipe for Oven Baked Eggs with Salad Burnet
With its fresh, cucumber-like flavor, easy-to-grow burnet is a great way to jazz up baked eggs with sea salt and olive oil.

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Glossary entries starting with the letter F.

What is a Flessenlikker? Dutch Bottle Licker
Leave it to the Dutch to embrace an invention that gets every last bit out of glass bottles and jar, the ''flessenlikker''.

Barley Salad with Roasted Sesame Seeds & Aged Cumin Cheese Recipe
Rediscover an old Dutch staple, barley, in this healthy summer salad. There's nothing to wilt, which makes it perfect for picnics and packed lunches.

Dutch Birthday Bark Recipe with Candy Coated Aniseed
Discover a new way to celebrate during a Dutch maternity visit: offer dark chocolate birthday bark with muisjes.

Make Dutch Chocolate Bark with Kruidnoten & Cranberries
Treat your loved ones to our super simple Dutch chocolate bark with crunchy kruidnoten cookies and chewy cranberries now.

Patisserie Holtkamp's Classic Shrimp Croquettes Recipe
This recipe delivers croquettes with a crisp breadcrumb exterior and a well-filled, gooey center of delicately spiced shrimp - a true Dutch delicacy.

Learn how to steam fish with step-by-step instructions - Step 3.
Steaming is not only one of the easiest ways of preparing fish, it is certainly one of the healthiest. Learn how to steam fish in six easy steps.

Learn how to steam fish with step-by-step instructions - Step 4.
Steaming is not only one of the easiest ways of preparing fish, it is certainly one of the healthiest. Learn how to steam fish in six easy steps.

Learn how to steam fish with step-by-step instructions - Step 2.
Steaming is not only one of the easiest ways of preparing fish, it is certainly one of the healthiest. Learn how to steam fish in six easy steps..

Learn how to steam fish with step-by-step instructions - Step 6
Steaming is not only one of the easiest ways of preparing fish, it is certainly one of the healthiest. Learn how to steam fish in six easy steps..

Learn how to steam fish with step-by-step instructions - Step 2.
Steaming is not only one of the easiest ways of preparing fish, it is certainly one of the healthiest. Learn how to steam fish in six easy steps.

Steamed Cod Fillet with Carrots and Leeks Recipe
Steaming is not only one of the easiest ways of preparing fish, it is certainly one of the healthiest. Learn how to steam fish in six easy steps.

Recipe for Dutch Syrup Waffles - Stroopwafels
Widely available in supermarkets (even abroad), these Dutch caramel-filled cookies taste best when fresh. Learn how to make them from scratch.

Recipe for Dutch Christmas Bread - Kerstbrood - Stollen
This recipe for fruited Christmas bread with a sweet almond paste center is a real winner for the holidays.

Dutch Zandkoekjes Recipe - How to Make Zandkoekjes
We know you'll love the crumbly texture of these crisp, Dutch sugar cookies.

Traditional Dutch Foods - What is Snert?
Day old Dutch split pea soup is also known as ''snert''. Learn more...

Amarula Cocktail with Fresh Strawberries Recipe
This creamy cocktail features exotic Amarula cream liqueur and fresh Dutch strawberries - what could be more summery?

Witlof Glossary - Learn more about Belgian Endive (Chicory)
What the Dutch call ''witlof'' is known as known by many other names abroad, such as Belgian endive, chicory and 'witloof' in Belgium. Learn more...

Cooking Belgian Endive - What to Do with Chicory
These witlof cooking tips come from 'Smaakvrienden', a culinary inspiration guide, filled with ideas, tips, pairings and recipes for 80 vegetables.

Penne with Kale Pesto and Oude Kaas Recipe
While kale is a typical winter ingredient in the Netherlands, baby kale and aged Gouda cheese add a summery Dutch twist to the traditional pasta dish.

Gartine's Roast Tomato and Cream of Aubergine Pizza
Gartine's summer pizza is so full of seasonal flavor you won't even notice it's vegan.

Chicken in Green Herb Stew Recipe - Kip in't Groen
Rich in protein and plenty of green herbs and vegetables, this classic Flemish stew makes for a mighty fine family meal.

Recipe for Surinamese Chicken Curry
This quick and easy Surinamese chicken curry, a favorite in the Netherlands, is just the thing for a mid-week family meal.

Recipe for Kletskoppen - Brugse Kant Recipe
Crunchy

Recipe for Traditional Dutch Red Cabbage with Apples
Braised red cabbage is an old-fashioned, but much loved, side dish in the Netherlands. It goes really well with hearty meals like stews and venison.

Dutch Lemon Tompoes Pastry Recipe
This homemade version of the Dutch tompoes pastry is delicately flavored with lemon - perfect for summer.

Recipe for Dutch Orange Custard Slice - Oranjetompoes


Easy Dutch Raspberry Hangop Dessert Recipe
Dutch strained yogurt, or

Classic Dutch Cauliflower with Bechamel Sauce & Nutmeg Recipe
Our classic cauliflower is cooked to perfection and topped with creamy béchamel sauce and a dusting of nutmeg.

Recipe for Cherry Pancakes with Lime Cream Cheese
Traditionally served with only a dusting of powdered sugar, our tangy sauce gives Dutch cherry pancakes a little lift.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Parcels - Recipe for Slavinken
You'll find 'slavinken' (bacon wrapped pork parcels) at every Dutch butcher and supermarket. My version includes traditional Dutch meat herbs, which add a flavorful touch.

Traditional Dutch Ring Cake Recipe
Bake this beautiful Dutch celebration cake for Christmas or Easter or simply for your next coffee break.

Dutch Classic Beef Bitterballen Recipe
'Bitterballen' are a popular bar snack in the Netherlands and Belgium. They can be made with any number of ragout fillings, but this beef version is a classic of the genre.

Recipe for Fresh Summer Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream
You can use any summer fruits, such as strawberries, raspberries, red currants, peaches or plums,for this refreshing no-bake tart with pastry cream.

How to Make Bastognekoeken - Dutch Candied Sugar Cookies
Recreate these beloved Dutch rock sugar cookies at home with our easy recipe.

How to Make Uitsmijters - Fried Egg & Ham Breakfast
An

Pan-Fried Cod with Eggs, Herbs & Hollandaise Recipe
Gartine's pan-baked cod with egg mimosa, garden herbs and Hollandaise sauce makes a simple summer supper.

Recipe for Pan-Seared Prawn Tartare
This pan-seared prawn tartare retains the zesty freshness of a raw tartare, but is suitable for people who may not normally consume raw foods.

Sugar-Free Watermelon, Lime and Mint Lemonade Recipe
For a healthier alternative to Dutch

Recipe for Traditional Dutch Coleslaw - Koolsla
Did you know that coleslaw is actually Dutch? And, when made from scratch it's very nutritious, too. Try our easy recipe.

Typical Dutch Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Join us for a look at a day in the life of Dutch eating, as we take you through a typical Dutch breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What the Dutch Eat for Breakfast - Typical Dutch Meals
Join us for a look at a day in the life of Dutch eating, as we take you through a typical Dutch breakfast, lunch and dinner. Page 2.

What the Dutch Typically Eat for Lunch
Join us for a look at a day in the life of Dutch eating, as we take you through a typical Dutch breakfast, lunch and dinner. Page 3.

What the Dutch Eat for Dinner - Typical Dutch Meals
Join us for a look at a day in the life of Dutch eating, as we take you through a typical Dutch breakfast, lunch and dinner. Page 4.

Scrambled Eggs Recipe with Cumin Cheese & Baby Kale
Give your breakfast routine a boost with our baby kale and cumin cheese studded scrambled eggs.

Learn How to Make Dutch Wentelteefjes from Scratch.
This recipe will whip you up a quick, easy and delicious batch of custardy cinnamon-flavored French toast - done the Dutch way.

Appetizer Recipe for Croquettes with Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is having its moment, and this tender, flavorful meat is ideally suited for croquettes, one of the Netherlands' best-loved appetizers.

24 Seafood Recipes from the Netherlands
From scrambled eggs with shrimp to classic sole with Hollandaise sauce,we have a seafood recipe for every meal and hour of the day here.

24 Seafood Recipes from the Netherlands
From scrambled eggs with shrimp to classic sole with Hollandaise sauce,we have a seafood recipe for every meal and hour of the day here.

24 Seafood Recipes from the Netherlands
From scrambled eggs with shrimp to classic sole with Hollandaise sauce,we have a seafood recipe for every meal and hour of the day here.

Courgette Soup with Gouda Cheese & Ham Croutons Recipe
This simple zucchini soup makes a great summer appetizer or lunch dish when topped with our spelt croutons with ham and Gouda cheese.

An Easy Dutch Recipe for Pork Satay
Many satay recipes are overly complicated and labor intensive, but our homemade version is easy breezy and very flavorful.

Dutch Cucumber Salad with Chili
Our super simple cucumber and chili salad makes a fantastic side salad with Indonesian classics such as babi ketjap, pork satay or nasi goreng.

Jenever & Raspberry Cocktail Recipe
The color of this fruity and refreshing cocktail with genever, raspberries and orange liqueur calls to mind Amsterdam's infamous scarlet windows.

Homemade Iced Tea with Rooibos, Raspberries & Orange
You've got to try our homemade iced tea with rooibos, raspberries, orange and coconut sugar.

Recipe for Strawberry and Elderflower Bread
What better way to toast the season's finest fruit than with this strawberry loaf cake with elderflower syrup and a glass of bubbly?

Recipe for Ravioli with Chestnut Puree & Pumpkin
Making homemade ravioli has to be the perfect rainy day activity and this filling of chestnut puree and pumpkin offers sweet kitchen table comfort.

Manicotti with Swiss Chard, Orange & Goat's Cheese Recipe
Jonathan Karpathios' manicotti with its fresh Med-led flavors may just be the perfect pasta for summer.

Sauces, Syrups & Condiments
While Dutch food itself may not be that famous, surely everyone's heard of Hollandaise sauce and apple sauce? Their origins are Dutch. Learn the easy way to make them.

Recipe for Homemade Chive Oil
As bright in flavor as it is in color, this fragrant chive oil can be used to drizzle over veggies, grilled meats and for marinades and sauces.

Jonathan Karpathios' Easy Parsley Aïoli Recipe
Parsley aïoli makes a nice addition to your summer bread basket, and couldn't be easier to pull together.

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An index of categories in the

Jonathan Karpathios' Recipe for Mushroom & Nut Dip
Simple to make and easy to adapt by using different mushrooms, nuts and herbs, Jonathan Karpathios' tapenade recipe is sure to become a stand-by.

15 Dinner Recipes Dad Will Love
What are you cooking this Father's Day? May we suggest easy ostrich steak with blackberrry sauce, coconutty beef stew or celebratory roast suckling pig?

15 Dinner Recipes Dad Will Love
What are you cooking this Father's Day? May we suggest easy ostrich steak with blackberrry sauce, coconutty beef stew or celebratory roast suckling pig?

Jonathan Karpathios' Black Olive Tapenade Recipe
If store bought olive tapenade is a summer essential, you simply have to try this homemade version, courtesy of Dutch chef Jonathan Karpathios.

Jonathan Karpathios' Recipe for Coq Au Vin
Made with affordable rooster or stewing chicken, this French countryside favorite is a delicious way to make your cooking budget stretch further.

Smoothie Recipe with Rhubarb, Apple, Banana & Orange
Our rhubarb, apple, orange and banana smoothie is a good way to use up rhubarb stewing liquor.

Recipe for Dutch Cobbler with Apple & Rhubarb
A recipe your Dutch granny might have made. She would have used apple puree, but we've updated the classic Dutch cobbler with a rhubarb-apple compote.

Recipe for Vlavlip with Rhubarb, Orange & Apple
Our version of ''vlavlip'', a type of Dutch trifle, is made with rhubarb compote, which offers a sweet-sharp contrast to the velvety sweetness of the custard and the tang of the yogurt.

Recipe for Poached Pears in Red Wine
Fragrant pears poached in red wine make for a healthy dessert or a rather different side dish. This is perfect for people who are not too fond of sugary-sweet desserts. Or for someone who wants to add something new and wonderful to their dinner repertoire, instead of the usual peas and carrots.

Recipe for Surinamese Peanut Soup
If you like peanut butter or satay, you'll love this spicy peanut soup from the former Dutch colony of Suriname.

Recipe for Quark Cake with Raspberries, Orange & Aniseed
Aniseed, orange and raspberries make a fine pairing in this summery layer cake recipe.

Recipe for Fennel Soup served with Grey Shrimp
The subtle aniseed flavor of our fennel soup brings out the delicate nuances of North Sea grey shrimp.

Recipe for Dutch Thick-Cut, Baked Fries
Who says fries have to be bad for you? This recipe cuts down on the grease factor and ups the nutrients. No mess, no fuss and all the taste.

Recipe for Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Mousse
True chocoholics will love the complex, dark flavor of this good-for-you chocolate mousse, but it's also a great basic recipe to play around with.

Souffles with Asparagus, Ham & Gouda Cheese Recipe
Nothing could be more classic than white asparagus served with ham and eggs. Why not try these classic Dutch flavors in soufflé form?

Babi Ketjap Recipe (Pork in Sweet Soy Sauce)
Holland has embraced the cuisine of its former colony and this is a good example of the kind of simple Indonesian food Dutch people cook at home.

Recipe for Oatmeal & Banana Pancakes with Blackberry Sauce
Our banana-oatmeal pancakes with blackberry sauce are a good-for-you alternative to classic breakfast pancakes.

Recipe for Traditional Aniseed Cookies, Fryske Dúmkes
These classic cookies from the Dutch province of Friesland are flavored with hazelnuts, aniseed, cinnamon and ginger.

Spring Salad with Asparagus, Watercress & Pork Belly
Our zesty orange dressing sets off spring's finest flavors in this seasonal salad, which makes a satisfying lunch dish or substantial side.

3 x Nice 'n Sweet in Utrecht - Three Cake Addresses
This list of three cake shops in Utrecht is a typical example of the 3x list format that is found throughout Foodloversguide NL.

A Few Dutch Recipe Ideas for Mother's Day
Let her wake up to something wonderful this Mother's Day. With our indulgent, savory and healthy recipes, there's something for every kind of mom.

Recipe for Strawberries and Quark on Spelt Toast
The Dutch enjoy fresh strawberries on little white rusk rounds, with plenty of powdered sugar. We've updated the classic with spelt toast and quark.

Recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream with Stroopwafel Cookies
Caramel-syrup filled waffles add a yummy Dutch touch to creamy vanilla ice cream.

Chicory, Ham and Potato Gratin with Cheese Sauce Recipe
Our version of the classic Dutch gratin combines chicory, ham and mashed potatoes with a rich, Gouda cheese sauce for warm comfort on cold days.

Recipe for Five-Minute Mango Frozen Yogurt
We guarantee that this five minute mango frozen yogurt recipe will become a real standby in your summer kitchen.

Recipe for Orange Bell Pepper & Feta Dip
We created this sweet, smoky dip of roasted peppers, chili and garlic for King's Day, but it's so good we'll be returning to it throughout the year.

Easy Apricot Cut-Out Cookies Recipe
These butterfly cut-out cookies with apricot jam are perfect for orange-themed Dutch celebrations, such as King's Day.

10 Recipes for Dutch Pancakes and Poffertjes
This list of pancake and poffertjes recipes includes both traditional and new takes on the Dutch favorite.

Best Places to Eat or Buy Dutch Apple Pie in Amsterdam
Reasonably good ''appeltaart'' can be found in most Amsterdam cafes, but if you're looking for the city's best apple pie, allow us to lead the way.

The Best Juice Bars in Amsterdam
These Amsterdam juice bars know a thing or two about whipping up a great tasting fruit- or vegetable based beverage.

20 Spring Recipes from the Netherlands
Twenty of our favourite Dutch spring recipes using the season's finest ingredients, such asparagus, strawberries, fava beans and soft garden herbs.

20 Spring Recipes from the Netherlands
Twenty of our favourite Dutch spring recipes using the season's finest ingredients, such asparagus, strawberries, fava beans and soft garden herbs.

Dutch Spring Salad with Buttermilk Sauce Recipe
Dutch buttermilk dressing adds a sprightly touch to a spring vegetables salad with new potatoes, fava beans and fresh garden peas.

Recipe for Savory Cake with Asparagus, Ham & Cheese
Our Dutch savory cake with asparagus, ham and Dutch cheese may just be the perfect addition to your Easter brunch table.

Traditional Dutch Buttermilk Sauce Recipe
Serve this reassuringly old-fashioned sauce warm with potatoes, legumes or vegetables.

Reviews & Recommendations
Get the insider's guide to Holland from a local. I'll share the best on offer, e.g. my favorite Dutch websites and shops. There are also restaurant reviews and culinary city guides for those of you who plan to visit or for expats who live in the Netherlands.

Recipe Ideas for Easter
The Dutch place a strong emphasis on an extended Easter brunch with fruit and almond paste filled bread, rolls and luxurious toppings.

How to Make No-Bake Apricot-Cranberry Energy Balls
How to make no-bake apricot-cranberry energy balls from a few simple ingredients.

Recipe for Oat Cookies with Cranberries & Seeds
These crisp-chewy cookies with cranberries, oats and wholesome flax and hemp seed make a terrific tea-time treat and mid-afternoon snack. Kids love them!

Milkshake with Brandy Recipe - Dutch Dom Pedro Recipe
Our Dutch version of the popular South African dessert Dom Pedro, blends vanilla ice cream, brandy and cream for a very grown-up milkshake.

Low Alcohol Drink with Lemonade, Soda Water & Bitters
Soda water, lemonade, Angostura bitters and fresh lemon combine beautifully in this refreshing low-alcohol drink.

Where to Find a Good Steak in Amsterdam
There are times when only steak will do, and this is where you should head to in Amsterdam the next time a meaty moment strikes.

10 Dutch Carrot Recipes
Carrots are packed full of good-for-you nutrients and easy to find in your local supermarket. Here are 10 carrot recipes to get you inspired.

10 Dutch homemade breads, cakes and pastries
A few of our favorite recipes for Dutch cakes, breads and pastries to bake at home.

Dutch Dessert Recipes for Valentine's Day
Make these 10 Dutch Valentine's Treats for Your Sweetheart on February 14.

Hazelnootschuimtaart Recipe - Hazelnut Meringue Cake
If you've ever visited a Dutch bakery, you will have seen a hazelnut meringue cream cake. Why not try making this gluten-free treat at home?

Desserts, Cookies & Sweets
Bake up a storm the Dutch way: Learn how to bake the best apple pie in the world. Discover the secret of the perfect 'oliebol', try your hand at 'speculaas', or one of the other uniquely Dutch desserts, cookies & sweets.

Substitutes for Dutch Ingredients - Dutch Ingredient Substitutes
Perhaps you've come across a foreign looking ingredient in a Dutch recipe and you don't know how to find it, or you would like a local equivalent? Or, perhaps you're a Dutch expat trying to make an old favorite from back home without access to trusty old ingredients? Either way, I'm here to help with a handy list of substitutes for Dutch ingredients.

How to Make Biscoff Spread from Scratch
The easiest cookie butter recipe ever will make you wonder why you haven't tried making Biscoff spread from scratch before.

Definition & Origins of Speculoospasta
It's become a global phenomenon, but what is speculoos spread and where did it come from?

The Definition, History & Etymology of Speculaas
Speculaas are Dutch spiced cookies, logs or figurines.

How to Make Goulash Croquettes from Scratch
These crunchy paprika-spiced beef croquettes are great for entertaining. They're a sure hit as an appetizer or as an indulgent afternoon snack.

How to Make Classic Truffle Croquettes from Scratch
This version of croquettes uses truffles for a sophisticated twist on the Netherlands' favorite street snack.

The Best Dutch Stamppot Recipes
Here are ten of our favorite Dutch stamppot recipes to make whenever comfort is what you crave.

How to Make Cinnamon Ice Cream
What I love about homemade ice cream is that I know exactly what goes into it. No freaky additives, colorants or preservatives here. And, my ice cream's sweetness is decided by my own tastebuds, not by some scientist in a factory lab. This cinnamon ice cream is a good basic recipe to get you on your way -- it's a go-with-anything standby.

Recipe for Dutch Goujons with Ravigote Sauce
If you've ever taken a stroll along a Dutch beach, you may have sampled 'kibbeling' at a seaside stall. This recipe uses battered plaice pieces to make these delicious Dutch fish nuggets.

20 Recipes for St. Nicholas Eve Holiday


20 Recipes for St. Nicholas Eve Holiday


Recipes for Dutch Holiday Desserts and Festive Treats.
In the Netherlands, the beloved holidays St. Nicholas Eve (called 'Sinterklaas' in Dutch) on December 5, Christmas and New Year's Eve all have their own traditional sweets. This overview lists the most popular Dutch holiday treats.

Dutch Mulled Wine Recipe - Traditional Sinterklaas Food & Drink
This Dutch version of gluhwein is traditionally consumed on Sinterklaas, a Dutch holiday on December 5.

Recipe for Fattouche - How to Make Fattoush
The refreshing combination of cucumber, tomatoes, green onions, herbs and sumac-encrusted fried flatbread is a winner.

Healthy Recipes from Holland
You don't have to pay big bucks for superfoods to be healthy, simply buy nutrient-rich whole foods at your supermarket and use them in these recipes.

Gluten-Free Granola Bars Recipe - Sugar-Free Granola Bars
If you thought making granola bars from scratch was hard - think again! This happy, healthy recipe is essentially an assembly job.

Celeriac Mash Recipe
There's nothing better than a hearty

What is a Stamppot? Definition of Stamppot.
Could a mash-up of (root) vegetables really be the Dutch national dish? Find out...

Traditional Potato and Curly Endive Stamppot Recipe
This old-fashioned Dutch winter dish is rich in potassium, vitamin C, folate, fiber and vitamins A and K. Try it now...

Dutch Vegetable Mash with Pak Choi, Shiitakes & Cashews
Asian ingredients update ''stamppot'', that most traditional of Dutch dishes for a result that's not only delicious but also happens to be vegetarian.

Lactose-Free Chocolate and Banana Milkshake Recipe
This vegan, lactose-free, refined sugar-free and additive-free take on the chocolate milkshake is a delicious addition to a healthy diet.

15 Dutch Egg Recipes - Cooking with Eggs
Eggs, that ubiquitous store-cupboard standby, plays the starring role in these fifteen fabulous egg recipes.

15 Dutch Egg Recipes - Cooking with Eggs
Eggs, that ubiquitous store-cupboard standby, plays the starring role in these fifteen fabulous egg recipes.

Pavlovas with Advocaat, Poached Pears & Pomegranates
Seasonal winter ingredients such as eggnog, poached pears and pomegranate turn this typical summer dessert into a wintertime treat fit for any feast.

How to Make Dutch Eggnog from Scratch - Advocaat Recipe
Advocaat is a creamy yellow liqueur made from a rich blend of egg yolks, sugar, brandy and a touch of vanilla - and really easy to make at home.

Sandwich with Smoked Trout, Watercress and Apple Recipe
With its crunch, tang and smoky savor, this ''broodje forel'' has all the elements of a perfectly constructed sandwich.

Oliebollen Recipe - Old-Fashioned Dutch Donuts Recipe
Traditional 'oliebollen' (literally, 'oil balls') have often been called the precursor of the donut, the popular American treat. In fact, it seems very probable that early Dutch settlers took their tradition over to the New World where it evolved into the anytime-anywhere snack the donut is today. In Holland, however, they are pretty much a seasonal treat: made and enjoyed specifically to ring in the New Year.

10 Dutch Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
The Dutch tend to favor wholesome breakfast items such as brown bread, fruit and low fat spiced rye cake (called 'ontbijtkoek') over sugary cereals, pastries and muffins. Coffee, milk and juice often feature on the breakfast table in Holland. Other options include rusks, called 'beschuit', currant buns ('krentenbollen'), muesli, egg dishes and crackers with cheese and other toppings. Things get fancier on Dutch holidays, when smoked fish and fruited breads are are added.

Pancake Puffs (Poffertjes) with Strawberries & Cream
Pancake Puffs (known as 'Poffertjes' in Dutch) are basically fluffy baby pancakes. This recipe teams this Dutch favorite with strawberries & cream.

Recipe for Dutch Christmas Wreath Cookies (Kerstkransjes)
These Christmas cookies (

Recipe for Curly Kale Salad with Cranberries & Candied Pecans
Serve our kale salad with cranberries & pecans as a seasonal side this holiday season.

10 Dutch Appetizers
These delicious Dutch appetizer and savory snack recipes are ideal for everyday entertaining, parties and holiday get-togethers. Prepare in advance, so you can feed the hungry hordes without getting stuck in the kitchen yourself.

Apple Sauce - Recipe for Apple Sauce - Appelmoes
The Dutch love eating apple sauce (or appelmoes as they call it) as a condiment with their main meal. It's very much part of the everyday family meal here in Holland. My apple sauce is so easy to make, I guarantee that the hardest thing about it is peeling the apples!

Sandwich with Dutch Smoked Cheese & Pickled Onions
This simple twist on the classic ''broodje kaas'' (Dutch cheese sandwich) is proof that good eating needn't be complicated.

Glossary: A-B-C
Glossary of common Dutch dishes, ingredients and terms beginning with A, B or C.

W
Glossary entries starting with the letter W.

Recipe for Brabants Worstebrood - Dutch Sausage Rolls from Brabant
This regional Dutch take on the sausage roll encases a spiced sausage center in bread dough for a satisfying snack that goes down well with beer.

Recipe for Vegan Cookies with Almonds & Olive Oil
Yvette van Boven's recipe for guilt-free almond and olive oil cookies are not only delicious, but also vegan and free of gluten, lactose and sugar.

Thanksgiving Recipes from the Netherlands
Thanksgiving inspiration from our holiday table to yours. We hope you like these Thanksgiving recipe ideas from the Netherlands.

Thanksgiving Recipes from the Netherlands
Thanksgiving inspiration from our holiday table to yours. We hope you like these Thanksgiving recipe ideas from the Netherlands.