To enjoy your Amsterdam trip like a local, you have to taste some of the local food items. After all, one of the fun aspects of touring a capital city like Amsterdam is having these food items, which tantalize your taste buds. These are certainly such food items that you must experience when in the Dutch capital on a trip.
Café de Prins is a canal-side pub in Amsterdam, which is adorned with paintings of jolly and mischievous monks, and offers what is considered the best Dutch pancake. The Dutch term for a pancake is poffertjes. These are small in size and have delightfully crisped edges, are served with powdered sugar and syrup, and provided additional “puff” with a batter. Poffertjes are dainty, at least when you are offered some and you know just how much to have.
Erwtensoep has a past of being the meal of sailors, as it is a high protein, low-maintenance, low-cost and a hearty food item. Studded with carrots, sausage and leeks, and often offered by outdoor shops as food for strolling along the Dutch canals with, one feels the native’s love for pea soup may have more to do with their penchant for coziness, or “gezellig” in their mother tongue.
A Stroopwafel is the ultimate portable dessert or snack of the Netherlands people. It is a thin waffle (or occasionally two thin waffles) sliced lengthwise, and spread with a brown sugar syrup that is sticky. Perhaps you have had stroopwafels in packaged form when in the Netherlands. If you have not had this food item yet, there is enough time for you to try it when on Amsterdam private tours. Head to the Lindengracht Market on a Sunday, visit WonderWaffles and have its workers make you a new stroopwafel to walk with.
Amsterdam has been a place of immigrants. In the second half of the twentieth century, several Surinam and Indonesian people from the Dutch colonies settled here. The Dutch people had no strong feeling of convention like the Italians or French people had, so their flavors were adapted to the Netherlands food culture and cuisine in an easy manner. Therefore, they got a taste for food items such as satay, which is complete with savory shrimp crackers and aromatic peanut sauce. There are many restaurants in the North Holland area that offer chicken Satay.