A widespread colonial empire? A forward-thinking government? A relaxed stance on marijuana? The Dutch may be known for many things but good food isn’t usually one of them.
Although not as well-known as some other European cuisines, Dutch food is surprisingly good in it’s own kind of way. It’s not exactly light or healthy, but always just seems to have the right amount of awesome. In other words, it’s the definition of a guilty pleasure.
So what must you try if ever you’re in Amsterdam? If you’re willing to skip the usual tourist haunts, push past your recommended daily intakes and eat something just a little different, try these traditional and indulgent Dutch bites.