Dutch food markets
Wondering what else to do while in the Netherlands apart from all the main tourist attractions? Want to experience a local atmosphere with delicious food and buy presents for your family and friends they will love? I selected 10 reasons to explore Dutch food market in the Netherlands. Moreover, visiting a Dutch food market is your chance to experience a unique immersion in Dutch culture, food and ambience!
First, taste the local cuisine
The only place where you can find all Dutch specialties all in all is the local food market.
Next, try row herring
Row herring is a typical must try Dutch dish. You can find it almost everywhere.
Their Majesty – The French Fries
Another speciality considered to be Belgian – French fries. However, Dutch people just love them, especially with mayo. You will be tempted to get some.
It’s time for dessert – Stroopwafels
After this abundant lunch/ afternoon brunch, you can treat yourself to a warm and prepared on the spot stroopwafel – don’t leave the country without tasting it!
Dutch cheese tasting
Want to experience a Dutch cheese tasting? That’s the right place to be! Wherever you go, there will be different stands with local farm Dutch cheese. The myriad of flavours to explore! You can even try cheese with lavender, weed, truffles and many other flavours!
Tulips, tulips everywhere!
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! The famous tulip fields are not always easy to find and access, but if you go to the local market you will be impressed by all the tulips around! Do not hesitate and buy yourself a bouquet!
Fresh fish and sea fruit
If you are visiting friends, buy fresh fish and sea fruit for dinner. Make a feast and have fun!
Fresh fruit and vegetables
For all the vegetarians or vegans – that’s the best place for you to do your groceries. The supermarkets do not offer such a various choice!
Hang out with locals
Curious to see how Dutch people live? Dutch food markets are the best spot for this!
Even though I live for years in the Netherlands, I buy my souvenirs from the market: cheese and stroopwafels are always welcomed! If you are lucky, you can find stroopwafels wrapped in a beautiful metal box with nice Dutch blue and white ornaments.
Which one of my 10 reasons to explore a Dutch food market would you go for?
Thanks for reading!