Food of Amsterdam

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Country rank: 1 out of 6 Places To Visit In Netherlands

Sub-Region: North Holland province

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There are various popular local foods in Amsterdam, some savoury, some sweet, some cheesy and some meaty. One dish that's highly recommended though is the raw herring. This is a sweet raw fish, served with onions and pickles. Desert lovers will find heaven in Amsterdam, with mouth-watering stroopwafels (basically syrup waffles) and poffertjes. Cheese is another local favourite with varieties of it being used across different dishes. And drop is a form of Dutch liquorice, one of the most popular snacks for in the country.

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Local dishes of Amsterdam
Local dishes of Amsterdam

Food and Restaurants for Indians in Amsterdam

Options for Indian food in Amsterdam aren't too many, since unlike the other major European countries, the Indian population in the city isn't too substantial. Restaurants like Moti Mahal, which is popular across India, Koh-I-Noor and Pind Punjabi are some of the better choices available for Indian food. Although there are no popular dedicated Indian vegetarian restaurants, there are many available in the local cuisine such as Betty's, Restaurant de Bolhoed and Olive Cook and many others. Requests for Indian vegan food can be made at the Indian restaurants themselves.



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