Amsterdam: a foodie’s paradise
A foodie’s paradise: Amsterdam is a delectable place to visit. Many people come here each year just for the food. As well as being famous for its cheeses (we have everything from Gouda to Leerdammer), Holland is home to some delightful main dishes and snacks that you would struggle to find anywhere else in the world. How about a sweet Stroopwaffel, for instance, to enjoy with your coffee? If you fancy a savoury snack, Kroket (a type of fried cheese ball) is an excellent choice. Most Kroket has meat in, however a vegetarian version is also available. Moreover, how can you visit Amsterdam without trying some traditional chips and mayonnaise (Patat), Erwtensoep (vegetable soup), Bitterballen (deep fried cheese balls served with mustard – the perfect accompaniment to a pint of beer) and the fluffy little pancakes known as Poffertjes? Discover all of these treats and more during your stay in the city.
Restaurants and other eateries to try in Amsterdam
Whether you fancy a quick snack of street food or whether you are looking for a proper sit down dinner, there are lots of places for you to eat in Amsterdam. Street food is a big part of life in this city, and one of the best ways to eat Patat or Kroket is from a vendor on one of the historic cobbled streets. Sit down restaurants abound too, however, with tasty and high end places such as Café-restaurant van Kerkwijk, de Silveren Spiegel and Ciel Bleu Restaurant (all local favourites) very easy to reach from anywhere in the centre. Amsterdam is also home to some of the best cafes you will experience, blending classic dishes with a laid back atmosphere. Kroket can also sometimes be obtained from vending machines – definitely a fun way to eat in the middle of the night when you are feeling peckish. Exploring all of these great restaurants, cafes, stalls and more is especially easy if you choose to stay at a central location. The Amsterdam Hostel Annemarie is the ideal place to book if you want to enjoy a room right in the centre of the city. Stay at this hostel and you will be close to the city’s most desirable restaurants, as well as within easy walking distance of plenty of markets where you can find delights such as traditional cheeses and freshly made pancakes and waffles.