Wednesday, 9 January 2019

A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam

A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the perfect city to just chill the hell out by cycling around the canals or getting lost around the centre. All the exploring and site seeing is amazing, but it really does give you a huge appetite.

One of my favourite things to do before I visit a city is research all the amazing local cuisines and explore the quirky hidden foodie spots.

Here I have put together a guide on all the snacky-foods I was able to try during my time in Amsterdam or spots I would recommend that isn't on a typical Dutch food guide.

Caution sugar overload
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
Try Homemade Stroopwafel
A stroopwafel is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel syrup filling in the middle. These are very popular in the Netherlands and almost every street corner in the centre sells them either made from scratch or in mini packets to take away. The smell of these delicious sweet treats instantly draws you in and the taste of these is amazing and so moreish! You can easily eat a whole bag of the minis in one go, not that I did of course...

Van Wonderen Stroopwafels - A very Instagrammable cafe to try that makes Stroopwafels in giant form and you can add any sweet toppings on top.
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
Fast Food Vending Machine
I didn't try this myself personally, but I witnessed so many others do so and I kinda wish I did as it is such a quick and easy thing to have. Perhaps on a lunch break or if you don't fancy waiting in queues for food just pop a euro or two in a machine and grab a burger. Such a cool thing to have and definitely something worth checking out on your travels.
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
Pluk Amsterdam Cafe
Something I saw quite frequently on Instagram was this quirky, chic cafe and its amazing picture-esc smoothie bowls. Obviously, I was sold to try the unicorn bowl and I can confirm it was amazing and so healthy. They also sell delicious pancakes, salad bowls and the cutest little snacks at the counter. It is definitely a good spot to come for brunch or even just to take out a scrumptious unicorn doughnut. As well as selling delicious, photo-worthy foods, they also sell cute home decor and accessories, which I believe you can buy off their website. 

This cafe was probably a highlight for me and somewhere I would definitely visit again.
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
The Corner Bakery
If you are into freakshakes or just want a sugar-overload which we clearly did, definitely check Corner Bakery out. They do of course other breakfast foods, but I think the milkshakes are what draws a lot of attention. I mean why would you not want to eat your weight in cream and all sweet things as well as devouring a delicious milkshake at the end? I personally could not eat all mine I had to scoop the cream off and my boyfriend finished the drink. It tasted amazing and definitely something you have to try at least once.
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
Tony's Chocolonely
When visiting local supermarkets my boyfriend and I was constantly coming across this chocolate brand. It reminds me of Wonka chocolate bars from the packaging, so we decided to try a few flavours. I went for milk chocolate caramel with sea salt and my boyfriend went for white chocolate raspberry sugar crack. Both of which tasted absolutely amazing! I loved the chocolate so much I grabbed some through the airport on my way home. Definitely try this chocolate they do so many amazing flavours.
A Foodies Guide to Amsterdam
Thrill Grill
One place we visited for dinner was Thrill Grill, a restaurant that sells amazing burgers with delicious sides. This place was recommended when we looked up top burger places to try in Amsterdam and it did not let us down. The atmosphere was very chilled and the food was so cheap and tasted so good. For a burger and two sides, it cost 15 euros. I went for the chicken burger with wasabi sauce and a side of fries and onion rings. My boyfriend went for a classic burger with fries and seasonal veggies. My burger came with a drip of soy sauce you squeeze into the bun for extra flavour, which was pretty cool! Definitely check this place out if you love burgers, they also sell organic black buns and vegan options too!


We tried so much food in Amsterdam that I am recovering from withdrawal symptoms from those waffles. We didn't always try your typical Dutch foods as we wanted to give hidden gems a try as well. But other Dutch foods that are recommended to try are Herring, Poffertjes (baby pancakes), croquettes and Heineken Beer.


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8 comments

  1. Your photos are gorgeous!

    I love Amsterdam, we ate at all the typical tourist places when I was last there and spent a fortune so you probably had the right idea to seek out little hidden gems that served amazing treats. I'll definitely be referring back to this post next time I go!

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  2. Omg I think I've never seen such yummy food! I am hungry just by looking at it haha.

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  3. We go to Amsterdam twice a year! We stay slightly out of the centre though, near De Hallen. It's the old tram sheds which has been converted to boutique shops and has an amazing food hall with cuisines from around the world. We can highly recommend The Butcher for a fabulous burger in there.
    There's also lots of independent food places out of the centre. a bakers on every other corner if you fancy and a freshly made sandwich or cake.
    The best breakfast place we found (so far) is Gallery 3 on Bilderdijkstraat, near the junction with Kinkerstraat. A fabulous range of food, all cooked from scratch! So there is a bit of a wait for your food, but well worth it! The pancakes are amazing!

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  4. Ooo almost forgot Van 't Spit - a lovely restaurant on De Clercqstraat that just serves chicken. Their chickens are raised free range and grain fed, so they say, and are delicious!

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  5. I've never been to Amsterdam but always wanted to go! This post has made me want to go even more now I know just how amazing the food is, haha!
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  6. I'm going to Amsterdam in March, I can't wait for the food looks amazing x
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  7. I love Amsterdam's food - so many great places to eat! The Corner Bakery looks amazing - I'll have to check it out when I next go!

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