Gouda? Edam? Maasdammer? NagelKaas? The cheese market has it all! So if you are based in Amsterdam, leave the cheese shops behind, as a backup plan because they are very touristy and the ingredients of the cheese are not that great.
You can find the best quality cheese markets in smaller cities, such as Utrecht or Leiden, where you can have a taste of each type of cheese you want. Get away from the busy capital and get to know the real Netherlands!
2. Raw herring
There is only one way you can eat this like a true Dutch: fill the herring with onions, grab it by its tail and eat it with courage. Yum!
Where to find it: in markets or street food stand.
The legend says that this raw beef sausage was brought by the Jews in Amsterdam. It is prepared with spices such as nutmeg, cloves, pepper, mace. Ossenworst is usually served sliced with mustard, which is said to aid digestion of the raw meat.
Where to eat it: Cafe Chris (Bloemstraat 42, Jordaan), which happens to be one of the oldest cafes in Amsterdam.
Small, fluffy pancakes made from yeast and buckwheat flour, covered with powder sugar and butter.
They can be found anywhere from pancake stores, street food stands.