14 Amsterdam Food Favorites You Will Love

Amsterdam is a charming Dutch city known for flowing canals, colorful tulips, and wooden clogs.

Finding the best Amsterdam sites isn’t challenging for those with a plan, but even intrepid travelers often find it difficult to find great food in Amsterdam.

Don’t feel stressed about what to eat in Amsterdam. Instead, book an Amsterdam food tour and read on to learn our Amsterdam food tips.



In Amsterdam, crispy meatballs called Bitterballen are the go-to snack at bars around the city.

Pannenkoeken (Pancakes)

Unlike their fluffy American cousins, Dutch pancakes called Pannekoeken are flat, savory and fill the plate.


Broodje Haring (Herring Sandwich)

Locals stop at fish stands called haringhandel to order herring sandwiches called broodjes haring all year long but especially in the summer when it’s herring season.



Stroopwafels take the cookie concept to the next level by filling two thin wafers with sweet Stroop, the same caramel-like syrup that goes well with Pannekoeken.


Poffertjes (Mini Pancakes)

Dutch cooks prepare Poffertjes batter with buckwheat flour before frying the petite treats to crispy goodness.


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