Category: Eating & Restaurants

What to Eat in Amsterdam

September 13, 2012

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Cheese in Amsterdam. Photo courtesy of cheeseslave via Flickr.

As you’d expect from a country that made its wealth out of international trade in spices, and these days is one of the world’s most visited and international cities, Amsterdam has a huge range of foods and flavors. A few things not to miss while you’re there:

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Indonesian Food in Amsterdam

August 2, 2012

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Indonesian Food. Photo courtesy of JMR_Photography via Flickr.

The Netherlands made itself rich during the 17th century – the Dutch Golden Age – by trading Asian spices through the Dutch East India Company. For over three centuries (1602-1942) what is now Indonesia was a Dutch colony. It’s not surprising then that Indonesian food is plentiful and excellent in Amsterdam.

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Markets of Amsterdam

October 13, 2011

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One of the most exciting things about Amsterdam is its diversity. Its history as a trading nation has made it very open-minded, especially in terms of food. To really explore this facet and enjoy the thrill of the bargain find, head for Amsterdam’s markets. My top five are:

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Beer & Cheese in Amsterdam

March 20, 2011

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Cheese Market

Beer- and cheese-lovers are right at home in Amsterdam, where Dutch cheeses like Gouda, Edam and Leiden make up a healthy part of the cuisine and Dutch lagers are consumed heartily.

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