The Netherlands isn't just famous for tulips and windmills; it's also a snack paradise that'll make your taste buds dance with joy or not...

Here a list of 12 typical dutch Snacks you must try !


1- Kaassoufflé

Kaassoufflé is a Dutch snack that's like a crispy pocket filled with melty cheese, usually Edam or Gouda. It's made by deep-frying until it's golden brown. Basically, it's a tasty, cheesy, crunchy delight! My favourite one !



2- Kroket

Kroket is a Dutch snack that consists of a crispy breadcrumb coating surrounding a savory filling, typically made with ragout or a mixture of meat. It's shaped like a small cylinder and is deep-fried until golden brown, creating a crunchy exterior. Kroket is a popular and delicious snack often enjoyed with mustard.



3- Bami

Bami is a Dutch-Indonesian dish featuring stir-fried noodles that are usually accompanied by a mix of vegetables, meat, and flavorful spices. It's known for its savory and slightly sweet taste, with a variety of possible ingredients such as chicken, pork, or prawns. Bami is a popular and satisfying meal in the Netherlands, reflecting the country's culinary diversity.



4- Frikandel

Frikandel is a popular Dutch snack, essentially a skinless, deep-fried minced meat sausage, often made with a blend of pork and chicken. It has a cylindrical shape and is typically served in a bun, similar to a hot dog, accompanied by various toppings such as mayonnaise, ketchup, and onions. Frikandel is a beloved fast-food item in the Netherlands, offering a tasty and convenient treat. 



5- Kipcorn

Kipcorn is a Dutch snack that features a breaded and deep-fried chicken (kip in Dutch) snack. Shaped like a small cylinder, it has a crispy exterior and a tender, flavorful chicken filling. Often enjoyed with dipping sauces like mayo or ketchup, Kipcorn is a popular choice in Dutch snack bars and fast-food joints.



6- Goulash

A Goulash Kroket is a Dutch snack that puts a spin on the traditional kroket by featuring a filling inspired by Hungarian goulash. It typically contains a mixture of slow-cooked beef, rich gravy, and savory spices, encased in a crispy breadcrumb coating. This fusion of Dutch and Hungarian flavors creates a deliciously unique and satisfying snack.

Goulash Kroket


7- Mexicano

The Mexicano snack is a popular Dutch fast-food item, known for its spicy and flavorful kick. It's a seasoned, skinless, and deep-fried beef or chicken sausage, often shaped like a rectangle. The Mexicano is commonly enjoyed with various toppings or sauces, offering a tasty and convenient treat with a hint of Mexican-inspired flair.



8- Broodje kroket

A Broodje Kroket is a Dutch snack that consists of a kroket (a breaded and deep-fried roll with a savory filling) served in a soft bread roll. This combination creates a delicious and portable treat, with the warm, crispy kroket nestled inside the bread. Often enjoyed with mustard, the Broodje Kroket is a popular choice for a quick and satisfying bite in the Netherlands.

Broodje Kroket


9- Gehaktstaaf

A gehaktstaaf is a Dutch treat that features seasoned and deep-fried minced meat, usually a mixture of pork and beef. Shaped into a cyllinder and often enjoyed with dipping sauces, the gehaktstaaf is a popular choice in Dutch snack bars and offer a tasty option for meat lovers.



10- Bitterballen

Bitterballen are Dutch snacks that consist of small, round croquettes filled with a savory mixture, typically made with a roux-based filling that includes minced meat or a combination of beef ragout. These delectable bites are coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried until golden and crispy. Served hot, Bitterballen are a beloved Dutch snack, often enjoyed with mustard, and are a common sight in social gatherings and bars.



11- Frikandel speciaal

Frikandel Speciaal is a Dutch fast-food snack that takes the classic frikandel, a skinless minced meat sausage, and adds a special twist. It's typically served in a small tray and topped with a variety of condiments, including mayonnaise, curry ketchup/curry, and chopped onions. This flavorful combination makes Frikandel Speciaal a popular choice for those craving a delicious and convenient snack in the Netherlands.

Frikandel Speciaal


12- Bonus : Discodel

Discodel, especially popular during Carnaval in the Netherlands, is a playful twist on the classic frikandel. It typically involves a frikandel topped with mayonnaise and colorful sprinkles or small candies. This festive and whimsical snack is a favorite during Carnival celebrations, adding a touch of sweetness to the savory frikandel.



So, there you have it – the Netherlands isn't just about windmills and tulips; it's a snack wonderland! Whether you're into the crispy goodness of Bitterballen or the fun twist of Discodel during Carnival, these snacks are like little bites of happiness. Next time you're in the Netherlands, give them a try and let your taste buds go on a tasty adventure!

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