On my way to Amsterdam

In a glorious turn of events, I’m taking a trip to Amsterdam this weekend. I’ve never been to Europe so I’m SUPER excited.

Naturally, I did some research on what foods I musttt try. Hopefully I’ll come back having tried it all but here’s what’s on my list (not that I enjoy all of these things but I’m still forcing myself to try them):

1. The Herring. That’s all people talk about on the forums. I am not huge on herring, but I’ll give it a try, hopefully.

2. The Broodjes (Dutch sandwiches) – when in the Netherlands…! :)

3. The Frites (fries) – they serve them with mayo unless you request ketchup. I’ll likely be requesting ketchup.

4. I hope to visit a FEBO at least once. FEBO is a food automat that is supposed to be terrible and only for late night desperation, but I still must try it.

5. The Pancakes! I hope hope hope to come back having gone on this. Yes that’s the Pannenkoekenboot, also known as the Pancake Boat!

6. And lastly, I hear you mustn’t leave Amsterdam without sampling their Indonesian cuisine, and more specifically an Indonesian buffet-style rice table meal called a rijsttafel.

7. Oh wait, one more thing! Falafel! I hear it’s great there too, and I hope to visit the MOZA street stand.

I’d love to try all of these things but we’ll see what I actually have time for! I will definitely report back if this all works out. Happy Holidays everyone!!!

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  • http://aloshaskitchen.blogspot.com melissa

    oh hillary that’s WONDERFUL!!

    I would so totally try a FEBO, how could you not? also the sandwiches, since I will eat pretty much any kind of sammich. I know they serve frites with mayo, but blech. ketchup please.

    be safe and I hope you have a fantastic time. and not just when you’re eating. :)

  • http://inmylife-paola.blogspot.com/ Paola

    You’re coming to A’dam?! I’m just 15 minutes away! You MUST go to the Belgian frites stand on the Damrak! And order them with tons of mayo!

    A’dam is all decked out! You’re in for a treat! I can’t wait to hear a report when you get back!

    In the meantime, a very merry christmas to you and yours!

  • http://lavidaenbuenosairesyafines.blogspot.com Sylvia

    This is wonderful Hillary I really hope that you have a wonderful time there.

  • http://www.meninaprons.net adam

    YES, as a 2-time visitor to Amsterdam. Do check out all of those foods, except for the FEBO. It’s weird and nasty.

    The falafel is to die for, and so rijstaffel is awesome.

  • http://aapplemint.blogspot.com kate

    Safe journey , Hope you have a blast .

    Wish You n your family a Merry Christmas , and a Happy New Year.

  • http://aapplemint.blogspot.com kate

    Hope you have a blast while u are there.

    Wish You n your family a Merry Christmas , and a Happy New Year.

  • http://www.teczcape.blogspot.com tigerfish

    I thought they serve their fries with cheese. I always thought Europe has much more charm when it comes to Christmas so it should be a wonderful trip. Are you visiting other parts of Europe?

    Buy yourself some Dutch stroop waffles too!

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Thanks everyone for all the warm wishes! I surely had a blast!

  • Dinie

    I’m from the Netherlands, I advise you to try also the frikandellen, I wish they had it over here in the US.
    I make always Dutch food at home and so the Indonesian food.
    Try the kroketten and the loempia’s and yes for sure you must eat the stroopwafels, they are good.
    I wish you good luck and a very safe trip, stay away from the coffeeshops they are not like here

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