Thursday, 28 April 2011

Amsterdam - post 1

I spent Monday to Wednesday in Amsterdam, we drank a hell of a lot more than we ate.  What we ate was of dubious choice and quality (pizza slices, chips...).

The nicest thing we ate the whole trip was a sandwich on the first day.

It was bacon, goats cheese, pine nuts and honey - was delicious!  The bacon was crispy, the goats cheese gooey and the honey gave it a lovely sweetness.  We never found the cafe we got these sandwiches from again, we'd been on our hired bikes when we saw it.  I managed to fall off my bike trying to get off in front of everyone sat outside the cafe...

I would have liked to have eaten at an authentic Dutch restaurant while I was in Amsterdam, but it wasn't a foodie trip, although I did get to go to a cheese farm - which I'll devote a whole post to.

Have you been to Amsterdam or tried any Dutch food?


  1. We went to an authentic Dutch place - can't remember the name of it, but it was very basic and canteen-like with everyone sitting with everyone else at long, old wooden tables. Apparently it had been there for 100 years or more and was originally a soup kitchen for the poor. Only did about three things - mussels and frites, steaks, and some kind of dutch meatball/meatloaf thing served with mashed potatoes. It was really, really nice! That was about the only good food we found, though, except for Maoz, which is a chain that does falafel with fries and lots of salad toppings.

  2. Oh my! That sandwich sounds lovely. I may have to try that one at home!


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