01The artistic culinary capital of Amsterdam in Netherlands
Traditional Dutch cooking has been centered mainly around meat and root vegetables. In recent times, however, chefs have introduced their own flair and creative modern touch to conventional recipes. The current food scene in the capital city boasts of a mix of eclectic bistros and culinary hangouts that have earned recognition worldwide. Must-try foods include Bitterballen (deep-fried crispy meatballs), Patat (thick-cut fries), and Kibbeling (battered and deep-fried white fish). If you're feeling adventurous, try some raw herring fish served in a small sandwich with pickles and onions. Craving some dessert? You must sample some delicious Dutch sweets, including stroopwafel (thin waffle slices stuck together with sweet syrup), Oliebollen (deep-fried sweet dumplings with fruit pieces), and Poffertjes (mini buttery puffed pancakes).