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Snacking is universal. Every country has its own delicious snacks and traditions around them. If you live in the Netherlands or are just visiting, you cannot leave without trying some of the traditional Dutch snacks. Don’t forget to grab a beer while you’re at it. The Netherlands has some incredible ones. If you already read part one of this, you know I simply couldn’t fit all the snacks into one post. Here are some of the ones that I left out, but are well worth trying.
Kibbling is large pieces of battered fish, deep-fried. Cod was originally used for this delicacy, but now some other white fishes are also used. It is usually served with garlic sauce or tartar sauce.
This deep-fried snack is served in the shape of a cylinder. It’s filled with meat ragout and breaded on the outside.
These are my absolute favorite. They are similar to a kroket but round in shape and the filling is a bit thinner than in a kroket. They are perfect served with mustard. I can never get enough of these.
Funny story about these: the first time my boyfriend visited me in America, he wanted to bring stroopwafels for me, but he forgot them at home. Little did he know that I had already eaten them many times as they sold them in my workplace: Starbucks. A stroopwafel is two wafer cookies with caramel filling between them. It is so good when made fresh. You can buy them on Amazon.
There are several different kinds of broodjes. These broodjes are puff pastries filled with all sorts of deliciousness. Sometimes they are filled with minced meat, frikandel (sort of sausage), cheese, or more.
6. Bossche bol
This sweet ball is filled with whipped cream and coated in chocolate. It is so good. My Dutch boyfriend’s family usually serves them at Christmas. They are filling and oh so yummy.
This snack really reminds me of a mozzarella stick. It’s a thin dough filled with cheese and deep-fried. What’s not to love?
If you ever thought sprinkles weren’t for breakfast, think again. The Dutch take a piece of bread, slather it in margarine, and add some sprinkles called hagelslag on top. Seems childish, no? Nope, not in the Netherlands. Grown adults eat it too. These yummy sprinkles are available for purchase on Amazon.
Do you love peanuts? The Dutch take peanuts to a new level. These peanuts (sometimes other nuts) are coated with many different delicious flavors like barbecue or bacon. The coating isn’t a powder, but a crispy layer on top of the nut. Whoever created these were a genius. They are so addicting. These delicious nuts are available on Amazon.
10. Patat Oorlog
This fried goodness is made up of french fries topped with mayonnaise, peanut sauce, and fresh chopped raw onions. I have yet to try this one but it’s on my list.
Which snack is your favorite?