Dutch cuisine does not have the best reputation in the world but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try it! The Dutch are more known for their sweets such as;

Poffertjes(Small pancakes)

Poffertjes are small, fluffy pancakes made with yeast and buckwheat flour. These tasty treats are prepared using a special pan with several shallow indentations in the bottom to hold the batter and make perfectly puffed small pancakes. Poffertjes are typically served topped with powdered sugar and butter.

Appeltaart(Apple pie)

Traditional Dutch appeltaart has a sweet cakey dough on the bottom and edges, with a lattice on the top. The apple slices in the filling are flavored with cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice.

Stroopwafels(Syrup waffel)

This sweet snack is a waffle cookie made from two thin layers of batter with a sticky syrup filling in the middle. They can be purchased in packages at nearly every grocery store and bakery in the Netherlands, as well as freshly made at street stands at markets and festivals.


Netherlands truly love this dark colored candy snack. With the highest per capita consumption of licorice in the world, each person in the Netherlands eats more than 4 pounds (2000 grams) per year on average! There is a flavor or type of drop for every taste from sweet to salty, hard to soft.