Here is a list of 9 Dutch treats:
Traditional Amsterdam cookies with biscuit, almonds and cream filling. Buy this Dutch treat in the supermarket.
Very thin biscuits, Kletskoppen are the Dutch version of brandy snaps and a traditional Dutch cookie.
Syrup filled waffels. Stroopwafels are best bought when recently made, and so still warm, at a local market.
Boterkoek is a lovely though very filling butter cake with almonds. Buy this at a bakery.
Invented by a jewish baker in the Dutch city of Enkhuizen and therefore called Jewish Cookies. Jodenkoeken are traditionally sold a large container and so to be kept crisp for several weeks. Take one home with you.
6. Gevulde Koek
A gevulde koek is a delicious traditional Dutch cookie with a rich almonds filling. Gevulde koek are very commonly found in bakeries.
Basically, cookies called Amsterdammertjes and Kano’s are the same thing, but in different shape and for sale as packaged product in local supermarket.
Tompouce is the Dutch version of what the Frenche would call mille-feuille or Napoleon.
It’s a puff pastry with an top layer of icing that tends to be orange around Queen’s Day with a cream filling. Hard to eat, but not to be missed in a nice bakery or pastry shop.
Small and much lighter pancakes, warm and served with butter and powdered sugar, also known as ‘poffertjes’ is a famous Dutch treat. In winter, stands in the streets sell poffertjes. There are also some poffertjes restaurants in Amsterdam, of which Carrousel on Weteringplantsoen (near Heineken brewery) is the most famous, although not very good.
9. Dutch apple pie
A list of traditional Dutch cookies would not be complete without the typical Dutch apple pie. At the places around Noordermarkt you can find the best appeltaart or appelgebak. For the best of Dutch treats, try apple pie with cream accompanied by coffee or as a dessert.
Don’t forget to bring some traditional Dutch cookies home with you as a delicious souvenir.