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Dutch Chocolate

While the Swiss and the Belgians may be better-known for their chocolate, history tells us that the Dutch have long had a love affair with the cocoa bean. In fact, a Dutchman invented the cocoa press, which ...

Dutch Beer

Beer in the Netherlands is known for the pale lagers, especially Heineken and Grolsch, which are exported globally. Grolsch is the leading import lager in the United Kingdom. Heineken is the world's ...

Pannekoek

Dutch pancakes, called pannekoeken, are similar in texture and taste to French crepes; they're thin and made with a buttery batter that's neither sweet nor savory. The most traditional way to serve the ...

Stroopwafel

For sweet-toothed visitors to Amsterdam, this sinful, unexpectedly rich Dutch cookie is a must. I've known many people to eat an entire package in one sitting. The stroopwafel (syrup waffle) is actually a thin ...

Dutch Cheese

Cheese-lovers will marvel at the predominance of kaas in Amsterdam. The Dutch take pride in their delicious cheeses, the most common of which are Gouda and Edam. The jong (young) variety is mild and creamy, ...