19 Delicious Dutch Dishes To  Make

The Netherlands (commonly called Holland) is famous for gorgeous views filled with bright green pastures, soaring mountains, and beautiful forests. One of the topics others often overlook is the Netherlands’ traditional food. 

Bitterballen a typically Dutch food

Dutch cuisine is rustic, simple, and filled with local ingredients.

The benefits of meat, bread, and cheese are well-observed in the Netherlands, especially as the average person eats about thirty pounds of cheese a year. 

With a focus on simple ingredients and full flavor, Dutch dishes are often easy to make and delicious to eat. In this quick guide, I’ll cover some of the best Dutch dishes you should try. 

Which Recipe Will You Try First?

Whether you’re visiting the Netherlands or cooking Dutch cuisine at home, you can’t go wrong with these classic recipes!

Check out other foods from around the world on our blog, like dishes from New Zealand or Belgian food!

19 Delicious Dutch Dishes

Bitterballen a typically Dutch food

Have you ever tried Dutch food? Check out popular foods in the Netherlands for your next visit or make these traditional dishes yourself!

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.