The cuisine of Holland - Europe

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The foods of Holland

The more well-known Dutch dishes are generally filling and warm due to the Netherlands’ cold winter. Here are some well-known, traditional Dutch dishes:


This standard term for a Dutch dinner stands for Aardappel, Vlees, Groenten, or potato, meat and vegetables. A lot of Dutch households tend not to go for an existing dish, so much as a combination of these basic essentials.

Pea soup / snert

Pea soup is a thick, hearty split pea soup with sausage and vegetables, often consumed during winter. A day after preparation, the soup has thickened and more meat is added, after which it becomes snert.


Potato, carrot and onion mash, often eaten in winter, usually with meat on the side.

The types of Cuisines in Holland are influenced by:
Netherlands - See the recipes Appetizer recipes coming soon

Main recipes

Blueberry butter Side dishes recipes coming soon
Dessert recipes coming soon
Belgium - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Artichoke pâté

Main recipes

Braised onions Cramique brioche Endives meuniere Mussels mariniere Shrimp salad with belgian endive Waffles with blueberries

Side dishes recipes

Barley supper salad Celery root and fennel slaw with green apple and manchego Leeks au gratin

Dessert recipes

Chocolate banana cake Chocolate orange torte with raspberry coulis Chocolate sauce Liége belgian waffles - gaufres de liége Rhubarb-strawberry custard tart
Germany - See the recipes

Appetizer recipes

Chicken liver mousse Ham and cheese toast

Main recipes

Braised endives in beer Grilled pork chops with red onion marmalade Jaeger schnitzel Old fashion beef stew Puff pastry rochoises Roast loin of pork with prunes Seared chicken breast with red onion vinaigrette Tarragon roasted chicken Winter squash soup

Side dishes recipes

Braised red cabbage Broccoli cauliflower gratin Broccoli stems cabbage slaw Brussels Sprout and radicchio Slaw Creamy cauliflower purée Herb roasted potatoes Leeks au gratin Marinated onions Mixed cabbage salad Onion braid Potato cake Warm brussels sprout salad

Dessert recipes

Apple cake Apple sauce cake Apple strudel Banana cake Blackberry mousse terrine Blueberry basic pie filling Chocolate almond cake Chocolate creme caramel Chocolate mocha torte Cider apples Country apple cake Dutch apple pie Flambeed bananas Flamed apples Jelly-filled pears in puff pastry with caramel sauce Meringue apple tart Peach-raspberry beggars purses Poppy seed chocolate torte Prune kumquat sticky pudding with armagnac toffee sauce Prune soufflés Rhubarb tart with orange-ginger glaze Strawberry linzertorte Vanilla custards

Cooking in Holland