Sinterklaas en Zwarte Piet

Sinterklaas (or more formally Sint Nicolaas) is a traditional winter holiday figure still celebrated today in the Netherlands on the of Decembre with Zwarte Piet

Stroopwafels. My heart aches when I see these. They're just that bittersweet. I love them so much, but I get them so little.

Stroopwafels are very common snacks in the Netherlands. This is made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel syrup filling in the middle. They are recommended to be placed above a hot drink for a minute to make them even more delicious.

Typical Dutch speculaas cookie

I love Windmill Cookies. Reminds me of when I was a kid and after church, I would grab a windmill cookie. And my Mom always said that my hero, my Great Grandma Policka, would make windmill cookies.

Ever tried one of these typical Dutch treats? They're called Tompouce!

A frikandel (plural frikandellen) is a Dutch snack, a sort of minced-meat hot dog developed in the Netherlands either in 1954 or in 1958/1959, depending on the source.

A frikandel (plural frikandellen) is a Dutch snack, a sort of minced-meat hot dog developed in the Netherlands either in 1954 or in depending on the source. This is even a special one, the frikandel special.

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jip en janneke main characters in the books of Annie M. Schmidt, a famous dutch writer

Seizoenen in Nederland ( Seasons from Holland :) and btw this is the truth in the pictures, we have rain, rain, rain and even more rain. Sunshine is a rarity!)

Seizoenen in Nederland ( Seasons from Holland :) and btw this is the truth in the pictures, we have rain, rain, rain and even more rain. Sunshine is a rarity!

STROOPWAFELS (Amsterdam) Warm, gooey caramel sandwiched between two layers of crispy baked batter. Where to get it: Street carts throughout Amsterdam sell this yummy Dutch waffle.

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