Narrow side street in snowy Amsterdam, Netherlands

Narrow side street in snowy Amsterdam, Netherlands

Provinces of Holland

Provinces of Holland

Historically tangled

The Difference Between Holland and The Netherlands

Historically tangled

No. 1 breakfast in Holland: 'boterham met kaas (slice of wholewheat bread with Gouda cheese)'. #greetingsfromnl

No. 1 breakfast in Holland: 'boterham met kaas (slice of wholewheat bread with Gouda cheese)'. #greetingsfromnl

Dutch tradition: "BESCHUIT MET MUISJES: serving ‘beschuit met muisjes’ (Dutch biscuit with little aniseed balls) to celebrate the birth of a baby. Rose for a girl, blue for a boy."

Dutch tradition: "BESCHUIT MET MUISJES: serving ‘beschuit met muisjes’ (Dutch biscuit with little aniseed balls) to celebrate the birth of a baby. Rose for a girl, blue for a boy."

I had a tiny pair of wooden shoes just like these pinned inside of my wedding dress to represent my Dutch heritage.

I had a tiny pair of wooden shoes just like these pinned inside of my wedding dress to represent my Dutch heritage.

Dutch hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) Remember these from when I was little, I really need to get ahold of some of these!

Dutch hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles) Remember these from when I was little, I really need to get ahold of some of these!

Kroketten...another Dutch food I could eat myself very fat on!  These are a meat treat that are deep fried and the mustard is heavenly!

Kroketten...another Dutch food I could eat myself very fat on! These are a meat treat that are deep fried and the mustard is heavenly!

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

The Best Desserts in the World (and Where to Get Them)

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

10 Dutch Foods You Should Try at Least Once - Maybe it's time to get in touch with my Dutch roots and cook some traditional foods!

10 DUTCH FOODS YOU SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE

10 Dutch Foods You Should Try at Least Once - Maybe it's time to get in touch with my Dutch roots and cook some traditional foods!

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