**Utrecht, The Netherlands Love to shop here! Fifty tulips for hyacinths or roses. Depending on the season! And all the market people yelling ! Utrecht has 2 other markets beside this flowermarket! Each saturday.
These cookies were originally made in wooden molds and given to children on Dec. Nicholas Day (or in Dutch, Sinterklaas Day). They are crispy with a flavorful taste of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and imprinted with a traditional Dutch design.
Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea Soup) This soup is not a starter but a substantial meal, a favorite winter soup. When cold the soup should be thick enough to be slide. Traditionally served with pumpernickel bread.
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.
King's Day on the canals in Amsterdam Koningsdag (Kings Day), Netherlands: April 26 This is a national holiday and a “free market” day, so everyone sells everything on the streets. There are games, concerts and parties on boats in the canals.