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#21 Morx

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:00 AM

8 Sateh/Sate

 

From origin from Asia, having colonial interest for a few hundred years in the Dutch Indies (Now Indonesia) we imported the food and made it part of the Dutch tradition.

 

Sateh is meat on a stick (mostly chicken). Sateh sauce is a peanut based sauce that can be used with many dishes.

 

Both Sateh and sateh sauce have found their way into the Dutch homes.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:03 AM

Sateh dish with fries

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More basic: patatje sateh

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Nasi goreng - rice dish indonesian style with sateh

 

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#23 Napoleon 1er

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

...and i firgot Babybel cheese!
If you don't know where you go ... you have a lot of chance to arrive elsewhere ...

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:03 PM

Although sold everywhere in Holland, Babybel is a French brand, but if you like this kind off cheese, I will give some nice yellow style cheese suggestions in a seperate topic.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:13 PM

9 The Heineken Experience

 

The Heineken Experience is an attraction in Amsterdam. Build in one of the old breweries, it has a lot of things to do around the world famous brand. There is old marketing things to see, the traditional brewing process and various fun activities.

 

The opening times in the summer are excellent:

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It is not a long trip, but most people that visit it, find it very good fun. I went there years ago with two friends and we sure had a nice time and enjoyed the beer samples included with the ticket.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:14 PM

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

10 Cheese (Kaas)

 

One of the top exports of the country and for good reasons. The Dutch are world famous for yellow style cheeses. Gouda (a small city in Zuid-Holland province) is famous for a type of cheese. Edam (close to Amsterdam) is famous for more round style yellow cheese that stays good very long.

 

Cheese is a prime ingredient of a proper Dutch lunch. Some of the best yellow cheeses are Dutch Old Amsterdam (bit stronger and salty), Beemster, Millner, Leerdam (soft and with holes).

The cheeses have names like jong (young), belegen (not so young anymore, so bit more salty, some milk vaporized), extra belegen (older than belegen), oud (old, the most salty and hard type, not for beginners)

 

When I was in South-Africa I tried to explain the locals that their cheese tasted like plastic, it was a factory made cheese for bulk production. The secretary did not believe me. At the end of my term there, I bought a piece of Dutch Old Amsterdam and put little flags in it and handed it out to the people I worked with.

 

After having a piece she told me:"I now understand what you meant."

 

While looking for a picture i just found that the Dutch Astronaut Andre Kuipers took Old Amsterdam into space



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:42 PM

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Edam style cheese

 

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Beemster kaas

 

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A snack with a flag


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#29 Napoleon 1er

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:46 AM

... who can resist that!!! :)  :)  :)


Edited by Napoleon 1er, 13 April 2018 - 04:56 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:48 AM

I almost forgot: The one that is a bit like babybell in terms of taste is called Kernhem.

It is a Dutch modern style cheese that is made a different way than the cheeses in the article.

 

Tasters describe it as mildly spicey, bit sticky (cheese will stay on your cutting knife)

 

Give it a try when you are in Holland, it is nice on toast.

 

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Full disclosure: I just finished the last bit of the piece of Kernhem I had in the house and bought some belegen Beemster cheese for the weekend



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:25 PM

11 Cookies - Koek

 

From what I have seen and heard, the Dutch have more candy and cookies in the supermarket than most other countries.

This is for a few reasons:

 

1 We have many types of liquirice and actively buy those (maybe i make an article about it, but most foreigners dont like the salty types)

2 We have many types of cookies and actively buy those too (though the trend is down i guess towards more crisps)

 

Some of the best cookies include:

Stroopwafels: major export

Gevulde koek: big cookie with crushed almond filling

Kletskoppen (chatterboxes/talking heads) cruncy cookie with nuts

Bokkenpootjes (goat legs) Chocolate on the outside, cookie with white filling inside

 

I will recommend everyone visiting the country: spend a few Euros on cookies, buy a few different packs and see what you like



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

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Gevulde koek

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Kletskoppen

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Cream butter cookies mix - also found in mix packs in supermarket.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:39 AM

12 Our beloved lord in the attic (Onse lieve heer op solder)

 

 

For the people that like culture and finding hidden gems, this museum qualifies. I took my wife here last year without telling her what it is and she loved the surprise. To appreciate this place you have to understand some of Dutch history. In the 15th and 16th century religious conflict was all over Europe. In the Netherlands we had catholics in the south and protestants in the north. In Amsterdam catholics were not allowed to have visible churches, so this is a church secretly build into a block of merchant houses. There were more of those small gathering places accross the inner city. I think this one is the most well kept.

 

It is now a museum where you can spend a few hours seeing how the city was like in the 16th century.



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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:40 AM

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It is hidden in one of those ordinary looking canal houses :)

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The inside of one of the rooms

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:41 PM

13 Keukenhof

 

One of the best gardens in the world in the world, colors and shapes you have never seen before. People from all continents come to see this when it is open. Unfortunately it is not open in August, but if people are going to Holland now, this is a must see.

 

Sing  the old Dutch song "Tulips from Amsterdam" and see Keukenhof to admire the actual tulips.

 

Holland exports a lot of flower bulbs and other agricultural products. Keukenhof is in one of the locations where a lot of flower bulbs are harvested.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:42 PM

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A windmill and a traditional Dutch bridge and flowers

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Different flower beds

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More of the very large gardens


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:52 PM

14 Volendam / Edam / Marken

 

A little bit north of Amsterdam are the old fishing places. In the past the Ijsselmeer, a lake, was still part of the sea.

Nowadays the lake is the biggest sweet water basin we have.

 

The village of Volendam and Marken are known for their traditional local clothes and for fishing. The houses are still in the old state too. Many people enjoy a day tour to see this.

 

Edam is more known for a type of cheese, but also still has nice architecture.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:59 PM

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Volendam - glory of the fisher villages of the old days

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Volendam traditional costumes worn by tourists. Every fishing village in the past had their own dress code.

 

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Marken traditional costumes


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:45 AM

15 Heide (heather/moor?)

 

For the people that like nature, heide is one of the prettiest things to see. It is a plant/bush that blossoms in August and September and has a very distinct color. Very close to the tournament location (less than 10 km) there are large parts of National Parks that have large areas of sand grounds that have heide.

 

To keep the heide, they let sheep eat the other plants/weed away. You can walk in the forest/heide area and enjoy a very colorfull spectacle in August.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:49 AM

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Blossoming heide

 

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Dog and shepherd (not shown on picture) with sheep to keep the heide area intact. A very old tradition.

 

 

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Another animal that helps keep the heide


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