Typical Dutch Food (Part II) – Stroopwafels

Food — By arwalokhandwala on November 17, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Continuing with the Typical Dutch Food series on NileGuide Rotterdam, today we will discuss another mouth-watering Dutch treat: Stroopwafels.

Stroopwafels - Typical Dutch Food

Stroopwafels are very popular Dutch sweet: they’re crisp yet still soft like a waffle inside, and are often served along with tea or coffee in the Netherlands. The sweet was first made in the small Dutch town of Gouda in the 18th century.

As the name implies, these are basically thin wafers sliced horizontally and filled with a warm, sticky stroop (syrup), like honey or cinnamon-caramel, that glues the two halves together.

Stroopwafels - Typical Dutch Food

Make sure to get your fill of warm and crispy stroopwafels from road-side vendors when you’re in Rotterdam next. Do not forget to add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of your favourite ice cream — you’re in for a treat!

Wishing you healthy travels. Smakelijk eten!

[Photo Credit – kthread, Nenyaki]

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  • henk says:

    As a Dutchman: Please don’t put whipped cream or icecream or anything on a stroopwafel!!!

    and they are great with hot cocoa btw….

  • Green says:

    @henk As a food lover: ill put whatever the fuck i think tastes good on it, there are no rules to cooking as long as it tastes good. 😛

  • Oiproks says:

    There is no reason to be so rude! Henk just gave us a tip from his German experience! And I believe whit hot cocoa it could be really great.

  • Bram says:

    We usually say ‘eet smakelijk’ and not ‘smakelijk eten’…


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