A must eat in the Netherlands and a sweet souvenir: Dutch waffles

It was very late in the evening. Well, it was about 2 AM when Andrei came home from the Netherlands and he invited me to taste something special – he said. The traditional Dutch waffles. As it was late, I didn’t eat them then, but in the following day. The Dutch waffles, or stroopwafels (translated „syrup waffles”) consist in fact of two thin layers of baked dough – waffles – with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.

The filling has a special taste – as I can see it has several ingredients including brown sugar and cinnamon. It’s a taste specific to this part of Europe.

Dutch Waffles
Dutch Waffles

These Dutch waffles are different as a taste – and I admit I didn’t like them right away. It took another visit in the country and a new box brought home by Andrei to get to like them. True, from the first batch I only ate one, the rest being eating by my fours years’ old son :). And he is kind of picky when it comes to food, even sweets, so that says something.

Andrei ate these Dutch waffles while in the country – and he instantly decided to bring some home. That’s why I say these waffles are a must try in the Netherlands – and a nice sweet souvenir to bring home (for yourself or your dear ones).

Looking up information on these waffles, I discovered that people from all over the world like them (and that there are shops in various countries selling them). In fact, when we went to the Bucharest Christmas Market, we found some locally made Dutch waffles, which was a fun thing for us. And yes, we bought some (Eric didn’t resist the temptation).

Unfortunately, the photos don’t reveal their aroma (smell) or taste. So, you’ll have to simply try them when you have the chance and discover if you like them or not. Like I said, it is an acquired taste for some (it was for me).

Dutch Waffles - 2 boxes
Dutch Waffles – 2 boxes

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25 thoughts on “A must eat in the Netherlands and a sweet souvenir: Dutch waffles

  • 4 February, 2016 at 10:27
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    I’m a big time waffles fan… This sounds so intriguing, to be honest… I’m gonna hunt for a recipe and also local shops to try this out…

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  • 4 February, 2016 at 17:32
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    I love waffles too but not the crunchy type, usually the soft kinds served with butter and honey on top of it 😀
    Never been to Netherlands myself but i’ll keep this in mind if i do visit that place one day.

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  • 4 February, 2016 at 18:57
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    I would love to try these because I enjoy eating waffles. I’ve seen people eat something similar but they usually put it over coffee first to make it softer. It’s really interesting.

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  • 5 February, 2016 at 08:24
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    I love the box it looks very classy and waffles seems very crispy.Not sure whether we get this in Singapore yet.

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  • 5 February, 2016 at 18:37
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    Wow I wish to try this Dutch Waffles too. Will ask my parents to buy it back on their upcoming trip to Netherlands. Thanks for the introduction.

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  • 8 February, 2016 at 09:42
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    Hmmm I cannot wait to try authentic ones! I’m sure it’ll be like a taste of heaven.

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