The Benelux countries have more to offer than fries, beer and chocolate.

Taste them here!

Belgians are bon vivants. They like to eat and drink. Try these traditionals:

  • Carbonade Flamand, sweet and sour steak stew
  • Chicon au gratin, a Flemish specialty, endive, has a distinctive tangy flavor and is a key ingredient.
  • Moules frites. The traditional accompaniment to mussels is frites.
  •  ‘Eels in the green’ and that’s exactly what it is – eels in a very green sauce.
  • Gentse waterzooi is traditionally made using fish such as carp, pike, eel, and bass, however, these days it is more common to use chicken.
  • Gray shrimps, these North Sea delicacies have a sweet and delicate flavor.

In the Netherlands you will find:

  • Cheese , big business in the Netherlands.
  • Delicious, deep fried crispy meatballs traditionally served with mustard for dipping.
  • Raw herring may sound a little scary to the uninitiated, but every visitor to the Netherlands should give it a go.
  • If you’re not feeling quite brave enough to try raw herring, you can still get your fishy fix from kibbeling.
  • The hole-in-the-wall cafés get into this list of Dutch must-tries.
  • Pea soup, a thick green stew of split peas, pork, celery, onions and leeks.

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The Belgian coast

There is nothing more Belgian than a portion of moules-frites.

The gray shrimp is generally considered one of the quintessential Belgian foods, present on every menu in the form of 'tomaat-garnalen' or 'kroketten'.

The Dutch Wadden Sea islands

The five perls in the north of the Netherlands. The ideal spot to taste the sea.

The province of North-Holland

Say cheese and you say Alkmaar and Edam.