4 Desserts You Must Try While You’re in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dutch stroopwafels
Dutch stroopwafels. Photo by Grooveland Designs on Unsplash

Amsterdam, the Netherlands is a great place to have a sweet tooth. The number of delicious desserts offered in this city will have your mouth watering in about two seconds after walking past a bakery on the street. If you’re planning to visit Amsterdam, here are some desserts you must try while you’re there!


Literally translated to “oil balls”, Oliebollen are essentially mini doughnut balls. This dessert is deep-fried, often filled with raisins, and of course, dusted with powdered sugar. You won’t be able to get enough!

Dutch Stroopwafel

Dutch stroopwafel is without a doubt one of the most famous desserts in Amsterdam. Spiced caramel syrup sandwiched between two Dutch cookies (that look like mini waffles) is such a perfect combination. We highly recommend you try them out while you’re there.


Okay, fine…these aren’t technically a dessert, but they seriously taste like it! It doesn’t get much better than mini, puffy pancakes dusted in powdered sugar. You can get poffertjes at pretty much any pancake house in Amsterdam or even from a street vendor. 


Appeltaart is the Dutch version of apple pie and it might just be the original apple pie! Almost every restaurant in Amsterdam offers Appeltaart on their dessert menu, and it’s clear why.