Bitterballen. There is a snack that one can find in almost every cafe or bar in the Netherlands and that can’t be an accident. Bitterballen is little meatballs often served as part of a bittergarnituur, a selection of savory snacks like bite-sized Gouda cheese, tiny egg rolls & sliced sausage.
The bitterballen, these delicious accompaniments of Dutch beer are balls of chopped beef, beef broth, flour, butter, herbs & spices that are coated in crunchy breadcrumbs and are then deep-fried until they become crisp & golden. They are dipped in spicy mustard before being devoured in almost every snack bar of the capital accompanied by a glass of frozen local draft.
A great place to give this a try? Mister Meatball. Superb service, great prices and homey feeling but most importantly some of the best Bitterballen you can taste in Amsterdam.