Three weird Dutch food ‘Things’ that will make you cry/laugh

Just three weird Dutch food creations we saw these days

Since it’s raining cats and dogs out there but we ran all out of puns to make on the Dutch weather, it’s time to aim for some other ‘gem’ of Dutch culture – our f-ed up culinairy traditions! Sure we all like a stroopwafel or some cheese at a time, but not at the same time. Anyways, here are 3 things that might make you puke*

*If you tried any of these, let us know! (if you’re still alive that is)

#1 Urker Fishpie

Ah the Urker Vistaart, sounds like a wholesome tradition right? But wait a minute, aren’t fish and pie an unholy combination? And is this actually really a thing?

Three high school students made up a recipe and posted it on Wikipedia in 2009, coining the term ‘Urker fish pie. Fast forward a few years later when 2 Dutch celebrity chefs actually set out to make the thing.

Needless to say it was going to be disgusting.

It had sauerkraut, sausage and mackerel in it. And luckily it was exposed for the hoax it was this summer.


# 2 Frikandel-speciaal-pannekoek

I have no idea where this one came from – just saw this tweet, and we all know the Dutch throw anything on a pancake. But this is something else:

Sad thing was, when I started to look for it (it’s raining, I’m bored) I found out it has spread to all corners of our tiny kingdom. And to be fair, the frikandel-speciaal-pannekoek might be the only thing in this article I might actually enjoy.


#3 Weird Dutch food: Herring-Ice-Cream

It’s oldie, but it stays good/disgusting. Saw it first time last Summer, but many people still can’t believe it this year as well. Somewhere to be enjoyed/disgusted by at an Ice-Cream parlor in Rotterdam (one at the Meent if I call correctly).

Feel free to tip us with some other weird Dutch food creations!

Abuzer van Leeuwen 🇳🇱
Founded DutchReview. Rotterdammer living in Leiden. Politics, innovation and epic food-reviews are his thing. Interested in doing anything with DutchReview? Contact him at abuzer[at]



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