By Anastasia Yakunina
— If you are someone who is always on the lookout for new food sensations, King’s Day will provide you with many opportunities to experience cuisines from all over the world. If you find yourself in any of these areas, drop by and have a bite!
(1) Vrijmarkt in the Jordaan district
On King’s Day, many flea markets spring up all over Amsterdam, the Vrijmarkt in Jordaan being one of the biggest and most popular. Apart from secondhand stands, food stalls sell delicacies on every corner. This is a great opportunity to experience many different types of food, ranging from traditional Dutch treats like stroopwaffels and poffertjes, to kebabs, spring rolls, and couscous. The market offers a great variety of foods from every corner of the world, including Moroccan, Turkish, Vietnamese and Thai cuisines.
(2) Albert Cuyp market
Located in the De Pijp neighborhood of Amsterdam, the Albert Cuyp market is famous for its variety of street food. Rows of food stalls, which are set up every day from Monday to Saturday, display fresh fruit and vegetables, different types of cheeses, homemade sausages, bread, olives, and herring. Additionally, the Albert Cuyp market is known for its Surinamese and Indonesian street food. Flavorful and fragrant dishes such as lemper, coconut rice filled with spicy chicken, roti, a type of grilled flatbread, as well as the many variations of curry will satisfy your taste buds.
If you get exhausted from walking around the city and celebrating, STACH is a great place to sit down and relax while eating delicious food. Located near the Sarphatipark, this little café offers amazing and healthy dishes, which you can either eat upstairs or take away. The menu at STACH includes paninis with carpaccio, buffalo mozzarella or eggplant salad, a huge variety of healthy and delicious salads, leek and gorgonzola quiches and mouth-watering pies and cakes. Healthy versions of burgers, pasta and pizza can also be found here.