Amsterdam is best for...

Trying Dutch classics: Give Bitterballen, Stroopwafel, raw herring, Kibbeling and cheese a try on your holiday

Street food: Have your chips with patatje oorlog, a Dutch sauce that contains a mix of mayo, sate sauce and onions

Desserts: End your meals with poffertjes pancakes, appeltaart or bitterballen biscuits

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Amsterdam is Dutch

Currency: The currency used in Amsterdam is the Euro

Local time: Amsterdam is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Amsterdam's main airport is Amsterdam Airport Schipho

With over 1,000 restaurants, you definitely won’t go hungry in Amsterdam. As you’d expect from such a multicultural city, you can find food from all around the world. There’s everything from French fine dining to Indonesian rijsttafel (sharing platters). You might even find some Dutch food in there too. The country’s food might not have a reputation for being very exciting with its raw herring, pea soup and deep fried meatballs, but who can resist a caramel waffle or fluffy pancake? And with a new wave of chefs in the city who are adding flair to traditional Dutch dishes, it may well surprise you.