Dinner at De Foodhallen, Amsterdam

I think I know why I love markets and food halls so much.
You skip along stall to stall and suss out all the best things to eat. And you can get them all. That’s right. You basically have 4 meals for dinner and no one can even say anything, cause that’s just what’s done. It’s time to release your inner-fatty, everyone!

De Foodhallen was a fantastic discovery. It’s relatively new here, and heaps of quirky restaurants around Amsterdam have little homes here to serve lots of happy, hungry people.

It reminds me a lot of Hawker House in London. And you know how much I love Hawker House!

Boy and I were ready to roam through the stalls, but first we needed to be well-equipped.

Okay, READY.

They literally had everything. There were heaps more pictures but I don’t want to bore you. Let’s get down and dirty with the good stuff.

We’d been wanting to try Bitterballen ever since we’d arrived. It’s a Dutch snack, savoury and meat-based. And, let’s be honest, it looks pretty delicious. De Ballen Bar (cute) was obviously our first stop.

Appetisers, if you will.

Holland says it’s the best snack in the world. I’ll give it to them, it was good, although we’re probably having the best of the best here.

We ordered 3 truffle and 3 chorizo. They’re our top choices if you happen to stumble across them!

The next guys who stood out to us was Bulls and Dogs.

Why? Because I am an absolute sucker for anything with a pretzel bun.

Yes. You read that right. They’re in pretzel buns.

The two favourites are The Funky Fresh Dog and The Smokey Pepper Dog, so that’s what we got.

The Funky Fresh Dog is a pork sausage and The Smokey Pepper Dog is lamb, so it was good to mix it up.

How sweet were they to cut it in half for us to share? These guys definitely know what they’re doing. They should set up shop in London.

I wanted to eat everything, but our whole trip had been surrounded by food so I was just unable to perform up to my usual standard. Sorry to let you down guys. But at least I had room for our final stop…

Oh, it’s just a Raclette Toastie. No big deal.

That was sarcasm, by the way. All toasties should be made with raclette. ALL OF THEM.

I’ve done well with my pre-Amsterdam research, haven’t I? Just stick with me, kids. I’ll show you where’s good to go.

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