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Did you know that the Netherlands is one of the world's largest exporters of mushrooms?

Seven interesting facts about Dutch mushrooms

1. Did you know that the Netherlands is the world's second largest exporters of mushrooms, after Poland? 2. 80% of the total production of mushrooms...
Did you know that stamppot is a traditional nutritious Dutch dish that really warms you on a cold winter's night?

Stamppot: the Netherlands’ favorite winter comfort food

Did you know that stamppot is a traditional Dutch dish that really warms you on a cold winter's night? Stamppot (literal translation: 'mash pot') is...
Did you know that 'nieuwjaarsrolletjes' (New Year rolls) are crispy waffles filled with sweet whipcream, traditionally eaten on New Year's Day?

1 January treat: crispy New Year rolls

Did you know that 'nieuwjaarsrolletjes' (New Year rolls) are crispy waffles filled with sweet whipcream, traditionally eaten on New Year's Day? In Groningen, Drenthe and...
Did you know that Dutch astronaut André Kuipers sneaked Gouda cheese into space on his space mission in 2004?

Dutch astronaut smuggled Gouda cheese into space

Did you know that Dutch astronaut André Kuipers sneaked Gouda cheese into space on his space mission in 2004? Last weekend the non-Dutch astronauts aboard...
Did you know that on average the Dutch eat over 19 kgs of cheese per person per year?

Cheese consumption in the Netherlands

Did you know that on average the Dutch eat over 19 kgs of cheese per person per year? Click here to read more about Dutch cheese!
Did you know that a fast food joint in Winterswijk offers deep fried Brussels sprouts with bacon on a stick?

Deep fried Brussels sprouts with bacon on a stick

Did you know that a fast food joint in Winterswijk offers deep fried Brussels sprouts with bacon on a stick? Location: Cafetaria Het Pelkhuisje Kloetenseweg 64 7101 VB...
Did you know that some Dutch grocery stores offer a free piece of fruit for children? While the parents do their shopping, the kids have something healthy to munch on.

Free fruit for kids in Dutch supermarkets

Did you know that some Dutch grocery stores like AH and Lidl offer a free piece of fruit for children? While the parents do their...
Did you know that Roald Dahl considered 'Arnhemse Meisjes' his most favorite cookie in the world? The recipe of these crispy biscuits with sugary topping was a big secret, until Roald Dahl persuaded the baker to give up the recipe, which he published in his cookbook.

Roald Dahl loved Arnhemse Meisjes

Did you know that the famous author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) considered 'Arnhemse Meisjes' his most favorite cookie in the world? The recipe of these crispy...
Did you know that about 65% of the Dutch population eats fast food once a week?

Dutch fast food consumption

Did you know that about 65% of the Dutch population eats fast food once a week?
Did you know that Sinterklaas is not due to arrive in the country for a few weeks, all over the Netherlands pepernoten pop up stores open up already? They stock gingerbread nuts in a wide variety of flavors; from stroopwafel to limoncello and from licorice to pumpkin spice.

Pepernoten pop up stores

Did you know that Sinterklaas is not due to arrive in the country for a few weeks, all over the Netherlands pepernoten pop up...

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