Wondering what people drink in the Netherlands? This post is an in depth introduction to alcohol in the Netherlands. Today, my husband and bring you an article that is over two years in the making: 13 different liqueurs and spirit drinks that you should try in the Netherlands. When I'm visiting a new place, I love to try to try the local food and drink specialities.... and beyond Heineken and jenever, most people don't know what to drink in the Netherlands. Whether you're a foodie after the local Dutch drink specialties, someone visiting Amsterdam for the first time, or just a Dutchie interested in trying some new things, this post is for you. Not all of these are popular drinks in the Netherlands, but you might be surprised by how much you love some of these alcoholic beverages in the Netherlands.
Many of these are quite strong, so we recommend trying these slowly over the course over a longer time period responsibly. You will not find some of Dutch alcohols easily. This guide comes with a FREE printable/downloadable PDF of traditional Dutch alcohol at the bottom to show to your bartender and/or local liquor store as we know how hard it is pronounce some of these names.
Let's get the basics out of the way:
Some of these are strong (and hide it well), so seriously, drink responsibly. This is intended for people OVER the legal drinking age (the drinking age in the Netherlands is 18). Don't mix any of these with ANY other substance. Don't drink and drive. We've ranked these from easy to damn near impossible to find. Jacob and I have done the hard research for you all, including which Dutch liquor brands to ask for at the bar and which drinks are actually good alcoholic drinks.
Level: Easy. You can easily find these Dutch alcoholic beverages.
Jenever/Genever: The quintessential Dutch alcohol you must try in the Netherlands
Karen and Jacob. American expats and cat lovers from New York City and Kentucky who lived in Amsterdam.... Now in Paris with moving back to the Netherlands this month.
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