taste locally produced Dutch snacks
Want to try some classic Dutch food & snacks? Then look no further! Here’s a list of some all time classics which most Dutchies love to buy at our stores:
If you have a sweet tooth, you will love our tompouce. It’s a pink (or orange around Kingsday) pastry with 2 crispy layers and bakery cream in the middle. On Kingsday locals line up to get them and each year over 14 million are sold. A true HEMA and Dutch treat.
- HEMA smoked sausage (rookworst) and hotdog
Craving something a bit more savory? Then you should try a HEMA hotdog or the very popular smoked sausage. The HEMA smoked sausage is widely enjoyed in The Netherlands by one and all, there is even a vegetarian version. This may be because it fits the Dutch kitchen very well. It is often served with mashed potatoes & vegetables, a typical Dutch dinner.
Syrup waffles (better known as ‘stroopwafels’) is a cookie consisting of two crispy waffles with syrup in between. At HEMA the packages have Dutch designs on them. This makes them a great souvenir to bring back to your friends and family so they can have a taste. We hope they will last you the trip back home as you’ll have a hard time not eating them yourself.
Licorice is a type of candy that is very popular in the Netherlands. The taste can vary from sweet, salty, bitter, soft and hard. It comes in small packages, so taking your favourites back home with you isn’t a problem.
As a typical Dutch department store we also sell sweets from back in the day. Although they are quite nostalgic, they are still widely popular and very tasty. As this candy is typical to The Netherlands, these also make a great gift to bring home. Especially the big jars filled with candy.