The days are getting longer and the temperature is becoming higher, summer is here! There are a ton of festivals in the Netherlands during the summer, such as music, dance and my favorite – food. I have been to 2 food festivals so far, Taste of Amsterdam and Rollende Keukens.
This is held annually at Amstelpark and features tasting plates from some of the biggest names in the Dutch food industry (e.g. Peter Lute aka the guy from MasterChef Holland). Admission is around 10 euros and dishes ranged from 5-10 euros each. I was lucky to attend this event as a Yelp reporter, so feel free to check out my review on Yelp.
Overall, it was a fun event but too costly. If you want to taste dishes from these exclusive restaurants without the exclusive price, then this may be a good choice for you. I’ve heard that the line-up is relatively the same each year, so go at least once. There are often discount codes for admission so run a Google search before you book.
I LOVE food trucks and so I was thrilled to hear about a food festival highlighting food trucks in Westerpark, and best part – entrance was free! There were quite a few food trucks and it was very busy. Just a great day to hang out in the sun and eat.