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Nestled between Belgium, Germany, and the North Sea, the Netherlands is the proper name for the country that many mistakenly call “Holland.” In fact, the term “Holland” only applies to two of the nation’s 12 provinces. Further complicating matters, the English word for people from the Netherlands, and the country’s language, is “Dutch.” Considering about 10% of the world’s exported vegetables are grown in the Netherlands, it’s no surprise that the Dutch eat a lot of greens. A typical dinner might be a stew of potatoes mashed with endive, kale, or carrots, served up with a side of sausage. During colder months, a pea soup called snert is frequently eaten with rye bread. Come snack time, the Dutch often reach for a sweet or salty licorice called drop, or patat, french fries dipped in mayonnaise or peanut sauce. Another unusual Dutch treat is raw herring, slid into one’s mouth by the tail. Due to Dutch colonial history, Indonesian influence is commonly found in cuisine across the Netherlands. The Indonesian feast rijsttafel, numerous small dishes mixed with rice, is especially popular.
 

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