Wine Dine and Play: The Dutch Bar and Kitchen

The Dutch Bar and Kitchen

A Breakfast in Netherlands 

Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam 
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Cuisine Style: Dutch, French, Buffet
Dined from 2010 to November 2016 several times
By Sean Overpeck (CFE)

The first entry into Amsterdam is Schiphol Airport, an extremely large a spread out facility. Every time I arrive at the airport over the past nine years I’m always passing through heading somewhere else in the world, and the one thing the airport does have lots of, spread around four main lounges, is restaurants and small eateries. On the main departure are known as Holland Boulevard between the areas of departure gates E and F are several eateries and a casino. Next to this is the restaurant between two lips, The Dutch Bar and Kitchen where you can sample some croquettes, fluffy pancakes, syrup waffles and more, all made from locally-sourced ingredients.

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Main review:
The Dutch Bar and Kitchen is designed specifically for passengers looking to enjoy authentic Dutch cuisine. I have honestly lost track of the amount of times since 2010 that I have stopped in for either coffee or a breakfast meal. Typically with the timing of my flights, I usually enjoy breakfast versus the other meals and cocktails they offer, and the casino is closed. 

Poffertjes are the main items of choice when I do stop in. Though I’m not a big pancake fan, these little Dutch treats are something I always enjoy indulging upon. Resembling small, fluffy pancakes, they are made with yeast and buckwheat flour. Unlike American pancakes, they have a light, spongy texture. Typically, poffertjes are served with powdered sugar and butter, and sometimes syrup or advocaat. These little treats are very popular during the Dutch winters, but are sold year round. They are prepared on cast iron or copper pans with teflon coating to avoid sticking.

The Dutch Kitchen menu is broken down by:
  • Hot Kitchen
  • Sandwich Counter
  • Hot Rolls & Grilled Sandwiches
  • Soups
  • Salad Bar
  • Desserts
Other items on the menu are classic Dutch sausage rolls, regular pancakes, and sustainably caught smoked salmon, with horseradish cream cheese. 

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Final notes and observations:
Though designed for the tourist, the Dutch Bar and Kitchen represents an introduction to Dutch cuisine, and exceeds expectations for local cuisine served at international airports with very good quality of food, presentation, and service. It will be a place that as long as I travel through Schiphol, I will continue to enjoy.

Food Prices 
(excluding, alcohol, taxes & gratuity)

$£€¥ -                Under 50.00 
$£€¥ x 2 -          51.00- 99.00 
$£€¥ x 3 -          Over 100.00 
$£€¥ x 4 -          Over 200.00 
$£€¥ x 5 -          Over 400.00 

**Currencies chosen reflect the world’s major travelers and restaurant connoisseur’s**

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Dutch Kitchen:
Rinse Hofstraweg
1118 CP Schiphol
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contact Information: 

Restaurant website: HMS

Social Media 

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Review basics:

Overall Star Rating:
2 of 5 Stars:
Exceeded Expectations 
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Cuisine style:
Contemporary, Lounge, European, American, Dutch, & Vegetarian
Lounge, Rustic, Tourist grabber, and a Neighborhood gem.
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The restaurants reviewed on this site may have Wi-Fi, but do not require you to go online, because the excitement of the food and wine alone will keep you too entertained instead of checking your social media and emails.
Noise level:
Nonsmoking restaurant

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Reviewed by:
Sean Overpeck (CFE)
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About Sean:

I am based out of St. Petersburg, Florida working in the food service industry for the past twenty years, and am currently with the American Embassy as the Executive Chef in Basra, Iraq. Formally I have worked with groups contracting in Afghanistan, and Antarctica, also working in restaurants in and around Atlanta, Georgia prior to the wars. I have also owned a catering company and served proudly in the United States Army Food Service Program. The idea for Wine, Dine, and Play started in late 2012 after a trip to Jordan, when I was asked by friends to write down the experiences from a few Jordanian restaurants, wine from the region that I tasted, and locations of interest such as Petra. Since that time, over 250 articles have been written on restaurants, including fifteen from the worlds top 100 lists of San Pellegrino and the Elite Travelers Guide. There are articles on exotic world locations such as Victoria Falls, and South African Safari’s; food recipes & Grand Food Dictionaries; ethnic country cuisines such as Afghan, and Peruvian; tasting tours of world cities like Charleston, Cape Town, and Dubai; and of course wine from vineyards in California, Oregon, the Carolina’s, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, with much more to see and write about.

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But in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”
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