Vlaamse Frites in Amsterdam
Although it is just a 2 hour journey from my home town, I did not manage until recently to visit the city which is home to many “Vlaamse Frites” shops. “Vlaamse Frites” translates into Flemish Fries, refering to “Vlaanderen” (Flanders), which is the northern, Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. The Dutch do not relate to the French-speaking southern part.
The first fry shops selling Vlaamse Frites were established some 20 years ago. “Vlaamse” was seen as a quality label and suggested the fries were of a higher standard than the regular fries sold in many Dutch snackbars. The best known shop like Manneken Pis, De Belg or Vleminckx are concentrating on selling fries only where other shops also sell snacks.
In general the quality of the fries is reasonably good which should not surprise as the Bintje potato, specially cultivated for fries, is a Dutch produce. I hope to publish a detailled review soon.
Below some pictures of the shops I know.
- Flemish Fries in A’dam
- Best Flemish Fries
- Patates Frites
- Manneken Pis
- Chipsy King
Some links to articles on the net reviewing the Vlaamse Frites shops in Amsterdam:
On Waterlooplein, which has a busy daily market, you will find 6 old fry shacks close to each other. Certainly worth a visit.
I compiled a map on Google Maps with the location of the shops. See link below for a bigger view and details.
View Flemish (Belgian) Fries in Amsterdam in a larger map