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Throwing a New Year’s Eve party and plan to make it a celebration to remember? Why not spoil family and friends with something typically Dutch this year? Browse our delicious Dutch New Year’s Eve snack ideas below for inspiration!
1. Prepare a selection of typical Dutch nibbles
To get your New Year’s Eve party off to a flying start, prepare a platter of typical Dutch nibbles, including cubes of Dutch cheese, bitterballen (meat croquettes) served with Groningen mustard, a generous portion of Dutch sausage and some vlammetjes (spicy spring rolls). You can find the recipes for all of these tasty Dutch snacks in our blog entitled ‘the best Dutch party snacks are homemade’.
2. Make a pot of hearty Dutch soup
Drinking copious amounts of alcohol and New Year’s Eve festivities tend to go hand in hand. To make sure your guests are able to stay the course and party on until midnight, you’ll need to line their stomachs well. If you’re expecting a large number of guests then an elaborate meal is obviously out of the question, however, you can easily rustle up a filling Dutch pea soup and serve it with rye bread and bacon to soak up some of that excess alcohol.
3. Serve plenty of oliebollen
A traditional Dutch New Year’s Eve celebration just isn’t complete without oliebollen (a mouth-watering type of doughnut typically enjoyed at New Year in the Netherlands) – check out our blog ‘How to prepare a festive selection of Dutch Oliebollen’ for authentic Dutch oliebollen recipes that are guaranteed to impress your guests. Most Dutch prepare their oliebollen before the party and then pop them into a large bowl so that guests can help themselves throughout the evening, right up until the moment that the clock strikes twelve and the champagne begins to flow!
… Happy New Year from Holland at Home!
Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then why not visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants abroad?