The Best Fries Stall in AmsterdamIt is not easy to find great fries in Amsterdam. Fries, or "Pata" in Dutch, has become a secondary name for Amsterdam. The city has hundreds of well-known place to get fries. Some offer fish and chips, and some sell fries alone.
But when you talk about the best fries in Amsterdam, everyone knows exactly where it can be found. It is a small, and even hidden, stall, nearby Kalverstraat, called Vleminckx Sausmeesters, which has for years held the title of best fries in Amsterdam. This is not just Amsterdam's most famous fries stand - it is also very old. Since it was founded in 1887, it has been operating continuously for the long line of service that is used to stretch out in front of it. It has been in existence since 1958.
The reason the chips are so good is the Belgian frying system here. Here, they fry the potatoes and let them rest, so that once before they are served, they dip them again in the boiling oil. They serve the fries here in a rolled paper cup, in the shape of a paper cone, and sprinkle sauces as desired.
Indeed, the fries sold here can be served with dozens of sauces, with a huge variety of flavors. Among the 25 sauces offered here are exotic flavors, such as peppermint mayonnaise or cheese-based sauces, and some that seem just irrational, such as satay, a kind of peanut butter sauce mixed with chili, delicious with the fries.
The result is indeed very tasty. This stall, perhaps hard to believe, has already been imitated around the world. Enjoy your meal!