All things Dutch in the United States

Here’s an overview of all things Dutch in the United States: Dutch stores, bakeries, restaurants, organizations, manufacturers, soccer clubs, you name it!

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't Klokhuis - Nederlands Onderwijs in New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

Dutch Language Lessons for students in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. The name “Klokhuis” is a reference to the Big Apple.

A Southern Season, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A Southern Season carries Calve curry, various types of Conimex sambal, hagelslag and even Friese Keukenstroop. See more of a visit we made in March 2007.

A Touch of Dutch, Coupeville, Washington

A Touch of Dutch is a cute store on Whidbey Island, Washington, a “place which seems literally
suspended in a time of by-gone days”. They’ve been in business since 1995 and also have an on-line store.

The store carries a wide variety of Dutch products; their store has categories such as “Dutch Wedding and Party favors” and they even sell soccer attire of the Dutch national team. Exclusive to the store is a line of humorous Dutch cards (which is available for wholesale to other Dutch stores).

A Touch of Dutch, Belvidere, New Jersey

“We are located in Belvidere New Jersey, if you are in the area, stop in and pay us a visit,

The largest selection of Dutch and related items in New Jersey. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call, we may have it in stock in our store.”

Adams Fairacre Farms, Poughkeepsie, New York

A super farm market with 3 locations in the Hudson valley which carries a large selection of Dutch products including cheeses, roggebrood, De Ruijter hagelslag, Conimex products, drop etc.

Stores in Poughkeepsie, Kingston and Newburgh.

Addy's Dutch Café and Restaurant, Greenville, South Carolina

The only real “brown café” in the United States! Owner Addy imported all furnishings from the Netherlands, and serves bitterballen & kroketten. Greenville, SC has the highest percentage European inhabitants per capita in the United States. (The website of the cafe has been down for a while, but it is definitely in business).

Amsterdam Falafelshop, Washington, District Of Columbia

Serving top-it-yourself hot falafels and fries was an epiphany for the owners while visiting friends in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It was the inspiration for bringing delicious twice-fried fries and tasty top-it-yourself-falafels to Adams Morgan in DC.

Andover Inn, Andover, Massachusetts

The Andover Inn serves Dutch and Indonesian dishes.

Update: the Andover Inn changed owner and no longer serves rijsttafel. Removing from our list.

Angin Mamiri - CLOSED, Chicago, Illinois

Indonesian restaurant in Chicago. Serves rijsttafel once a month.

Asian Imports (CLOSED), Falls Church, Virginia

This store, which used to be called Vietnam Imports, carried a large variety of Indonesian products and some Dutch product as well.

Update 1/15/2012: this store is closed.

Atlanta Holland Club, Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Holland Club is a non profit organization which aims to: Promote respect and friendship between The Netherlands and the United States of America. Help preserve the social and cultural heritage of The Netherlands for all generations of Dutch immigrants. Serve as a source of information for travelers to and from The Netherlands. Bring together persons with an interest in The Netherlands and generally serve the community by organizing social and cultural events.

Au Marche, the European market, Lawrence, Kansas

Many varieties of hagelslag, vlokken and other Dutch goodies. From the site: “Au Marché is proud to stock European food and bath-and-beauty items that are not easily found in most American grocery stores. We cater to people who are looking for a taste of their homeland, or for a sentimental reminder of a favorite trip abroad.”

Bali Cafe, Miami, Florida

Some reviews will mention they are only open for lunch but this is not accurate; hours were extended a while ago and dinner is served now as well. Including rijsttafel.

Bali Nusa Indah, New York, New York

Indonesian restaurant in Midtown Manhattan: “Bali Nusa Indah is an Indonesian restaurant which combines traditional cooking with modern techniques. Located near Manhattan’s theatre district, it’s a great place to go before and after a Broadway show. The menu features Indonesia’s version of comfort food which includes various styles of cooking.”

Bali Thai Cafe , San Diego, California

As the name indicates, this restaurant serves both Thai and Indonesian cuisine. Serves rijssttafel.

Bandung Restaurant, Madison, Wisconsin

“Our restaurant is named after Bandung, the majestic city built in the mountains of the Indonesian island, Java. It lies 110 kilometers southeast of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital city.”

Benelux Café, Raleigh, North Carolina

Grand Café Benelux opened in September 2010 and brings a mix of European adventures and American experiences.

Dutch items on the menu include handcrafted speculaas and Dutch stroopwafels, as well as boterkoek.

Bevo Mill, St. Louis, Missouri

This mill was designed in the style of Dutch and German windmills for grinding grain.

The Mill building was built in 1916 to serve as a banquet hall and restaurant by a local brewing magnate. The name of the building came, in turn from Bevo the largest brand of near beer or barley malt and hop flavored soft-drink manufactured by the local Anheuser-Busch Company. The Bevo name itself is in reference to “pivo”, the slavic language name for beer as the newer Bohemian or Czech beer style called Pilsner was very influential to American brewers.

Bisschopswijn, Pella, Iowa

Whether you are celebrating the arrival of fall, the traditions of Sinterklaas or just warming yourself on a cold snowy day Bisschopswijn is a beverage for the entire winter. Start early with spiced cider on the hayrack ride then continue to enjoy our recipe or your favorite blend through the cold February nights.

This company, maybe better called a tradition, was started to keep alive the yearly celebration of Sinterklaas and the customs that go along with the Dutch holiday.

Bon Appetit Fine Foods, Princeton, New Jersey

Bon Appetit is a cheese and specialty store in Princeton, New Jersey, with a Belgian owner. The store carries Indonesian spices (Conimex) as well as drop, ontbijtkoek and speculaas and of course all Dutch cheeses.

Note: Bon Appetit changed ownership in 2008; we're not sure if the store still has such a diverse supply of Dutch items.

Borobudur, San Francisco, California

Soe Bin & Yunita started Borobudur Restaurant over 16 years ago at the original location on Geary Street in San Francisco. In 1994, they moved to the present location on Post St. If you come to Borobudur Restaurant, you can find various authentic Indonesian cuisine including tropical drinks from many different regions.

Buford Highway Farmers Market, Doraville, Georgia

The Buford Highway Farmers Market carries a good selection of Dutch products. This includes Conimex products and Douwe Egberts coffee.

BXL Cafe, New York, New York

“Located in the heart of Times Square, BXL Café has been proudly serving the finest Belgian beer and cuisine since 2004.”

Serves bitterballen, if you ask for them.

Cafe Bean, San Francisco, California

This cafe serves Dutch pancakes and omelets that look suspiciously like uitsmijters. Online reviews also mention that the Dutch coffee which is served is good.

Caramel Cookie Waffles, Billings, Montana

Dutch treats here include the split pea soup with ham, gevulde koek, Dutch butter cake and others, but as the name suggests the specialty here are caramel cookie waffles. The stroopwafels are made from scratch with all natural ingredients from a traditional Dutch recipe. Since 1981.

Casey's Bakery, Sioux Center, Iowa

Casey’s Bakery was started in 1946 by Casey and Ann De Groot in a small store in downtown Sioux Center. Casey combined many years of baking experience, some traditional Dutch recipes and a belief in quality to lay the foundation for Casey’s Bakery. Products include Dutch Rusk Buns and a St. Nick cookie.

Cheese Plus, San Francisco, California

Cheese Plus is premier cheese and specialty food store in San Francisco. A cozy neighborhood shop located on the sunny corner of Polk and Pacific in Russian Hill, it features the finest cheese from the U.S. and around the globe including a good selection of Dutch cheeses. Also sells beschuit and speculaas.

Chocolaterie Stam, Des Moines, Iowa

Chocolaterie Stam specializes in fine European Chocolates. They have 6 stores in the Netherlands and 5 in the United States (Iowa, North Carolina, Minnesota).

Next to their store made chocolate they also carry a nice selection of import Dutch Droste chocolate, Bastogne koeken, Pickwick Tea and Wilhelmina Pepermunt.

Club Holland Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Club Holland Orlando (CHO) is a registered social Dutch club founded in 1997. Our members are composed of people affiliated in some way to The Netherlands and are living permanently/temporarily in Central Florida. The club offers an excellent opportunity to meet with young and old members of Dutch origin by descent and/or marriage. We also welcome those interested in Dutch affairs. We organize social events such as the traditional Dutch celebrations of, “Koninginnedag”, “Sinterklaas” and much more . . .

Corine's Cafe, Mooresville, North Carolina

Corine’s Cafe is run by Corine who originates from the Netherlands. She serves bitterballen, Dutch pancakes and (chicken) kroketten in Mooresville, NC. Nice to combine with a visit to the Ikea in Charlotte for a “European day”.

Dutch in America.com visited Corine’s Cafe in October 2009; read our review here.

Dank U - CLOSED, New York, New York

"Delicious fast food made with wholesome, natural ingredients". Serves kroketten and other Dutch and Dutch & Indonesian inspired dishes.

1/2/2010: Danku will probably not reopen.

12/7/2009: Danku is temporary closed. They are papered up and have a sign on the window saying that they are revamping their menu for a Feb. 2010 reopening.

David Schat's Bakery, El Segundo, California

David Schat is part of the famous Schat bakery family. His bakery/café serve’s mainly American cuisine, but the Dutch roots show in a few small details.

de Boer Food, Sanford, Florida

de Boer Food specializes in sourcing premium and unique European products and ingredients for culinary professionals.

de Boer Food’s portfolio of 300+ items are sold to restaurants, bakeries, hotels, caterers, cruise- and airlines, through local, specialized and national food service and bakery distributors, and supported by a wide-reaching broker network; daily drop-ship capabilities; and a dedicated de Boer Food sales support team based in Florida, New Jersey and Illinois.

De Hoek Traditions, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This ‘corner’ store was founded by a lady who grew up in Pella, Iowa, a town with a large Dutch community. De Hoek Traditions specializes in delicious teas (they even make their own blends). Of course they also carry the Pickwick blend, and there’s a number of Dutch delicacies for sale including rusk. Since 2005.

De Immigrant Windmill, Fulton, Illinois

Fulton’s Dutch Windmill was manufactured and pre-assembled in the Netherlands.

Following the delivery to Fulton, the Windmill was assembled and installed by Dutch craftsmen. Standing nearly 100 ft. tall, the massive timbers are assembled by wooden pegs. Dedication of the new Dutch Windmill took place during the Dutch Days Festival 2000.

De Wieken, Raleigh, North Carolina

Your Dutch connection in the NC Triangle

De Zwaan Windmill, Holland, Michigan

De Zwaan is an authentic Dutch windmill in the city of Holland, Michigan, USA. The windmill’s name is Dutch for The Swan or Graceful Bird. It is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. De Zwaan is located in Windmill Island municipal park.

DeBoer's Dutch Brothers, Holland, Michigan

DeBoer’s Dutch Brothers is a full service European style bakery-restaurant with 200 years of baking experience. The deBoers have been baking Holland for over 50 years since immigrating from Kollum, Nederland in 1956.

Lots of Dutch dishes on the menu, including croquettes with pea soup and pig in a blanket.

Michigan Dutch News has a nice background story.

deReuze Gourmet Market (Peters Import), Grandville, Michigan

deReuze Gourmet Market was established in 2002, and is owned & operated by Peters Imports. Serves Rijkenberg Chocolate Letters and many other Dutch foods.

DSLA (Dutch School Los Angeles), Los Angeles, California

Locations is Los Angeles, Santa Ana and San Diego. Providing Dutch Language Education to children 4-12 years of age. Lessons every Saturday morning from 9am to 12:15pm

Dubbel Dutch, Denver, Colorado

“Dubbel Dutch opened its doors on November 8, 2003, and has grown ever since to become the Dutch hub for Dutchies in Denver-and-around, and has earned its marks with the neighborhood for the wonderful sandwiches and coffees that we serve.”

Dutch in America.com visited Dubbel Dutch in January 2011; read our review here.

Dutch American Market & Import, Beaverton, Oregon

“We specialize in gift and grocery items from The Netherlands”

Dutch Bakery & Cafe, San Juan Capistrano, California

Breakfast and lunch spot, owned and operated by Richard and Michelle Runneboom. One of our readers reports: ‘wonderful fresh dutch bread’.

Dutch Club Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

The Netherlands Club of Chicago has been around for almost 50 years. The Club strives to serve the Dutch community as well as those with interests in The Netherlands. To that end, we work closely with the Consulate General of The Netherlands in Chicago as well as NL Borrels in planning events such as Dutch American Heritage Day and also assist in the promotion of cultural events such as concerts.

Dutch Club of Puerto Rico, Juncos, Puerto Rico

Please feel invited to contact us if you’re new in Puerto Rico or if you know Dutch people who will settle in Puerto Rico!

Dutch Connection of Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona

The Dutch Connection is a non-profit organization dedicated to getting people with a Dutch heritage in Arizona connected. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Dutch or if you’ve never been to Holland - we welcome everyone who has an interest in celebrating the Dutch culture with us! The club organizes several popular events throughout the year, including Koninginnedag, Dutch-American Heritage day and Sinterklaas.

Dutch Delite Bakery, Holland, Michigan

This Dutch bakery in Holland, Michigan is operated by Ralph Van Asperen, who came from the Netherlands in 1950.

“I have owned a bakery for 47 years and am still working full time. Not because I have to, I want to! 56 years now, and still enjoy it.”

Dutch Desserts, Kinderhook, New York

Dutch Desserts, from New York’s Hudson Valley, started with a Dutch Apple Tart that made people forget all about Mom’s Apple Pie. Their fascination begins with the crust, Marjan’s secret and treasured recipe. Then they realize these tarts aren’t too sweet, they make your taste buds jump to life.

Marjan Beebe came to the United States from the Netherlands in 1989 to visit her brother in Kinderhook, NY. While here, she met Keith Beebe, a local college professor. They got married and she started to sell her apple tart at one small farmers’ market in Kinderhook.

Dutch Flowers, Kansas City, Missouri

Since she opened her doors at Dutch Flowers six years ago, Designer Els VanderMeij has worked to provide the Kansas City community with quality floral products. Please enjoy browsing through some of our products and services, and contact us with orders or questions.

Dutch Games (Sjoelbakken), Milwaukie, Oregon

Dutch Games represents Heemskerk Sport to import and distribute the Sjoelbak in the US & Canada. They have Sjoelbakken in stock in Oregon, ready for shipment to anywhere in the North American continent.

Dutch in Orange County, Orange, California

This is an Orange County group for anyone Dutch, Belgian/Flemish, and is purely a social group. We organize get-togethers such as a monthly “borreltje” in a bar or restaurant somewhere in central Orange County, we meet up at local Dutch events, and sometimes people open up their houses for coffee or other things.

Dutch Maple Terrace Motel, Oneonta, New York

A family owned and operated motel by Gert-Jan and Petra van Dijk, recently moved from The Netherlands to the beautiful hills of Oneonta. Clean, comfortable rooms, in a peaceful area in de country.

Dutch Maple Terrace Motel is located just 2 miles to Cooperstown All Star Village and the Soccer Hall of Fame, less than a half hour to Dreams Park and to Cooperstown.

Rooms include the “Amsterdam room”, “Heerenveen room” and the “Volendam”.

Dutch poffertjes, Avondale, Arizona

The Dutch Poffertjes House is a mobile pastry and drink station that serves various drinks and Dutch poffertjes. Poffertjes are small, pluffy pancakes and they are served with various different flavors.

The poffertjes cart appears on the Phoenix public market and other places; for more info contact them at dutch.poffertjes.house@hotmail.com.

Dutch School Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, California

The Dutch School Silicon Valley (DSSV) is a California-approved non-profit or 501(c) (3) organization. The school was founded in Palo Alto, California in 2001 and has since expanded to include classroom facilities in Berkeley and San Jose. Our mission is to deliver high quality Dutch language and culture education by providing a challenging, comprehensive and integrated Dutch language curriculum that meet the requirements of the Dutch school system in the Netherlands.

Dutch Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Community website for Dutch Americans in the Seattle area.

Dutch Village Inn and Giftwinkel, Lynden, Washington

The Dutch Village Inn opened July 1, 1987 in Lynden’s Dutch Village Mall. This extraordinary development, which reflects the tidy Holland Dutch heritage of the area, features a 72 foot windmill, interesting retail shops, an indoor canal which runs through the mall, a 200 seat theatre, and six unique hotel rooms, three of which are in the windmill. For a unique treat come spend a night in a windmill.

Dutch Windmill, San Francisco, California

The Dutch Windmill, or “North Dutch Windmill”, is the second Dutch windmill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

Dutchkinz by Klein Holland, Naples, Florida

Dutchkinz produces traditional “Dutch Delights” such as stroopwafels and poffertjes. Available in select retailers and farmer’s markets in the Napels, FL area.

Eerste Nederlandse School in Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

“De Eerste Nederlandse School in Boston” (ENSiB, or First Dutch School in Boston) opened its doors in September 2009. A team of enthusiastic and highly qualified Dutch teachers welcomed more than 40 Dutch speaking children to their classrooms in the International School of Boston in Cambridge.

Erick Schat's Bakkerij, Bishop, California

Authentic Dutch bakery and restaurant on Main Street in Bishop. Erick and Paul are related, but their businesses are not affiliated.

Fabyan Windmill, Geneva, Illinois

The Fabyan Windmill is an authentic, working Dutch windmill dating from the 1850s located in Geneva, Illinois

Field's Fabrics Dutch Costume Kits, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Patterns & Kits with everything you need to sew your own traditional Dutch Costume. Fabrics and trims are the most authentic available domestically.

Fine Paints of Europe, Woodstock, Vermont

Fine Paints of Europe was established in 1987 for the purpose of introducing paints and varnishes from the Netherlands to American homeowners.

Its headquarters are in Woodstock, Vermont where they have a beautiful little shop. Fine Paints of Europe also sells its paints through retailers throughout the U.S. and directly on-line.

From the site:

Frietkoten, Chicago, Illinois

Netherlands-native Jeroen Hasenbos brings Amsterdam’s traditional Frietkoten ‘fry shack’ experience to Chicago for the first time, with hand cut Belgian fries that are served in a paper cone and distinguished by a crisp outside and soft, delicious potato inside. In keeping with the popular ‘fry shacks’ in Amsterdam, Frietkoten offers these traditional Belgian fries with up to 20 different sauces to choose from every day.

Global Foods Market, Kirkwood, Missouri

Global Foods Market is the largest international grocery store in Missouri.

Greater Chicago Dutch Language Meetup Group, Chicago, Illinois

The Greater Chicago Dutch Language Meetup Group is a young and growing group in the Chicago area. We facilitate meetings of Dutch, American, Belgian, and other natives with interests in Dutch language and culture. We meet about once a month

Henk's Black Forest Bakery, Dallas, Texas

German, Dutch and other influences. Uitsmijter on the breakfast menu, number of dishes with Gouda cheese and Dutch ham, and a broodje herring as an appetizers for dinner.

Herring North Sea, Little Rock, Arkansas

Herring North Sea was founded by Gary McCoy in July 13th, 2008. He was born in a very small town in Arkansas; population 762. However, long before now, Gary’s love for “Maatjes Haring” dated back to May 1986. Their maatjes haring is available all year round in the United States of America.

Hillcrest Bakery, Bothell, Washington

“Our story begins in Wormer, The Netherlands back in 1838. We, the Kaskes Family, began a baking tradition that continues through present day now in two countries. The Kaskes Bakery is still flourishing in The Netherlands as are we here at Hillcrest Bakery in the United States”. The store has banketstaaf and speculaas, among many other things.

Holland America Club of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Washington

“We aim to be a source of information for Dutch people or people of Dutch ancestry living in the NW Pacific Area and friends of the Netherlands.”

Holland American Bakery, Sussex, New Jersey

Third generation Dutch bakery. Their speculaas looks delicious.

Holland American International Specialties, Bellflower, California

The Holland American store and its corporate office is located in a 20,000 square foot facility in Bellflower, California. Founded in 1943.

Holland Club Houston, Houston, Texas

“The Holland Club is a social organization whose purpose is to promote fellowship among its members, and to further interest in the Netherlands and the Dutch Customs and traditions.”

Holland Ranch, RV Park and Camping, Buffalo, Texas

Hans en Bianca Hendriks, are the owners of Holland Ranch and moved from Holland, Europe to Buffalo, Texas to start a RV Park and Camping in European style. Holland Ranch is a mix of Dutch and Texan hospitality in the beautiful rolling hills of Leon County, Texas. A great place to park your RV or trailer, build your tent and enjoy the peace of East-Texas.

Holland Soccer Club, Paramount, California

The Holland Soccer Club was established in 1957 as a non profit organization for the Dutch community in Southern California.

Its aims are to promote the sport of soccer, also known as voetbal to the rest of the world and to unite the various immigrant groups of Dutch descent and their offspring.

Holland's Best, San Jose, California

Holland’s Best, grocery & bakery products, formerly known as Holland Pastry and Gift Shop, started almost 50 years ago as a Dutch American bakery.

Note: this store will go out of business on December 31, 2014.

Holland's Family Farm, Thorp, Wisconsin

Rolf and Marieke Penterman emigrated from the Netherlands in 2002 to pursue their passion for dairy farming. The cheeses are smooth, creamy Gouda cheeses with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor that becomes more complex as it ages on wooden shelves. At the 2007 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest held in Milwaukee, Marieke won Best of Class in the Open Class for Flavored Semi-soft Cheeses with her Foenegreek Gouda.

Iamsterdam Panini Cafe, Winter Haven, Florida

The café features items such as Dutch pea soup, tostis, Belgian waffles, and even a broodje gezond, the New Amsterdam. All breads are made by iamsterdam.

Indo Cafe - CLOSED, Los Angeles, California

Indo Cafe recently reopened after a fire destroyed the previous building. This restaurant serves rijsttafel, but they request that you call ahead if you want rijsttafel to make sure all ingredients are in house. Minimum of 4 people.

September 2013: Indo Cafe has closed.

Indomania Restaurant, Miami, Florida

“Since the Indomania restaurant opened its doors in February 2007 it has welcomed people from all over the world to an original taste and enjoyable way of dining. Based on the traditional Indonesian cuisine but seen through Dutch eyes, the Indomania restaurant invites you to try a great mix of flavors and ensures you an unforgettable experience.”

International Marketplace, Las Vegas, Nevada

The International Market on Decatur in Las Vegas, NV sells an large assortment of Dutch products.
Check the blog of a Dutchman who did his first shopping in the store; his blog has lots of pictures of the products: http://matosh.web-log.nl/matosh/2010/07/klompen-breken-niet-meer.html

Jaarsma Bakery, Pella, Iowa

"Our family owned-and-operated bakery, located in historic Pella Iowa, has been baking delicious “Dutch Treats” for over a century. Visitors to Pella’s Annual Tulip Time Festival stand in long lines to get a taste of our famous Dutch Letters."

Java Indonesian Rijsttafel, Brooklyn, New York

Moderately priced, friendly Indonesian restaurant.

Jayakarta Restaurant, Berkeley, California

“Discover the treasures that await you at the Bay Area’s newest and finest Indonesia Restaurant, Jayakarta Restaurant. Located in the beautiful city at Berkeley, Jayakarta provides the most authentic cuisine at any Indonesia Restaurant in the East Bay using the freshest spices, juiciest meats and crispest vegetables, one would have thought they were actually in Indonesia itself.”

Serves rijsttafel.

Jessop's Tavern, New Castle, Delaware

“Located in Old New Castle, Delaware, we represent the Dutch, English and Swedish presence in the region. All of which are comprised in a fashion of which we are now accustomed.”

This restaurant has hutspot on the menu!

Jungle Jim's International Market, Fairfield, Ohio

This store has groceries from all countries over the world and has a large “Holland” section. Also, you can get your Indonesian groceries such as Conimex products at their “Malasian” section.

In 2012 they will open a second store in Eastgate, east of Cincinnati.

Kaas & Co, South Norwalk, Connecticut

New York Times: “Kaas & Company, owned by Justin Schenkels, an expatriate of the Netherlands, carries just about everything necessary to prepare a truly Dutch dinner — or breakfast or lunch, for that matter — right down to jarred vegetables and various jams, smoked mackerel ($12 a pound) and maatjes, or brine-cured herring ($6 a pair), all imported from the Lowlands. ”

La Tulipe Desserts, Mount Kisco, New York

Sophisticated patisserie owned by Maarten and Frances Steenman. Maarten worked as an apprentice at patisseries in Holland, France, Belgium and Norway and together they started a highly successful store in Mount Kisco, NY. Certainly not strictly Dutch, but with their background (Maarten is born in the Netherlands) and given that they sell speculaas bars around the holidays, it made our list. Since 1999.

Lee Lee Oriental Supermart, Peoria, Arizona

Lee Lee Oriental Supermart carries a fair amount of Dutch products. There are three stores in Arizona: in Peoria, in Chandler and a new one in Tucson.

Licorice International, Lincoln, Nebraska

This store in Nebraska ships more than 10,000 orders per year and has a large selection of licorice, including Dutch “drop”.

Little Amsterdam Coffee Shop, Saratoga, California

Breakfast place owned by a Dutch family. Server Dutch pea soup and kroketten.

Little Chute Windmill, Little Chute, Wisconsin

The Little Chute Windmill is an authentic 1850s design from the province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. Volunteer millers will operate the windmill and demonstrate for visitors the ancient process of grinding grain into flour.

Little Dutch Girl, Spring, Texas

“specializing in “Almost Everything from Holland”. The “Almost” lets us get away with a few things not 100% Dutch, such as Tom’s delicious “Fudge with the Dutch Touch” made with cocoa imported from Holland.”

Lynden Dutch Bakery, Lynden, Washington

"Lynden Dutch Bakery offers fast, friendly and courteous service. We use only the best ingredients and maintain a skilled staff to answer your questions. We have built our reputation on our commitment to providing quality service, which has earned us many valuable customers. We specialize in providing wedding cakes, cookies, pastries, 6 foot sub sandwiches and baking supplies."

Mad Fox Brewing Company, Falls Church, Virginia

The Mad Fox Brewing Company is an all-American bar/restaurant with an international menu. They have one very Dutch, very delicious dish on their menu: bitterballen! From the menu:

Dutch Style “Bitterballen”
A traditional Dutch bar-snack of creamy beef and
vegetables with a hint of curry, coated with bread crumbs,
then deep-fried. Served with our house mustard.

Marina Market, Poulsbo, Washington

The Marina Market brings a large selection of Scandinavian, European, and Dutch foods to Western Puget Sound and the Internet.

Jonathan and Andrea Rowe started the Marina Market in May of 1998 in response to significant local demand. Home of the Licorice Shrine with over 250 licorices. In addition they have a lot of other Dutch food items, such as borrelnootjes, cookies etc.

Mekong, Everett, Washington

Mekong is a Vietnamese market with a large selection of Dutch and Indonesian foods. Includes drop and various seasonal treats such as speculaas.

Morse's Sauerkraut & Euro Deli, Waldoboro, Maine

German sauerkraut store, established in 1918, with a large selection of Dutch products such as Verkade chocolate, maggi products, Dutch cookies, lots of Dutch cheese, herring, kale, all kinds of liquorice, krupup and Conimex products.

Murphy Windmill, San Francisco, California

The Murphy Windmill was built in 1905 to pump water to Stow Lake. It reopened in 2012 after an extensive renovation.

Nashville Dutch Club, Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville Dutch Club is an informal club of Dutch and Belgians people who live in or close to Nashville, TN. Our club is very diverse and has over 60 members. Students, families, business owners, musicians, producers, teachers etc. Young and old. Would you like to know more about Nashville Dutch Club? Send an e-mail to nashvilledutchclub@hotmail.com

The club’s Hyves page: http://nashville-dutch-club.hyves.nl, also on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nashville-Dutch-Club/144916662211126

Contact person:

Henriette James
7317 Autumn Crossing way
Brentwood, TN 37027

Nelis' Dutch Village Theme Park, Holland, Michigan

A Dutch theme park, stores, restaurants; you name it — Holland, Michigan has it all.

Netherlands American Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

The aim and purpose of the Netherlands American Society of Southern California (NAS), a Dutch social club, is to provide a social environment for persons of Dutch descent or persons who have an active interest in the Netherlands, in order to communicate with one another on a regular basis about their common heritage and or interest. The Netherlands American Society of Southern California, was officially incorporated, as a non-profit organization, on February 7, 1940.

Netherlands Association of South Florida, Miami, Florida

This social club strives to serve the Dutch community in South Florida as well as those with interest in the Netherlands and the Antilles. Our goal is to maintain traditions and culture through organizing a variety of events throughout the year. Feel free to check out our website or join us on one of our activities.

Contact: editor@dutchclub.com

Netherlands Carillon, Arlington, Virginia

The Netherlands Carillon is a bell tower located on the Virginia shore of the Potomac River opposite Washington, D.C. and bordering the northern end of Arlington National Cemetery, adjacent to the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial.

It is a gift from the Dutch people in honor of American aid received during and after World War II.

Not to be missed are the thousands of tulips, which are imported yearly from the Netherlands to ensure a uniform blooming time, size, height and flower. Peak blooming time is normally early April through early May.

Netherlands Texas Business Association, Houston, Texas

“The purpose of the Association is to encourage and facilitate the growth of bilateral trade, Business and cultural relationships between the Netherlands and Texas.”

Netherlands-America Association of the Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Our club is a non-profit organization of Dutch and Belgian members, dedicated to celebrating Dutch and Flemish culture. While many of our members do speak Dutch, it is not a requirement and anyone with an interest in Holland or Belgium is welcome to join. We offer a variety of popular events throughout the year.”

Netherlands-American Association of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

“The Netherlands-American Association of Minnesota (NAAM) is the club where typical Dutch and ‘gezelligheid’ mix to a warm blend of friendship. On our gatherings you can freely speak Dutch if you want to, English (with an accent) is the main language. Our events often have a stand that sells real Dutch treats. It is always worthwhile to visit an event. Each event has its own character, but each event is “gezellig”. For all those who feel connected to the Netherlands, NAAM is there in Minnesota.”

Netherlands-American Society of the Rockies, Thornton, Colorado

The NASR is an non-profit organization, officially registered at the Colorado Secretary of State.

NTC De Petteflet, Longmont, Colorado

De Petteflet offers lessons in Dutch language and culture as a supplement to local American education. Classes meet in Broomfield, Colorado, on Wednesday afternoons for 2.5 hours. In addition we organize cultural days such as a traditional Sinterklaas celebration and a queen’s day flea market (vrijmarkt), as well as an annual camping trip in June. By attending the Dutch classes, children will be prevented from falling behind in the Dutch language when returning to The Netherlands or Belgium or if they later decide to continue higher education in these countries.

Old Town Coffee Tea & Spice, Alexandria, Virginia

This quaint store is located on the waterfront in Old-Town Alexandria. This small store is packed with coffee, sweets and goodies from all over the world, and has a respectable selection of Dutch products.

They sell King pepermunt, speculaas, dropjes, stroopwafels, ontbijtkoek, wybertjes, hagelslag and some Indonesian items like ketjap.

The lady at the counter explained that through the years they started carrying more and more Dutch products, especially since the Dutch club added an advertisement for the store in its magazine.

Oma's Pantry (Euro-Pacific Imports), Bethany, Oklahoma

Oma’s Pantry, also known as Euro-Pacific Imports, combines a thriving on-line store with a small Deli/Sandwich store in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Ori Deli Dutch and Oriental Market, San Jose, California

Serving the San Francisco South Bay for over 25 years with Dutch and oriental supplies. Products include drop, rusk, ontbijtkoek, speculaasjes, chocolade letters, pepernoten etc.

Pannekoeken huis, Maplewood, Minnesota

The Pannekoeken huis is a chain in Minnesota which serves American fare and Dutch pannekoeken. Waiters apparently wear Dutch hats.

Unfortunately, it is hard to find good info about this chain. Several of the stores seem to have closed. There seems to be no corporate website for this chain, but this website list a couple of their locations: http://www.bobmeyers.com/pannekoeken_huis_info.htm

Pannenkoeken Cafe, Chicago, Illinois

Linda Ellis discovered Dutch pannenkoeken after a visit to the Netherlands, and successfully introduced these delicious Dutch pancakes in Chicago in a “Pannehkohken cafe”. Primarily focused on breakfast. Also does nice Belgian waffles.

PatatSpot - Friet & Falafel - CLOSED, Charleston, South Carolina

Patat Spot Friet & Falafel is a quick service vegetarian European style snack bar in Charleston, South Carolina. Serving Gluten free falafel and Dutch inspired Patat Friet.

As of October 2012 this store is closed. PatatSpot writes on Facebook that they might reopen in another location.

As of September 2013 it looks like PatatSpot will not re-open. Removing from our list.

Paul Schat's Bakery, Mammoth Lakes, California

Dutch Bakery in California. Erick and Paul are related, but their businesses are not affiliated.

Pondok Kaki Lima, Duarte, California

While at Pondok Kaki Lima no rijsttafel is served, it is too good not to mention it on this list. A handful of vendors get together every Saturday morning and form an Indonesian market.

Queen Wilhelmina State park, Mena, Arkansas

A state parked named after Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

Ramayani Westood, Los Angeles, California

Hertha and Jim Tan started Ramayani in 1983. Hertha is Ramayani’s maverick chef. Cooking is her passion and life. She is like an artist who spends all her time in the kitchen perfecting her favorite dishes over and over again. Thus today, you can find over 100 authentic and sumptuous Indonesian dishes on their menu in Westwood.

Rice Bowl II, Houston, Texas

Rice Bowl II, a Chinese restaurant on Bellaire near Highway 6, is owned by a ­Chinese-Indonesian man who used to own a restaurant in Bogor, outside of Jakarta. Rice Bowl II’s regular menu offers sweet-and-sour chicken, moo goo gai pan, General Joe’s chicken, and orange beef. But the waitress will bring you an Indonesian menu if you ask. Read more in this review of the Houston Press.

Rolling Orange Bikes, Brooklyn, New York

Founded in 2010, Rolling Orange Bikes sells Dutch bikes, cargo bikes and accessories and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Dutch bike brands that they carry are Gazelle, Batavus, Union, De FietsFabriek and VANMOOF. STRIDA folding bikes are part of the collection too. Childseat brands are Bobike, Yepp and Qibbel, locks from AXA, ABUS and Kryptonite, and baskets, bags and crates from Basil accessories.

Satay Junction - CLOSED, New York, New York

Satay Junction offers authentic Indonesian street food. Raj Dodani and Chef Djoko Supatmono, natives of Indonesia whose cuisine is so firmly rooted in tradition, will transport you from the bustle of New York to the streets of Jakarta. Bitterballen served on special request. Rijsttafel is available.

Located in the West Village, Satay Junction’s 16-seat establishment features traditional architecture with a warm and cozy rustic atmosphere. Opened in March 2010.

September 2013: Seems to have closed in late 2011.

Satay Sarinah Restaurant, Alexandria, Virginia

Sarinah Satay House of Georgetown has provided authentic Indonesian food to connoisseurs of Asian cuisine since it opened its doors in 1985. Sarinah’s vision has always been to provide an excellent culinary experience by emphasizing food quality, service, and value. Since then, Sarinah has earned numerous awards and recognition from the restaurant industry. Sarinah Satay House moved to Alexandria in 1999 and became Satay Sarinah.

Save Mart, Ripon, California

Ripon, CA has a long tradition of Dutch immigrants, tracing back to the early 1900’s. The local Save Mart reflects that and has a large isle with Dutch products. Products include Dutch cookies, Sinterklaas goodies, drop, Delft blue etc.

The store is notable for its many windmills — there is a big picture of a Dutch windmill on the concrete floor and several windmills decorate the isles.

SFDutch.com, San Francisco, California

SFDutch.com is a network for Dutch people living or working in the San Francisco area.

Shoop's European Deli, Santa Monica, California

German deli and store. Lots of items and food from Germany, but also a good selection of Dutch items like ontbijtkoek, stroopwafels, drop and candy.

There is also a branch in West Hollywood, CA.

Sierra Village Windmill, Visalia, California

Sierra Village, Inc., located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, is a Christian retirement community.

The windmill is the first thing you notice about Sierra Village. You can see its sails turning gracefully from a long distance away.

Inside the mill is a coffee house where you will find residents and friends gathered daily at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. for coffee and fellowship.

Informal coffee time at the mill makes it very easy for new residents to become acquainted with others living in the village. You will also find them gathered here for the weekly “game day.”

Simpang Asia, Los Angeles, California

An Indonesian restaurant with an extensive menu.

Stichting NTC - De Molenwiek, Alpharetta, Georgia

De Molenwiek offers education in Dutch language and culture (Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur, or NTC) to preschool and elementary children between the ages of 2 and 14. De Molenwiek provides Dutch reading and writing lessons, teaches children about Dutch culture, and organizes cultural activities for the whole family. Classes meet weekly for 21?2 hours and are taught by teachers qualified by the Dutch Ministry of Education in The Hague.

Street Organ Violanta & Johanna's Boutique Showtime, Belvidere, New Jersey

Johanna Boutique Showtime is an unique place in New Jersey. Johanna designs and creates costumes and regularly hosts music performances (see http://www.myspace.com/showtime46).

Hidden behind the store is a Dutch treasure: an 88 year old street organ, de Violanta. Visit the website to see when the streetorgan can be seen in action throughout New Jersey and beyond.

Stroop Waffle Store, Laguna Niguel, California

The Stroop Waffle Store is a produced of Dutch ‘stroopwafels’. From the site: “We offer 100% Butter Dutch Caramel Cookies after an authentic 18th Century recipe baked fresh every day in the USA, a guarantee for quality and superb freshness. The cookies are about 3.3 inch in diameter.”

The Dutch Epicure Shop Bakery, Litchfield, Connecticut

“We are known region-wide for our European style pastries, breads, cookies and cakes made on the premises, German meats and sausages, Dutch and European cheeses, various fine teas, jams, chocolates from all over Europe, and of course Dutch food and Dutch groceries. Since 1968.”

Dutch in America.com visited The Dutch Epicure Shop Bakery in January 2010; read our review here.

The Dutch Lady, Washington, District Of Columbia

“My name is Nakita, and I am “The Dutch Lady”. I was born in South Limburg, the Netherlands and raised in Maastricht, Holland, the home of the European Congress. I spent several years in Bruge, Belgium, learning about lace and textiles from many of Europe’s finest artisans. I opened by shop, Nakita’s Stickereien, in Heidelberg, Germany nearly ten years ago. People from around the world came to the shop everyday. Although I closed the shop in November, 2003 and moved to Washington, D.C., I knew I wanted to open a new shop in my new country, and opened The Dutch Lady.”

The Green Mango, Stuart, Florida

A Dutch fusion restaurant, bringing famous Indonesian Rijsttafel, Shawarma and high tech mixology drinks to Stuart, Florida.

The Netherland Club of New York, New York, New York

The club was founded in 1903 and has since offered a lively social and business meeting point for Dutch people living in and around New York. A touch of Old Amsterdam in the heart of New Amsterdam.

The Netherland-America Foundation, New York, New York

The Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) is the leading bilateral foundation initiating and supporting high-impact exchange between the Netherlands and the United States, including the NAF/Fulbright Fellowships and programs in the arts, business, public policy and historic preservation. NAF activities provide donors and recipients with access to a broad network of educational, cultural and business organizations that exemplify Dutch and U.S. excellence in a number of disciplines.

The Netherlands Society of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The NSOP is an organization that promotes contacts between Dutch people living in the greater Pittsburgh area.

The Old Dutch Store, Salt Lake City, Utah

The Old Dutch Store is a 26 year old store. From the site: “It offers a large variety of foods that you would find in the local Albert Heijn grocery store in Holland. The store is modeled after one of the quaint stores you would find down one of the rustic roads in a small village found in Northern Holland.”

Utopia European Bakery Café (CLOSED), San Luis Obispo, California

Per August 2011 Utopia European Bakery Café has closed. (http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/6510/utopia-closes-its-doors/)

Utopia European Bakery Cafe has been Dutch Territory since 2001. Owned operated by a Dutch family, they serve many Dutch goodies including krentebollen, kaasbroodjes and many other things. If you’re doing a Highway 1 road trip this is a great stop for a bite.

Vallée d'Brume, Temecula , California

This high-end bakery is owned by Dutchman Adriaan van Heumen.

Van Gaale's Dutch Windmill, Winchester, California

Part of the Dutch Mill Trading Company, this windmill is surrounded by several other Dutch buildings.

Van Wickle House, Somerset, New Jersey

Of a style commonly called “Dutch”, the house is a combination of Dutch, Flemish, and English influences and is an excellent example of early 18th century Dutch architecture unique to the New Jersey-New York area. The house itself, of massive post and beam construction, measures 30 by 40 feet, sitting solidly on a stone foundation.

Vandaag, New York, New York

Genever bar with Dutch food in the East Village in New York. Open for lunch and dinner, serves bitterballen and hete bliksem.

We visited this restaurant in March 2011: http://www.dutchinamerica.com/2011/04/05/visit-vandaag-new-york-city

Vander Ploeg Bakery, Pella, Iowa

Proud bakers of fine Dutch pastries, located in the heart of Pella, Iowa. "Dutch letters" and speculaas are some of the traditional Dutch items on the menu.

VanderVeen's The Dutch Store, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“For over 50 years, VanderVeen’s has been a premier source for Dutch products in the U.S.”

Vermeer Windmill, Pella, Iowa

Parts were built in Holland and assembled in Pella by skilled Dutch craftsmen. The Vermeer Mill grinds wheat into flour using only wind power and is the tallest working windmill in the United States.

Completed in July 2002, the Vermeer Mill and Interpretive Center are the newest additions to the Historical Village.

Village Cheese House, Palo Alto, California

Cheese store with many European groceries, including a Dutch corner with hagelslag and ontbijtkoek.

Vincent, Chicago, Illinois

Vincent is a new American bistro with a strong Dutch accent. Dutch items on the dinner menu include Zaansemosterdsoep, a “Maatjesharing Shot” and they have a special Dutch 3 course dinner special. Their brunch menu includes an uitsmijter and there is vlaai for dessert.

Vincent is owned and operated by Joncarl Lachman, who is also the chef/owner of HB (Home Bistro).

West Point Market, Akron, Ohio

This is a good gourmet store that - among lots of other goodies - also sells some of the Dutch treats we all know and love such as licorice, stroopwafels, Droste Chocolade, De Ruijter Hagelslag and beschuit.

Windmill Dutch Imports, Helen, Georgia

In the small town of Helen (population 430) you’ll find Windmill Dutch Imports. For 27 years the store has provided a great selection of Dutch foods and supplies, including frozen bitterballen and kroketten, as well as paling and other delicateses. It’s about 95 miles from Atlanta, close to the border with North Carolina. Open 7 days a week, except Christmas Day. Don’t miss the October fest.

Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes, Delaware

A showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military, and social history. Modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands.

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