Dutch Drinks


It is common in the Netherlands for people to drink water, milk, tea or coffee with their meals. Water is safe to drink straight from the tap throughout the country. It is unusual to drink alcohol with dinner except on special occasions.


Coffee-drinking is extremely popular in Holland, and is usually served freshly brewed and strong.

Tea is also widely consumed, and is generally taken without milk.

There is still a strong tradition of taking coffee and tea breaks each morning and afternoon in many workplaces.

In winter, it is very common to have a hot chocolate with whipped cream on top.