10 things British people in Holland cannot do without

There are some things no self-respecting Brit abroad can do without and those in the Netherlands are no exception. Here are the top 10 items beloved by the clientele of the British General Stores in Amsterdam.

Essential in a typically Dutch cheese sandwich

Essential in a typically Dutch cheese sandwich

  1.  Branston pickle
  2.  Colmans mustard
  3.  Colmans mint sauce
  4. PG Tips tea bags
  5. Tetley tea bags
  6. Salt & vinegar crisps
  7. Sarsons malt vinegar
  8. Sausages
  9. Bacon
  10. Heinz baked beans
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11 thoughts on “10 things British people in Holland cannot do without

    1. Sarah

      Yes but you can buy them in the normal supermarket! If you shop in jumbo they have HP sauce, Lea ‘n’ Perrins and Marmite on the shelves.

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  1. Kim

    Yes, I used to miss all of the above, plus ginger biscuits and pork pie! Now, back in England, I miss Dutch chippies, frikandel speciaal, kroketten (on Dutch brown bread), Dutch bread, stroop, kwark, gevulde speculaas, babi pangang, satesaus, curry ketchup, Dutch plumbing and not having to cross the channel to get anywhere.

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  2. wildeworks

    Yes, I used to miss all of the above, plus ginger biscuits and pork pie. Now, back in England, I miss even more Dutch things!

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  3. fitzrufus

    As a very self-respecting Brit in the Netherlands, I can honestly say I have none of these things (I’ll suppress my inner nerd and not pick on your statistics and conclusions….). One thing I do absolutely stock up on at the General Store is, however, Yorkshire Tea. Great stuff!

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  4. Alice

    Irn Bru! Being from Scotland it’s my all time soft-drink of choice (and also a life-saver the morning after a few too many beers). Was very glad to find a lot of expat supermarkets in South Holland stock it so we can always have a stash in the cupboard.

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