Throughout October and November passengers on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flights from Amsterdam will notice a special Dutch theme as the airline celebrates its “From Holland” festival by offering food and entertainment featuring Dutch products and farming.
“The meals KLM on intercontinental flights in World Business Class (WBC) from Amsterdam during the festival are made from all kinds of ingredients produced by Dutch farms, fisheries and suppliers. KLM will serve Willem van Oranje potatoes from Flevopolder, Reypenaer cheese from Woerden, and wine from the coastal province of Zeeland. The desserts have been developed by Huize van Wely. The pike-perch with the Zuiderzeezilver label are also caught in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer just north of Amsterdam. A range of Dutch autumn vegetables and fruit also feature on the menus.”
In European Business Class, the “Touch of Dutch” menu will include those Huize van Wely desserts. And in Economy Class on European flights, the Dutch touch will feature large “stroopwafel” syrup biscuits, cheese crackers, and bread rolls filled with Beemster cheese.
Intercontinental Economy Class passengers aren’t left out either: there, the menu will include red cabbage with minced-beef meatballs or a fish dish with a Dutch-cheese sauce.
Not interested in those dishes? KLM says the Dutch products will be offered as an option alongside the international onboard meals it usually serves.
The in-flight “From Holland” festival goes beyond food: on the in-flight entertainment system the airline will be serving up Dutch films, music and other programming.
It all sounds yummy… but I’m still waiting for the opportunity to start collecting those gin-filled, Delft blue, miniature Dutch houses.