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The cuisines of the Netherlands can be segregated into three domains on the basis of the regions in which they are relished. These include the north eastern cuisine, the western cuisine and the southern cuisine.

The first type of cuisine that is the north eastern cuisine is predominantly eaten in the provinces of Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Gelderland. These areas are minimally developed and owing to the slow agricultural progress in this region, most of the foods comprise of meats.

While fish is included in various dishes in the coastal areas of Friesland, Groningen and the certain parts of Overijssel; most the north eastern region survives on varied options of sausages, especially famous are the smoked sausages. Pastries with a touch of ginger, pancakes and cookies are some of the other specialties of this region. When it comes to alcoholic beverages, bitters are a hot favorite here.

The western cuisine outlines the provinces of North Holland, South Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht and the Gelderlandic region of Betuwe. These areas are particularly famous for their dairy products like cheese, butter and buttermilk. Sea food is much enjoyed in this region, with the dish Kibbeling made from white fish being highly popular. The pastries and cookies prepared in this part of the Netherlands are rich in sugar and butter. The alcoholic beverages commonly available in this region are beer, Jenever, and Advocaat. The southern cuisine belongs to the provinces of North-Brabant, Limburg and the Flemish Region in Belgium. This cuisine incorporates the conventional haute cuisine made from pork or beef. Rich and creamy pastries, soups, stews, vegetable dishes and beer are some of the favorites of the residents of this area.

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