Is keto difficult in the Netherlands?

Date
Apr, 17, 2020

In the beginning, I found it very difficult to follow the keto diet in the Netherlands. And not only because there is a Febo in every corner. Not only because fries, bitterballen, ham-Kaas croissants, cakes, bread, are so damn good here.

Here, in the Netherlands, low-carb products were so damn hard to find.

Read here more posts about keto in the Netherlands.

I moved here from Italy, and usually, they say we have good food. Well, let me tell you, my first year in Holland I gained 10 kilos.

This is the country of carbs. That’s why I had to find a good diet to shred forever those kilos. And, in the beginning, was so hard to find low-carb options. I started this blog in early 2020, as a way to unload my frustration and keep myself motivated.

After one year it’s going better. I don’t know if something is changing in the Netherlands or the keto is more popular, but it’s easier to follow a ketogenic diet now.

In 2020, these were the reasons why I find difficult keto in the Netherlands:

1. The restaurants had poor low-carb options

Still, there is no a low-carb restaurant for keto-followers. But more and more, restaurants are focusing on healthy choices. Lately, I can order a meal at home and is totally keto-friendly. And I am more confident dining out with y friends in Amsterdam because I can find many options. Read more about ordering keto food at home in the Netherlands (with Thuisbezorgd/Deliveroo/Uber Eats) and eating keto and low-carb in Amsterdam.

2. The supermarkets didn’t have huge selection of low carb products

We don’t have famous products like Rebel ice-cream (very low-carb) or the chocolate Lily’s. The USA or other European countries have still much more choice than here. But now we do have more options here in Holland.

Eating Ketogenic in the Netherlands it’s easier now

Now, I feel easier eating sugar-free and stick to a ketogenic lifestyle in Holland. And I am positive that the future will bring more and more for us keto followers.

Keto restaurants in the Netherlands

It’s me or I feel that lately (if we are not in lockdown, of course) is it easier to find low-carb options at the restaurant? After all, Brasseries are so Dutch!

Read also:

Eat Keto in Amsterdam

Keto and low-carb options at Starbucks in the Netherlands

Keto products in the supermarkes in the Netherlands

Yes, still no keto ice-cream at the store, but I feel something is moving.

We have more choices in the stores: more sugar-free products are filling the shelves. There is a new attention to low-carb. We still have progresses to do, but this is improving.
Read the best keto products in the supermarket:


Albert Heijn and AH To GO

Jumbo

LIDL

New keto-friendly companies in the Netherlands


New companies are emerging every year, and even if many are not Dutch, they ship to the Netherlands.

Discover some of my keto favorites products in the Netherlands!


Keto Chocolate: Funky fat foods chocolate. (code SIMONA10 for 10% OFF)

Keto cereals: GrandmaCrunch they are based in UK but they ship to Holland! (SIMONA10 for 10% OFF)

Keto Bakeries at home: Keto Bites Amsterdam, Mishu-baking

Check this stores for cool keto snacks

Read which products are keto in the following stores:
Holland&Barrett

Hema

Ikea


Some of useful posts to read about keto in the Netherlands:

Eat Keto and low-carb in Amsterdam and in the Netherlands
Eat keto at IKEA
Keto products at Holland and Barrett
Keto products at HEMA
Keto at Starbucks
Keto meals at Vapiano
Keto snacks at AH To GO
Order keto food at home in the Netherlands


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10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rajeshree

    13/07/2020

    Im a novice keto dieter…started 4 days ago…

    • Reply

      ketonetherlands

      13/07/2020

      Hello there! How is going?

  2. Reply

    Diane

    01/12/2020

    Hello, I also follow a keto diet and I found http://www.allmyketo.com, they deliver in Netherlands and they have a large range of keto products!

    • Reply

      ketonetherlands

      02/12/2020

      Hi Diane, thank you for your comment. I gave a fast look to this web store.Many products are low carb but NOT Keto. Always check the nutritional properties of the products.

  3. Reply

    Cristina

    17/02/2021

    Is Also difficult to found grass fed meat or cheese:(

    • Reply

      ketonetherlands

      17/02/2021

      Hi Cristina, for the grass fed meat there are some options (ordering online-of course) but yes normally is very difficult to find grass fed products here!

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