Welcome

Welcome to Voedselgeschiedenis.nl (‘Food History.nl’). This website contains a variety of stories about the foodways of the Netherlands in the past. To learn more about the diet of the Dutch, and about their historical ideas vis-à-vis food, please click on one of the themes below:

Voedselgeschiedenis.nl is a website maintained by cultural historian Jon Verriet. In 2022, he will defend his PhD thesis titled: Representing the Healthy Lifestyle: Contested Ideas about Nutrition and Physical Exercise in the Netherlands, 1940-2020. You can find out more about Jon Verriet by choosing from the menu above.