Gluten-free in the Netherlands

Curious about our travel experiences and eating gluten-free in the Netherlands? Then read our gluten-free restaurant city guides!


While almost all people in the Netherlands speak English, I would still recommend travelling with a Dutch Gluten Free Restaurant Card to make gluten free travel easier. Down below you can also find some Dutch basics.

Supermarkets & co.

There are several places to buy gluten-free ingredients, from local supermarkets to bigger chain stores and organic shops. Several stores have their own “free from” products in a dedicated gluten free product section.

  • Albert Heijn – supermarket
  • Jumbo – supermarket
  • Lidl – discount supermarket

Dutch basics

  • Gluten (gluten)
  • Kan sporen van gluten bevatten (may contain traces of gluten)
  • Tarwe / tarwebloem (wheat / wheat flour)
  • Rogge (rye)
  • Haver (oat)
  • Gerst / gerstmout / gerstmoutextract (barley / barley malt / barley malt extract)
  • Spelt (spelt)
  • Bulgur (bulgur)
  • Kamut (kamut)
  • Couscous (couscous)
  • Griesmeel (semolina)
  • Pasta (pasta)
  • Paneermeel (breadcrumbs)