"Since I consider Paris to be a sort of culinary wonderland, I was skeptical about what I would find in Amsterdam. Before arriving, I knew nothing of what food I would find, which scared me a little bit. Now, however, I can assure you that there is no reason to fear; this city has plenty to offer. Similar to Paris, there are cafes and pubs with outdoor seating where people can enjoy their happy hour or dinner. I was struck by the enormous variety of cuisine available to me no matter where I was. Pick any country in the world, and I can almost guarantee that you can find its cuisine in Amsterdam. The city reflects its melting pot of cultures with an abundance of dining options. If, like me, you would like a delicious post-dinner indulgence, I insist you treat your taste buds to what I have deemed Amsterdam's equivalent to a French macaroon: the stroopwafel. I may be overstepping my boundaries to make such a comparison, but I cannot deny that this concoction of batter and caramel sends the same blissful happiness to my belly as my favorite Parisian cookies. Perhaps to best understand what I mean, you will have to try both yourself."