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List of 100+ Vegetables in Dutch

List of 100+ Vegetables in Dutch

Let us start off in the absolute beginning. Close your eyes… You are a baby…. What are the first few words that you speak? You start saying words you like which are basically all the food pieces that you eat. And babies are fed all the vegetables. This is true for a Dutch speaking child as well. For the Dutch child, it formulates nothing but the absolute basics of List of Vegetables in Dutch including the list of legumes / beans in Dutch..

A gorgeous Dutch vegetable basket
A gorgeous Dutch vegetable basket

Now let us skip ahead and go to school… I’m sure in school, we would have learnt about the vocabulary list of Vegetables. Now what about a child studying in Dutch? Would it not be the case that they learn about the list of Vegetables in Dutch and the list of beans in Dutch?

One of the “most” common topics in Dutch A1 is learning the vocabulary for how to describe what one ate and this always involves fruits and vegetables. We have already covered list of fruits, berries and nuts in another post. In this post, we will be learning about a comprehensive list of vegetables in Dutch with tons and tons of examples



Topics to be covered:

  1. How to say Vegetables in Dutch?
  2. Complete List of Vegetables in Dutch?
  3. Common supermarket vegetables in Dutch
  4. Beans and lentils in Dutch?
  5. Leafy vegetables in Dutch?
  6. Parts of a plant in Dutch?


How do you say “Vegetable” in Dutch?

Splish Splash vegetable in water
Splish Splash vegetable in water
  • SINGULAR: The Dutch translation for “The vegetable” is “De groente”
    • EXAMPLE: “Potato is a vegetable.” à Aardappel is een groente.
  • PLURAL: The Dutch word for “The Vegetables” is “De groenten”
    • EXAMPLE: “I like vegetables.” à Ik hou van groenten.


Root Vegetables in Dutch

Who doesn’t like a nice potato or an onion based dish. If you ask me (a true potato lover that I am) it’s nigh impossible for me to cook without either of the two. Literally speaking, potatoes are like a lifeline to me. Similarly we have a ton of root based vegetables which needs to be memorized in your quest to master the list of Dutch Vegetables.

These are the common root based Vegetables that are found in any Dutch supermarket and thus form an important part of the list of Dutch vegetables. You can now learn the Dutch vocabulary for the list of root based vegetables in Dutch.

Root Vegetables in Dutch
Root Vegetables in Dutch
EnglishDutch VegetablesEnglish SentenceDutch Sentences
PotatoDe Aardappel / de AardappelenDutch people love potatoesNederlanders zijn gek op aardappelen
CarrotDe wortel / de wortelenCarrots are very cheapWortelen zijn erg goedkoop
Sweet PotatoDe zoete aardappel / de zoete aardappelenSweet potatoes are very heavy.Zoete aardappelen zijn erg zwaar.
OnionDe ui / de uienDo you like onions?Houd je van uien?
LeekDe Prei / de PreiWhere do I buy a leek?Waar koop ik een prei?
GarlicDe look (OR) De knoflookGarlic has a strong flavour.Knoflook heeft een sterke smaak.
TurnipDe raapMy least favourite vegetable is the Turnip.Mijn minst favoriete groente is de raap.
RadishDe RadijsRed Radishes are quite tastyRode Radijsjes zijn best lekker
GingerDe gemberThere is a bottle of Ginger paste in the fridge.Er staat een fles gemberpasta in de koelkast.
BeetrootDe Rode Bieten  / de rode bietCan you peel the beetroot?Kun je de rode biet schillen?
CeleriacDe Knolselder / De KnolselderCeleriac is not tasty.Knolselderij is niet lekker.


Common Vegetables in Dutch

Ok, let’s do a bit of role play…. You are in Netherlands…. You’re in a supermarket trying to pick up some local variety of vegetables to cook and eat.  How do you know which ones you need and which ones you don’t? You need to know the List of Vegetables in Dutch and the list of lentils and beans in Dutch.

Now that you have memorized the long list of Dutch root vegetables, let’s dive into the most common Dutch vegetables that you can see in Dutch supermarkets and consumed by most Dutch households.

Common Vegetables in Dutch
Common Vegetables in Dutch
EnglishDutch VegetablesEnglish SentenceDutch Sentences
Auberginede aubergineYou know that I hate aubergine!Je weet dat ik aubergine haat!
Bell Peppers / Capsicumde paprikaBell peppers stuffed with potatoes are delicious.Paprika’s gevuld met aardappelen zijn heerlijk.
Zucchinide CourgetteMy baby likes to play with the Zucchini.Mijn baby speelt graag met de Courgette.
Tomatode tomaatTomato is red.Tomaat is rood.
Cauliflowerde bloemkoolThat is a very large Cauliflower.Dat is een hele grote bloemkool.
Peasde erwtenYou can buy frozen peas in any supermarket.Je kunt bevroren erwten in elke supermarkt kopen.
Dutch Beansde sperziebonenThe Dutch beans are rotten.De sperziebonen zijn rot.
Chilli Peppersde chilipepersPlease do not add chilli peppers to the burgers.Voeg geen chilipepers toe aan de hamburgers.
Cucumberde komkommerBuy two bottles of Pickled Cucumbers.Koop twee flessen ingelegde komkommers.
Cornde maïsCrows love corn.Kraaien houden van maïs.
Avocadoesde avocadoAvocadoes are quite healthy.Avocado’s zijn behoorlijk gezond.
Mushroomsde paddenstoelenYou can find over 10 varieties of Mushroom in Netherlands.In Nederland vind je meer dan 10 soorten Paddenstoelen.
Olivesde olijvenI speak English and I like Spanish olives.Ik spreek Engels en ik hou van Spaanse olijven.
Pumpkinsde pompoenenThe largest Pumpkin weighs over 500 kg.De grootste Pompoen weegt ruim 500 kg.
Lemonsde citroenenCan I have some lemon juice?Mag ik wat citroensap?
Brussels Sproutsde spruitjesPlease don’t buy Brussels Sprouts for Christmas.Koop alsjeblieft geen spruitjes voor Kerstmis.
Squashde pompoenThat squash is very heavy.Die pompoen is erg zwaar.


Beans and lentils in Dutch

WHOOOHOOO!! You have now memorized the long list of root vegetables in Dutch and the even longer list of common Dutch vegetables. Step 2 of memorizing the list of Vegetables in Dutch is now complete….

Step three will be to memorize the most common list of beans and lentils in Dutch. I understand that lentils and beans strictly don’t fall into the category of list of vegetables in Dutch, buy hey, can you live without them? A ton of Dutch dishes incorporate beans and lentils and you really cannot avoid them. They are common in Indian cuisine, African cuisine, and Chinese cuisine and also in South Asian cuisine.

Thus, lentils and beans are quite common in European cuisine and in fact all over the world. So let’s get digging into the list of beans and lentils in Dutch, a sub part of the list of Vegetables in Dutch and the list of beans in Dutch!!

list of beans and lentils in Dutch
list of beans and lentils in Dutch
EnglishDutch VegetablesEnglish SentenceDutch Sentences
Soya BeansDe sojabonenYou can make tasty burger with Soya BeansMet Sojabonen maak je een lekkere burger
Lentilsde linzenDid you know that Lentils are rich in protein?Wist je dat Linzen rijk zijn aan eiwitten?
Lima beansDe Lima bonenLima beans are quite expensive.Limabonen zijn vrij duur.
Mung beansDe MungbonenThe Indian man likes mung beans.De Indiase man houdt van mungbonen.
Kidney beansDe KidneybonenThe Mexican man likes kidney beans in his taco.De Mexicaanse man houdt van kidneybonen in zijn taco.
Black beansDe zwarte bonenThe black beans are tastier than kidney beans.De zwarte bonen zijn lekkerder dan kidneybonen.
Legumesde peulvruchtenLegumes are healthy.Peulvruchten zijn gezond.
SproutsDe SpruitenIf you need to lose weight, eat sprouts every day.Als je moet afvallen, eet dan elke dag spruiten.
Chickpeasde kikkererwtenWe have a farm and we grow Chickpeas.We hebben een boerderij en we verbouwen kikkererwten.
Peanutsde pinda’sPeanuts are common in Chinese cuisine.Pinda’s komen veel voor in de Chinese keuken.


Leafy vegetables in Dutch

Any dish that you order in Netherlands will offer you a side of salad. Even a burger will have a leaf of lettuce. You can find hundreds of types of salads across the world. The interesting thing about salad is that you may like one salad leaf and hate another? How do you know which one to ask and which one to not add?

You have to memorize, along with the list of vegetables in Dutch, the Dutch vocabulary list for the different types of Dutch vegetables which can be used for salads.

List of different types of leafy vegetables in Dutch
List of different types of leafy vegetables in Dutch
EnglishDutch VegetablesEnglish SentenceDutch Sentences
Asparagusde aspergesI like soup made from asparagus.Ik hou van soep gemaakt van asperges.
Cabbagede koolRabbits love cabbage leaves.Konijnen zijn dol op koolbladeren.
Iceberg LettuceDe ijsbergslaAn Iceberg Lettuce can weigh over a kilo.Een ijsbergsla kan meer dan een kilo wegen.
SpinachDe spinazieCan you add some spinach in the salad?Kun je wat spinazie aan de salade toevoegen?
Celeryde selderijCelery is the most important ingredient in a salad.Selderij is het belangrijkste ingrediënt in een salade.
BroccoliDe broccoli / groene bloemkoolBroccoli needs to be boiled.Broccoli moet gekookt worden.
Salad leavesde slablaadjesI usually throw away the salad leaves.Ik gooi de slablaadjes meestal weg.
Butterhead LettuceDe boterslaThe Butterhead Lettuce is the most common type of lettuce in Europe.De Botersla is de meest voorkomende slasoort in Europa.


Parts of a plant in Dutch

I know that this topic is not included into the list of Vegetables in Dutch. Also this is a topic which we have covered as a part of another blog (in the list of fruits in Dutch). However I could not resist including this topic once again since this is one which is super important and highly ignored!!

Do learn and memorize the Dutch vocabulary master word list for the different parts of a plant in Dutch along with your List of Vegetables in Dutch and the list of beans in Dutch.

EnglishDutchEnglish SentenceDutch Sentences
LeafHet bladThe leaf is very big and red.Het blad is erg groot en rood.
LeavesDe bladerenThe leaves are greenDe bladeren zijn groen
BranchDe takThe dog likes the big branch.De hond houdt van de grote tak.
BranchesDe takkenThere are many branches and leavesEr zijn veel takken en bladeren
TreeDe boomThe tree is hugeDe eik is enorm
TreesDe bomenThe mango trees in India are large.De mangobomen in India zijn groot.
RootDe wortelThe root is very deep and powerful.De wortel is erg diep en krachtig
RootsDe wortelsThe coconut tree has strong roots.De kokospalm heeft sterke wortels.
FlowerDe bloemThe violet flower is poisonous.De violette bloem is giftig.
FlowersDe bloemenThe flowers are prettyDe bloemen zijn mooi
Tree BarkDe boomschorsThe tree bark is tasty.De boomschors is lekker.
tree trunkDe boomstamThe tree trunk is used to make chairs and tables.De boomstam wordt gebruikt om stoelen en tafels van te maken.
fruitHet fruitWe should have fruit juice with breakfastWe zouden fruitsap bij het ontbijt moeten hebben
VegetableDe groenteAll animals like to eat vegetables.Alle dieren eten graag groenten.



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