KLM serving meals made from local soil and sea produce during the “From Holland” festival
All KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ flights from Amsterdam will have a Dutch theme during October and November. The “From Holland” festival is taking place for the third consecutive year with a focus on local Dutch products and farming.
“KLM has chosen the theme ‘Holland’ again this year, because our passengers enjoy the Dutch character of the festival. The theme ‘from our own soil and sea’ fits in well with KLM’s approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. The products are really Dutch and really fresh. With this festival, KLM draws attention to the distinctive character of the Netherlands and gives passengers the opportunity to experience as much of ‘Holland’ as possible during their journey."
Dutch meals from our own soil and sea
The meals KLM is serving on intercontinental flights in World Business Class (WBC) from Amsterdam during the festival are made from all kinds of ingredients produced by Dutch farms, fisheries and suppliers. KLM will serve Willem van Oranje potatoes from Flevopolder, Reypenaer cheese from Woerden, and wine from the coastal province of Zeeland. The desserts have been developed by Huize van Wely. The pike-perch with the Zuiderzeezilver label are also caught in the IJsselmeer and Markermeer just north of Amsterdam. A range of Dutch autumn vegetables and fruit also feature on the menus.
European Business Class is comparable to WBC. Passengers will be offered a smaller selection of local products on the theme “A Touch of Dutch” and will also be able to savour the delicious Huize van Wely desserts. In Economy Class on European flights, the Dutch touch will feature in large “stroopwafel” syrup biscuits, cheese crackers, and bread rolls filled with Beemster cheese.
The meals in Intercontinental Economy Class are also typically Dutch. Red cabbage with minced-beef meatballs, or a tasty fish dish with a Dutch-cheese sauce, for example, all highlight the Netherlands’ food heritage. The Dutch products are available alongside the international onboard meals KLM already serves.
During the journey passengers will be entertained by Dutch films, music and programmes via the Inflight Entertainment System.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world's oldest airline operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form AIR FRANCE KLM. The merger produced the strongest European airline group based on two powerful brands names and hubs —Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The two airlines collaborate on three core activities while maintaining their own identities — passenger transport, cargo, transport, and aircraft maintenance.
In the Netherlands, KLM comprises the core of the KLM Group which further includes KLM cityhopper and transavia.com. KLM serves 135 destinations using a modern fleet of 157 aircraft and employs over 33,000 people around the world. KLM is a leader in the airline industry, which offers reliable operations and customer-oriented products resulting from its policy of enthusiasm and sustainable innovation.
KLM is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance offering a network of 926 destinations in more than 173 countries. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to every important economic region around the world and, as such, serves as a powerful driver for the Dutch economy.