Amsterdam

Schiphol Geese

07 Dec 2016

For many years Schiphol Airport, the largest airport in the Netherlands, has had its fair share of trouble with geese. Due to the size of the goose population there's a real danger that they'll fly into an airplane engine one day and cause a disaster. One of the most effective, and also most controversial, solutions to this problem is to simply shoot the birds. However, this would be an enormous culling and the airport would have a huge problem disposing of the remains. This inspired a local artist, who also has aspirations to become a chef, to do something with these unwanted animals. Last year he took a mobile food stall out on the road to several Dutch festivals and served concert-goers the typically Dutch snack croquette, but with a rather unusual filling. His idea has become so popular that many restaurants and beach bars have also put Schiphol goose croquettes on their menus.

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