Amsterdam Private Food Tours :The Chocaholics Food Tour of Amsterdam

Tour Number

Activity Level

158213


Categories

Local Experience, Food and Wine, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Although, please note that we will be walking and standing around for about 5 hours. We do stop for tea and coffee along the way. We will be visiting working food businesses.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

Chocolate, Cakes, Cookies and just a little bit of savoury too.


Calling all Chocoholics!
If you love the sweet things in life, this is your tour.
Amsterdam has lots of baking traditions and in recent years there has been an explosion of fantastic chocolateries, artisan bakers and patisseries in the city and I want to share my pick of the best with you.
Our focus is chocolate, cakes and cookies on this tour, but don't worry, I've got some savoury classics too, so you won't miss anything. The places I take you to are small, family run delicatessen style businesses, tearooms and bakers where local foodies shop and eat.
As we walk through the most picturesque areas of the city, I'll tell you about daily life in the city, Amsterdam's food culture and history, and let you in on lots of foodie insider tips.
There's lots to eat on this tour, so bring your appetite.
This tour is not available on a Monday or in winter months as standard. If you would like to take the tour then, please let me know.

Itinerary

We meet in the old centre of the city. We explore tiny walkways and find some great chocolates and cookies. We spend about an hour in this area.

Then via the most historic areas of Amsterdam we head to our next chocolate shop and sweet shop. We stroll on over the Amstel river. This section takes about and hour.

Still in the historic centre of Amsterdam we have a Dutch cheese tasting and then stop and sit for coffee and patisserie. After cake we have some more hand made chocolates and head of for the daily market. This section takes about 1hr 30 minutes.

At the market we check out some traditional and some savoury international street food but with of course a sweet touch.
Then it's time for afternoon tea, a stop and sit down for tea, coffee with the cake of your choice.
Walking on to our last bakery - one of the best known amongst Amsterdam foodies for a classic Dutch treat brings us to the end of the tour. This last section takes about 2 hours.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside The American Book Center, Spui 12, 1012 XA Amsterdam

End location: This tour ends around the Rembrandtplein area. Or I can walk with you back to the starting point. Or of course I can give you information about how to get to your next stop should you wish.

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

This is an estimated time, it may take a little less or more depending on your schedule and tempo. If you wish to have a shorter or longer tour, this is possible upon request. Note that a change in duration may affect price.
NOTE: This tour is available from 1 April til end September as the weather can get cold and wet. If you would like to do this tour outside these dates, and are happy to walk in any weather, please contact me, if I'm available I would love to do the tour with you.

Transportation

Walking

What’s Included

Other: DELICIOUS TASTINGS:
Compare the products at 3 of the best chocolatiers in the city.
3 types of traditional and contemporary hand made cookies.
French Style patisserie with tea, coffee or soft drink.
Traditional Dutch apple pie with a modern twist.
Artisan Dutch cheese tasting.
Classic Dutch street seafood.
Home-Baking style cakes with tea, coffee or soft drink.
Traditional and famous filled Dutch cake/cookie.
Seasonal sweets subject to availability.

INSIDER (FOODIE) KNOWLEDGE
Some General information on the area and a (little) local Amsterdam history.
An explanation on how the products are made and where the traditions come from.
The latest Amsterdam Foodie gossip and behind the scenes tales.
An insight into daily life in the city.
General culinary background information of Amsterdam, cultural influences past and present, traditions and trends in the city.
Market, restaurant and eaterie recommendations to enjoy after your tour.

There's a lot to eat on this tour, so make sure you come hungry!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 Euro - 25 Euro - All tastings are included in the tour price, however, many of my clients like to buy things along the way, either for themselves or as gifts for friends and family. So, its really up to you if you wish to make extra purchases. You may also need some local currency to pay for transport to and from our meeting point. Note that most shops take credit cards (although few accept AMEX), the market is mostly cash.

What’s Extra

Other: Transport to the meeting point, should you require.

Restrictions

- I don't have my own transport and so only do walking tours in the centre of Amsterdam.
- I don't offer tours that include museum visits.
- I don't offer tours to the tulip fields

Private tour guide Karen

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