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 but in recent years there has been an explosion of fantastic chocolateries, artisan bakers and patisseries in the city.
Our focus is chocolate, cakes and cookies, but don't worry, I've got some savoury classics too so that you won't miss anything.
As well as all that fantastic food we walk through the most pittoresque of areas of the city. Not the usual tourist trail, in fact I pride myself in offering real insiders tours. That goes for the food, the route and of course all that insider knowledge too.
So I say - Let them eat cake!
This tour is not available on a Monday as standard because not all the yummy bakers open on that day. If you would like to take the tour on a Monday, please let me know as I can do a slightly shorter version for you. Shorter versions available upon request on other days too.
There is quite a lot of walking on this tour, but we have 2 sit down comfort breaks.
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.
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.
Transport to the meeting point, should you require.
- 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