Amsterdam Private Food Tours: Local Delicatessen, Speciality Producers, Amsterdam Market


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Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. Please note that we are visiting local working food businesses. We will be walking with short breaks (normally standing) for the duration of the tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)

Taste your way around the most pittoresque areas of the city with a confirmed foodie. A real insiders tour!

Amsterdam Food Tours:
This walking food tour not only includes lots of yummy tastings, but you will also meet the people who make our delicious food. Strolling through the most pittoresque areas in the heart of Amsterdam you see the classic views of our city as well as heading off the (b)eaten track.
Amsterdam has some fantastic food. Restaurants, bars, cafés, speciality food stores, markets - we've got the lot. The thing is, it's not always that obvious. You just need to know where to look and what to look for.
I'll take you to the places where the local foodies shop and eat. From artisan, hand made cheese that is only found in speciality stores, local traditional favourites, new trends to chocolate and patisserie, you will not go hungry. There's lots to eat so bring your appetite.

This tour is available on weekdays, for Saturdays please see my food tour number #75152.


We meet in one of the main squares in the old city centre and start by visiting speciality food stores, tasting along the way. We spend about 1. 5hrs in this area.

A short walk of about 5 minutes takes us to a fabulous deli. Here, we sit down to some great, fresh food.

Then a 3 minute walk brings us to the biggest and best known market in the city where we spend about 1 hour and of course have a couple of snacks here too.

We finish at the market where you can stay and browse or you can walk back to the starting point with me where you can pick up a tram or taxi. The stroll back takes about 15 minutes. Of course I will help you get to your next destination.

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

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Outside Starbucks on Rembrandtplein, Utrechtsestraat 9, 1017 CV Amsterdam.

End location: In the market area where you can either explore the market further. Or I can walk with you back to the starting point. I can help you with some tips should you want to eat or drink in the area. Should you require help with directions to your next location or hotel, please inform me during the booking process and I can have this information for you.

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

This is an approximate duration and can vary a little dependent on your pace and schedule. Should you wish a significantly shorter or longer tour, this is possible upon request prior to booking. Note that a change in duration may affect price



What’s Included

The best apple pie in town, traditional with a modern twist.
Top quality Dutch cheese made in the age old tradition.
Patisserie with coffee or tea at an Amsterdam institution
Local Fish Specialities and traditional Dutch street seafood
Addictive, freshly made Dutch Cookies
Hand made chocolate produced with skill and passion.
We also sit down to eat freshly made delicatessen. (equivalent of a lunch)
There is a lot to eat on this tour, make sure you come hungry!
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.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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, it's 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

You may wish to have a glass of wine with your lunch. This will cost from 5 Euro per glass. Or a bottle from 17 Euro. Prices may vary. Note this is optional.
You may also need some local currency to pay for transport to and from our meeting point.

As well as the above extra's which you can decide and pay for on the day, I have found that my clients like to make some tasty additions to this tour and the most popular ways they have customized is to add:
-A Glass of wine with your Dutch Cheese tasting.
-Some European Cheeses to the tasting as well as Dutch.
-Visit to a butcher who employs michelin star chefs to create melt in the mouth delicacies for us to taste. (Not available Mondays)
Note that requests for customized tours should be done before you place your booking. I will create a tour especially for you. Note that these changes may affect the price and the duration of your tour. Please email me with requests before you book


- 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.
- No tulip fields

A Recent Review of this tour

Thank-you Karen for a wonderful tour of your city! Although I loved every aspect of the tour, my favourite was definitely the cheese. I loved how Karen interspersed history, architecture and culture within the food aspects of the tour! Would highly recommend Karen!
Elizabeth R.

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