Eat and Drink your way around the most pittoresque areas of Amsterdam with a local foodie.
Amsterdam Private Food Tours
This foodie walking tour takes you to the places where local foodies shop, eat and drink. And as we stroll through the most pittoresque areas in the heart of Amsterdam you will see the classic views of our city as well as heading off the (b)eaten track. We start by visiting some top producers of delicious classic Dutch delicatessen. Family businesses where tradition and passion have been handed down through generations.
Then, it's time for some drinks. I'll take you to a few of my favourite local bars where you can sample Dutch beer, Belgian beer, Dutch gin and lots of atmosphere. You'll eat and drink like a local and get to know all about the 'borrel'(aperitif) culture. Along with your drinks you'll enjoy tasty traditional snacks that the Dutch always order along with their 'borrel'.
If you don't fancy beer of course you can have wine or soft drinks instead.
As always with my tours there's a lot to eat and a lot to learn so bring your appetite for both.
We meet in one of the main squares in the old city centre and start by visiting speciality food stores, crossing canals and tasting along the way. We spend about 1. 5hrs to 2 hours in this area.
Then it's stroll of about 20 to 30 minutes along the river where you will see some famous landmarks in our city.
We visit 3 bars in the next section, walk through the University and finish in our last bar in the centre of the city. This part of the tour takes about 2 hours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Outside Starbucks on Rembrandtplein, Utrechtsestraat 9, 1017 CV Amsterdam.
End location: In the central area of Amsterdam on the 'Spui' square.
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: 4 hours 30 min.
This is an approximate time and the duration of the tour can vary dependent on your pace and schedule. Should you wish a significantly shorter or longer tour, this is possible upon request prior to booking. Note a change in duration may affect price.
We will be walking during this tour.
DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS
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 Street Food Fish Speciality (when available)
Hand made chocolate produced with skill and passion.
Belgian Beer with traditional sausage.
Dutch Beer with hot, crispy meaty deep fried popular Dutch snack.
A Tasty Take Away gift.
There is a lot to eat on this tour, make sure you come hungry!
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, bars, brewery and eaterie recommendations to enjoy after your tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euro - All food and drinks as listed 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.
You may wish some tasty additions to this tour for example.
-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 and I'll tailor things exactly to your taste.
- 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
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Karen was knowledgeable, fun, and witty. It was the highlight of our trip to Europe. Just make sure you come hungry!