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Amsterdam Food Tour

  • 2.5-hour Amsterdam food tour led by a guide
  • Sample Belgian fries and fresh herring in a local café and learn about the history of Dutch cuisine
  • Sit inside the city’s leading cheese shop for a tasting
Amsterdam Food Tour
From USD 61.30
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Amsterdam Food Tour
From USD 61.30
Visit Amsterdam's culinary hot spots on this 2.5-hour food and walking tour. Alongside your guide and small group, limited to just 12 foodies, travel around town to taste popular local dishes such as salty fries and fresh herring. Sample pungent artisan cheeses, and throw back a house spirit at a 17th-century distillery. Along the way, gain insight into Amsterdam’s gastronomic roots and the historic Dutch spice trade.
What to Expect
Begin your tour at Spui Square in central Amsterdam, where you'll meet up with your guide and small group.

Stroll along the city streets, passing alongside picturesque canals and over bridges, and hear about the history and evolution of Dutch cuisine, including the thriving Dutch spice trade during the 16th century when the Netherlands played a major role in the East Indies Spice trade.

Inside a café, see if you love hot, salty French fries — a specialty from its Belgian neighbor — as much as the Dutch do. Sample another Dutch favorite, fresh herring, a popular fish among the Scandinavian nations.

Stop at one of Amsterdam’s top cheese shops and sample some of its pungent artisan cheeses.

Continue to a 17th-century distillery, and savor a house spirit or other traditional beverage. Hear about the history of the Dutch brewing industry, shaped over time partly by German and American influences.

Your tour ends at the distillery, and before leaving, your guide will happily share recommendations on other eateries for you to explore on your own.
Reviews (117)
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Reviewed 20 September 2018
Nice guide, good food

We have taken UA food or wine walks in a few cities in Europe and enjoyed every one of them. The food on this tour included the fries, herring and eel, a local sausage and a small dessert. All were good. The tour guide, although...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dave C
jendlin, Manager at Amsterdam Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi thank you for your review of our food tour- happy you liked the food the dutch have. The booze and fries really cut into the budget, we know but if we went a bit less expensive the quality of the herring, and other items...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
Great tour, great food!

Chloe was an excellent tour guide and gave us a true local food experience. Each stop was unique and showed a different aspect of Dutch cuisine. What made the tour really stand out was her extensive knowledge of the city’s history. While we ate our...More

Thank acluft
jendlin, Manager at Amsterdam Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Chloe is our newest city host. She jumped at the chance to share her passion about the city and NL culture. Glad you where on the receiving end of this energy. Hope the licorice wasn't too shocking!?

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Tasted a wide variety of Dutch food

We took this tour whilst staying in Amsterdam back in January. My wife is from Amsterdam and was interested to see what types of food we would experience. We were the only two on the tour, and our guide Tyler, althougn not Dutch, was nevertheless...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank pdockers
jendlin, Manager at Amsterdam Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you so much Peter in finding the time to give a review - even after taking the tour in January. Amazing !!! We are happy your wife got a taste of the streets she grew up around, and that we could offer her a...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
"Food by foot" was a sensational experience - highly recommend it!

We have been on Urban Adventures food by foot tours in 3 different countries and have never been disappointed. The young guides are enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable and passionate about their cities. In Amsterdam I had to pull out of the tour without notice because of...More

Thank Hi D
jendlin, Manager at Amsterdam Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

We where happy to do it. The tour you had planed did not make sense considering your injury. And your wife was willing to join in with some other lovely people. I think you will find all our destination managers are focused on the Best...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Amsterdam Food and Architecture

Our tour guide was Tyler and he was great! Learned about many of the local foods in Amsterdam; not only the interesting history of the foods and where they were served but also facts about the local architecture. It was a wonderful and informative afternoon...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MPL334
jendlin, Manager at Amsterdam Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank You for the endorsement. Tyler is always talking about something interesting. Next time you visit take a beer tour with him, it is his favorite subject.

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