Private tour

Secret Food Tours Amsterdam

Activity provider: Essor

Secret Food Tours Amsterdam

Activity provider: Essor

From £210.25 per group up to 2

Your guide will introduce you to family-run businesses and small locally owned and operated restaurants. You will learn about the history of the food you taste and how it's made. Join this tour to experience the "Dutch Way" of living through its food.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy a guided tour along the canals and through the narrow streets of the Jordaan area
  • Start the day with traditional Dutch pancakes called Poffertjes
  • Experience a beautiful, hidden garden courtyard
  • Try some of the finest Dutch cheeses
  • Dine on herring and traditional kibbeling
Full description
In Amsterdam, everywhere you walk, you will be immersed in influences of the 17th century. Your tour will mainly take place in the beautiful and still authentic Jordaan area. Here you can see the influences of early French immigration and the reason Rembrandt decided to spend his remaining years in this wonderful enclave. Learn the stories of how Dutch food and history intersect, why cod and herring dishes are Holland’s pride and joy, indulge in French influenced pastries, and learn how maritime history has influenced Dutch winter stew. The Jordaan area has a long history of assimilating merchants, sailors, workers, and immigrants. This open armed atmosphere combined with quaint streets and small canals has created a unique area within Amsterdam. Jordaan has been able to balance its rich cultural history with the change time brings, so visitors to this area enjoy lively bars and restaurants along with quaint smaller more traditional businesses all within the same winding streets.  
  • 3 to 3.5 hour guided food tour in Jordaan area (near Anne Frank House)
  • 6 stops to taste food and drinks
  • A passionate and experienced local English-speaking guide
  • Great insight into Dutch food and Amsterdam's culture
  • Small intimate groups (Maximum 12 people)
  • Food tastings include: poffertjes (traditional Dutch batter treat), fresh Stroopwafel from the market, an assortment of Dutch cheeses, kibbeling (fried codfish), fresh herring, traditional Dutch stamppot, a mystery secret dish
  • Drinks include: coffee or tea, a glass of local beer (or non-alcoholic options), Jenever (Dutch Gin) and water
  • Transportation
  • Pick-up or drop off services

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Meeting point

We will meet in front of Anne Frank statue that is located near Westerkerk church. Our guide will welcome you with an orange umbrella and a big smile!

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress appropriately for the weather
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 3 reviews

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It has been a perfect guide. He wanted to show us authentic places, which have a charm, so we do not stay with the best known

7 September 2018

Great tour with interesting information and varied culinary experiences!

10 August 2019

My guide Judith was friendly,quite familiar with Amsterdam-she was a native. Very knowledgeable.

20 September 2019

Product ID: 171273