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Excellent guide and very knowledgeable. Were a small group so we had hid undivided attention and ended up getting a lot more from the experience than if in a larger group. He really went the extra mile for us. Thought I would not like the eel, but it was a great new taste.
I wish we had booked this tour earlier in our Amsterdam itinerary. Sean did a great job not just introducing us to local delicacies but also pointing out other attractions in the city. It was a fun couple of hours trying french fries, sausage, brined herring/eel which is actually quite good, and then rewarding ourselves with a stropwafel and ice cream and a drink at a local bar. It was fun, fast moving and very informative.
Easy to find starting location. Our guide was great and full of energy and lots of descriptions of the areas we were walking through as well as the background and history of the cultural reasons for the foods we were eating. We sampled foods from french fried potatoes, schnapps, cheese, herring, to hot dogs. No better way to learn the culture of a people than through their eating habits.
Just right, great walking tour. The guide provided even more than I expected. Not only good local food but conversation about houseboats, neighborhoods, and more.
The foods were just right, too. Holland had it's share of gourmet restaurants, but I was very interested in local, traditional foods.
Sean was friendly and very knowledgeable about Amsterdam, it's history, culture, and food. We didn't expect to eat as much as we did tip: don't eat beforehand. We tried all the local delicacies and discovered where the locals eat! There were only 4 of us and we had a ball.
Sean was just great and even sent us some photographs after the tour. This was a really enjoyable way to learn a bit about the Dutch and how their eating culture has been influenced over the years. Quite different and great fun. Sean is a font of knowledge and fun. Really enjoyed trying all the different foods, from smoked eels and herrings to pancakes and cheese. All ending up with delicious Bols in a really old drinking house. Thanks very much Sean and we seriously recommend this tour, especially if you have never been to Amsterdam before.
This food tour was amazing. Shawn was extremely knowledgeable about local history and took us to some fun little local places. This is a must-do walking tour.
Tour guide was very pleasant and helpful. Enjoyed the variety of food.
Excellent. Even though the weather pretty ordinary (raining), the guide was very good, the food samples were all very good. A good thing on this tour was that there were only 4 people, so it was an advantage when it came to getting the samples, especially at the end! It was a good walk around Amsterdam.
Great guide and an very good insight into the food world of Amsterdam which was very interesting. Everything was perfect.
Sean was exceptional. We were the only two on the tour. There was one no show. So it was extra special to be given that much attention and insight into the unique history, current state, and food tastings that Sean provided us. He went well out of his way to explain Dutch social culture and the latest up and coming cuisines. I would highly recommend this tour.
Had a great experience. Sean was really informative but also charismatic in a way that made the tour all the better. Instead of just dishing out information and facts he made it enjoyable to walk around the city and he was inclusive of everyone in the tour with his sharp wit and funny jokes. Thanks, Sean!
excellent . our guide was both entertaining and knowledgeable . We would recommend this tour to anyone .
Food is a huge part of any culture, as is true for The Netherlands. We sampled some tasty cuisine (best fries ever!) and not-so-tasty cuisine (the herring was out of season and terrible). Our guide brought us into one of the grocery stores to show us popular foods, etc., which I found interesting. The guys? Not so much. It was the least favorite part of the tour for them. One of the high points was lunch at La Place, which was a sea of beautifully presented foods. Overall, I found the tour interesting and fun.
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Excellant. Our guide was amazing. it was great fun. Highly recommend it
Our tour guide, Fanny, was absolutely fantastic. It turns out she is an Art/History major, so food was among her interests. We got an amazing tour or Amsterdam, along with great history and great tasting of the best French fries in the world, sausages, unbelievable Edam cheeses, and the most delicious raw herring. What a gem of a tour! We would recommend it to everyone. By the way, the tour includes a beer tasting, but we declined.
Our guide, Davinia was fantastic. She has a great personality and interspersed the food tour with lots of information about Amsterdam. She answered all of our questions with enthusiasm. She even took the time to ensure we had a taxi booked on the day we were leaving. We learned a lot about Amsterdam and it's history along with some of it's food culture. Well worth the time and money - I highly recommend this tour.
The tour guide is fantastic! He is an American who has lived in Amsterdam for the past 7 years, knows everything there is to know, and happy to share it with you. Smart, funny, knowledgeable and witty, pure pleasure to be around him. Great pace of the tour, appropriate for adults as well as the kids, by far one of the greatest tours we've had.
Outstanding! Sean/Shawn, the tour guide was personable and knowledgeable. It was a 2-1/2 hour walking tour but we took breaks when we taste the foods so we were not walking constantly. We tasted favorite foods of the Dutch, visited cheese shops (Reypenaer artisan cheeses were delicious) and we visited specialty markets (Le Place) and regular supermarkets and Sean explained how the Dutch eat, what they like and why. Shawn also made recommendations for lunches and dinners. He shared a wonderful coffee shop and cookie store with us. All of his recommendations were great. This is a must do if you are in Amsterdam and interested in food!!!!
Very nice tour, knowledgeable and friendly guide! Tasty food samples, welcoming shop owners, a lot of information and having a good time! Just do it!
Very nice tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide! Welcoming shop owners, tasty food samples, interesting information and just having a good time!
Fun tour...Our guide was great and you certainly won't go away hungry. Only suggestion would be to provide a small map / list of places on the tour so one can find them for a visit on one's own. The fries were the best EVER...we wandered the streets of Amsterdam trying to find the small shop which sold them...Happy to say we did eventually stumble upon it and indulged in another order on the day after our tour. Great tour and great value!!
Guide Sean was quirky, engaging and knowledgeable about the Amsterdam food history and culture. Who knew the Dutch don't have their own cuisine. I followed the Trip Advisor reviews advice and had a small breakfast and no lunch for the 1:30 - 4:00 pm tour. We had a lot of tasty food, but it was too much. Starting with a cone of french fries with special sauces delicious! followed by half a wurst delicious! was heavy. I loved the herring/smoked eel food stand but by the time we got to cheese, waffles the Dutch love waffles it was overload. My reference point is the Copenhagen food tour where we walked a lot more, had lunch of smorborg and then just tastes of the other items. Still, Sean's food tour is a great deal and a lot of fun.
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