• Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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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.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Hear tales of the 16th-century Dutch spice trade
  • Sip on spirits and other traditional drinks inside a 17th-century distillery
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensure a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Food Tour

Try fresh herring on your food tour

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.

Customer Reviews

James G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The food tour was great. Just six of us, so plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get to know our fellow travelers. Our guide knew lots of places with local fare and information about what we were snacking on. We learned that French Fries originated in Belgium - sorry France. They are twice fried to make them crispy on the outside without being overdone inside. Local custom is a take-away paper cone with fries and chili or other toppings. We now look for food tours in addition to cathedrals and famous art. Thanks Viator!!

Daniel D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour, guide was awesome, ate lots of wonderful food, got shown around and learned new things, made new friends! Worth it!

monica s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Loved loved loved this tour First time we ever did a food tour but now it will be a must do on an any trip we take . We were able to eat all the Amsterdam must haves And it was a lot of delicious food Our guide was great As we walked he also talked about non food Amsterdam , history, culture etc

Do this tour if you can.

michael p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A great way to meet other travelers

Kevin Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour guide Tyler knew his stuff! He gave us lots of Dutch treats and there was never any rush. A great Tour!

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We enjoyed this 2.5 to 3 hour tour. This tour is in English.
This is a snack food tour with cookies, fries, pancake bites, herring, and cheese samples. Do not expect a tapas tour. It was nice to stop for snacks at the small neighborhood shops. Tyler, our tour leader, was nice and informative. It is an afternoon tour, so snacks were appropriate. Tour starts at Shui square by the statue and ends at Dam square.there is a drink at the end of the tour. Other drinks may be purchased at stops.

Patrick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was the first tour I did when I got to Amsterdam. What better way is there to introduce yourself to a new city than to sample their favorite foods? The guide Shawn was super helpful and knowledgeable about the culture.

Joel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We believe one of the best ways to experience a new city is to walk around with a local guide and taste the local foods. It was just the two of us on this tour. We stopped at a street kiosk and tried the famous herring with chopped onions. They were so delicious we even had seconds. We visited several markets and a cheese store where we samples some of their hand turned cheeses. A real treat was sampling local Belgium French Fries that were very crispy on the outside and creamy inside. They are served with your choice of about 10 different toppings

Eric S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great food tastings with detailed background along with city tour between locations

Charles G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great way to see the city and taste the flavors of Amsterdam. Our tour guide, Donovan was very knowledgeable and made the whole experience great fun. We would walk the different streets and he would tell us stories and then we would stop at a neighborhood shop or store and try their specialty. Ended the tour at a small neighborhood pub where we created our own drink and sat around a small table and shared. Would love to do it again.

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