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Enjoy an insider’s perspective on this 2.5-hour afternoon food walking tour in Amsterdam. A knowledgeable guide takes a small group, limited to just 12 foodies, around town to taste popular local dishes like salty fries and fresh herring. At a much-loved cheese shop sample pungent artisan cheeses, and kick 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.


  • 2.5-hour Amsterdam food tour led by an expert local guide
  • Sample Belgian fries and fresh herring in a much-loved local café while learning about the history of Dutch cuisine
  • Sit down inside the city’s leading cheese shop for a cheese-tasting session
  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Amsterdam Food Tour

Try fresh herring on your Amsterdam food tour!

The Netherlands, as a country situated between nations with more characteristic culinary traditions, has taken influences from its European neighbors in developing its cuisine. Discover Amsterdam’s gastronomic heritage on this 2.5-hour food walking tour led by an informative guide.

Stroll along the city streets, passing alongside picturesque canals and over pretty 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

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.

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Absolutely outstanding! Our guide, Sean, was great -- knowledgable, friendly, and funny. We sampled more than enough food, beginning with the best Belgian fries we've ever had, continuing with stoopwaffell probably spelled wrong, sausage, a local variation of pancakes, and ending with a visit to a local, very old distillery to sample a type of gin. All in all, a tour not to be missed!

Laura P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It ended up being just the tour guide and I on the food tour. He still took me out and about and It was nice because we were able to get through it a little quicker and pop in some of the smaller shops to have a little more in-depth look at the local cuisine. Loved the food! A lot of variety and planned out well. The guide was awesome and focused on supporting the small businesses in Amsterdam. I would definitely reccommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A fun way to start our trip to Amsterdam was a walking food tour with Sean of Urban Adventures. It was a great way to begin to become acquainted with the city and try some new things. We learned so much about the city! Very enjoyable and totally worth it for an afternoon of treats and conversation.

Karen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very informative and fun

Prabhakar T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Sean was phenomenal

Michael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

First class your, very well led by the tour guide, very witty and informative

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Sean, the owner of Urban Adventures, is GREAT. We had a great time trying different foods and would recommend this tour to others. Check out UA's website for more tours. We also did the Bike Tour with Sean and that was awesome.

Arita P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very interesting!

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