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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

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!

Mrs A F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Sean was an excellent tour guide. We felt like we spent an afternoon with a friend who shared lots of information about eating in Amsterdam as well as more general information. Great tips on where to eat and shared nice food ending in a drink at a distillery. Good value too

KBatista United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We loved this food tour. Although quite a bit of the foods we tried were free samples anyway, the tour guide was super knowledgeable. We went on our first full day of Amsterdam and learned a lot about the history, the areas we walked through, and of course the different foods!

Emily Fern Webb J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Sean from Wisconsin was a WONDERFUL Foodie Tour Guide. The conversation and the walk through Amsterdam was informative and enjoyable. The cheese is wonderful, the fries were wonderful the, smoked eel my husband loved, I loved the waffles, alcohol, and sausage. Sean even recommended places to eat out for dinner while in Amsterdam. We went to the Rosenboom in a cute little alley way. Hands down a great meal for a great price.

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