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Private Home Dinner and Wine Pairing With Local Chef in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


For a completely authentic dining experience in Amsterdam's trendy Oud-Zuid neighborhood, head to the home of local chef Simon for a private, homemade meal. Enjoy three to four courses showcasing seasonal ingredients and the diverse flavors of Dutch cuisine, each expertly paired with wine. Dine family-style around a welcoming table, and experience true Dutch hospitality that can’t be matched in any restaurant.
  • Private, homemade dinner in the apartment of a local chef
  • Enjoy a multicourse meal inspired by seasonal ingredients
  • Each course is paired with excellent wine
  • Get a peek inside daily life in Amsterdam's stylish Oud-Zuid neighborhood
  • Dine and chat family-style with local host for an immersive cultural experience
  • Menu can be customized to suit dietary restrictions and preferences

What's Included

  • 3-4 course Dinner
  • Wines, mineral water
  • Local home chef
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Beethovenstraat 61
    Beethovenstraat 61, 1402 TH Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meet your local guide at Beethovenstraat 61, 1077 NH, ring bell 2

Start time

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

about cancellations.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Home Dinner and Wine Pairing With Local Chef in Amsterdam?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Private Home Dinner and Wine Pairing With Local Chef in Amsterdam?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Home Dinner and Wine Pairing With Local Chef in Amsterdam?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Tips

If you want a great dinner and a fun evening this one is for you.
I would definitely recommend this dinner to single travellers and will as larger groups.
15 reviews
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Dinner with friends you don't know yet
JENNIFER_C, Oct 2019
Myself and a party of 5 had dinner at Simon's apartment last week. Excellent food, catering for vegetarians too, good company and fine wine in a beautifully decorated apartment. Despite never having met Simon and Brittany before it was like chatting with good friends. Only one negative thing to say - Simon has dogs and this is not advertised, unfortunately one of our guests is terrified of dogs and therefore did not have the best evening. Cutest dogs ever by the way and not at all fierce.
Private home dinner
Kurt_M, Sep 2019
A special bonus to our trip to Amsterdam was a chance to visit a local resident for a wonderful dinner. It was the kind of behind the scenes experience that adds so much to travel. Simon hosted us with an excellent meal, great wines and friendly conversations. The visit started in his very interesting apartment with snacks and wine as we got to know each other. Then as he cooked the conversation continued until the salad of grilled vegetables was served at table. This was followed by the main dish of duck on a bed of spinach and eventually a lovely dessert of molten chocolate and cream. Simon knows his wines and is very charming. We talked of so many things. It was a night to remember and think about for a long time. Thank you Simon.
Private dinner
f00dserver, Aug 2019
It was a very good experience it felt like we were visiting family that we did not no but felt connect right away the food was fantastic well presented and courses well timed Viator was are booking agent and the paper work had no address just the street name their international help did not work but the USA number did work The chef simon and meal was great
Fabulous Evening!
rfg_nyc, Aug 2019
What a fantastic night. Simon is an excellent chef and the perfect host. I very much enjoyed spending the evening with both Simon and Rein in their lovely home. All 3 courses were served with a great paired wine. It made for a wonderful and enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend this dinner to single travellers and will as larger groups.
Amazing evening! Like dinner with life long friends!
justbefarms, Jul 2019
Simon and Rein are amazing hosts with a great flair for food and wine. Amazing flavors and a beautiful home make for the perfect evening. I’m glad we booked this for the first full day we were in Amsterdam as they were able to tell us all of the places we should see and what restaurants to visit based on our taste and desires. If you want a great dinner and a fun evening this one is for you.
Marvelous Evening with Simon and Rein!!!
Rebecca_L, Jun 2019
My husband and I felt as if we were spending an incredible dinner with great, long time friends! Simon’s delicious food was expertly paired with Rein’s wine selections. We WILL do this again!
We had a WONDERFUL time with Simon...
Gretchen H, Sep 2017
We had a WONDERFUL time with Simon! We stayed in the Rembrandtplein area so we took Tram 24 which was about a 30 minute ride to get to his apartment. It was very easy to get to. He is an excellent Chef and was such a joy to visit with and talk about the Netherlands and the Dutch people. The wine was excellent too! Simon doesn't make you feel rushed and when you're there, you really feel as though you're visiting with a friend. We even enjoyed playing with his 2 VERY adorable wiry long haired dachshunds! It made me miss my dog in the U.S. so much! I would recommend this home dinner and wine pairing to everyone!
So much fun and so interesting...
tcbuch, Oct 2016
So much fun and so interesting. Wonderful food and great conversation.
We scheduled this dinner for our...
Jatana N, Jun 2016
We scheduled this dinner for our first night in Amsterdam and it was perfect! We felt a part of this wonderfully city after spending the evening in their home. Very grounding! Dinner was duck cooked to perfection and wonderful lava cake for desert. Let your host know your dislikes ahead of time.
If you are serious about tasting...
Amy_P, Apr 2016
If you are serious about tasting local flavours and getting a fun-filled, insider's look into Dutch culture, then dinner with Simon should be your first stop. Every dish that he made for us was delicious! Even though we were strangers, he warmly welcomed us into his lovely home, where we ate, drank, and chatted like old friends. This is a fantastic local's experience that cannot be replicated by any tour guide or restaurant. We would definitely do this again!


Product code: 24380P21