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The Grand Dutch Food Tour

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Don’t waste time trying to hit the Dutch food hotspots alone, only to end up in tourist traps. Instead, join this comprehensive, intimate, and off-the-beaten-path food tour through Amsterdam, during which you stop at several distinct locations. Listen as your Amsterdam-local guide explains each foodstuff—such as Poffertjes (pancakes) or Gouda cheese—as you go. You also learn about the city's history, its former famous residents, and what daily life is like.
  • Gain an insight into historical, local favorite foodie stops in Amsterdam
  • Sample a range of Dutch classics like stroopwafels, bitterballen, and appeltaart
  • Accompany your snacks with complimentary craft beer/ wine at some stops
  • A small group means more attention from your tour guide

Sample Menu


Dutch apple pie

Served with coffee, tea, soda , beer or wine


Saté Ajam

Served with prawn crackers, satay sauce, pickled vegetables, fried onions


4 Farmhouse cheeses including Gouda cheese

Served with ginger, fruit bread and red wine



Served with onions and pickles



Served warm



Tasting of 3 different flavoured bitterballen , served with a drink to you liking including local crafted beers


Sausages and cold cut meats

4 artisan Dutch sausages and cold cut meats (pork and beef)



Served with a coffee, tea, soda, beer or wine to your liking

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Papeneiland Café
    Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

    We will welcome you in front of Café Papeneiland and you can recognise us by the Amsterdam Food Tours folder.

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What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The streets are wheelchair accessible but some indoor locations are small sized and have steps or narrow doors and therefor not wheelchair accessible. Seats are available at all indoor locations.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Be ready to eat - the portions are generous and filling!
This is great value for money and the 4 hours went by so quickly, time does fly when you are having fun.
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Tons of food, lots of history!
josee94, Mar 2023
We had the great pleasure of touring with Rudolph. He was an eccentric and incredibly knowledgeable guide. He had a wonderful sense of humor, tremendous patience with other tourists and was such a great host to take us around the city. We loved all the stops except the meat sausage stop, needed bread to go along with these strange cuts of meat! Really great day and would recommend it to anyone.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you very much for your great review although the sausages and sliced hams seemed to be a bit too Dutch for you:) !
Great food tour with Nanno
Elena_D, Mar 2023
This little tour around the city centre was great! Nanno was a delight, sharing bits of history at each stop, and some more along the way. It was raining quite badly, but this didn't stop him and he made little detours to ensure we wouldn't stay out in the rain too long. The food was simply delicious: apple pie, juicy deli cuts, freshly prepared herring and eel (and I am not a big fish eater, but I devoured the samples!), cheeses, wine.... Everything was tasty, fresh, and overall an amazing experience. Thank you!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hi Elena, thank you for your great review and we are really happy the bad Dutch weather did not spoil your spirit and good mood! Luckily Dutch food tastes even better if it is cold and raining outside :)
Book this tour!
Stephen_V, Mar 2023
What a wonderful tour! Mark was a fantastic, kind, and very knowledgeable guide. The food was all delicious and we learned so much. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone! Thanks again!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you , we are happy you liked the tour!
Must do in Amsterdam for foodies
Jessica_L, Jan 2023
We had an amazing time on the grand Dutch food tour. It was wonderful to see local restaurants and bars as part of this tour. Our guide, Mark, was very thoughtful about explaining the history of the Netherlands, and informing us about dutch food and culture. This is a must do activity for anyone who enjoys food and culture of different places. Worth the cost for 4 hours as well… lots of info, drinks, food, and walking to see sites. we were definitely full by the end of the tour and enjoyed chatting with our guide as well as other participants. Just don’t forget to tip your guide too to show appreciation! Enjoy!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Jessica and on behalf of the guides: thank you for your advice ;) !
Awesome Walking Tour
James_W, Dec 2022
Rudolph was a great tour guide. He's full of knowledge and very personable. If you are uptight and don't have a sense of humor then don't book with Rudolph. However, if you are open to laughter and a witty tour guide, he's your guide. I met a great couple, Susan and Evan from Australia. The four of us has a great time together. I highly recommend this tour and Rudolph.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you James, without humour it would be a dull world, wouldn't it? :)
Have fun trying the foodstuffs of Amsterdam.
Scott_L, Dec 2022
Wonderful food tour plus a good orientation to Amsterdam! Highly recommended for those new to Amsterdam or repeat visitors (like us) who want a deeper insight into the food and culture of a great city.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Scott and please come back another day!
Great good tour!
Cindy_G, Dec 2022
The different locations, the variety of foods, and the anecdotes that were provided along the way. This is a great and fun tour even when very cold outside! From start to finish a great experience!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Cindy, luckily Dutch food goes very well with cold weather :) !
Dutch food experience
Elizabeth_C, Dec 2022
Yummy, would have liked some bread with the meat and crackers with cheese. We didn’t get pickled herring which was mentioned so they should have known the shop was closed and got it for us somewhere else.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you for your review Elizabeth and we are sorry you missed out on the herring because of the closed fish shop. However herring is not something you can just buy somewhere else. For this you really need to be at a fish shop or stall and even they not always deliver the right quality because there are many factors that can make a good or really bad herring. On your tour day a good alternative place was not available unfortunately. We will discuss with our guides to communicate this more clearly next time it happens and hope that we may serve you some fantastic herring another day!
Incredible Guide, Tour Even Better Than Expected
Jack_M, Nov 2022
Rudolph was the best guide we could have hoped for, truly a local who knew everyone we passed and had great recommendations. The tour went even longer than expected because we had so many questions and he had so many answers, not just about food but also history, art, and local culture. There was plenty of food, coffee, and even alcohol included, a nice mix of traditional Dutch food and new favorites from the neighborhood. Some of the food was eaten standing up outside, and we sat down inside at other stops (and could use the restroom there). The shop owners welcomed us in and made us feel like locals thanks to Rudolph's relationships with them. Our group was also much smaller than other tour groups we sa, so I would recommend this if you want more interaction with your guide. I went back and forth between this tour and another and am so glad I chose this one!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your fantastic review Jack, it pretty much sums up everything we like our tours to be for our guests!
Marc was a great guide....
Larry_F, Nov 2022
Marc was a great guide. Loved all stops we made. Van katwijks Haring was the best. This is a must do.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Larry!
Ronald_D, Nov 2022
What an amazing foodie experience. The guide also had so much to share about the history of this beautiful city. We started with this world famous apple pie (bill Clinton visited during his presidency and left with one of the pies!) and every stop was more fascinating. DO THIS!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Ronald, please come back another day for more apple pie and great stories with us!
Must do!
Adrian_D, Nov 2022
Experiencing so many parts of Amsterdam that we haven’t been exposed to. Mark was an excellent tour. Very knowledgeable and approachable
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Adrian, we are very happy to have Marc with us as well!
Best tour we did In Amsterdam!
suzanne_k, Oct 2022
This was my favorite tour to date! Marc was the best guide, we walked along the streets of Amsterdam and did tastings of great food and had spirits too! Small group of 8 it was fabulous!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Suzanne!
A must if you want to experience that historic neighborhood
John_P, Oct 2022
Rudolph was our tour guide, and he was fantastic. We really enjoyed his attention to detail and all the places we stopped. Starting off with coffee and apple pie was exactly what we needed. Great pace and all the little bites along the way were memorable. Such a great walk in and around the neighborhood. The tour operator was also very accommodating when our friends arrive later that day and couldn't make the tour. They amended the reservation with ease. Thank you!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello John, thank you for your great review and we are happy we could help out with the delayed arrival of your friends!
So much to taste and do
Lourdes_E, Oct 2022
Jacquie was a wonderful guide who got us great food and made the group come together. I never expected so much food and obviously each merchant seemed to know her and appreciate her. She really knows her stuff. Very satisfying day!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks and we are also very happy to have Jacqueline as part of our team!
Food and History
Terrel_D, Sep 2022
Marc, our guide was amazing. He did such a great job explaining the history of Amsterdam and the foods that we ate along the way. You will not leave hungry.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you Terrel!
You must book this tour!
Terry_H, Sep 2022
Honestly, everything was great! Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the city. We got to try plenty of restaurants, it was a very generous tour. Great abng for your buck. Definitely book it.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you, we indeed can't imagine letting our guests leave the tour hungry
Food Tour
Stan_W, Sep 2022
Jackie was a very fun and entertaining guide. Loved the unique places we went. Would recommend. Xoxoxox
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you!
Good food, great tour!
Holly_K, Sep 2022
Our tour guide was fun, knowledgeable and friendly. I liked the Dutch history and the wide variety of Dutch food. It was a highlight of our time in Amsterdam. Definitely recommended!!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
I am happy you appreciated the history as well as the food, thank you!
Amsterdam in a Day
Jennifer_R, Sep 2022
Tour guide could use a course in public relations. More chat about the city and less commentary on himself and others. If a person is more interested in his or her surroundings then his banter about himself or commentary on the world at large he should leave his school teacher reprimands to himself. Too bad he has no issue being rude . Fortunately for me I know he is not representative of all Dutch people. My husband was born in The Netherlands. I know nice Dutch people. Took pictures and bought some products from the shop vendors in a couple of cases. Did my own thing and Rudolph didn’t like it. I had better things to do on a tour than listen to his unrelated commentaries and the life stories of the other participants. If I wandered away to look around or buy something he questioned it. He was out of line. Rude and patronizing.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Jennifer, I am very sorry to learn that you did not get along well with Rudolph. We always strive to make everyone feel welcome and happy so it should never have happened that you felt being treated incorrectly. Obviously, there are always two sides of a story, and as I understand you indeed preferred to predominately go your own way. That does not need to be a problem but in this case, it did affect the experience of the group members. One of the things our guests like about our tours are the small sized groups, getting to know new people and listening to each other stories so if that does not have your interest it might indeed be a less suitable tour for you. But again, it could absolutely have been handled in a better manner and it should not have left you feeling offended so for that we truly apologize. Thijs van Royen Founder


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