Guided Food Tour Amsterdam2023-08-07T15:26:51+02:00

Guided Food Tour Amsterdam

Guided Food Tour

Preview of the Food Tour

Join us on our Guided Food Tour, starting at the iconic Dam Square, and prepare to discover a delectable world of flavors, traditions, and hidden gems.

As we set off from Dam Square, our knowledgeable guide will lead you to the first stop on our gastronomic journey: the realm of Gouda cheese. Get ready to savor the rich and creamy delights of this world-renowned Dutch cheese. Our guide will introduce you to a local cheese shop, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a variety of Gouda cheeses, each with its own unique character and flavor profile.

Continuing our culinary exploration, we’ll make our way to a cozy bakery where you’ll be introduced to the irresistible stroopwafel. This beloved Dutch treat consists of two thin waffle-like cookies with a layer of caramel syrup sandwiched in between. The combination of buttery waffles and sweet caramel creates a heavenly treat that will leave you craving more.

Next on our food adventure, we’ll dive into the world of bitterballen, a quintessential Dutch snack that pairs perfectly with a refreshing drink. These bite-sized, deep-fried croquettes are filled with a savory mixture of meat, gravy, and spices.

No culinary journey through Amsterdam would be complete without tasting the city’s famed herring. We’ll lead you to a renowned herring stand, where you’ll have the opportunity to try this iconic Dutch delicacy. Sample the fresh herring, traditionally served with pickles and onions, and experience the unique combination of flavors that make this a beloved local favorite.

Book your spot today and let us take you on a culinary adventure through the heart of Amsterdam.

*Guided Food Tour is suitable for all ages, wheel-chair friendly (please notify us) and dog-friendly

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Need support with booking? If your question is not listed in the Frequently Asked Questions, contact us directly and we will help you on your way!

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Booking FAQ

Why are certain dates unavailable in the calendar?2023-05-06T14:29:21+02:00

We accept booking requests up to 2 days prior to the tour date. In case you want to make a reservation on a shorter notice, you can contact us directly and see if we have availability.

In Amsterdam, there are no private tours on Saturdays & Sunday during high season (May – August). During these months, we look forward to welcome you from Monday to Friday.

If we shorten the 2-hour tour, do I get a discount?2023-05-06T14:41:27+02:00

No. Happy to explain;

Our guides are paid per given tour, not at an hourly rate. For this reason, we can’t give a discount if the tour is shortened or altered in any other way. We believe that our prices are fair and competitive, plus the guides also have to travel to & from the meeting point and are unable to take other shifts on the half-day of your tour.

We advise not to shorten the tours, two hours for a walking tour is a perfect time to get a quality tour at a relaxed pace. If you still desire to do it in less time, we are happy to give you the best tour possible in the requested time slot.

 

Can I get a discount or commission for booking a tour?2022-12-19T05:26:50+01:00

Instead of giving discounts, we offer our tours at competitive prices. We are transparent about these costs; they are required to cover our expenses for offering a quality tour.

We don’t work with commissions, as an independent tour company we work without affiliates, sponsors or commission-based travel agents. This is how we keep our prices competitive and our recommendations honest.

Can we choose our own date & time for the tour?2023-05-06T14:34:01+02:00

You can request a tour on any time & date, two days prior to the event.

  • For bookings on the same day, or next 48 hours, we kindly ask you to contact us directly.
  • In Amsterdam, we offer private tours from Monday to Friday during high season (May to August). We have no available guides on Saturdays & Sunday during these months.
  • In the rare case that your requested date & time is unavailable, we will suggest multiple alternative options.
How do I pay for the tour?2023-07-31T15:27:35+02:00

After confirming your tour details, you are taken to the payment screen. Choose your payment method here and complete the transaction as instructed. Aside from your booking confirmation, you will receive a booking order with your payment details.

Our system support the following payment methods:

  • iDeal
  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express)
  • SEPA Bank Transfer
  • KCB/CBC Bank
  • SOFORT Banking
  • Bancontact
  • Belfius Bank

After payment, you will receive a confirmation with an automated invoice.

If you prefer to pay per invoice, please request it in the form with the required details. Payment per invoice is offered with an additional administrative fee of €4,50.

How do I know if my booking is confirmed?2022-10-11T17:37:11+02:00

Fill in the form and it will be sent to us. We aim to answer your request within 24 hours.

  1. We will find the perfect guide(s) for your specific group and process your requests.
  2. You receive a confirmation of the details and a link for payment.
  3. After payment, your booking is secured and you will receive an automated invoice and confirmation.
How many people per guide?2022-10-28T12:29:31+02:00

For Amsterdam tours, local regulations state limit us to a maximum of 15 people per guide in Amsterdam. For a group of more than 15 people, we schedule multiple guides. The restrictions are strictly monitored by the municipality, exceeding the maximum per guide may result in a fine and us losing our license.

The other cities have no legal restrictions. However, we feel we can offer our best service with groups up to 20 people per guide in Rotterdam, The Hague, Haarlem, Utrecht & Delft. For a group larger than 20 people, we schedule multiple guides.

This way we can maintain the quality that our visitors deserve!

Can I change/cancel my reservation after booking?2022-10-11T17:21:05+02:00

You can cancel your reservation up to 14 days before your reservation free of charge. If you want minor changes for the tour, like the meeting point or number of people, just send us an email.

A Savory Delight for Cheese Enthusiasts

Discover the fascinating world of Gouda cheese in Amsterdam, where this iconic Dutch delicacy takes center stage. Gouda cheese, renowned for its creamy texture and distinct flavor, holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors alike.

Gouda cheese
Stroopwafel

The Sweet Delight of Stroopwafel

This iconic Dutch delicacy, consisting of two thin waffle-like cookies joined together by a layer of luscious caramel syrup, has captured the hearts and taste buds of many. With its irresistible combination of buttery goodness and sweet caramel, the stroopwafel has become a culinary treasure that embodies the essence of Dutch comfort food. Whether enjoyed fresh from a local bakery or purchased from a market stall, the stroopwafel provides a moment of pure indulgence, offering a delightful taste of Amsterdam’s rich culinary heritage.

Amsterdam’s Bite-Sized Delight

Bitterballen, the beloved Dutch snack, holds a special place in the culinary landscape of Amsterdam. These bite-sized croquettes, filled with a savory mixture of meat, gravy, and spices, offer a burst of flavors and textures that captivate both locals and visitors alike.

Bitterballen
Herring

From the Sea to Your Plate

Dive into the delicious world of Amsterdam’s herring, a special fish that is loved by locals and visitors alike. This summary invites you to discover the city’s herring food scene, where fresh catches from the sea are transformed into tasty treats. Learn about the history and traditions of eating herring and find out where you can try this famous fish in Amsterdam.

Read Our Guides’ Personal Recommendations

Visit our Recommendations Page for Amsterdam and meet our dedicated guides. Read their personal recommendations for places to visit & things to do, and find out why they are excited to share their stories from their beloved city!

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