About Amsterdam Food Tours

Amsterdam Food Tours is established in 2018 by a group of seasoned and professional Dutch guides who have lived in Amsterdam for many years. Our ambition is to be a high-quality food tour company and to make everyone feel welcome in Amsterdam. This means that not only our guests are important to us, but also our food partners and the Amsterdam community we are part of. To achieve this we work according to a set of principles like regulating the group sizes to a maximum of 8 guests per guide, avoiding busy areas such as the Red Light District, partnering with small scale local food businesses and limiting our tours on specific busy days such as Saturdays. But most importantly, we constantly ask ourselves: would we feel welcome as a guest on our own tour?

Who we are

Thijs van Royen

Guide and founder

Born in Amsterdam and safely back on home ground for the past 25 years after stints in The Hague, Greece and Austria. Was educated at the Hotel school The Hague, then worked in the commercial employment service industry; now the proud founder of Amsterdam Food Tours, in which his 4 passions are perfectly combined: Amsterdam, history, food and people.


Guides with a story to tell

We don't actually feel like we are guides, we mainly feel we are Amsterdammers with our own stories to share with you.


The Chef

Many years under his belt as a chef at well-known Amsterdam cafés and restaurants and in a past life he was actively involved in the Amsterdam housing scene.


King of Patisserie

One of the top patisserie chefs in the Netherlands, who has worked in multiple Michelin-starred restaurants as patisserie chef. Also an expert on Indonesian cuisine.


The Artist

Raised in Gouda and educated in agriculture, an artisan cheese maker turned artist and art historian in Amsterdam. Famous for his stews and Old Fashioned Cocktails.