The Jordaan Dutch Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Jordaan district in the city centre





< 18 - 12



< 12 - 6

< 6 years


If you bring children under 6 years old, please notify us when booking. You do not need to book tickets online for them. We assume they will share the food and drinks with you.

Book this 4 hours food walking tour for your introduction to Dutch food and Amsterdam history in the famous 17th century Jordaan district.

  • Learn about Amsterdam, Dutch history and food culture in an interactive and light-hearted way that is fun and interesting for everyone.
  • Taste the best quality Dutch delicacies in the shops, cafes and restaurants where the people of Amsterdam go themselves.
  • Buy your Dutch food souvenirs from the various quality food stores you visit on the tour.
  • Discover the Jordaan, a 17th century former working-class area with flowery streets, idyllic canals and small shops, bars and restaurants
  • Admire the centuries-old warehouses and beautiful canal houses of the merchants from the Golden Age on the Prinsengracht and Brouwersgracht
  • Get a sense of the city, where to go, and how to get the most out of your visit with the tips of your local guide and fellow tour guests.
  • New itinerary and pricing per January 2023 , see: Jordaan Dutch Food Tour - 2023

Tours typically start at 10.30 am, 12 pm or 1 pm , Monday - Saturday (Sundays private tours)

3.5 to 4 hours, approx 2 km / 1.4 miles walking

Maximum 8 guests, children welcome

Vegetarian and various dietary restrictions can be catered for, you will be asked when booking

100% refundable up to 48 hours before the start of the tour , no questions asked.

meeting point jordaan food tour

About the tour

The Jordaan Dutch Food Tour is a culinary-historical city walk through the historic 17th-century Jordaan district and is the perfect way to get acquainted with Amsterdam and Dutch cuisine. 

On this interactive tour with a maximum of 8 guests, our experienced Dutch guides, who themselves have been residents of Amsterdam for many years, let you taste the traditional Dutch delicacies and products at the special places where the locals buy their food, go out for dinner or have a drink.

You will also hear everything about the preparation and history of the food and drinks and its place in Amsterdam and Dutch society. On the easy walks between the tastings, you will see and hear about the history, architecture and culture of Amsterdam and we will give you an insight into daily life in the city. 

The Dutch Food Tour XL is suitable for young and old. Because of the small groups and because we only work with the best and most experienced guides in Amsterdam, there is plenty of time to enjoy the city and the food, get to know each other and really understand Amsterdam. At the end of the day, we hope that you feel that you have had a relaxed and exciting day with new friends and delicious food rather than taking part in another tour


The Jordaan area

The 400-year-old Jordaan is a former working-class area and is one of the most beloved areas among Amsterdammers themselves for its picturesque streets, canals and houses and fantastic range of small shops, bars and restaurants away from the busy and touristic areas.


The meet up 

The tour starts in front of one of Amsterdam’s oldest and most beautiful Dutch pubs named Café Papeneiland on the crossing of two picturesque canals. You will clearly recognize your guide at the starting point of the tour by the folder with the Amsterdam Food Tours logo and if you are late we will try to telephone you (provided you issued us your number) to help you find your way and, of course, you can always phone us. The tour ends at less than a 10-minute walk from the starting point


The food and drinks

Be sure to come with an appetite, because we’re going to spoil you with loads of delicious food, right from the start of the tour! And you most probably will want to skip the next meal after the tour as well so you might want to book your favourite restaurant another day. We serve a drink at three food stops and of course a locally brewed beer will not be missing. If you don’t like that, you can also choose something else.


Food allergies and dietary requirements

This tour is suitable for vegetarians and guests who do not eat certain types of meat or fish. We can also take into account the most common allergies such as gluten and shellfish allergies. You can indicate this when booking and if in doubt, please ask us before you book. Unfortunately, our tours are not suitable for vegans.


The walking part

The tour is over flat surfaces and the route is approximately 2 kilometers (1.24 miles). In between the tastings we’ll walk a maximum of 10 minutes at a leisurely pace. Usually the tastings will be done standing but if needed you can sit as well. At the first, middle and last food stop we will stay around 30 minutes, toilets are available and seats have been reserved. Please contact us if you are unsure about your physical fitness, we will be happy to look at the possibilities together, such as an adapted private tour.



Some of our beloved food partners

Café Papeneiland

Swietie Sranang

Restaurant Boca's

Vishandel Centrum

Slagerij Louman

Sweet Bob

JWO Lekkernijen

Benelux Wine & Co

Lindengracht Markt

Boerenmarkt / Noordermarkt

Café de Hegeraad

Palm Springs

Vis van Katwijk

The tour goes trough the Jordaan area which is in the west side of the city centre and many points of interest such as Central Station, Dam Square and the Anne Frank House are within walking distance of the tour area. Amsterdam is not a city build for cars but good public transport and taxi or Uber services are widely available. And you will be surprised to find out how compact the city is so walking is often a good option as well.

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What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel your tickets and get a full refund for public tours up to 48 hours before the start time of the tour. For private and customized tours this is 7 days before the tour date. Third party costs like boat rent or museum tickets are non refundable, this also goes for processing and credit card or online payment costs.

Do you take care of dietary requirements?

The tour is suitable for most allergies and dietary restrictions but unfortunately not for vegans. You can state your dietary restrictions during the booking process and if in doubt, please contact us.

Will the tours run in bad weather?

The tours will always take place, no matter what the weather, except when the Dutch meteorological Institute has given out a warning for severe and dangerous weather (code orange or red). In this case we will of course offer you a full refund.

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"Absolutely fantastic experience, wish I could rate it 10 stars!!! Many interesting food stops, and so much more about the history of Amsterdam along with the Dutch culture. A must when visiting Amsterdam in my opinion."

Neil Eisner - Google review

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