The Grand Dutch Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Jordaan and canal belt area



Under 18's


Under 12's


Under 6's


Maximum 8 guests per tour

Enjoy Dutch food that goes beyond street food on a comfortable walking tour of the Jordaan and the canal belt area

  • Visit unique places like a 300 years old Dutch pub, a shop maturing its own cheese or the 'birthplace' of New York, now a trendy restaurant
  • Explore the 17th century Jordaan area and the world famous canal belt of Amsterdam under guidance of senior local Dutch guides
  • Learn about Amsterdam's past and present with our experienced Dutch guides who have each lived or worked in the city for at least 20 years
  • Provided good weather, you will visit the 'Lindengracht market' for two of the tastings (replaced if the weather is bad)
  • Experience more comfort with all tastings inside and all but one seated
  • Choice of local craft beers, high-quality wines and Dutch 'jeveners' at multiple food stops, price included.

Tuesday to Sunday

4,5 hours

Maximum 8 guests

100% refundable up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.

Jordaan and canal belt area

Walking distance approximately 2 kilometers with occasional stopping and standing.

7 food stops including drinks making up for a large meal

Vegetarian, pescatarian , gluten free , for other requirements please consult us.

meeting point jordaan food tour

Where we meet

Your guide will welcome you at the meeting point and can be easily identified by the Amsterdam Food Tours map. If you’re late, we’ll try to contact you to see if we can help you. The meeting point is also the location of the first tasting, giving you approximately 30 minutes extra time to join the group if you’re running late.

Where you end

The final tasting and tour ends at a restaurant less than a 10-minute walk from the starting point. The guide will gladly help you to reach your next destination.

How far you’ll walk

The walking distance of the tour is less than 2 kilometers and between each stop you will walk a maximum of 20 minutes, including standing still and listening to the guide. The walking area is flat and easily accessible.

How much you will eat

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.



Each day we try to select the best possible food from what is available so this means the tasting differ per day.


apple pie, satay (market), herring, smoked eel, stroopwafel & poffertjes (market), cheese, bitterballen. If the weather is bad the market will be replaced for inside tastings.

Sunday & Tuesday

apple pie, rendang (Indonesian stewed beef), sausages, cheese, 'stroopwafel' brigadeiro, bitterballen


Unfortunately this tour does not operate on Mondays but we do offer the Jordaan Dutch Food Tour instead (see website) or contact us for private food tour options.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

apple pie, rendang, herring, smoked eel, cheese, 'stroopwafel' brigadeiro, bitterballen


Apple pie

The famous homemade apple pie from Café Papeneiland. Don't be mistaken: for the Dutch it is not a dessert and we will tell you why not.


Try world-class Dutch cheese at Bourgondisch Lifestyle. This shop has its own 'cheese fortress' near Amsterdam and supplies numerous Michelin starred restaurants and 5-star hotels


Sample one of the popular Indonesian 'rijsttafel' dishes at Restaurant Boca's and learn why Indonesian food is so prominent in Holland.


Visit the 'Lindengracht' market for Charly's famous satay. Like rendang this is also a popular Indonesian 'rice table' dish. In case of bad weather this stop is replaced by Boca's.


A good quality Dutch herring is delicious but is important to know where to buy it. At Van Katwijk we will let you taste why they have the best. Also try some smoked eel.

Stroopwafel Brigadeiros

Brigadeiros are indeed not Dutch, but 'stroopwafels' are and combined they are delicious. Try it for yourself at Sweet Bob. Served with Jenever and a surprise Brigadeiro.

Poffertjes & Stroopwafels

We believe these sweet treats should only be eaten fresh off the griddle like Wonder Waffles does on the Saturday market. In case of bad weather this stop is replaced by Sweet Bob.


You'll end the tour with the famous pub food 'bitterballen' at a historic location where once the colony of New Amsterdam was founded, later known as New...?


At 3 tasting locations you can choose your own drink: (crafted) beer, wine, non-alcohol drinks. The cheese is served with wine and the brigadeiro with a tasting of 'jenever'

The tour starts in 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 both the start and the end point.

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Are drinks included on the tours?

Yes, on all tours you will be served (non) alcohol drinks like coffee, tea, softdrinks, wine or beer.

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.

Do you offer private or customised tours?

Yes, please feel free to contact us to discuss this

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"We walked, talked, asked questions, ate and drank. We felt like we got to see a side of the history and culinary heritage of Amsterdam that was different and beyond your average food tour. Wear your walking shoes, come hungry, ask questions, have fun"

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