The Grand Dutch Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Jordaan and canal belt area



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Our 4-hour Dutch food tour of the Jordaan and Canal Belt with 6 tastings ranging from tasty snacks to the best food Holland has to offer

  • Visit al kinds of food spots ranging from Dutch pubs, market and street stalls, restaurants to delicatessen shops
  • Try classic Dutch snacks but also discover that there is much more to Dutch food than you might think
  • Includes some of Amsterdam's finest stores where you will taste Dutch products at top restaurant level. Bring your shopping bag!
  • Feel like you are on a private tour because of the small groups, approachable guides and easy-going pace
  • Discover special places like the "birthplace" of New York , the church that Van Gogh and Rembrandt attended and the main canals of Amsterdam
  • See, hear and ask all about what made Amsterdam world famous, but also learn about modern life in the city and the challenges it faces

Tuesday to Sunday (not on Monday)

Usually starts at 10.30 am and 12 pm

Minimum 4 and maximum 8 guests

Most dietary restrictions can be catered for. Unfortunately vegan or dairy free is not possible.

2 kilometers walking on easy terrain and suitable for people with a normal mobility

Cancel free of charge until 48 hours before the tour start

meeting point jordaan food tour

Because we want to serve only the best Dutch food to you and our food partners also need a break now and then, some locations or tastings may vary. This way we guarantee the best tour possible each day however we understand if it’s a bit hard to follow. If so feel free to contact us and below we try to give you an overview of the different tastings per day.

Similar to the Jordaan Dutch Food Tour, you will on all days be welcomed by your guide at Café Papeneiland to enjoy their famous homemade apple pie and meet your fellow guests. After that, the tour will follow a different route with different tastings at other places.

The fish shops are closed on Sundays and Mondays so these days we serve an alternative tasting for the Dutch herring and smoked eel. On Tuesdays you will go to a typical outside ‘herring stall’ and from Wednesday to Saturdays we take you to an exclusive fish store that gets its fish from a supplier that also delivers to numerous high-end restaurants.

Saturdays, there is a street market in the Jordaan and in good weather you will visit it for a fantastic Indonesian ‘satay’ from the grill and also a freshly made and warm ’stroopwafel’ is on the menu. In case the weather is really not good we replace the market stops for inside tastings.

Among the “permanent” tastings is a tasting of three different top quality Dutch cheeses that are also served in Michelin star restaurants. Our partner ‘Bourgondisch Lifestyle’ has its own ‘cheese fortress’ just outside Amsterdam where the cheeses are matured in a 125 years old bunker. Owner Rene Koelman is the first ever Maitre de Fromager in the Netherlands and we are particularly proud to take you as our guests to his store.

Next we will take you for the famous “bitterballen” to a stylish restaurant-bar that is a historical place as it is located in the former headquarters of the Dutch West India Company and here it was once decided to found New Amsterdam, later New York….

Like the Jordaan Dutch Food tour, we will also let you taste Indonesian and Surinamese dishes that are an important part of the Dutch food culture because these countries were colonies for hundreds of years. On the Grand Dutch Food tour we visit a popular restaurant to serve you a “Rendang sandwich” and a refreshing drink.



Here is a list of served food and drinks per day of the week. Please note tastings may still vary.

Sunday (5 stops)

Apple pie
Cheese & pickles
Indonesian Rendang & Surinamese Saoto soup
2 Dutch sausages & cold cut meats
3 drinks + wine with the cheese

Monday (not available)

Book our Jordaan Dutch Food Tour instead

Tuesday to Friday (6 stops)

Apple pie
Herring and smoked eel
Cheese & pickles
Indonesian Rendang
4 Dutch sausages & cold cut meats
3 drinks + wine with the cheese

Saturday (6 stops)

Apple pie
Indonesian Satay (market)
Herring and smoked eel
'Stroopwafel' & Poffertjes (market)
Cheese & pickles
3 drinks + wine with the cheese

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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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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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