Walk and Boat Food Tour

Duration: half day tour

private tour

price on demand

Get the best of both worlds with a combined food walking and canal cruise for private groups with up to 24 guests per boat

  • The ideal way to see as much of Amsterdam as possible on a single tour on foot and by boat
  • Perfect combination of active walking, good food plus drinks and relaxing on a luxury boat
  • Experience comfort and perfect service with your own private guide and luxury private boat
  • This tour is tailor-made for you and we are happy to help you make it perfect for you and your party
  • Read a sample itinerary and learn more about prices at "what to expect"

7 days per week

Choose your own start time from 10 a.m.

Pick up and drop off services available

Typically starts at €720 for a group of 4 guests all included

What your tour can look like

We are happy to tailor this tour to your wishes and below you will find a brief description of what your tour might look like and what the cost would be for a group of 4 guests. For your personalized quote please contact us via the ‘book now’ button.

Start with a Dutch food walking tour 

Your guide will welcome you at our ‘living room’ , the centuries old Dutch café ‘Papeneiland’ for a piece of their delicious homemade apple pie with a drink of your choice. It may sound strange to start with something sweet but we are happy to explain why we Dutch like to eat apple pie any time of the day in a so-called ‘bruin cafe’ (brown pub)

You will then continue your Dutch food tour through the Jordaan and visit three special locations where you will be introduced to Dutch cuisine.

The first stop is at a fish delicatessen where you will see how the famous Dutch herring is cleaned and of course you will taste it. With that we will serve a Dutch ‘jenever’ which has been distilled for hundreds of years less than 200 meters from the fish store. We will also tell you why herring played such an important role in the growth of the Netherlands and Amsterdam into one of the richest and most powerful places in the world during the 17th century, also called the “Golden Age”. Finally, you will taste smoked eel which is a typical Dutch product and nowadays is considered a luxury delicacy.

The next stop will take you to an artisanal butcher shop that has been located in the Jordaan since 1892 and is famous throughout Amsterdam for its sausage making, cold cuts and exceptional quality Dutch meat. You will get to sample a selection of the two most popular sausages and two types of meats while marveling at the magnificent store and its typical Jordaan neighborhood atmosphere.

It is then time to walk to the luxurious private boat but not before we visit one of Amsterdam’s most premium delicatessen and cheese store that also supplies numerous Michelin restaurants across the country with top cheeses from home and abroad. Here we pick up a specially assembled picnic box of top-quality Dutch cheeses to enjoy on the boat.

Than hop on a private boat

For the canal cruise of 1.5 hours, we rent so-called “salon boats” which were mostly built in the early 20th century as pleasure boats for the elite but also for notables such as the doctor or the notary to travel in style by boat to their clients. You will be welcomed on board by the skipper while your guide serves a drink of your choice to accompany the cheese. You sail along the famous Amsterdam canals where, depending on the route, you will see numerous famous places such as the Anne Frank House, the Westerkerk and the Skinny Bridge pass by. Your guide will tell you more about these but will also allow time for you and your company to enjoy each other’s company and relax. Oh yes, along the way we will also pick up some delicious hot ‘bitterballen’, our national snack for drinks.

Pricing and get your quote 

The price indication for this tour based on 4 people is €300 for the boat rental and €105 for the food tour including guide, tastings and 3 drinks. There is a bar on board the boat for more drinks.

Would you like to do such a tour as well? Then contact us via the ‘book now’ to quickly receive your own customized quote.

 

 

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.

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