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Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Visit Amsterdam's culinary hot spots on this 2.5-hour food and walking tour. Alongside your guide and small group, limited to just 12 foodies, travel around town to taste popular local dishes such as salty fries and fresh herring. Sample pungent artisan cheeses, and throw back a house spirit at a 17th-century distillery. Along the way, gain insight into Amsterdam’s gastronomic roots and the historic Dutch spice trade.
  • 2.5-hour Amsterdam food tour led by a guide
  • Sample Belgian fries and fresh herring in a local café and learn about the history of Dutch cuisine
  • Sit inside the city’s leading cheese shop for a tasting
  • Hear tales of the 16th-century Dutch spice trade
  • Sip on spirits and other traditional drinks inside a 17th-century distillery
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensure a more personalized experience
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Local English-speaking guide
Four or five afternoon snacks with one traditional drink
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

Spui 14, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Dam Square, Dam, 1012 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Begin your tour at Spui Square in central Amsterdam, where you'll meet up with your guide and small group.

Stroll along the city streets, passing alongside picturesque canals and over bridges, and hear about the history and evolution of Dutch cuisine, including the thriving Dutch spice trade during the 16th century when the Netherlands played a major role in the East Indies Spice trade.

Inside a café, see if you love hot, salty French fries — a specialty from its Belgian neighbor — as much as the Dutch do. Sample another Dutch favorite, fresh herring, a popular fish among the Scandinavian nations.

Stop at one of Amsterdam’s top cheese shops and sample some of its pungent artisan cheeses.

Continue to a 17th-century distillery, and savor a house spirit or other traditional beverage. Hear about the history of the Dutch brewing industry, shaped over time partly by German and American influences.

Your tour ends at the distillery, and before leaving, your guide will happily share recommendations on other eateries for you to explore on your own.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
't Lievertje Bloemisten
The meeting point for this tour is next to a small statue of a boy, aptly named “het Lieverdje,” or “the little Sweetheart.” It was installed in 1960 as an ode to the street urchins of Amsterdam, always mischievous, but with a heart of gold. You will hear about how this little statue became the centre point of subversive happenings in the 1960s and 70s.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Spui
We’ll make our way across the Spui for our first tasting. Meaning sluice in Dutch, originally there was a sluice here. In 1867 it was filled up and turned into a square. The Spui is jampacked with history. It’s also the location of one of Amsterdam’s oldest bars: café Hoppe, dating from 1670, and traditionally the favourite hang out of journalists and writers.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Begijnhof
On the Spui, behind a big wooden door, you will find a hidden treasure: the Begijnhof. It’s the oldest ‘hofje’ of Amsterdam and was built in the 1300’s. You’ll hear a bit about it’s history, and if you want to know more you can visit during daytime. Voetboogstraat: This street is named after a type of crossbow, because in the 15th century the shooting range of the crossbow archer’s guild was situated here. These days it’s a lively entertainment area with lots of bars and restaurants, especially popular amongst students. We will take you to Amsterdam’s most famous Flemish French fry shop that’s been here since 1957. Be prepared for a wait, as the line often stretches all the way around the corner.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Magna Plaza
We’ll be having a herring next to this exuberantly decorated building, originally built in the 1890s as the Main Post Office. Nowadays it is a shopping centre with a newly opened food department. Worth checking out if you’re looking to continue your food tasting feast!
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Royal Palace Amsterdam
While enjoying a herring you’ll be looking out at the Royal Palace, originally built as a town hall in 1648 and eventually given to the freshly appointed King Willem I in 1813. It is used by the king for entertaining and official functions during state visits and other official receptions. It is also open for visitors.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Amsterdam Museum
On your way to taste some more Dutch street food, you will traverse the grounds of the Amsterdam Museum. Originally this was the site of one of the 21 monasteries you could find in 15th century Amsterdam. The museum is well worth visiting to learn more about the history of Amsterdam.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Wynand Fockink
This tour will end with a delicious liqueur or brandy from the immensely popular Wijnand Fockinck. There has been a distillery and bar on this site since 1670, and they still produce an incredible range of jenevers, fruity brandy wines, and refined liqueurs with illustrious names like “Walk in the forest.” Slurp a few glasses from the bar in traditional Dutch manner, or buy a bottle to take home with you!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 can join at no cost.
  • Please make sure to be well equipped against rain and wind, and to be wearing proper foot gear for the cobbled streets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that there may be construction and road restrictions going on around the meeting point. It is advised to arrive on time to ensure you find your guide.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Amsterdam

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Amsterdam Small Group Food Tour.

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  • "I love doing food tours when in a new city - it's a great way to experience the culture and learn about the history of the city." See review
  • "Great tour with lots of different food to try, definitely don't eat before you do this." See review

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Natalie is Awesome
Yolanda_H
, Mar 2020
This was a great tour good food and good fun a great way to learn the city ,Natalie was great. informative :)
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Food tour with a local
Meghan S
, Dec 2019
I love doing food tours when in a new city - it's a great way to experience the culture and learn about the history of the city. My guide, Chloe, felt more like an old friend by the end of the tour than a guide. She was very knowledgeable about the city and traditions. She was happy to serve as photog for me and after the tour, she sent a detailed email with the places we went and what we tried. She also was quick to reply to a question about where I could get a new straightener as mine had died -- incredibly helpful! I'd recommend this tour to anyone - and any tour with Chloe!
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Kristina was amazing!
Tori B
, Nov 2019
Kristina was very personable and professional. She truly made the tour amazing and would highly recommend this tour solely because of Kristina. Was food and Company!
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Excellent Tour; Enjolyable Food and Fabulous Guide
sfeisin
, Sep 2019
We had a super time on this tour. The food stops were excellent and the pace was on target. Tip -> no need to eat much during the day before this tour! Enjoy!
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Relaxed and Fun!
rdarlingheyd
, Sep 2019
Enjoyed the tour...have had more food in other tours. Would have loved to had savory on the front end and finish with sweets.
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You don't want to miss out
odakoni
, Aug 2019
I'm not an adventurous eater but I really wanted to experience authentic Dutch cuisine. Chloe my guide didn't disappoint. She was so friendly and informative. Plus she made me feel right at ease. The places we went to were amazing. I even went back to the waffle place the next day. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
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Food tour
540pams
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Chris she was excellent. Showing us the local foods and talking about the different areas to visit. We loved it learning what the locals eat. Definitely everyone should do.
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Chloe was an amazing guide!
Diane W
, Aug 2019
Chloe took us on an eclectic walking tour where we sampled many different Dutch foods and drinks. She was very knowledgeable about the cuisine and the history of Amsterdam and we walked away with a great deal of information that I don’t think that we would have gotten any other way. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and we actually went back to some of the places that she took us for a meal later in the week. Can’t say enough about Chloe’s amazing tour!
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Great few hours - we had a ton of fun! Thank you Christine
o8orbgrinder
, Jul 2019
Title says it all. Good sweets, fun time at the bar (We have already had our drink several more times since we got home). Lovely walk around town. Must say - we still don't like Eel - but we talk about the trip a lot. Our Guide Christine was amazing - we really had a lovely time.
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A good taste of amsterdam
DDHandy
, Jun 2019
Food was great and information was great . Sean is full of knowledge about Amsterdam. We were able to get a feel for what makes Amsterdam and its cuisine so special. And how its people are preserving that heritage .
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