Meet our friends and their delicious Dutch food
Forget about the calories and treat yourself to a plate of 'POFFERTJES' small, fluffy pancakes with lots of butter and powder sugar...the Dutch have been loving this since the 1800's. Drink it with some freshly brewed coffees or teas at a former canal house alongside the Prinsengracht
The French call it 'charcuterie' , the Dutch say 'worst en vleeswaren' and for the best, like OSSENWORST, we have to be at Slagerij Louman. This family run butcher shop, with Mr Frans Louman now in charge, has been in business since 1890 and is world famous in Amsterdam for its' Ossenworst, Rookvlees, Grillworst and Kruidnagelworst. You are going to taste it all!
Our food heroes Michel and Jorrit are members of a fishmonger family that started its' first fish shop in the 1920's so they really knows their fish. Eat their HERRING and KIBBELING (fried cod pieces) and you will want to come back to this place over and over again. Not to forget, we also have a special drink for you made from something that is very Dutch..
You might have had your GOUDA CHEESES at home but we are pretty sure we will still amaze you with our cheese tasting. Because we will serve you the true farmhouse Gouda cheeses from small local producers that are so good the Dutch keep most of it to themselves. Have your shopping bag ready to buy some more on the tour, Jan-Willem and Onki will be happy to serve you!
Meet Opa Tiel, owner of the most beautiful 'bruine café' in Amsterdam located in a 450 years old building. When he started his café 52 years ago his grandmother gave him her recipe that is still being used today for a homemade APPELTAART that made Bill Clinton come back for it twice!
Crafted beer and snacks
If you say BITTERBALLEN you also say BIER.. This classic combination of hot, savoury, breaded meat ragout balls and a local crafted beer can be best enjoyed at Restaurant Boca's , a favourite hang out for locals who like to have a relaxed and 'gezellige' atmosphere. Fair change you will go back to this place to enjoy their platters of delicious food to share with your friends and family!
The Dutch ruled the seas in the 17th century and their merchant ships brought back spices like cinnamon, glove and nutmeg that are still widely used in traditional Dutch food. Our food culture is also influenced by the cuisine of former colonies such as Indonesia and Suriname. Take a pick from the Dutch-Indonesian 'RIJSTTAFEL' with Sate Ajam (grilled chicken skewer), Peanut sauce, Kroepoek and Ajar.
The Dutch love their cookies and the STROOPWAFEL is the ultimate classic one. It all started in the Dutch town of Gouda (yes, like the cheese) around a 150 years ago and they can be found everywhere. But be aware they come in many varieties and qualities, we will make sure you will have the best ones and learn you a trick how to enjoy them even more.
“We had a WONDERFUL time touring and eating our way through Amsterdam with Estefhan. He was so informative and interesting, with a deep knowledge of the city's history and cuisine. As a chef himself, he gave us a deeper understanding of the food than just, "here is one of our traditional foods, you will like it."”
“Wow. Exceptional! I can’t recommend this tour enough. I learned so much and had a wonderful time, all the while feasting on an array of delicious and interesting food! Rudolph has such a talent for keeping you engaged and laughing...but is also super informative and has the best recommendations.
“Peter was a great, funny and very informative tour guide. I would recommend this tour to everyone. It amazed me how you can learn about a country through its food. Two thumbs up to Peter and this experience. Thank you”
“Thijs is so incredibly nice, kind, thoughtful, and generous and totally makes for an amazing experience. For the price of one nice dinner, we received 5 hours of entertainment, including a beautiful canal ride on a fantastic boat. The food was all fantastic, and encompassed a wide array of Dutch cuisine. ”
“AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, food was incredible, everything was wonderful, I was iffy about the Haring but I ended up loving it! History was worth hearing about, very well delivered, very insightful! Definitely worth every penny.”
Amsterdam Food Tours was founded by a small group of expert Amsterdam food guides. We have lived in Amsterdam for many years and in addition to being seasoned, local guides we are also chefs, artists or teachers in this city that we love so deeply and know so well. Each one of us has our own specific stories that we are longing to share with you and we aim to turn each and every tour into a unique experience, together with you, our guest.
He knows much about many things. A history buff, who knows and loves his food like no other and he's a private chef as well, just for the fun of it.
This man is synonymous with Amsterdam. He is an art historian and artist, who knows everything there is to know about cheese making and living the good life.
Chef to Michelin-starred restaurants, this guide with Indonesian roots is our culinary conscience with an enviable amount of talent.
You'll be hard pressed to find an Amsterdam restaurant that this socially committed chef hasn't cooked in.
Historian and storyteller par excellence. If he doesn't know, we are in trouble.