Boutique Dutch Food Tours for the curious traveler

Discover the Dutch way of life on an Amsterdam food & history tour

Get a real insight into Amsterdam and the Dutch by booking your tour with Amsterdam Food Tours. We are a Dutch, local and independent tour company since 2018.

Each of our local Dutch guides have their own specialist knowledge like art, history, architecture or food, making each tour unique and personal.

But above all, they are real Amsterdammers who love to share with you their perspective on living in Amsterdam.

And it’s not just because of the great food, routes, service and guides that Viator and TripAdvisor voted our tours amongst the best in the world or that we have been recommended by Rick Steves.

It is also the small groups that ensure you can relax and enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Amsterdam in a comfortable, luxurious and interactive way.

Or as we say in Dutch: to have it ‘heel gezellig’ with us in Amsterdam!

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Why you want to do a tour with us:

Experience Amsterdam like a local

Enjoy an interactive tour, meet new people & make new friends

Have the convenience of a comprehensive tour service

Book with a truly independent, Amsterdam-established company

Get tips & advice for the rest of your stay from our Dutch & local guides

Explore Amsterdam’s food, culture & history

Get to know the city with a company that's welcomed over 10.000 guests since 2018

See why guests rate our tours the best on TripAdvisor & Viator and why we're recommended by Rick Steves

€107,50 per person 

4 hours

Learn all about Amsterdam’s history on a relaxed and luxurious Dutch food tour through the Jordaan district and along Amsterdam’s canals.  Includes lots of delicious Dutch food and a choice of beverages. Family friendly and under 18 years discounts are available.

Our private tours

In addition to our Grand Dutch Food & History Tour, we also organise a range of various private food tours, including a Dutch Food Walk & Boat Tour, Dutch Craft Beer Tours and Walking Dinner Tours. 

And next to our food tours, you can also book your other private Amsterdam tours with us such as a The Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum, the Old City Walking Tour or the Jewish History Tour.

Whether you’re looking for a tour as an individual traveler or want to book a business or group tour for up to 50 people, we have options to suit your needs. And if you are looking for something special we will be happy to customize this for you.

When you book multiple Amsterdam tours with us, you have the convenience of:

  • A logical schedule (in terms of time, locations, travel) created by us
  • The same tour guide where possible, so that you don’t have to get to know a new tour guide every time
  • Pick-up, ticket (museums), and transfer services so that you can enjoy all your tours in a relaxed and carefree manner


What our guests say about us on Google (Click to read more)

The tour was really good and amazing food, especially as I have quite a few intolerances. The company was really good in providing history with the food. Thijs was very accommodating and our tour guide was brilliant. Thanks guys!

We had a wonderful time with Thijs. All the food stops were excellent and Thijs was extremely informative and friendly. It was not only a food tour, but a tour of different areas of Amsterdam with great background information. Would highly recommend. It’s a no brainer.

Highly recommend this tour, Bo was a fantastic tour guide. The history, shops and food were incredible. We did this on a rainy day and loved every minute of the tour.

Catherina was fantastic. She was funny, engaging, and entertaining. It was a good mix of food, culture, and history and it was perfect. It was Hazella!

Our guide Mark was excellent. His deep knowledge of the history of Holland and Amsterdam in particular was top notch. Sharing his knowledge of Amsterdam from its early days of it being a commercial power in merchant trade and how this influenced the cuisine and culture of Amsterdam to this day. We visited small shops with expertise in traditional local foods. From apple pie made with apples only found in Amsterdam to an excellent cheese shop whose cheese master recently was awarded the world gold medal. I cannot more highly recommend this tour if you are both a foodie and history buff as me 🙂

My wife and I had a great time on this food tour. We learned a lot about the history and culture of the area, and we tasted a variety of delicious foods. Catharina was a fantastic tour guide, very personable, and a true local, as evidenced by the various passers-by greeting her as we walked around Jordaan. I highly recommend this tour!

Marc was a fantastic guide! Knowledgeable, funny, and warm. We stopped at very “off the beaten path” stops that gave us a real sense for the different tastes of Amsterdam, as well as a better understanding of its history.

Excellent! First trip to Amsterdam? This is a must do on your list. Second visit to Amsterdam? Ok, you didn’t have time or didn’t know about it on you first visit. Do not pass this by. By far one of the most pleasant tours. Superior tour guides with award winning personalities blending local knowledge with some basic history of Amsterdam create a cohesive food trail that all comes together as a delightful little feast. Thank you Katrina and Thijs. Ok…. Stop reading …..Book it NOW! 😊👍

Enjoyed this tour, travelling solo it was an opportunity to taste local food, gain an insight into local culture and help find my way around. Tony’s Chocolonely shop was fun.

We loved this tour so much. We came as a family of three including a young teenager and it was wonderful for all of us. Thijs, the founder, was our guide, and he was delightful. So friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, and the discussion of history and local information was always interesting. I highly recommend Amsterdam Food Tours!

Our family enjoyed a delicious tour with Marc, who we found to be engaging, educational and very personable. We found little local gems we would never have found otherwise, and tasted some great food. Marc’s stories wove the culinary experience into the history of the Netherlands beautifully, which deepened our appreciation of Dutch culture. Definitely go hungry, if you can. There are no big meals, but it adds up to a lot of food over the course of just a few hours. We would definitely take a tour with Marc again.

This was by far the best food tour I have been on! There are so many unique places included and so much food- well worth the price! We had cheeses, drinks, chocolate, Indonesian food, apple pie, and meats. By the end of the day you won't need to eat dinner! I highly recommend this tour! Bo, our guide, was fantastic and great at sharing the history of Amsterdam and the history/processes of each food and store.

Bo was the best!! Amazing experience, I would recommend to family and close fiends 10 out of 10 times.

Thinking of taking a food tour? Get Rudolph as he is truly local and seems to know everyone in town. He focuses on a little history, art, and culture. Great sense of humor to boot! Can't go wrong!!!

Loved our walk with Marc last week! He provided detailed historical context to what we saw and food we tried!

Did the tour with Marc. I always try and make sure the first thing I do in a new city is go on a food tour. As this gives me a taste of the culture, history and most importantly cuisine of the area Today's tour was fantastic, full of good facts, historic buildings and small local businesses this was a great introduction to Amsterdam. I wish I could name a favourite stop, but everything was special in its own way. Photos lacking as I was usually too busy eating...

Absolutely fabulous Grand Dutch Food and History Tour with Marc! We loved all the food and drinks, especially as they were from local businesses we probably wouldn't have found ourselves. But even more, I appreciated Marc's deep knowledge of the history and the city. Truly fascinating to talk with him. Also enjoyed the small group size as well, which allowed us to visit some small food destinations, like a delightful cheese shop. Thanks, Marc!!

Food tour guide was friendly knowledgeable and took care of her customers throughout the 3 hours. Never felt rushed and well thought out venues to experience

We had such an amazing experience with Rudolph and the Grand Dutch Food and Amsterdam Tour! So many good places to eat, drink and learn about on our way. I would come back to Amsterdam just to take another tour with Rudolph and Amsterdam Food Tours.

We had the chance two weeks ago to organize a tour with Amsterdam Tour for us and our students and it was amazing. Caroline, Thijs, and Rudolph organized us a wonderful tour, really inspiring. They understood what we were looking for and they took the time to welcome us with kindness and with joy. We definitely recommend this tour.

Best food tour such a small intimate group we learned so much about the food and the history behind everything 10/10 much do!

My husband and I were very lucky to have Rene has our guide! We learned so much about the history of Amsterdam while enjoying delicious food along the way. Rene was an excellent guide. It felt like we were chatting with a friend by the end of the tour. Highly recommend!

This was an amazing tour and a highlight of my trip. Our guide Rudolph was incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and history of the city. We had a great variety of food and drinks, all of which was delicious!

We took the Grand Dutch Food Tour with Bo and she was fabulous. This was a first class tour with top of the line food and drinks, and lots of time to sit comfortably and talk about Amsterdam's history and the food (and lots of other things!) It was four hours total, and went by in a flash. We had lots of food tastings (easily enough for a full meal), as well as multiple stops including drinks such as coffee, hot cocoa, beer, wine/mixed drinks of choice, and water (a rarity on food tours). It was a spectacular introduction to Amsterdam and all the wonderful traditional foods. Would recommend 100% to anyone!

Great tour! Local guide, Caroline, was great and being from here she knew the area very well. Provided great information and 6 different stops to experience different food/drinks/culture of Amsterdam. Got a great locals experience! Also liked it was a small group experience. Well worth the time and money.

Caroline was very informative. She explained the areas ,its history, and all the food so well.The food was delicious. Would recommend this tour as it really gives an insight to Amsterdam history and food

Fabulous experience with Jacky! Wonderful way to see the Jordaan neighborhood of Amsterdam, learned fascination Amsterdam and Dutch history, and delicious food and drink.

The Amsterdam Food Tour was amazing! Thijs was our guide and very knowledgeable about the food, local area, the people that make the food, ethnic and cultural influences, and the story that combines it all together. I loved that all the food we ate was from family and local businesses. I have done food tours in other cities and this one is not one of the best, but the very BEST! Need recommendations on local eateries, Thijs was always willing to help. I would very highly recommend this tour.

The best food! Everyone was super friendly and we were able to try so many places!

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Thank you Jaqueline for awonderful tour through the Jordaan! Knowledgeable guide that gives you access to nice spaces around Amsterdam where you wouldn't (be able to) end up on as a regular tourist. Our hostess was nice and knowledgeable, provided insights in the connection of Dutch history with the food we were eating. Teamed up with another party, our group was perfectly sized at 8 people, also nice to meet get to know them. Definitely recommended.

I'm a bit slow with this review but we are already planning our next trip back to Amsterdam in September this year and are considering doing another Amsterdam Food Tours because our first one with Rudolph last September was so brilliant. I wasn't sure whether doing a 3 hour tour the first day we arrived in Amsterdam after a 24 hour long haul flight from Australia was a good idea but it turned out to be the best! We did the Jordaan Food Tour. Rudolph is the best tour guide you could possibly hope to get. He is friendly, well educated and articulated and has an excellent sense of humour. It was so much fun to be shown around the Jordaan area with a guide as knowledgeable and charming as Rudolph. Doing this tour on the first day really got us our bearings around the city quickly and we knew where we wanted to go back to try again after the tour. Highly recommended.

Excellent tour with stops for Apple pie, wine and cheese, fish, candy, sausage and more!

Would definitely recommend! The tour had a great variety of food and locations to visit. The group was small which made it easy to navigate and ask questions. Rudolph was an excellent guide. You could tell he really enjoys giving the tours and sharing his knowledge.

Very enjoyable tour, and a nice way to experience Amsterdam. Jelte was a very friendly and informative host. Would recommend

This was a wonderful food tour and I highly recommend it!

Thijs was great, we had a small group of 8 and he took us to some amazing places, tasting great food and drink. He gave lots of information about the history of Amsterdam and the canal boat tour was perfect! Highly recommend.

Without doubt the best part of our weekend break. Not only was it hugely entertaining and informative, but Thijs and the food producers he introduced us to clearly have a passion for Amsterdam, the Jordaan district and its food. The tour was well paced and with a good balance of history and food tasting. Lots of opportunities to ask questions - Thijs was very knowledgeable. There was a wide range of gourmet delights on route - herring, bittenballen, Indonesian treats, apple pie, brigadeiro - something to suit everyones tastes. We also aded on a boat tour which was the icing on the cake. Took the tour to over five hours but worth it. Beautiful restored old wooden cruiser that took us around the canals with a quick stop for bittenballen on the way, washed down with crisp white wine. Perfect. Thijs had a lovely way of making us feel less like tourists and more like his personal guests. Thanks once again for a truly memorable tour!

Donald was the best guide! Generous with his knowledge and his time. We experienced a wonderful variety of foods in different locations in a beautiful neighborhood. What more could you ask?

Amazing day with Gerard. We ended up with a private tour as we were the only people in the group. We ate local fish, pea stew, beer , gin, apple pie, sate etc. was too full to eat the rest of day. We also learned much history and enjoyed each others company. Well worth it! Thanks again Gerard !

Our family visited Amsterdam to kick off 2023 and had the pleasure of being with Rudolph. His charm and humor made for a fun afternoon and the food was great too. From apple pie to meats to cheeses and beer, he exposed us to a variety of local favorites. It’s a great way to walk the neighborhood, spend time together experiencing local culture, and get a lesson in history. We enjoyed our afternoon and highly recommend this tour. A+ to Rudolph!

Our guide was Marc and he was absolutely phenomenal! We always do a food tour while on vacation and this is the best one we have taken and was a highlight to our trip. Marc was a great guide and shared so much about the history of the country and Amsterdam. The food spots were amazing and don’t worry if you are gluten free they have you covered with yummy treats too! We were not rushed at all and actually the last spot we just hung out with our group and had a few more drinks and snacks! Such a great day

My wife and I booked the Jordaan Dutch Food Tour, we had a great time not only did we enjoy the food and wine Rudolph’s extensive knowledge of Amsterdam made the experience very interesting, he also gave us an insight into Dutch family life over the Christmas period. A lovely man with a great sense of humour, we have a group of friends coming to Amsterdam in the summer we told them they must book a tour with Rudolph, we will also be back next year and will be booking a tour with Rudolph’ Kind regards Gina & Mick Henderson

I’m lucky enough to have been to Amsterdam several times over the years, this tour with Rudolph is one of the best experiences Ive ever had here. Rudolph is an amazing tour guide sharing the history of Amsterdam with great personality and sense of humor. It’s hard to pick a favorite food spot as they were all amazing! Excited to bring my family and friends on this tour next time. I highly recommend you do the same.

This is a fantastic food tour. Our guide was simply amazing. She was very knowledgeable and fun. The best way to get the history of Amsterdam. Totally worth it!

Rudolf was a wonderful tour guide. He was a wealth of knowledge of both Amsterdam’s history and the Jordaan district’s food nooks. We had 4 hours of different tastes of this vibrant city in a friendly small group (5). This was a great introduction to the Netherlands for me, led by a very affable guide. Thank you.

Tour guide, Monique, was excellent. She provided insights into the people of the Netherlands, history, architecture. She brought us to very interesting food stops. I highly recommend this leader and tour.

The Amsterdam food tour was great!! We had a wonderful guide who took us to many different places where we were able to sample food and wine. I highly recommend this tour!!

Our guide Mark was knowledgeable, and maintained good interaction with the group. He was engaging and informative on the local history and culture along the tour. The food selections were high end, all delicious, at cosy spots, and paired with alcoholic refreshments at some stops. A very enjoyable afternoon, and the small group was a perfect size for the experience.

If I could give this 6 stars I would. Rudolph was a fantastic tour guide. He was a wealth of knowledge and he took the time to answer all our questions and point our bits of architecture that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. As for the tour, we went to great little spots I would not have gone to myself. All the restaurants were prepared for our arrival as well which was nice. I highly recommend this tour!

Much more than food tours

Booking a food tour with us means you’ll experience more than just the delicious Dutch food our city has to offer. You’ll also learn about our rich culinary history and its impact on Amsterdam and the Dutch culture. You’ll get a great first impression of the city, as well as tips and advice from your experienced guide, who is always happy to answer all your questions.

As we talk you through the streets of Amsterdam to explore special shops, pubs, restaurants and markets, you’ll dive into the city’s history and discover all kinds of special places, such as the famous canals and the magnificent canal houses. Of course, there are also a few hidden gems along the way!

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Amsterdam Food Tours

In addition to participating in our daily public and private Dutch food tours, you can also book your cultural tours with us. Do you want to go on a guided tour of the Van Gogh Museum? Or why not get a first glimpse of Amsterdam on our 2 hours private Old City Walking Tour ? Then join us by booking one of these tours.

No matter which tours you book – whether with family, friends, or colleagues – we will ensure that you enjoy the delicious food and beautiful scenery of our city in a carefree and relaxed way. Our small groups ensure that you have plenty of opportunity for interaction and getting to know new people. With our fantastic guides and excellent service, we’ll make sure you feel at home in Amsterdam.

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