The Amsterdam History Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Jordaan, Canal belt , Prinseneiland (all city centre)



Maximum 10 guests

Discover Amsterdam's history on a guided walk through centuries-old neighborhoods and enjoy three Dutch delicacies to satisfy your appetite

  • Listen to the fascinating story of how Amsterdam rose up out of the water to become one of the most powerful cities in the world
  • Explore three amazingly beautiful neighborhoods: the Canal Belt (Unesco World Heritage), the ‘Jordaan’ and the unknown ‘Prinseneiland'
  • Walk past iconic spots such as the ‘birthplace’ of New York, the Anne Frank House, Westerkerk, 'dancing' houses and hidden churches
  • Enjoy three typical Dutch delicacies along the way, constituting a meal, and two drinks for a tasty introduction to Dutch food.

3 tastings (constituting a meal)

two (non)alcohol drinks

2.5 hours

Late afternoon


West city centre

start point of tour

You will find your guide at the starting point of the tour. He is clearly recognizable by the folder with the Amsterdam Food Tours logo. If you are late we will try to contact you to help you find your way and, of course, you can always contact us.

The distance covered is circa 3 kilometers (2 miles) over flat surfaces. In between the tastings we walk for approximately 30 minutes at a time. The tastings are indoors; seating and toilets are available.

During the tour we will stop for food and drinks at 3 locations. This amounts to a small meal. The tour ends in a cozy eatery that also provides good food.




Three historic Amsterdam neighbourhoods

Canal belt

Walk along the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals with their beautiful houses from the Golden Age that together form the canal belt. Part of UNESCO World Heritage.

'Jordaan' district

The former 17th-century working-class area that we cover extensively on our Dutch Food Tour XL is so beautiful we’ll take you there on this tour, too.

'Prinseneiland' area

3 artificial islands from the early-17th-century, built for the shipyards and warehouses for the West India Company. Step out of the hustle and bustle, back into the Golden Age.

Food and drinks

The tour begins with small puffy pancakes and a drink. Midway we stop off for some chicken from the former Dutch colony Suriname. The tour ends with Dutch hot snacks and a drink.

The start of the tour is in the center, only a 15-minute walk from Central Station or the Palace at Dam Square and a stone’s throw away from the Anne Frank House.

There are also various tram, bus and taxi stops close by. We strongly advise against coming by car.

From the end of the tour it is a 20-minute walk back to the starting point and 15 minutes to Central Station. There are various trams and buses that stop nearby.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! This tour combines architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experience. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.

What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

The tour is suitable for most allergies and dietary restrictions but unfortunately not for vegans and those with a lactose intolerance. You can state your dietary restrictions during the booking process and if in doubt, please contact us.

Will the tour 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.

Does the tour come in other languages?

Please contact us for a private tour in Dutch, German or French.

Do you support corporate, or private events?

We most certainly do! We regularly organize tours for private groups from 1 to 50 persons. So please contact us to discuss the options.

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"Having been to Amsterdam several times before I didn’t expect to be introduced to anything new but I was on this tour! Local food specialities and hidden gems plus a wealth of local history that was fascinating"

Stephanie, United Kingdom

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