Amsterdam's Jordaan District Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceAmsterdam, Netherlands

From USD 114.65

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the delectable bites and cultural highlights of Amsterdam’s sophisticated Jordaan district on a culinary walking tour of the enclave. With an expert epicurean guide, visit local foodie hotspots to sample enticing delicacies like smoked sausage, creamy Gouda and pickled herring. Delve into the rich culinary culture of the Netherlands with your informative guide and enjoy an alternative experience of Amsterdam as you discover places off the conventional tourist trail. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 fellow food-lovers.
  • Discover the history and culture of this beautiful neighborhood on an easy walk
  • Visit eight local eateries to enjoy 12 Dutch food tastings
  • Learn about Amsterdam’s culinary traditions from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • 10 samples food & drinks at 6 different tasting locations
  • coffee or tea, water, soda, beer or wine & jenever
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Gratuities / Tips for guides
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Papeneiland Café
    Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Look for our guide holding a Eating Europe sign. Please arrive 15minutes prior to the start time in order to ensure prompt departure.

End point

  • Egelantiersgracht 12
    Egelantiersgracht 12, 1015 RL Amsterdam, Netherlands

What To Expect

Greet your guide in Amsterdam’s sophisticated Jordaan district and receive an interesting introduction to the culinary traditions of Jordaan, a former working-class neighborhood that has undergone a radical transformation into a fashionable gastronomic hub. 

Amble along picturesque waterways, passing specialty cafes and esteemed restaurants, on your way to some of the locals’ favorite foodie hotspots. Rub shoulders with Dutch patrons as you visit eight authentic shops and eateries that keep ancient Dutch food traditions alive. 

Pleasure your palate with 12 samples of Dutch specialties like smoked sausage, Gouda cheese, herring, licorice, bitterballen (fried meatballs) and Indonesian inspired snacks. 

Throughout your tour, listen to entertaining anecdotes and fascinating facts surrounding the unique cuisine of the region. Enrich your knowledge of Dutch history at prominent landmarks like Anne Frank’s House, and then bid your guide farewell at the original departure point of the tour.

The Papeneiland Café

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Email to advise of any dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten-free diets
  • You must be 18+ to drink alcoholic beverages on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This activity requires a minimum number of 2 guests. Should this not be met, we will contact you directly to help you get rescheduled or reimbursed!
  • Contact info from European number (+44)7476562549
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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This tour is a must for anyone visiting Amsterdam and enjoys learning about the local culture through food.
824 reviews
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Great food, fun, and guide
Andrea_R, Apr 2023
Jacopo was very informative and a lot of fun. The food was all good, especially the fried fish. Also Jacopo respected my peanut allergy and made special arrangements to have satay I could eat.
Great tour
Morgan_S, Mar 2023
Bernardo was a fantastic and knowledgeable host and the mix of both food and history was wonderful. Definitely a worthwhile tour, especially if you're traveling solo and looking for something more social.
Fun Facts and Food in the Jordaan
kelbond7, Mar 2023
Good mix of history, culture, food and drink! You're not just paying for food're paying to connect with a local who can educate you on the area and his or her experience being a part of it. Jacobo was a charming and earnest guide who kept things moving and taught us so many things about Amsterdam and the Jordann District in particular. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very lucky to have Jacobo on our guiding team!
Great way to spend a few hours in Amsterdam
verbeekr, Feb 2023
A great experience, we really enjoyed the short stories about life in Amsterdam and the Netherlands.
Jane_A, Feb 2023
The stops on this tour were in an odd order - we started with large, filling apples pies and cream, but the next stop was herring - this didn’t feel right. The tour guide was great and very interesting. I was ill for most of the day after the tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hello Jane, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you didn't like the order of the food stops. Great that you did enjoy the guide. I hope you felt better soon to enjoy the rest of you stay in Amsterdam
A truly enjoyable...
Mitch_M, Feb 2023
A truly enjoyable experience on every level. All the food selections were delicious and obviously high quality. The experience was enhanced by our guide, Gerard. He made it a very personal experience, sharing his knowledge - and love - of the city, the area and the food, and engaging our small group in all manner of good conversation. Don’t miss it!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We are really lucky to have Gerard in our guide team. Hope to see you again in some of our other foodie cities
Good food Good time
Ian_M, Jan 2023
Bernado was able to blend the history of the city with the food. It gave the tour a different feel from normal food tours and would recommend this.
Great intro to Dutch food
Elizabeth_R, Jan 2023
Great introduction to Dutch food. Aileen was a great guide and went above and beyond giving our group other restaurant recommendations and even helping some of the group make reservations.
Great knowledgeable guide.
mark_l, Jan 2023
Gerard was great, a very likable guide for the afternoon. He explained everything clearly and answered all of our questions about the walk. There were only three of us in the group (ex Gerard) so it was taken at our own pace which was good. Three and a half hours felt like two. Thanks Gerard.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
We loved having you on our food tour. Hope to see you in one of our other foodie cities
Canals History
AnneG, Dec 2022
Had a wonderful time coasting up the canals and learning history about them. Wine and cheese were great. Faried and Tamsin were great guides, warm friendly and pretty funny.
Fun food tour in Amsterdam!
ILEANA_L, Nov 2022
Helen was such a great tour guide. We loved the food and learning about Amsterdam. I am recommending this to my colleagues.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi, thank you so much for recommeding us to your colleagues! We can't wait to have them as our guests.
Bar food tour
Brenna_F, Nov 2022
I really liked our tour guide Tolva, but I thought the tour was overpriced for the amount/quality of food. The food included was apple pie as the first stop, which was a little odd, followed by pickled herring and some bites of fried fish, then some small chunks of gouda. Our next indoor stop was 3 types of fries and a beer, and our last stop was a small fried croquet with a beer or some local liquor. It was basically bar food and at $100 per person didn't feel like it was worth it.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hi Brenna, Thank you for your honest feedback. The food we taste on tour is all typical Dutch and has a story about why the Dutch eat it. We are very sorry the food didn't meet your expectations as we always strive to give our guests the best experience possible.
Extremely knowledgeable
Randal_B, Nov 2022
Aileen was an incredible tour guide who was not only extremely knowledgeable but also very personable. She was engaging and flexible when it came to what our interests were. I would highly recommend Aileen and the tour to all who are visiting Amsterdam!
Nice afternoon walk
Rick_Y, Oct 2022
Great way to experience the area. Food was good, easy walk good historical perspective, could have been more explanation about the food.
Great food tour & Excellent Guide
Ed_T, Oct 2022
Excellent all around food tour and Gerard was amazing! Got to taste a local homemade apple pie from a Cafe that's been operating for >150 years under the same family ownership. Got to taste other local cuisines like Heron, a Dutch version of Fish/Chips, Fries, etc. Wide selection of Drink options from Tea, Beer, Wine, and Liquor.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We loved having you and hope to host you in one of our other foodie cities
Absolutely Best Food tour ever
Dwane_J, Oct 2022
Best food tour we have ever been on. Guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. Great variety of different foods. We loved it
My favorite Amsterdam tour!
James_M, Oct 2022
I loved this tour. Our guide, Aileen (not sure how to spell her name), was knowledgeable and funny. She kept a great pace during the tour and we got to try so many tasty things. There were 12 people in our group which I think was perfect. We all got to know each other a little bit during the tour. It was great everyone was so friendly since I was on my own for the day while my husband was at a trade show. My personal favorite tastes were the fried cod and the cheeses, though the apple pie was also delicious!! I highly recommend this tour and our guide!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you for your great review! Great way to spend some time on your own in the city. It's difficult to choose a favorite right? We hope to see you again sometime in one of our 10 foodie cities.
Great walking food tour of the coolest district in Amsterdam
Esther_N, Oct 2022
Togol was excellent tour guide. Great places and wonderful tour of the Jordan district. He was very knowledgeable and enjoyed the afternoon. Would highly recommend.
One of best food tours have been on.
Elizabeth_N, Oct 2022
Our guide was exceptional, food and drink absolutely wonderful, varied, and plentiful. Along with food, we got really interesting history.
Cindy was a great guide, she knew her history of Amsterdam! lovely young lady.
Sharon_F, Oct 2022
The Apple Pie and beer! What a surprise. Wonderful group of ten from all parts of the world. I would do this again with Viator! We love the food tours.