The Grand Dutch Food and History Tour

Amsterdam, Netherlands

From USD 106.67

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


Don’t waste time trying to hit the Dutch food hotspots alone, only to end up in tourist traps. Instead, join this comprehensive, intimate, and off-the-beaten-path food tour through Amsterdam, during which you stop at several distinct locations. Listen as your Amsterdam-local guide explains each foodstuff—such as Poffertjes (pancakes) or Gouda cheese—as you go. You also learn about the city's history, its former famous residents, and what daily life is like.
  • Gain an insight into historical, local favorite foodie stops in Amsterdam
  • Sample a range of Dutch classics like stroopwafels, bitterballen, and appeltaart
  • Accompany your snacks with complimentary craft beer/ wine at some stops
  • A small group means more attention from your tour guide

What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Each day we visit the best food places available. For that reason the tastings vary per day.
  • This tour is also a great activity for bad weather as all tastings will be seated and inside

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

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

      We will welcome you in front of Café Papeneiland and you can recognise us by the Amsterdam Food Tours folder.

    End point

    • Café Nieuw Amsterdam
      Haarlemmerstraat 75, 1013 EL Amsterdam, Netherlands

      The tour ends at a 5 minutes walk from the starting point and within a 15 minutes walk from places like Central Station, The Anne Frank House and Dam Square.

    What To Expect


    4 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • The streets are wheelchair accessible but some indoor locations are small sized and have steps or narrow doors and therefor not wheelchair accessible. Seats are available at all indoor locations.
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 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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    Traveller Tips

    Be ready to eat - the portions are generous and filling!
    This is great value for money and the 4 hours went by so quickly, time does fly when you are having fun.


    267 reviews
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    Outstanding tour!
    Kimerlee_C, June 2023
    Renee did a fabulous job! Not only did we get to try outstanding Dutch food, but he also coupled it with fantastic history about the city! Great tour guide with the perfect demeanor!
    Food, fun and history - an enjoyable menu,
    TerriA_V, June 2023
    Rudolph was a very entertaining guide and host. His ability to wrap history of location around the food story made for a fun encounter. A very enjoyable tour!
    great experience, but food samples were small.
    Jim_B, May 2023
    Nanno was a great guide. Some of the samples were VERY small. One small piece of herring for each guest ?
    Response from Host, June 2023
    Hello Jim, thank you for your review and I am sorry to read that you found some of the food samples to be small. We are not satisfied until our guests leave full and happy and believe we are the most generous food tour company in Amsterdam so we take your comment serious. Re the herring you are absolutely right because you should have had indeed much more than one piece and we are trying to find out why this happened.
    Great way to kick off our trip!
    Stacy_C, May 2023
    The whole tour was great. Rudolph was wonderful. Entertaining, knowledgeable, and told some great history stories along the way. Several of us had flown in overnight but none of us had trouble staying awake during his tour. Wonderful. Highly recommend.
    Response from Host, June 2023
    Thank you Stacy and I hope the overnight travelers had a happy food nap afterwards :)
    So much more than a food tour
    Linda_M, May 2023
    Thijs van Royen was our guide and we will recommend seeking him out to any of our friends or family who travel to Amsterdam in the future. We feel we had a very comprehensive survey tour of not only the food but the past and current history of Amsterdam.
    Response from Host, June 2023
    It was much fun showing you around Linda and I hope we may welcome your family and friends in the future!
    Guide waS pleasant and...
    Melissa_H, May 2023
    Guide waS pleasant and knowledgeable. Overpriced for the tour. Did a similar tour for much less. Too long
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Hello Melissa, I am sorry to hear this was not the right tour for you. Before the tour you messaged us you are not a foodie but just wanted to join your friend and maybe we should have advised you to cancel the tour because 4 hours and 7 stops can be a bit long indeed in that case. Probably that is also the reason why you decided to leave the tour after 2 hours. For the not so foodies we offer the 2.5 hours Jordaan Food Tour at a lower rate of €62.50
    Great way to taste local food!!!
    Sally_M, May 2023
    Wonderful guide. Gave us lots of history and other info. Moved along at a nice pace. Delicious food!!!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Sally!
    Awesome foodie tour
    Susan_B, May 2023
    Rudolph knocked this tour out of the park! Loved his combination of dry humor, Amsterdam history, and foodie talk. We had flown in earlier that day and found this tour to be the perfect way to spend time before checking into our room. Perfect weather, perfect tour, perfect day!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Susan for this perfect review :)!
    Fabulous food tour!
    Genie_S, May 2023
    Tihjs was a fantastic host and made the experience delicious, educational, and most of all fun! I would recommend this tour to everyone!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Genie, it was a pleasure to show you around!
    A great tour
    Jim_L, May 2023
    Our guide Rudolph was knowledgeable, witty and considerate, very easy to chat to and ask questions. We felt he really wanted everyone to have a good time, and get a good impression of the city. We enjoyed seeing places off the beaten track, and the food we tasted was great
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Jim and happy to read you had such a nice tour!
    Excellent tour - great food & drinks and lots of it!
    Ash_W, May 2023
    Rudolph was a warm, entertaining and informative guide. We learnt a lot about Amsterdam. The food & drinks were very generous and delicious. We waddled back to our accommodation too full to eat dinner. This is an excellent tour and we highly recommend.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you for your kind review and it is wise to come hungry to our tours :)
    The highlight of our stay in Amsterdam
    Arlette_S, May 2023
    Jelte was entertaining but also gave us the history of local foods. In addition to visiting local cafe's and establishments in the Jordan District, he took us to vendors at the local farmers market.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Arlette, we feel honoured you think of the tour as the highlight of your stay!
    The Best food Tour
    Jeanette_O, May 2023
    Thijs was phenomenal . He provided just enough history to make the experience complete. His knowledge was impressive and his delivery was fun and interactive . The selection of places were perfect and well rounded . Definitely a highlight of our time in Amsterdam .
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Jeanette, I thoroughly enjoyed it showing you and your lovely party around in my beautiful city of Amsterdam!
    Best tour of our trip
    RobinC, May 2023
    Jelte was fantastic. Lots of history, culture and delicious food. Starting with the best apple pie and cappuccino. Then had satays, cod/herring/another fish, waffle and chocolate, wine and cheese, bubbly and bitterballen.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Robin, and the 'another fish' must have been the smoked eel :) !
    Beautiful day spent tasting, walking with friendly people, and learning about the history of Amsterdam.
    Kathleen_M, May 2023
    It was a great, friendly, delicious tour. Nanno has a great breathe of knowledge about food and Amsterdam. We tried delicious food and drink selections at each touring spots. Nanno was wonderful at explaining the history of the food and it’s connection to Amsterdam. We also learned about the houses, canals, and markets while walking in this beautiful city. Great day with Nanno!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Kathleen and happy to read you now also know more about our houses and architecture!
    Fun experience
    Richard_C, May 2023
    It was great to try a variety of foods with a small group (6). Learned so much from Rudolph (sp?) about the foods and enjoyed them all even the herring and Indonesian beef. Our favourites were the apple pie and cheeses. Also enjoyed hearing about history of the Netherlands and culture. Felt like a gathering of friends with Rudolph’s humour. Lots of fun!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Richard and I am happy you have been able to enjoy new flavours and had such a fun day!
    Fun tour, Great Guide
    Kathleen_C, May 2023
    Food was OK, but trip was great. Our guide, Isabel, was a real pleasure. She explained about the food and cheerfully answered our many questions.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Kathleen!
    We really enjoyed our...
    Connie_D, May 2023
    We really enjoyed our guide! He was very informative and fun! The food was indicitive to the country!!
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you!
    We went for the food, but we cant stop talking about Rene, our guide.
    Sue_C, May 2023
    This was our first food tour. We have tried to go on one in the past, but never booked in enough time. We were greeted by a big friendly guy who lead us into a pub that was our first ‘apple pie’ moment. Other friendly couples were waiting there and also greeted us openly…Rene had set the stage. He told us countless stories and information that was so interesting about the history of the Dutch and also his career path and life as an Amsterdam resident and father. In the days that have followed we refer back to what he told us as we learn more and experience Amsterdam. It has always been our experience that the tour guide makes all the difference in how you experience an event and what you remember….Rene is now at the top of our list of guides. Thank you for introducing us to him.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Sue, I am very happy your first food tour was such a success and I hope we may have you turned into a new food tour fan! And you are very right, it is the guide who makes the tour...and the guests if I may add!
    Well Worth It
    Angela_R, May 2023
    Our tour host was Rene and he was excellent. He provided us with a huge amount of historical knowledge throughout the day. The food samples were great as well. Highly recommend.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Thank you Angela!

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