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Free Food Tour Amsterdam 2019-11-15T19:14:08+00:00

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National monument Dam square

Everyday

10:30am

The best way to explore Amsterdam and its culture, is to taste it.

Experience Amsterdam’s historic neighborhoods through delicious local food. Taste the most famous and delicious Dutch Gouda cheese and try our traditional Dutch cookie ‘’stroopwafel’’ and more on this 2-hour walking tour. Our food tour is the perfect blend of culture, food & fun!

On this tour, you find out why Amsterdammers eat 17 kilos (!) of cheese a year and at what special occasion we serve ‘beschuit met muisjes’. You will learn what a typical Dutch dinner is and where you can get the best chocolate in Amsterdam… This and a lot more we discover on our Free Food Tour in Amsterdam.

The tour is 100% free (tip-based) and the samples are included. Book a spot and together we will take a bite out of Amsterdam and its typically Dutch staples.

Our Guides

Benardo

Sharing the love of food with others brings us together and it is a great way to discover the culture through food. In my years of travel I noticed that food makes a big part of all different cultures around the world.

I consider myself a food lover and I love to share my passion for food with other people who I meet in my daily life. When I am in another country I want to taste the local cuisine and experience the food that the country is known for. For this reason I started the Free Food Tour in Amsterdam.

My favorite Dutch food has always been ‘Hutspot’. This is a typically Dutch dish made out of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots and onions. This dish has a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine. Another food that I love is Goudse kaas (Gouda cheese) what we will be also tasting on the Free Food Tour during our 2 hour walk in Amsterdam!

Tim

As a Food lover, I love to eat and taste all there is to taste in Amsterdam. This is why we have the Free Food tour here in Amsterdam.  When you travel, you want to really eat and taste all the different things they don’t have in your country.

The best Dutch dinner if you ask me is kale mixed with potatoes and a big smoked sausage, in Holland we call the Boerenkool.  On the tour, I will show you where you can get the best. A typical Dutch snack you cannot miss before you leave the country is a Dutch herring. We serve it with onions and pickle the best thing of it all is that we eat it raw in one peach.

So if you want to know the typical Dutch food, join my tour and you will not only know the best places to eat but also taste it! See you soon as a guide of the Free Food tour Amsterdam

Hans

Born in Hilversum, a city just 20 minutes away from Amsterdam, and also called “Hillywood” , the first thing I was sure about in my life was that I had to move to Amsterdam, which I did ASAP!

I studied History at the University of Amsterdam and as a social historian Amsterdam is one of the best cities in the world, because it is a city with religious freedom, tolerance, pragmatism and a unique society from the very beginning.

For me the combination of my passion for history and my passion for travelling and meeting new people come together when I’m giving a Free walking tour and hopefully I can show you the beauty behind the weed, the sex and the rock and roll (and maybe also the beauty of it)! So come and join me on the next free walking tour in Amsterdam

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On this 2 hour tour we cover

Gouda cheese

Discover the history behind our national pride and taste the different kinds of heavenly Gouda cheese!

 

Stroopwafel

Taste a freshly prepared stroopwafel and learn why so many people fell in love with this traditional cookie!

Bitterballen

One of the most popular deep-fried snacks in the Netherlands is the delicious bitterbal, what most people enjoy while having a drink at the bar.

Herring

A very typical Dutch food in the Netherlands is our herring. This tasty fish is served with onions and pickle slices.

Food is a great way to share, learn from each others culture. On this Free Food Tour in Amsterdam, we will explain the crazy flavors that the Dutch couldn’t live without.

Tasters on this tour:

  • Poffertjes | Mini-pancakes that you will only find in the Netherlands. One poffertje has just as much butter as a whole pancake, so we decided to top it with icing sugar and… more butter!

  • Gouda cheese | The world-famous cheese from the Netherlands. During the Free Food Tour, you will understand why Dutchies are known as kaaskoppen (cheese heads) and how Holland became so renown for its cheese.

  • Liquorice | Find out how this tongue-twisting candy became the Dutch no 1 treat and where it originated from. Love it or hate it, you haven’t been to Holland if you haven’t tried ‘drop’.

  • Herring | Straight from the North Sea, served raw and sprinkled with onions. Learn what this pungent appetizer meant for the economy of Holland and Amsterdam in the 16th century and try this typically Dutch staple!

  • Stroopwafel | Once you’ve tried this beloved Dutch cookie, you will never again want to even look at the bulgy Belgian derivative. The best one is a fresh one and on the Free Food Tour we will show you where to get them!

  • Bitterballen | A bite-size snack, best enjoyed with a cold beer! Our lovely tour ends at the Poolbar, where you can enjoy the last taster -while playing Dutch games and drinking local beer.

Join the Free Food Tour Amsterdam and take a peek inside the Dutch ‘cuisine’, what we traditionally eat at home and our table etiquette. Hungry yet?

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“What food lovers say”

”This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Amsterdam! It was a wonderful way to see the city centre, eat some delicious food, and learn more about the history of Amsterdam from a knowledgeable local. I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Amsterdam for the weekend. Thank you, Bernardo, for leading such a great experience!”

Brian Thomas

”Terrific introduction to the food and culture of Amsterdam! Bernardo is enthusiastic and diligent! Tasting the different local specialties and hidden gems was a real treat! Thanks for showing us around!”

Grace Muller

I totally recommend this food tour to everyone seeking to get deeper into the dutsch/amsterdam culture.
The guide, Bernardo, was really nice and he told us some interesting stories about the food.
I hadn’t tried something similar before and I’m super excited!
I find this idea so interesting, especially for turists who don’t have a clue about the city they’re visiting.
Totally recommended.

Anna

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