Jordaan Food & Canals Tour

Join us for a food tour in Amsterdam's Jordaan neighborhood - a non-touristy culinary canal tour in the most beautiful neighborhood with food and drink tastings of Dutch cuisine.
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The Jordaan is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Amsterdam and it’s one of our favorites. Once you see its network of stunning canals and historic buildings, its specialty shops and amazing restaurants, you’ll understand why we love it so much. We want to share the Jordaan with you. We’ll take you away from the guidebooks to our favorite local haunts. We’ll take you behind the scenes and introduce you to the families keeping Dutch food traditions alive and we’ll explore architecture and little-known historical sites along the way, satisfying the most curious of visitors. Our guides love to tell you their own Amsterdam stories, enhancing your experience while you eat, drink and walk (and boat!) along our canals with friends. Let’s dig into Amsterdam together and explore this historic city in all its glory.

Our 4-hour Jordaan Food & Canals Tour is our original food tour in Amsterdam, and will always hold a special place for us. It’s a guided walk through the unique cultural and historical sights of the Jordaan neighborhood; it’s an hour-long, private boat trip through Amsterdam’s world heritage canals; and it’s a substantial meal in the form of a dozen delicious Dutch tastings from plenty of authentic foodie stops along the way – all in one!

Departs

Tues to Sat

at 10:30AM
Duration

4

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  • €115

    Adult From 18
  • €93

    Adolescent 13-17 years
  • €69

    Child 4-12 years
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DISCOVER

the best local food places in real neighbourhoods

LEARN

insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own

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the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers

CREATE

stories you will find yourself retelling over and over

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Take in the city from Amsterdam’s UNESCO world heritage canals – on-board an antique wooden boat!

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Try some typically Dutch delicacies en route — gouda cheese and bitterballen — washed down with cider and beer.

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Find out why Café Papeneiland has been in business for almost 400 years (clue: it might have something to do with the apple pie!).

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Discover the other side of “Dutch” cuisine: Indonesia and Surinameand find out why the Dutch love their spicy food so much.

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Taste Amsterdam’s best meat (especially the sausages!) from a family-run butchery that’s been in business for over a century.

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Experience the sheer variety of traditional Dutch desserts and pastries – yes, the Dutch have a sweet tooth too!

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Eat herring “the Amsterdam way” (not to be confused with the Rotterdam way!).

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Experience a real Jordaan café in a converted canal house, and witness Dutch hospitality at its finest.

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Experience what it’s like to be a local in Amsterdam

Every step of the journey has been mapped out by your expert local tour guide. All you have to do is arrive at the meeting point, ready to experience the city like a local.

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Memorable

Memorable

Let's make one of your favourite Amsterdam memories together

Flexible

Flexible

As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking

Valuable

Valuable

Upon booking you get our Food lovers guide to Amsterdam, then your local guide will give you his tips and picks to the best spots in town

Accommodating

Accommodating

We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

 

 

We start our tour in the one of the most historic neighborhoods in Amsterdam, Jordaan.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

The tour starts from Cafe Papeneiland in the Jordaan neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The food tour ends not far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi afterwards.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

Tours are not held on Sundays, Mondays, Dutch National Holidays and during Jordaan neighborhood festivals. To keep our boat in ship-shape, we run fewer canal tours in January and February so that our boat can be cleaned and maintained during the winter months. Please check booking page for available dates. If the Jordaan Food & Canals Tour is showing as sold out or unavailable, try our walking-only food tour, the Jordaan Food Tour, which stops at many of the same places!

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Michelle – Tripadvisor Review

We were on a 12 day trip through multiple cities in Europe and at the end, we all universally agreed the food on this tour was the best of anything we had on the entire trip! We found the canals and views of the city beautiful. Aileen was an excellent guide – very personable and easy to talk to. Thanks for an awesome tour!

Michelle – Tripadvisor Review

Food Heroes

Extraordinary food is made by extraordinary people.
Whenever we find very special food in Amsterdam (whether it's a creative bitterballen, a unique variety of cheese or a warm, indulgent stroopwafel), we know behind each culinary creation is someone who is very passionate about what they do.

On our tours, you’ll not only taste these delicious treats but you’ll also get a chance to meet the people who prepare them.

Food tastes even better when you know the story behind it.

Private tours

If you are coming to Amsterdam with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – we can make that happen! Just visit our private tours page and fill out the form – we’ll help you plan the perfect Amsterdam tour for your needs.

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