Eating Amsterdam: Food & Canals Tour

Eating Amsterdam: Food & Canals Tour

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Breathtaking canals, legendary foodie spots, and Amsterdam’s best kept secrets.

Ages

4+

Duration

4 hours

Departs

Daily

Join our unforgettable Amsterdam tour cruising along the iconic canals of the city on a beautifully restored wooden saloon boat. Sip on local craft beer and indulge in steaming hot bitterballen, a beloved Dutch snack, as you take in the picturesque scenery. Explore Amsterdam’s hidden backstreets, where you’ll discover local favorite dishes and have the opportunity to meet the artisans behind the city’s incredible cuisine. Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Amsterdam while indulging your senses on this unique and delicious tour.

Try Dutch delicacies like crispy bitterballen, real apple pie, and stroopwafels.

Meet Local Artisans: Take a city stroll and meet local artisans, listening to their intriguing stories.

Cruise along Amsterdam’s iconic canals on a beautifully restored wooden saloon boat while sipping local craft beer.

Explore Amsterdam’s hidden backstreets, uncovering local favorite dishes and the city’s incredible cuisine.

 

All of our food tours are vegetarian friendly, however it is not always possible to serve vegan, gluten free or kosher food at many of the stops. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions upon booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. If you have food allergies or intolerances and decide to try tastings in addition to those that have been specially catered for you, please be aware that you do so at your own risk and the company assumes no responsibility.

1. Expert Local Guides: Fun, knowledgeable, and English-fluent Amsterdam locals.
2. Amsterdam’s Hidden Gems: Enjoy exclusive access to local favorites where you’re treated like family.
3. Culinary Diversity: Taste a variety of delicious dishes, and hear the stories behind the food.
4. Cultural Immersion: See Amsterdam through the eyes of a local.
5. Established Expertise: Since 2011, simply the best food tours in Amsterdam!

"Bernardo was fantastic! He showed us the best parts of Amsterdam and explained the history behind everything as went. The food was amazing, and the boat tour at the end was a great way to finish the experience. Highly recommend! "
— Andrea Z | Tripadvisor
  • Adult (From 18) From €129

  • Adolescent (13-17 years) From €109

  • Child (4-12 years) From €89

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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)

The Food and Canals tour was very good. The tour itself was interesting and the food was great. Our guide Jelte was excellent: he knew what he was talking about and seems to fit in that job perfectly. Definitely worth every penny!

- Katja Ryynänen

Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide and of course we loved the food.

- Scott Borklund

The food stops were excellent choices. It gave us a very nice overview of the food, wine and beer. Our guide Jelte was very  informative and funny, he totally enhanced the experience.

- Karen Huelskamp

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Meet Your Local Amsterdam Tour Guides

Savour Amsterdam like a local with our expert food tour guides.

Benardo
Benardo
Born and raised in Amsterdam!
For the best local Dutch cuisine and divine culinary experience visit d'Vijff Vlieghen. With good food, great wine and a dash of history, d'Vijff Vliegen calls itself a culinary museum
Visit the Johan Cruijff Arena, the largest football stadium of The Netherlands and be guided around the stadium of Ajax
Aileen
Aileen
I'm Indonesian and have lived in Amsterdam for 18+ years
Love Dutch peasoup with traditional rye bread+ bacon
Best view of Amsterdam is at the top of NEMO science museum (and its free)!
Gerard
Gerard
I have lived and worked in Amsterdam all my life and still love being in the city centre!
I love exploring all the options Amsterdam has to offer: from Indonesian rice table to cheese fondue at Nieuwmarkt
Take a free ferry across the IJ and explore the NDSM area with its marvellous Straat Museum. Or wander around Albert Cuypmarket!
Katya
Katya
I live in De Pijp and Amsterdam beach is my hometown
I love organizing private dinners at home! One of the Dutch comfort foods I prepare is boerenkool stamppot.
Discover the Houseboat Museum with its vintage charm, and explore the Kattenkabinet, a canal house filled with captivating cat-themed art. A must visit for cat enthusiasts!
Maarten
Maarten
I'm from Leiden, I lived in the Jordaan for five years and now live in the beautiful Zaan region.
My favourite spot for Dutch pancakes is restaurant Upstairs on the Grimburgwal. Cheese, bacon and syrup are the holy trinity!
Exploring the historical Jewish quarter to the east of the city center, with the old Portuguese synagogue, Rembrandt's house and the Resistance Museum is a great way to learn about a lesser-known side of Amsterdam's history and culture.