Escape the busy city centre and meet the locals serving up the best foods and brews in Amsterdam’s burgeoning sister city, Haarlem.
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Experience the wonderful Haarlem way of life…
Welcome to wonderful Haarlem – a lively, medieval city just a 20 minute drive from Amsterdam. Once a trading port and quiet residential city, Haarlem has come alive in the last decade thanks to an explosion of cafe, bar and restaurant openings. Today, Haarlem is where you can enjoy Amsterdam’s famous coffee culture, boutique shopping, local craft brews and of course lots of delicious food.
Our 3.5 hour walking tour takes you to the old working-class neighbourhoods where you’ll find markets and speciality food shops serving up the tastiest snacks.
From a fishmonger at the famous Grote Markt town square, to a cheese enthusiast running his own store, you’ll meet the locals who are playing a part in Haarlem’s culinary boom.
You’ll enjoy seven authentic tasting stops and hear fascinating facts and stories to enhance your experience while you eat, drink and explore this beautiful city.
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Tour Highlights Include
Devour a delicious serving of rendang fries at an innovative eatery that specialises in pulled dishes.
Pick between two freshly made chocolates at a small, family-run chocolaterie.
Visit a pharmacy with a secret past to taste the Dutch's favourite vice.
Find out what makes Dutch apple pie so distinctive and delicious.
Taste a traditional Haarlem beer in an iconic brewery built in an old cathedral.
Give Dutch Herring a go and try sushi like you’ve never had before!
Meet speciality cheese shop founder Latif, and sample some of his locally-produced cheeses.
Tick Grote Markt off your to-see list and enjoy an authentic food tasting in this 17th century square.
Let's make one of your favourite Amsterdam memories together
In addition to receiving our food lover's guide to Amsterdam, your local guide will give you their tips and picks to the best spots in town
Our aim is to make all possible accommodations for gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets
Your Food Tour Schedule
The food tour starts at Cafè Zwaan.
You can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour date. For further details please review our cancellation policy.
Our tours run on Thursday and Friday. There are no tours on Dutch National Holidays Check our calendar for available dates.
Aileen was really great with us, she waited for us though we arrived almost an hour late due to traffic! She showed us beautiful things, we tasted awesome and tasty cuisines, and I also learned a few words (lekker!!). Thank you for your kindness and happiness despite the rain! The city really is beautiful and full of wonders when you know where to look at 🙂
Our guide, DJ, was great! He was very knowledgeable and personable. We had just the right amount of time at each place and didn’t feel rushed. Good choices of foods to sample.
Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide and of course we loved the food.
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.
A tour can be cancelled with a full refund up to 24 hours before tour departure.
A private tour can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 7 days before tour departure
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LATE ARRIVALS AND NO SHOWS
Due to extremely strict time slots for entry into attractions and for food preparation, both in-person & virtual/online, we recommend you show up 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time of the tour or experience. Our group tours begin & depart precisely at the scheduled tour or experience start time. If you show up late or cannot find the meeting point, for any reason, refund requests are not honored per policy. If you are having a hard time arriving on time we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible so we can do everything in our power to assist you with arriving at the meeting point at the scheduled time or reschedule to the next available tour.
CANCELLATION DUE TO PLANES, TRAINS, AUTOMOBILES OR ILLNESS
Inside of 24 hours, your spot on the tour has been reserved exclusively for you. Since we are unable to fill your spot if you’re unable to attend for any reason (including transportation or illness), we do not offer refunds after that time. Please plan ahead so that you are able to join us and don’t miss out!
Discount codes are valid for new bookings only. They are not eligible for pre-existing bookings and can not be applied retrospectively.
We would be happy to assist you with rescheduling your tour, free of charge, with any requests made more than 24 hours of 8am CET on the date of the tour. We reserve the right to charge an amendment fee should you request to reschedule within 24 hours of 8am CET on the date of your tour . Once again, this is subject to availability and price changes. In general, we only charge you for any additional costs that we incur such as tickets. We have no intention of profiting from disruptions to your vacation and will work with providers and suppliers to get this cost reduced to a minimum.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
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