Jordaan Local Food Tour in Amsterdam
Indulge in traditional Dutch cuisine and discover culinary influences with your friendly local guide
Ready to step off the main tourist trail and taste your way around Amsterdam’s tucked-away restaurants like a local? Then embark on this hand-crafted food tour in Jordaan, a neighborhood renowned for its enchanting canal and world-renowned culinary scene. Between sampling Dutch classics and Indonesian and Suriname-influenced dishes, your expert guide will share insights into the neighborhood’s history and culture. This means you’ll finish your tour well-fed and full of local knowledge.
- Welcome to Jordaan!
- Dutch apple pie
- Traditional kibbeling
- Bite into Jordaan's international cuisine
- Dutch herring
Your Amsterdam food tour takes place in the picturesque Jordaan neighborhood, a renowned culinary hotspot and the perfect place to sample both Dutch classics and international delights. Throughout the tour, you’ll sip jenever while snacking on borrelhapjes at a local brewery, learn how to eat herring the “Amsterdam way,” and indulge in apple pie from the 400-year-old Café Papeneiland.
Your guide will also lead the way to their favorite Indonesian and Suriname restaurants, where you’ll sample flavor-packed dishes from each. Beyond the food, you'll enjoy a guided walk through hidden courtyards and the unique cultural sights of the neighborhood, including the towering Westertoren, ensuring you’ll finish your tour feeling thoroughly introduced to Jordaan’s culinary and cultural highlights.
Jordaan Local Food Tour in Amsterdam Description
Your 3.5-hour tour includes:
Walking tour of trendy Jordaan
Indulge in Dutch gouda, apple pie, bitterballen, and more!
Try jenever paired with borrelhapjes
Learn to eat herring the “Amsterdam way!”
Sample international cuisine from Indonesia and Suriname
12 tastings included
Friendly, English-speaking local guide
Maximum group size of 12
Welcome to Jordaan!
On this epic food tour in Amsterdam, you'll explore Jordaan, one of Amsterdam's most charming neighborhoods. Known for its picturesque canals lined with narrow houses, Jordaan is the perfect backdrop to join our friendly local guide and indulge in traditional Dutch cuisine while discovering culinary influences. With tour start times ranging from 10 am to 2 pm, an expert foodie guide to lead the way, and 12 dishes to sample, you're in for a memorable and mouthwatering afternoon in Amsterdam.
Dive into Dutch Classics
No food tour in Amsterdam would be complete without indulging in traditional Dutch food, and today, you'll sample a few of the most-loved. The first is bitterballen, a traditional Dutch snack that's often served in pubs and bars. These deep-fried, breaded balls are typically filled with creamy meat ragout and served with mustard. Another must is to learn how to eat herring "the Amsterdam way," meaning brined and served with chopped onions and pickles.
Those with a sweet tooth will love a stop by the 400-year-old Café Papeneiland to sample its famous apple pie, while cheese lovers may find the world-renowned Dutch gouda their absolute favorite. If you feel yourself filling up, don't worry; between tastings, there's ample time to wander Jordaan's charming streets and encounter the impressive Westertoren.
International Flavors of Amsterdam
Besides traditional Dutch classics, Jordaan is also famous for its Surinamese and Indonesian cuisine–think grilled to perfection satay served with peanut sauce, aromatic nasi goreng, and spice-infused roti. As you sample a few of the many options, your guide will share stories about Amsterdam's historical ties with these countries, ensuring you get a well-rounded introduction to the city's vast food scene.
Dutch Brews and Bites
When you’ve worked up a thirst, your guide will lead the way to a local brewery. Here, you’ll enjoy traditional jenever (also known as Dutch gin) paired with borrelhapjes, classic Dutch pub grub. You’ll also learn about Amsterdam's rich beer history, from its brewing traditions to the pivotal role of the famous Brouwersgracht Canal in the city's beer industry. Not only did the canal's waters serve as a vital ingredient, but its strategic location also facilitated the transportation and trade of beer, making Amsterdam a significant beer hub in Europe.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What to bring?
Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?
No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Amsterdam.
What to bring?
Some comfortable shoes and a healthy appetite!
. Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?
Yes, everyone is welcome on our Amsterdam food tour. Infants (0 to 3 years old) are free, and we offer a reduced price for adolescents and children 17 and under. Keep in mind that the food served is very diverse and sophisticated, so many younger kids may not enjoy it.
What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?
Yes, a sampling of jenever is included in the price of this tour. If you'd like to purchase additional drinks, we recommend bringing cash or a credit card along.
How much walking is involved in this tour?
This is a walking tour but an easy one, with plenty of stops and a gentle pace.
Is there a dress code to enter restaurants?
While there is no specific dress code, we recommend wearing comfortable, casual, and respectful clothing that you're comfortable walking short distances in.
What happens if it rains?
We run our Amsterdam food tours rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and a restaurant is closed, we'll replace it with an equal or better stop.