REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
Our 4-hour Jordaan Food & Canals Tour is so much more than meets the eye: 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 12 delicious Dutch tastings from 7 authentic foodie stops along the way – all in one!
Once a working-class neighborhood, the Jordaan is now a sought-after area full of specialty shops and amazing restaurants. Its network of stunning canals and historic buildings make it one of the city’s most beautiful districts. You’ll visit our favorite local haunts, meet the families keeping Dutch food traditions alive, and explore historical sites that few tourists have an opportunity to experience. Along the way, you’ll be entertained with stories and insights into Amsterdam’s culture and history from our experienced local guides.
Take a break from being a tourist and discover the real Amsterdam with us!
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Plus: See where Anne Frank famously lived during the Second World War, find hidden churches, and discover what used to be in the Jordaan area hundreds of years ago…
Please note that this tour shares many of the same stops as the Jordaan Food Tour; therefore, we do not recommend participating in both.
FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY
Café de Prins
“With our view over two canals and a great mix of locals and internationals, we have one of the best spots in Amsterdam... We're proud of our musical heritage too - join us for classical music, DJs, you name it!"Learn More
Salon Boat: "The Tourist"
“Our boat is so old, we call it a ‘floating monument.’ We’ve even welcomed Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Wilhelmina on board back in 1946 to celebrate the end of WW2!"Learn More
“Taste is everything! Food is a passion of mine, and one of the most important things in the world. In a specialist cheese shop like this, you have the opportunity to make direct contact with customers and let them taste the products. "Learn More
Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinkeltje
“I opened the candy shop because I really like Dutch old-fashioned shops; they have so much more atmosphere than the big chain stores. I wish all my customers ‘veel snoep plezier,’ as we say in Dutch – have lots of candy fun!"Learn More
Meer dan Vis
“Never compromise on freshness and quality! We have customers of all ages – from children to grandparents – who come back again and again for the quality of our herring…”Learn More
“You can taste the craftsmanship, and if it’s up to us you’ll carry on tasting it – in any case, at least for the next 100 years!”Learn More
“Some of our customers have moved to another area of Amsterdam or even another city altogether, and they still come back to order from us. We take that as a huge compliment!”Learn More
“Papeneiland is one of the oldest cafes in Amsterdam – a really historic spot. Bill Clinton famously once came here for a cappuccino and a slice of apple pie – he ended up taking a whole pie away with him!”Learn More
Good to know
The price includes all 12 food tastings, the boat trip, our Food Lovers’ Guide to Amsterdam and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide.
Transportation to and from the tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you. Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
WHAT TO BRING
While the terrain is flat, we recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella as we will be outside for a lot of the tour. You may also like to bring a bottle of water with you if the weather is warm.
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11 am from Cafe Papeneiland in the Jordaan neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The tour departs from the cafe at Prinsengracht 2, and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi afterwards.
Although the Jordaan Food & Canals Tour only runs on Tuesdays and Saturdays, our walking-only tour, the Jordaan Food Tour, runs on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There are no tours on Sundays and Mondays. Tours will also not be held on Dutch National Holidays and during Jordaan neighborhood festivals (currently 17 dates per year). Please check booking page for available dates.
Cancellations made 3 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
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