REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
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 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!
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
“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, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide. You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to Amsterdam: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the Dutch capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.
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.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11 am. The tour starts from Cafe Papeneiland in the Jordaan neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The tour ends not far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi afterwards.
Tours are not held on Sundays, Mondays, Dutch National Holidays and during Jordaan neighborhood festivals. To keep our boat in ship-shape, it needs to be on dry land for a couple of months a year, so our canal tour doesn’t run in January and February. Please check booking page for available dates. If the Jordaan Food & Canals Tour is showing as sold out or unavailable, try our walking-only tours, the Jordaan Food Tour, which stops at many of the same places, or our Twilight de Pijp Food Tour of the hippest, most cosmopolitan neighborhood in Amsterdam!
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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