REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
You have to meet the people of the Jordaan to understand why it’s one of our favorite neighborhoods in Amsterdam. It’s humble, working class beginnings helped shape this neighborhood into the historic, authentic, delicious, friendly neighborhood it is today. We want to help you explore and dig deep into this 17th- century neighborhood, just off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. We’ll introduce you to our locals in the very same shops and cafes they’ve been running for generations. (You’ll even experience their uniquely Jordanian sense of humor!) You’ll visit hidden courtyards, wander tiny back streets, and watch the boats drift by on the canals. Our local guides love to tell you their own Amsterdam stories, enhancing your experience while you eat, drink and walk along our canals with friends. Take a break from being a tourist and experience the real Amsterdam with us.
Our 4-hour Jordaan Food 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; 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 walking food tour shares many of the same stops as the Jordaan Food & Canals Tour; therefore we do not recommend participating in both.
FOOD HEROES YOU’LL MEET ALONG THE WAY
“We’re a modern French patisserie with classical roots. We don’t use any instant powders or artificial flavors. We only use the purest, highest-quality ingredients. And we put all our passion and craftsmanship into making the most delicious creations – each with its own character.”Learn More
“We strive to provide the best quality for a reasonable price. That’s why there’s such a diversity of products in our assortment – we want to give people the best of everything!”Learn More
Café de Blaffende Vis
“We welcome locals, artists, students – everyone! People come for the beer and the borrelhapjes (an after-work snack with drinks) but they often end up staying for dinner…”Learn More
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
“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
“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, 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 food 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 food 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 through Saturday at 11 am. In January and February, when our Jordaan Food & Canals Tour is not running, our Jordaan Food (Walking) Tour runs more frequently. The food tour starts from Cafe de Prins in the Jordaan neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station. The food tour ends not far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi afterwards.
Food tours are not held on Sundays, Mondays, Dutch National Holidays and during Jordaan neighborhood festivals. Please check booking page for available dates. If the Jordaan Food Tour is showing as sold out or unavailable, try our other tour of the neighborhood, the Jordaan Food & Canals Tour, which stops at many of the same places and includes a 1-hour boat cruise.
Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our food tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page