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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 food 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
- Take in the city from Amsterdam’s UNESCO world heritage canals – on-board an antique wooden boat!
- Try some typically Dutch delicacies en route — gouda cheese and bitterballen — washed down with cider and beer.
- Find out why Café Papeneiland has been in business for almost 400 years (clue: it might have something to do with the apple pie!).
- Discover the other side of “Dutch” cuisine: Indonesia and Surinameand find out why the Dutch love their spicy food so much.
- Taste Amsterdam’s best meat (especially the sausages!) from a family-run butchery that’s been in business for over a century.
- Experience the sheer variety of traditional Dutch desserts and pastries – yes, the Dutch have a sweet tooth too!
- Eat herring “the Amsterdam way” (not to be confused with the Rotterdam way!).
- Experience a real Jordaan café in a converted canal house, and witness Dutch hospitality at its finest.
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 food tour shares many of the same stops as the Jordaan Food Tour; therefore, we do not recommend participating in both.
Tour bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before your tour date, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability. A change of plans is no problem.
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
“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
Entertaining and personable English speaking guide
Food Lovers’ Guide: full of insider’s tips and details
What to Bring
Bring a bottle of water or you can purchase one at the meeting point
We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes
If rain is forecast, bring an umbrella as we will be outside for most of the tour
Get to the tour
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
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page