REAL FOOD. REAL PLACES. REAL PEOPLE.
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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
- 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 Suriname
- Taste Amsterdam’s best smoked sausage from a family-run butchery that’s been in business for over a century.
- Eat herring “the Amsterdam way” (not to be confused with the Rotterdam way!)
- Experience the sheer variety of traditional Dutch candies, desserts and pastries as you roam the beautiful streets along the canals.
- Taste some world-famous gouda cheese from a shop where you can find just about any cheese your heart desires.
- Try beer from our local brewery along with our favorite Dutch borrelhapjes, and find out what that means on the tour!
- 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 walking food tour shares many of the same stops as the Jordaan Food & Canals 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
“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
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