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Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam

Food Lover's Guide to Amsterdam

Mixing influences from all over the world, food in Amsterdam is heavy and hearty, featuring deep-fried goodies both savory and sweet. Whether you prefer a hole-in-the-wall café or a top restaurant, here are a few foods and experiences not to miss.

Must-Try Dishes

  • Bitterballen are deep-fried meat croquettes served with mustard.

  • Patat or frites are thick fried potatoes usually served in a paper cone with toppings like curry ketchup, peanut satay sauce, mayonnaise, or onions.

  • Stamppot is a favorite Dutch comfort food made of potatoes mashed with vegetables and served with a large sausage.

  • Reflecting the Indonesian influence in Amsterdam, Rijstaffel features a variety of small dishes of rice, meats, and curries.

  • To satisfy your sweet tooth, try warm, buttery poffertjes sprinkled with powdered sugar; a cream-filled tompouce pastry; or stroopwafel, two thin waffles stuck together with a sweet syrup.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Visit an Amsterdam cheese shop for a special wine and cheese tasting, and learn all about Dutch cheeses.

  • Head to the streets and the bars for some of the best traditional Dutch dishes and snacks, many of which can be eaten on the go.

  • Spend an evening with a local family learning how to make Dutch pancakes.

  • Take a guided food tour through the center of Amsterdam, learning about the city’s history while sampling several favorite Dutch treats.

  • Join a culinary tour of Amsterdam’s Jordaan district to get a flavor of the city’s more sophisticated cuisine.

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Amsterdam's Jordaan District Small-Group Food Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Jordaan District Small-Group Food Walking Tour

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Discover the delectable bites and cultural highlights of Amsterdam’s sophisticated Jordaan district on a culinary walking tour of the enclave. With an expert epicurean guide, visit local foodie hotspots to sample enticing delicacies like smoked sausage, creamy Gouda and pickled herring. Delve into the rich culinary culture of the Netherlands with your informative guide and enjoy an alternative experience of Amsterdam as you discover places off the conventional tourist trail. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 fellow food-lovers.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$105.07
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$105.07
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

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Discover the delights of Amsterdam on a private half-day walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights. With a your personal guide, go to the Museum Square where the Van Gogh Museum is located; delve into the city’s renowned houseboat culture at the Houseboat Museum; and pleasure your palate with traditional Dutch snacks at Albert Cuyp, the largest street market in the Netherlands. Then, absorb the verdant beauty of Vondelpark and learn the poignant history of Anne Frank’s House on this comprehensive tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.10
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Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

Private Amsterdam Red Light District and Food Tour

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Discover the truth behind the famous Amsterdam Red Light District on a private 2-hour tour, a great way for first-time visitors to orient themselves in the Netherlands’ capital. As you stroll along the UNESCO-listed Amsterdam Canal Ring, you’ll pass Oude Kerk (Old Church) and explore Chinatown. Plus, stop to sample three Dutch specialities, including cheese, kroket (croquette), and stroopwafel (thin waffles).
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  • 2 hours
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$95.82
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$95.82
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Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Amsterdam Private Food Walking Tour with Tastings

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Take a bite out of Amsterdam’s delectable culinary culture on a private walking food tour that takes you to authentic eateries and street markets, with a serving of history along the way. See landmarks including Dam Square, the Waag, and Chinatown with a foodie guide, stopping to sample local specialties like Dutch pancakes and croquets, gouda cheese, and sweet stroopwafels. It's a fun and personalized wait to satisfy your curiosity — and your stomach.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.67
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Dining in the dark Amsterdam 3 course package

Dining in the dark Amsterdam 3 course package

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Heighten your senses and pleasure your palate during a 3-course dining in the dark experience in Amsterdam. Enhance your sensory experience of food and drink while allowing blind waiting staff to deliver delicious dishes to your table. Select your meal from an illuminated selection outside and then plunge into the enveloping darkness of the dining room, allowing the visually impaired staff to guide and reassure you during your unique gastronomical experience. Rely solely on your taste buds as you devour three gourmet courses inspired by cosmopolitan international cuisine.
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  • 2 hours
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$52.30
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The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Amsterdam With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Nibble your way through Amsterdam's international dining scene on a private tasting tour led by a local foodie guide. Learn about the international flavors that have influenced Dutch cuisine while grabbing bites at a local market, beer garden and family restaurant. Savor handpicked local delicacies including the best fish in town, a sweet ‘stroopwafel’ and artisanal cheese.
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  • 3 hours
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$113.33
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