Taste Amsterdam

Taste Amsterdam

#Amsterdam, a city known for canals, #cheese and #beer, has more to offer than you may think. Seriously excellent #restaurants have popped up all over the place and offer a respite from a day full of walking. Explore the diverse cultures and unique cuisines with a #foodanddrink tour or two. Or maybe even three...


I firmly believe that the best way to explore a country, to really get to know it, is by acquainting yourself with its gut. Eat with the locals and you’ll soon learn other things about your surroundings that a guide book simply can’t tell you.

Eat with the locals and you'll soon learn other things about your surroundings

I once attended a carnival of sorts in a town in southern Namibia where I ate only meat for one week straight. Under normal circumstances my tummy would have stumbled, but I powered through and soon made friends with locals who taught me about their town and the large farming community. I learned about the unique challenges they faced, about their strange customs and that none of them like greens very much.

And that’s why the best way to explore Amsterdam, a truly international city, is by eating what the locals gobble up every day. And by that I don’t only mean cheese in all its varieties. Eating Amsterdam Tours offers a magnified gaze unto Amsterdam’s culinary diversity. They offer three tours which explore the Jordaan neighbourhood, some of Amsterdam’s famous canals and the trendy De Pijp district.

from  $78

Amsterdam Eating Tours

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 Prinsengracht 2, 1015 DV Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Jordaan Food & Canals Tour starts at 11 am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Jordaan neighbourhood is one of the city’s most historic and the canals and architecture could keep you busy for days. Eating Amsterdam Tours’ guides will take you through a dozen tastings and add to your experience with their own anecdotes of the place they call home.

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You can also select to only explore the Jordaan neighbourhood and skip the canal tour. This tour takes place every Wednesday and Friday and the group also leaves at 11:00.

The third option is to enjoy a twilight tour of Amsterdam’s de Pijp district. If you fancy a dinner tour rather than trotting through the city during lunchtime, this is the option for you. De Pijp has an amazing mix of people from various countries and cultures. Not only will you get to experience this hip neighbourhood but you’ll also be tasting Dutch-Indonesian cuisine, some French pastries and Amsterdam’s best fries. And that’s naming only a few.

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If you select this tour, there’s no better place to stay than at the Aalborg hotel in the newer part of de Pijp. With friendly staff and clean rooms with all the amenities you might need, you can’t go wrong.

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 Sarphatipark 106, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a good cheese tasting though. 

Reypenaer Cheese offers just that. 

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 Singel 182, 1015 AJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Reypenaer Proeflokaal (proofing room) is centrally located in Amsterdam and you’ll get to taste six of the very best cheeses the world has to offer and you’ll also be tasting some good wine with that. 

...you'll get to taste six of the very best cheeses the world has to offer

I don’t think I need to say more. Tastings are held throughout the week and last about an hour.

And if you still feel you haven’t tasted the real Amsterdam, the Heineken Experience will sort you out. It’s famed to be the best beer-tasting experience in the world, so you’ll be in good hands. During your visit the good guys at Heineken will take you through the former brewery where Heineken was brewed for a century before it was relocated to a larger space. 

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...famed to be the best beer-tasting experience in the world

The former brewery has been transformed into a delightful interactive tour that will have your taste buds tingling and your soul completely satisfied.

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