Last Updated on 14th June 2019 by Sophie Nadeau
Countless canals, stunning architecture, and more unusual things to see and do than you could hope to fit in during the space of a long weekend: Amsterdam has long allured travellers with its beautiful laid-back vibe and wonderful scenery… But if there’s one aspect of the Dutch capital you should make it your mission to enjoy, it’s the foodie scene! Here’s your guide to the best of Amsterdam food tours!
Henri Willig Cheese Tasting Tour with Wine
This well-reviewed food tour is actually the one I had my eye on and we would have gone on it had we had more time to explore Amsterdam! Henri Willig is one of the larger cheese chains in the Dutch capital and their shops can be found throughout the city. Though there are plenty of free samples to be found inside the shops, nothing compares to doing a cheese tasting with an expert! The experience also includes two glasses of wine and some mustard sampling. Check prices and availability here.
Amsterdam: Private Food Tour with a Local
Explore the city through its food scene on this three-hour guided visit of Amsterdam. Highlights of this Dutch foodie tour include the chance to taste seven local specialities, including the ever-so-famous Stroopwafel (which actually comes from the Dutch city of Gouda). Otherwise, visit the largest market in Europe and discover the Pijp district of the city. Check prices and availability here.
Délirium Café Beer Tasting
Beer fans will love this tasting experience in Amsterdam. The tasting takes two hours and includes the opportunity to try three different types of beer, as well as learn about the story and history of them. Délirium Café itself boasts a selection of well over 700 beers and opened in the city in 2014. Check prices and availability here.
Amsterdam Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise
If quirky and romantic experiences are your thing, then this dinner cruise focuses on Dutch cheese, all the while allowing you to soak up the beautiful sights of Amsterdam by night (while the interior of the boat is lit by candlelight). Included in this 1.5-hour cruise is the chance to sample a selection of Henri Willig cheeses and sip on wine while passing the world-famous Canal Belt. Check prices and availability here.
Jordaan Food Tour
If I were only to recommend visiting one district while in the Dutch capital, it would be Jordaan. Located to the East of the city, this area is characterised by its pretty streets, many museums, and wealth of independent shops. Of all the Amsterdam food tours, this three and a half hour guided visit to Jordaan includes plenty of samples as well as a walk through the district. Check prices and availability here.
Amsterdam 4-Course Dinner Cruise
Food, beautiful scenery, and Amsterdam by night is to be expected should you opt to book this dinner cruise. This foodie boat ride is also great for non-meat-eaters, as there is a meat option, fish option, and veggie option. Included in this two-hour cruise of Amsterdam is a guided commentary of the sights and attractions, as well as a four-course dinner. The meal is served alongside a selection of soft drinks and wines. Check prices and availability here.
Amsterdam Food & Canals Tour
For those who enjoy their food served with a side of culture, this canals and food tour lasts for four-hours and encompasses both a walking element, as well as a boat trip experience. Included in the ticket price is a guided walk with an expert, as well as an hour-long cruise along the famous Amsterdam canals. Also included is a meal comprising of a dozen Dutch tastings. Check prices and availability here.
A Taste of Amsterdam at Twilight
If you’re looking for a romantic experience, or are simply searching for an after dark activity, then this Amsterdam food tour is all about the hidden gems and lesser-known aspects of the city. Highlights of the guided visit include the chance to check out the Oud-West neighbourhood and the experience of gezelligheid (literally translated as ‘conviviality’), this is all about hanging out with friends and enjoying good food and drink. Check prices and availability here.