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Amsterdam DO-IT-YOURSELF foodIE tour



Yes! You are about to go on a once in a lifetime food tour..

You’re about to feast on Amsterdam’s best street foods and discover Europe’s biggest day market in our cosy Latin Quarter. Do it all with this self-guided food tour — in just 1,5 hour. Here’s all you need to know before you go. Please read this page carefully, so you can fully enjoy all this tour has to offer.

 

Your tour starts at FEBO. Friendly staff of FEBO will support you to activate this tour. Simply scan your Amsterdam City Card at the counter. If your card is valid, you immediately gain access to the exclusive footage of this tour, simply by scanning a QR code or typing in a shortened web address in your browser provided to you by FEBO’s staff.

And don’t forget: your first tasting starts at FEBO with some fab Dutch originals. FEBO is a relatively small place and during peak hours it can be quite busy, so there is no special entry for our tours. Please just wait in line until someone is able to support you.

Two FEBO stall vendors standing and smiling in front of their stall

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How does this work?

This is a self-guided food tour. Food is not included. Once you’ve booked your time slot, you’ll get a booking confirmation email with a link to download your PDF guide. The guide contains all the addresses with clickable Google Maps links. Simply flash your individual PDF guide on your phone to get exclusive deals and discounts at 5 locations.  For iAmsterdam City Card holders, scan your City Card at the first stop and make sure it’s valid during time of use.

Can I buy one copy for the entire family?

Sorry, the answer is no. Each purchase is for one person only. Of course, in this day and age, you could share it with your entire clan with a simple click. But do us a favour. We’re an independent local business, just like the ones that you’ll support during this experience. Be a pal. Get your own.

Is this an all-inclusive food tour? What's included?

The food is not included. This is a PDF guide that takes you to 6 family-owned businesses, filled with the stories behind the establishments and the food you’ll taste. Order according to our recommendation at each stop and pay as you go. What’s more? Tidbits about the neighbourhood and the Albert Cuyp Market, as well as restaurant recommendations for the rest of your stay.

How many stops are there?

You’ll hit up 6 foodie stops. All of them are beloved local mom and pop shops, market stands and one iconic brand that’s swept the nation by storm since 1941 — and you’ll meet the first family that ever franchised the brand.

What's on the menu?

If you must know, it’s a spread of Amsterdam’s best traditional Dutch and Surinamese street foods. Starting with the nation’s favourite croquette (deep-fried ragout), followed by Suriname’s national celebratory dish, herring and kibbeling (fried cod), Amsterdam’s best poffertjes (baby pancakes) and stroopwafel (syrup waffle), ending with twice-fried fries with a special sauce combo. Come hungry.

How much does the food cost?

After some cool discounts and deals, the total bill is around 15 – 20 EUR. For real.

How much walking is involved and how long would it take?

The total walking time is a cool 10 minutes. Sure, you could zipline your way down the market and neighbourhood with your mouth wide open. But it’s a marathon, not a sprint. There are things to see, shops around you, plus devouring the stories, ordering and waiting time, etc. It’ll take you around 1 hour in total.

Are the stalls always open?

Even God needs a break, so no. Sometimes, our local food heroes go on vacation, just like the rest of us. So what to do when this happens? We have alternative stops (with different foods) for the ones that get away. Opening times (subject to change) are always stated in this guide.

Can I do this tour if I don't have data on my phone?

This PDF guide contains links to Google Maps for all the foodie stops. Though these places are all really close to each other, we’d advise feeding your phone some data to get around with ease.

I'm a vegetarian / vegan. Can I join?

Vegetarians, rejoice! We have veggie options for all stops except for one (fish). Vegans, we’re sorry. This country runs on butter and eggs.

Which language is this in?

It’s exclusively in English.

Help! I can't find the answer to my question.

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All-Inclusive

  • 7 tastings of Amsterdam’s best traditional Dutch and Surinamese foods
  • Google Maps links to help you get around like a pro
  • Exclusive tastings and discounts at 5 food stops
  • Stories about our local food heroes
  • Neighbourhood guide about De Pijp and the Albert Cuyp Market
  • Restaurant recommendations for the rest of your stay
  • A free 24-hour Amsterdam itinerary
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We’re proud to share that our self-guided food tour is the only tour that’s part of the iAmsterdam City Card. HUH????

Enjoy the best Dutch and Surinamese “eat-ssentials” at 6 family-owned businesses.