Warm. Sweet. Sticky. Spice. Zing. Crunch. And everything nice.
Eat. Walk. Repeat — without skipping a beat — at Europe’s biggest day market, in Amsterdam’s cozy Latin Quarter.
What's it All About?
Are you the kind who spends hours Yelping and Googling “Best places to eat in Amsterdam”? You’re not satisfied with run-of-the-mill, bastardized versions of local fare, or worse — the menacing “tourist menu”. You crave the real deal. This self-guided food tour is the cure — your no-BS guide to Amsterdam’s best quintessential Dutch and ethnic street eats. Taste the real thing. Meet the people who make them. Read the stories behind them. Once it’s over, you’ll be begging for more.
- 7 tastings of Amsterdam’s best traditional Dutch and ethnic foods
- A digital guide to 6 beloved local family-owned businesses
- Google Maps links to help you get around like a pro
- Exclusive tastings and discounts at 4 food stops
- Step-by-step guide on what to order
- Fun tidbits about the food you’ll enjoy
- Behind-the-scenes stories of Amsterdam’s local food heroes
- Neighbourhood guide about De Pijp and Albert Cuyp Market
- More restaurant recommendations
- A free 24-hour Amsterdam itinerary
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Wanna Know More?
How does this work?
This is a self-guided food tour. Once you’ve booked your time slot, you’ll get the PDF guide delivered to your email inbox. Read the FAQ before you begin. On the day of the experience itself, scan your city card at the first stop and follow the rest of the instructions in the PDF guide.
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. Flash your PDF guide and you’ll receive exclusive deals at 4 locations. 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 ethnic street food. 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.
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.
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 to 1.5 hours. Note: Only one alternative stop is situated in a different neighbourhood.
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. But hey, stay tuned. We’ll release a vegan version in the near future.
Which language is this in?
It’s in the language you’re reading right now. 🙂
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