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Amsterdam SELF-GUIDED food tour

Hidden food gems and untold stories of ‘De Jordaan’ area.

Great mood.
Local food.
Packaged into pure joy.

The Jordaan self-guided food tour is a celebration of community and creativity where every flavor tells a vibrant story. Feel the warmth and authenticity of this beloved neighborhood trough a culinary voyage.

€ 12,50
bookable MON – SAT
Modest housing for Dutch workers developed in the 17th century - nowadays one of the most sought after residential neighborhoods in Amsterdam

What's it All About?

Say hello to the picturesque area of De Jordaan for 6? tastings of Amsterdam authentic culinary realness: a presidential apple pie, some delicious Dutch cheeses of different ages, a portion of the nation’s favorite snack ‘bitterballen’ and more.

But that’s not all. De Jordaan area has a story to tell. People can only call themselves a true “Jordanees” if one is born there. Gentrification has hit hard, but some are still around and you will meet a couple of them: our local food heroes.

Immerse into an authentic culinary adventure as you uncover the hidden food gems and untold stories of De Jordaan area. Treat yourself.

Be your own guide

  • Enjoy Amsterdam’s best traditional Dutch delicacies from family-owned businesses 
  • Exclusive tastings and discounts at 7 food stops
  • Google Maps links to help you get around like a pro
  • Stories about our local food heroes
  • Neighborhood PDF-guide about Jordaan and its history
  • Restaurant recommendations for the rest of your stay
  • A free 72-hour Amsterdam itinerary

Wanna Know More?

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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 6 locations.

Can I buy one copy for the entire family?

In this day and age, you can easily share it with your entire clan with a simple click. But do us a favor. We’re an independent local business, just like the ones that you’ll support during this experience. Be a pal. Traveling in a group? We have a sweet deal for 2/3/4 persons or more. The more people buy, the bigger discount you get. Don’t be cheeky, simply get a family discount.

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

The food is not included. This is a PDF guide that takes you to 7 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 neighborhood of De Jordaan, as well as restaurant recommendations and Amsterdam highlights for the rest of your stay.

How many stops are there?

You’ll hit up around 7 foodie stops. All of them are beloved mom-and-pop shops, an authentic, local, iconic brand that’s swept the nation by storm for generations. You’ll meet the family business that has a client coming for more than 100 years.

What's on the menu?

If you must know, it’s a beautiful collection of Jordaan’s traditional (take-away) foods. Starting with the most famous meatball in the district, delicious cheese tasting at the best Jordaan store, followed by Amsterdam’s most famous ice cream, a selection of best Dutch sausages, apple pie Amsterdam is proud of, herring and kibbeling (fried cod), and a slider by renowned local chef. Come hungry.

How much does the food cost?

After some cool discounts and deals, the total bill is around 25 EUR. For real.

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

The total walking time is a cool 30 minutes. We selected popular local mom-and-pop shops, and sometimes there is a bit of waiting time involved. But trust us, this food is worth waiting! De Jordaan is a picturesque and charming neighbourhood. Walk, look around and discover narrow alleys of De Jordaan. There are things to see, shops around you, plus devouring the stories, ordering and waiting time, etc. It’ll take you around 2 – 3 hours in total.

Are the stores always open?

Even God needs a break, so no. Sometimes, our local food heroes go on vacation, just like the rest of us. But 6 places will always be open.

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 two (fish and meat). Vegans, we’re sorry. This country runs on butter and eggs.

Which language is this in?

It’s exclusively in English.

Can I do few stops on one day and the rest on the other?

We recommend to do all stops in one day to have full experience, but we understand that sometimes you can’t try all food and want to split it. So yes, you can split it for few days, but please keep in mind that after booking you get a time slot, and if you split there is a high chance that when you come next day place can be booked with other visitors.

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