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Host: Fusina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

$76-$110 20% off

$60-$88

USD per person

Dutch pancake making class with a local in the heart of Amsterdam

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • In-home meal
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit + Cooking class + Meal
  • Food tour

Meet Fusina

Fusina is a warm, open and welcoming Dutch host who loves to meet new people and learn about their culture. Fusina used to be the organizer of the Dutch cookbook competition and has authored many cookbooks about Dutch cuisine. A delightful storyteller, Fusina enjoys teaching travelers how to make and flip Dutch pancakes, a signature Dutch food that is relished throughout the country. Pannekoeken are a traditional Dutch treat - they are served sweet or savory and the Dutch have fond memories of this dish they grow up eating! Enjoy meeting a local in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam over delightful Dutch pancakes.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Fusina at her artsy canal house apartment with classic architectural elements like traditional Dutch beams on the ceiling. Sip on a welcome drink as you immerse yourself into local Dutch culture and get to know your host Fusina as she tells you stories about herself, her family and the Netherlands. You will then join Fusina at her kitchen table to enjoy an authentic Dutch meal of savory and sweet pancakes. Your meal will include a savory pancake, a salad or seasonal salad and a sweet pancake for dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Fusina at home and weather permitting, walk by the canals to a local, organic grocery store (her favorite neighborhood shop) where you will discover authentic Dutch food and brands and shop for ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Fusina's cozy kitchen to learn to cook and flip pannekoeken or pancakes, a very typical Dutch meal. You can create savory pancakes from ham and cheese as well as sweet pancakes with a variety of ingredients and toppings like fresh apples from the market. Your hands-on pancake cooking class during which you will learn to make a savory and sweet Dutch pancake from scratch will last about an hour and a half. Enjoy learning about the techniques involved in creating this dish as well as other traditions of Dutch cuisine before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Fusina.

Notes: Fusina lives on a second floor (first floor in Europe) - there is a long and steep flight of stairs to get to her apartment which is typical Dutch. Please note 2 glasses of Dutch wine per person is included in the cost of the experience.
This is a great experience for families traveling with children. Children will love mixing the batter and flipping pancakes!

Languages spoken: English, Dutch

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Savory pancake like ham and cheese pancake
  • Green salad
  • Seasonal sweet pancake like bacon or apple pancake
  • Two glasses of wine will be served per person
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

I had a lovely time learning how to make Dutch pancakes with Fusina! Fusina welcomed us to her beautiful and full of personality apartment located in the heart of Amsterdam canal districts. Fusina is extremely friendly and a great storyteller. It was great to hear about Dutch traditions, Dutch food and also Fusina’s personal impressive life story, most recently as a cook book author. The Dutch Pancakes were delicious and it was very fun to learn how to cook it. Fusina was very patient with my lack of flipping pancakes skills. All in all a great experience!

Teresa, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

My daughter and I had a wonderful time with Fusina touring her local market, learning about the products, sustainability, and sourcing of local food. We felt welcomed and relaxed and enjoyed the pancake making and conversation! It was a pleasure to be welcomed into her home and learn about Dutch culture.
- Christie June 20, 2019

Loved it!! Although we arrived significantly late after getting somewhat lost, Fusina immediately made us feel welcomed and at home, as if we were old friends of hers. After the warm welcome in her gorgeous living room with a view of the canal, we made our way to her lovely and spacious kitchen where we engaged in the fun of flipping pancakes that were devoured almost immediately!! Our class ended with a tour to the local organic market where we learned many interesting facts. Fusina is such a beautiful person with so much experience in the cooking department, this class was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!!
- Elizabeth December 13, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time touring the local organic market and making pancakes with Fusina! We started the day at her home and walked through the canals to the organic market. Fusina is very focused on high quality ingredients and had lots of tips and interesting culinary stories. At the market, we tasted cheese and bought the ingredients for our meal. Then, we went back to Fusina’s home, where we tasted raw herring, more cheese, and cooked three different types of pancakes. She is such a lovely lady, and we really enjoyed sharing pancakes and conversation with her. Fusina also had an 11 year career in cookbooks in the Netherlands and around the world, so she had great insights on other foods (e.g. Indonesian and Surinamese) we could eat in Amsterdam and sights to see.
- Dorna July 04, 2018

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Fusina

$76-$110 20% off through Aug 31
$76-$110
20% off through Aug 31
$76-$110
20% off
through Aug 31

$60-$88

USD per person
100% VETTED
Learn more
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$110 $88 $96 $76 $76 $60
Alcohol
$0 $0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$110 $88 $96 $76 $76 $60
Alcohol
$0 $0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm

Meet Fusina

Fusina is a warm, open and welcoming Dutch host who loves to meet new people and learn about their culture. Fusina used to be the organizer of the Dutch cookbook competition and has authored many cookbooks about Dutch cuisine. A delightful storyteller, Fusina enjoys teaching travelers how to make and flip Dutch pancakes, a signature Dutch food that is relished throughout the country. Pannekoeken are a traditional Dutch treat - they are served sweet or savory and the Dutch have fond memories of this dish they grow up eating! Enjoy meeting a local in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam over delightful Dutch pancakes.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Fusina at her artsy canal house apartment with classic architectural elements like traditional Dutch beams on the ceiling. Sip on a welcome drink as you immerse yourself into local Dutch culture and get to know your host Fusina as she tells you stories about herself, her family and the Netherlands. You will then join Fusina at her kitchen table to enjoy an authentic Dutch meal of savory and sweet pancakes. Your meal will include a savory pancake, a salad or seasonal salad and a sweet pancake for dessert.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Meet your host Fusina at home and weather permitting, walk by the canals to a local, organic grocery store (her favorite neighborhood shop) where you will discover authentic Dutch food and brands and shop for ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Fusina's cozy kitchen to learn to cook and flip pannekoeken or pancakes, a very typical Dutch meal. You can create savory pancakes from ham and cheese as well as sweet pancakes with a variety of ingredients and toppings like fresh apples from the market. Your hands-on pancake cooking class during which you will learn to make a savory and sweet Dutch pancake from scratch will last about an hour and a half. Enjoy learning about the techniques involved in creating this dish as well as other traditions of Dutch cuisine before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Fusina.

Notes: Fusina lives on a second floor (first floor in Europe) - there is a long and steep flight of stairs to get to her apartment which is typical Dutch. Please note 2 glasses of Dutch wine per person is included in the cost of the experience.
This is a great experience for families traveling with children. Children will love mixing the batter and flipping pancakes!

Languages spoken: English, Dutch

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Savory pancake like ham and cheese pancake
  • Green salad
  • Seasonal sweet pancake like bacon or apple pancake
  • Two glasses of wine will be served per person
PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

I had a lovely time learning how to make Dutch pancakes with Fusina! Fusina welcomed us to her beautiful and full of personality apartment located in the heart of Amsterdam canal districts. Fusina is extremely friendly and a great storyteller. It was great to hear about Dutch traditions, Dutch food and also Fusina’s personal impressive life story, most recently as a cook book author. The Dutch Pancakes were delicious and it was very fun to learn how to cook it. Fusina was very patient with my lack of flipping pancakes skills. All in all a great experience!

Teresa, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

My daughter and I had a wonderful time with Fusina touring her local market, learning about the products, sustainability, and sourcing of local food. We felt welcomed and relaxed and enjoyed the pancake making and conversation! It was a pleasure to be welcomed into her home and learn about Dutch culture.
- Christie June 20, 2019

Loved it!! Although we arrived significantly late after getting somewhat lost, Fusina immediately made us feel welcomed and at home, as if we were old friends of hers. After the warm welcome in her gorgeous living room with a view of the canal, we made our way to her lovely and spacious kitchen where we engaged in the fun of flipping pancakes that were devoured almost immediately!! Our class ended with a tour to the local organic market where we learned many interesting facts. Fusina is such a beautiful person with so much experience in the cooking department, this class was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!!
- Elizabeth December 13, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time touring the local organic market and making pancakes with Fusina! We started the day at her home and walked through the canals to the organic market. Fusina is very focused on high quality ingredients and had lots of tips and interesting culinary stories. At the market, we tasted cheese and bought the ingredients for our meal. Then, we went back to Fusina’s home, where we tasted raw herring, more cheese, and cooked three different types of pancakes. She is such a lovely lady, and we really enjoyed sharing pancakes and conversation with her. Fusina also had an 11 year career in cookbooks in the Netherlands and around the world, so she had great insights on other foods (e.g. Indonesian and Surinamese) we could eat in Amsterdam and sights to see.
- Dorna July 04, 2018

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$110 $88 $96 $76 $76 $60
Alcohol
$0 $0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$110 $88 $96 $76 $76 $60
Alcohol
$0 $0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:30am-2:30pm
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