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Host: Sean

Amsterdam, Netherlands

USD
$70-$110 per person

Unique street food tour of Amsterdam

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Sean

Sean has lived in Amsterdam for many decades and is extremely passionate about sharing the food and culture of his city with travelers. Sean loves meeting new people to learn about their lives, hear their stories and to share his adventure eating his heart out in Amsterdam. Sean loves how open minded and liberal the Dutch are and is excited to showcase the diversity of foods in the Old West neighborhood of Amsterdam. Immerse yourself in local Dutch food and culture through this personally guided food tour.

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.

Food tour: (1-12 guests) Meet your host by a central tram stop and begin your walking food tour of the Old West neighborhood of Amsterdam. Your tour will last about two hours during which you will walk through a foodie neighborhood, explore a food hall, and discover typical Dutch foods at a local market.

Learn about the food and culture of Amsterdam as you walk through the streets of this diverse neighborhood that sells food from all over the world. Share your food interests with Sean and he will do his best to customize the tour to suit your tastebuds. Your host will introduce you to a variety of local and ethnic foods. You will try the traditional bitterballen (classic Dutch deep fried meat or vegetable croquettes), Dutch fries that you try with a wide variety of sauces (something the Dutch are passionate about) or a sweet treat like poffetjes (typical mini-pancakes) dusted with powdered sugar or chocolate. Depending on your preference, your host will have you taste an ethnic food that locals love. You will also visit a neighborhood cheese shop and sample a variety of Dutch kaas (cheese) such as Gouda, Edam and Maasdammer. In addition to food stalls and restaurants, keep an eye out for pop up stores that showcase interesting, artsy, upcycled (repurposed) products that are very typical of the Dutch culture. The Dutch are keen on sustainability and recycling and it’s a fun way to get a glimpse of the local culture. Sean will also point out the best local recommendations for restaurants and bars that you can come back to later.

If you choose the optional add-on of alcohol at an additional cost, you will be treated to a couple of the city’s best craft beers at a specialty beer shop that sells local brews.

Notes: Please note this experience is not offered and Sundays and Mondays when the food hall is closed. You can expect to walk about two miles during this leisurely walking food tour of Amsterdam.

Languages spoken: English

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.
  • Bitterballen
  • Dutch fries with a choice of sauces
  • Ethnic food tasting
  • Typical Dutch dish

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Amsterdam Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Sean

$70-$110 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • 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
Food Tour
$110 $90 $70
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$110 $90 $70
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
1:30pm-3:30pm 4:00pm-6:00pm

Meet Sean

Sean has lived in Amsterdam for many decades and is extremely passionate about sharing the food and culture of his city with travelers. Sean loves meeting new people to learn about their lives, hear their stories and to share his adventure eating his heart out in Amsterdam. Sean loves how open minded and liberal the Dutch are and is excited to showcase the diversity of foods in the Old West neighborhood of Amsterdam. Immerse yourself in local Dutch food and culture through this personally guided food tour.

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.

Food tour: (1-12 guests) Meet your host by a central tram stop and begin your walking food tour of the Old West neighborhood of Amsterdam. Your tour will last about two hours during which you will walk through a foodie neighborhood, explore a food hall, and discover typical Dutch foods at a local market.

Learn about the food and culture of Amsterdam as you walk through the streets of this diverse neighborhood that sells food from all over the world. Share your food interests with Sean and he will do his best to customize the tour to suit your tastebuds. Your host will introduce you to a variety of local and ethnic foods. You will try the traditional bitterballen (classic Dutch deep fried meat or vegetable croquettes), Dutch fries that you try with a wide variety of sauces (something the Dutch are passionate about) or a sweet treat like poffetjes (typical mini-pancakes) dusted with powdered sugar or chocolate. Depending on your preference, your host will have you taste an ethnic food that locals love. You will also visit a neighborhood cheese shop and sample a variety of Dutch kaas (cheese) such as Gouda, Edam and Maasdammer. In addition to food stalls and restaurants, keep an eye out for pop up stores that showcase interesting, artsy, upcycled (repurposed) products that are very typical of the Dutch culture. The Dutch are keen on sustainability and recycling and it’s a fun way to get a glimpse of the local culture. Sean will also point out the best local recommendations for restaurants and bars that you can come back to later.

If you choose the optional add-on of alcohol at an additional cost, you will be treated to a couple of the city’s best craft beers at a specialty beer shop that sells local brews.

Notes: Please note this experience is not offered and Sundays and Mondays when the food hall is closed. You can expect to walk about two miles during this leisurely walking food tour of Amsterdam.

Languages spoken: English

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.
  • Bitterballen
  • Dutch fries with a choice of sauces
  • Ethnic food tasting
  • Typical Dutch dish

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Amsterdam Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$110 $90 $70
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$110 $90 $70
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
1:30pm-3:30pm 4:00pm-6:00pm
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