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Host: Fusina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

USD
$92-$138 per person

Dutch cuisine and wine with a local in the heart of Amsterdam

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

Meet Fusina

Fusina is a warm, open and welcoming Dutch host who loves to learn about different cultures. Fusina used to be the organizer of the Dutch cookbook competition and has authored many cookbooks about Dutch cuisine. She is a delightful storyteller, who enjoys meeting new people. Join Fusina in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam over a delightful Dutch dinner.

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 (1824) with classic architectural elements like traditional Dutch beams on the ceiling. Sip on Dutch wine 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 homemade meal. You will receive a tasting of a variety of Dutch small plates such as Dutch cheese with appelstroop (rich, apple sauce), herring, small goat cheese quiche, stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and smoked sausage) and traditional Dutch pancakes served with coffee or tea and stroopwafels.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join Fusina in her kitchen and watch as she prepares stamppot, a traditional Dutch dish of potatoes mashed with smoked sausage and one or more vegetables that may include sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion. Over a glass of Dutch wine or beer, learn to cook and flip pannekoeken or pancakes, a very typical Dutch dish for dessert. You can create sweet pancakes with a variety of ingredients and toppings like fresh apples or strawberries from the market. Your stamppot demonstration and hands-on pancake cooking class during which you will make and flip sweet Dutch pancakes 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: Please note two glasses of wine per person are included in the cost of your experience.

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.
  • Dutch cheese with appelstroop
  • Herring and a small goat cheese quiche
  • Stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and smoked sausage)
  • Dutch pancakes for dessert served with coffee or tea and stroopwafels
  • Two glasses of wine will be served with the Dutch dinner

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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Fusina

$92-$138 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
In-Home Meal
$118 $102 $92
Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $120
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$118 $102 $92
Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $120
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
6:30pm-9:30pm

Meet Fusina

Fusina is a warm, open and welcoming Dutch host who loves to learn about different cultures. Fusina used to be the organizer of the Dutch cookbook competition and has authored many cookbooks about Dutch cuisine. She is a delightful storyteller, who enjoys meeting new people. Join Fusina in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam over a delightful Dutch dinner.

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 (1824) with classic architectural elements like traditional Dutch beams on the ceiling. Sip on Dutch wine 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 homemade meal. You will receive a tasting of a variety of Dutch small plates such as Dutch cheese with appelstroop (rich, apple sauce), herring, small goat cheese quiche, stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and smoked sausage) and traditional Dutch pancakes served with coffee or tea and stroopwafels.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join Fusina in her kitchen and watch as she prepares stamppot, a traditional Dutch dish of potatoes mashed with smoked sausage and one or more vegetables that may include sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion. Over a glass of Dutch wine or beer, learn to cook and flip pannekoeken or pancakes, a very typical Dutch dish for dessert. You can create sweet pancakes with a variety of ingredients and toppings like fresh apples or strawberries from the market. Your stamppot demonstration and hands-on pancake cooking class during which you will make and flip sweet Dutch pancakes 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: Please note two glasses of wine per person are included in the cost of your experience.

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.
  • Dutch cheese with appelstroop
  • Herring and a small goat cheese quiche
  • Stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and smoked sausage)
  • Dutch pancakes for dessert served with coffee or tea and stroopwafels
  • Two glasses of wine will be served with the Dutch dinner

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
In-Home Meal
$118 $102 $92
Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $120
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$118 $102 $92
Cooking Experience + Meal
$138 $120 $120
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
6:30pm-9:30pm
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