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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
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • 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 bitterballen (Dutch meatballs), herring and a small goat cheese quiche or cheese with apple syrop, 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.
  • Bitterballen (Dutch meat-based snack)
  • Herring and a small goat cheese quiche
  • Stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and smoked sausage)
  • Apple pie or pancakes served with coffee or tea and stroopwafels
  • Two glasses of wine will be served with the Dutch dinner

Traveler reviews

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Fusina

$92-$138 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
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 bitterballen (Dutch meatballs), herring and a small goat cheese quiche or cheese with apple syrop, 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.
  • Bitterballen (Dutch meat-based snack)
  • Herring and a small goat cheese quiche
  • Stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and smoked sausage)
  • Apple pie or pancakes served with coffee or tea and stroopwafels
  • Two glasses of wine will be served with the Dutch dinner

Traveler reviews

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
FAQ

    You can cancel your experience 48 hours or more before your experience date and receive a full refund. To request a cancellation once you have made a booking simply log in and click the "Request Cancellation" link from the bottom of your booking. Your refund will be processed immediately (note it can take up to 10 business days for this refund to post to your credit card statement). Please note that for cancellations within 48 hours of your experience we unfortunately cannot offer a refund; this is because our hosts typically purchase food and begin their preparations up to 48 hours before the experience.

    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

    Many of our hosts accommodate solo travelers. You can see if a host accepts solo travelers by looking at the traveler range found next to the experience descriptions on the host profile (indicated by the numbers in parentheses next to "In-home meal", "Cooking experience" and "Market visit").

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