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Food Tour2022-08-04T16:59:12+00:00

The Free Food Tour Of Amsterdam

Eat your way through Amsterdam and sample its traditional sweets, tasty appetizers and -of course- cheese!

Language: English
Every day: 10:30AM
Duration: 2 hours
Start of the tour: Dam Monument
This Free Tour is tip-based. However, we have to
charge €1,50 Entertainment Tax + €0,39 booking fee per person



Booking A Tour FAQ

If I cancel my tour, is the Entertainment Tax refunded?2022-08-04T16:38:08+00:00

The Entertainment Tax is refundable until 24 hours before the start time of the cancelled tour. From the €1,89 that you pay per person, €1,50 per person will be refunded to your account. The booking fee of €0,39 per person is non-refundable.

Please note that it may take up to 10 days before you see the refund in your account. For more information, visit our Cancel & Refund Policy page.

Didn’t receive a cancellation email? Send us an email, mentioning the 4-digit order number that you received (check your email for reference). We will make sure you receive the amount to your account.

What is Entertainment Tax and why do I have to pay it?2022-07-26T09:06:00+00:00

As of the start of 2020, all tour companies have to charge Entertainment Tax for each person that walks with us. These costs are for the Municipality of Amsterdam. The costs for Entertainment Tax are €1,50 per person, additionally we charge a handling fee for online transactions of €0,39. This adds up to a total of €1,89 per person.

For more info about the Entertainment Tax, visit the page of Amsterdam Municipality.

How do I know if my booking is received?2022-07-26T11:07:39+00:00

Bookings are recorded through the following easy steps:

After choosing your date & time and entering your name & email address, you are taken to this screen:

Make sure to click on the BOOK NOW button to confirm your submission. If your booking is recorded, you will see this screen:

An email is sent to your email address for further reference.

Didn’t receive anything? There are several possibilities why this happens:

  • The email address was entered with a typo
  • The confirmation email is recognized as spam (check your spam folder!)
  • Our booking system isn’t working correctly.

No worries, your booking is surely recorded if you saw the screen above. If you wish to receive the details anyway, please send us an email.

The date is fully booked, can I still come to the tour?2022-09-07T10:25:55+00:00

Try one of our other tours, like the cultural Alternative Tour, scrumptious Food Tour, or medieval Dark Side Tour.

If a timeslot or date isn’t available on the calendar, we are fully booked. We never take more people on our tour than the allowed maximum, because we risk a hefty fine. You can always try your luck and come to the meeting point, but we can’t guarantee a spot.

Can I reserve the tour for more than 4 people?2022-09-15T16:28:58+00:00

Our booking system allows reservations for a maximum of 4 people.

The maximum allowed size of tour groups is only 15 people, which is why aim towards solo travellers and small groups. Our experience has shown us that other attendees don’t appreciate larger groups within the tour. Smaller groups keep the tour up to speed and make it easier to make new friends. We kindly ask you to respect this.

Really want to join us with your group? Book a private tour with us: https://guidedtoursamsterdam.com/


Can I change or cancel the reservation?2022-10-02T20:45:29+00:00

No problem! If you want to schedule another time for your tour, you can cancel the tour in your confirmation email through this button and apply for a refund:

You can place a new booking on your preferred date & time. We kindly ask you to make a new reservation yourself, please do not email us with the request to change or cancel your reservation. Rebooking yourself is the best way to secure a new spot and how we keep our tours free.

If you still need further assistance, send us an email.

Meeting Point

The Best Way To Experience The Dutch Culture, Is To Taste It

Wander around Amsterdam’s historic neighborhoods, while trying Dutch local specialties. Find out why Amsterdammers eat 17 kilos (!) of cheese every year and on which special occasion we serve ‘biscuits with mice’. Food is a great way to learn from each other’s culture. Let us share our peculiar eating habits and crazy flavors that the Dutch couldn’t live without.

Explore The Flavors Of Amsterdam On Our Free Food Tour

Tasters on this free Amsterdam tour:

  • Poffertjes | Mini-pancakes that you will only find in the Netherlands. A single poffertjes contains as much butter as a whole pancake, so why not slather it with icing sugar and.. more butter!
  • Gouda cheese | The world-famous cheese from the Netherlands. During the Free Food Tour, you will understand why Dutchies are known as kaaskoppen (cheese heads) and how Holland became so renowned for its cheese.
  • Drop | The  number 1 national treat. Try this tongue-twisting variety of licorice and discover where it originated from. Love it or hate it, you haven’t experienced Holland if you haven’t tried ‘drop’.
  • Herring | Straight from the North Sea, served raw and sprinkled with onions. Try this typically Dutch staple and learn what this pungent appetizer meant for the economy of Holland in the 16th century.
  • Stroopwafel | Once you’ve tried this beloved Dutch cookie, you will never again even look at the bulgy Belgian derivative. The best one is a fresh one and on the Free Food Tour we will tell you where to get them!
  • Bitterballen | A bite-size snack, best enjoyed with a cold beer! Our lovely tour ends at the Poolbar, where you can enjoy the last taster -while playing Dutch games and enjoying local beer.


Yes, all the food is included in the tour, we go to different shops where we get or buy the tasters for you.
Not all tasters are vegetarian, but 80% of the tasters you can enjoy. So do join the tour as a vegetarian!
Yes, just like the other tours, the food tour is a Free Walking Tour where you get to set the price. Most people give €10,- per person if the tour feels good. But it is all up to you, In this way anyone can join no matter your budget.

We do have to charge €1.55 at the start of the tour. This is city tax you can find more info about this city tax here

We start at the national monument on Dam Square from there we walk to different shops all in the city center. We end at the Poolbar, afterwards the guide will bring you back to the dam square. So you do not get lost in the maze that the center of Amsterdam is.
We aim to have a group of individuals that like to learn about the Dutch culture and its food, discover the city and know each other. Therefore we have a group limit of 4 people. If you would like to join with more please let us know.

If you would like to have a private food tour for your group, you are more than welcome. PLease check our private tour page for more information. Guidedtoursamsterdam.com

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