Amsterdam is a melting pot, home to 176 different nationalities. With all this ethnicity, it’s no wonder the food is incredible. You can taste authentic Dutch cuisine or sample dishes from around the globe without the hassle of another plane trip.
While it’s true that Amsterdam is a hotspot for food enthusiasts, it is also a tourist mecca. This influx in tourism means that a significant number of dining establishments are sub-par and cater to the ever present flow of travelers. Having been in Amsterdam for several days before our food tour, I can attest to the wide range of mediocre dining establishments.
Navigating the great food spots in Amsterdam is best left to the professionals. That’s why I was pleased to hook up with Eating Amsterdam Tours, to learn the ins and outs of where to dine and what to eat while visiting this bustling city.
Our local guide led us through the Jordaan neighborhood, commenting on local sights and history, then delivering us to our food rendezvous. We were filled up with both tantalizing dishes and knowledge that you just can’t get on your own. Did you know the Dutch used to eat tulip bulbs?