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Old City Food Tour in Full Swing this Winter

Tantalize your taste buds while learning about Amsterdam’s food focused urban development past and present in an exploration through the beautiful city center.

We have been pretty quiet about the Old City Food Tour recently, but don’t fret – tours continue. For instance, Saturday October 24th we hosted a group from Germany, and mid December a group of roughly 60 visiting from Plymouth University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality in the UK will break into groups for a tailored tour. Highlights include visits to Metropolitan, tasting chocolate maker Kees Raat’s delectable homemade cocao creations, a coffee tasting featuring Quartier Putain’s ‘top notch coffee’, and a stop at one of Amsterdam’s oldest, most central craft breweries – De Prael, for some beer and Dutch snacks.

Want to join a tour or tailor one to your specific interests? For inquiries and reservations, please write to

Love cities? Love food? Did you know that food plays a central role in shaping the flavor of today’s cities? Amsterdam is a leading example, where the growth from a small village along the river Amstel to a vibrant center of international trade is literally shaped by food. The Old City Food Tour takes you back to a time when food was at the heart of public life in Amsterdam’s beautiful city center – when oxen walked the streets on their way to the cattle market on Spui, a fish market dominated Dam Square and grain was traded at the Corn Exchange on Damrak.

As we show you hidden secrets of Amsterdam’s food past, we go on tolink past with present by visiting a handful of unique food entrepreneurs serving up treats, meats, chocolates, craft beers and more.There is a bounty of information to absorb and food to tantalize your taste buds. We invite you to join an Old City Food Tour, and to bask in Amsterdam’s urban-culinary concoction. Please write to with questions and for reservations.

Posted on 19 October 2015 and filed under Projects

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