Amsterdam Food and Wine Tours
The city of biking and Dutch cuisine
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is the most populous municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The city is known for its art, elaborate canal system, and narrow houses. Amsterdam’s historically rich culture, beautiful views, vibrant nightlife, and various set of activities the city has to offer – all alongside wonderful gastronomy create an atmosphere perfect for foodie getaways.
Try getting to know the city by biking through the townthat offers two hundred miles of cycling paths. Discover works of art by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the infamous Rijksmuseum. Alongside the Rijsmuseum in the Museum District, also discover works of art at the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk. Travel to central Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank House to witness the history that the house and biographical museum dedicated to the Jewish wartime writer has to offer.
Foodie getaways need to be filled with tasty foods and drinks that are typical in the region being visited. Dutch cuisine can include many vegetables and little meat. Lunch generally consists of breads with toppings while dinners typically consist of meat and potatoes accompanied by seasonal vegetables.
A typical dish that is a must when visiting Amsterdam is a Hollandse Nieuwe Haring. This is a traditional Dutch dish of raw herring fish and is generally served with chopped onions, and sometimes bread. A popular Dutch pastry that is famous in The Netherlands is Stroopwafel. Stroopwafel is like a cookie with waffle outsides and special syrup in between the thin waffle layers. Try the delectable Patats, or French fries. These fries are thicker than most and can come with various toppings such as patatje oorlog (fries at war), which is chopped onions and peanut sauce.
Sip on drinks that the locals love while in Amsterdam. One drink to try is Jenever, which is a typical liquor of gin in The Netherlands. Beer connoisseurs will fall in love with the beers that the city has to offer as well.