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Amsterdam Tour: Home Cooked Amsterdam

The Dutch don’t talk much about their food, unless it’s about pancakes! Pannekoeken are a traditional Dutch treat – sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury, but always delicious! Enjoy this two-hour pancake lunch with our local chef after shopping for ingredients at our favourite neighbourhood shops! The Dutch base their meals on what they call “the trinity”: two veggies and a meat (oh, and don’t forget the Raypenaer cheese, please!), and our chef will teach you about these traditions in Dutch cuisine, as you enjoy a classic meal of pannekoeken.

This tour is a part of the Urban Adventures Home Cooked series and aims to give you one of the richest travelling experiences you can ever have — the opportunity to enjoy a meal in a local home.

The aim is for you to experience life exactly how it is. This experience will be no different than a local having dinner with any of their friends or relatives. It is the chance to hang out in the kitchen (customs and space willing) and chat about your life and theirs, the affairs of the day that are impacting and bringing joy into their home, and to feel for a few hours just how the locals really live.

You will be met at the meeting point by your host, at which point they will take you shopping in their neighbourhood before going to their home to cook and eat.

On arrival, if you want to help out chopping up some of the produce or you are particularly interested in the recipe behind this local meal, we invite you to participate as much or as little as you like. 

When the food is ready you will all sit down together and share the meal prepared, enjoy the conversation, perhaps look at each other’s photographs and maybe take some more together.

This experience is real. Our hosts come from all walks of life. Some are probably very similar to you and some are from poor or rural backgrounds. We encourage you to check out the photos here to make sure your expectations are correctly set about who you will be sharing a meal with and where they live. The beauty is that everyone involved in our Home Cooked Series is a wonderful person who wants to meet travellers and share this experience with them.

Amsterdam Tour: Home Cooked Amsterdam includes:

  • Enjoy delicious traditional Dutch food, prepared by a local.
  • Meet a local resident and chat about his life in Amsterdam.
  • Get hands-on if you like, and help your host with the food preparation.
  • Be treated like one of the family!
  • Inclusions are dinner in a local home with a local host, as well as you will get your guide.

Meeting point for the Amsterdam Tour: Home Cooked Amsterdam is Amstel 264, 1017AM  Amsterdam (Next to the “Skinny Bridge” as a monument reference point)


  • Language/s for this tour is/are English


  • 3 hours (approx.)


  • Amsterdam Tour: Home Cooked Amsterdam runs Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00


  • 51.00 EUR


  • Please remember to bring your confirmation email (print or smart phone).

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