What My Clients Say About Their Amsterdam Food Tour
All of the following reviews have been taken from the Tours by Locals website where clients have filled in their comments. Nothing has been altered, added or taken away. You can read the reviews below or see them on Tours by Locals.
“Karen is a great guide. She was so accommodating on this food tour for one person in our group with a gluten allergy. The cheese, the tearoom, the chocolate shop and the Italian fresh food finale were all wonderful. The additional walk thought the market was interesting, too. And the last bite of herring was a fresh and nice surprise. I highly recommend this food tour for your trip to Amsterdam!” Kimberly, Bill and Frances from the USA
“Karen did an excellent job of communicating with us prior to our arrival from overseas. Her warm personality and knowledgeable information on Dutch culture, people food and history was very much appreciated. The food we ate was of top quality and very interesting. She also went beyond her standard time to make sure we took the time to enjoy our walk and food.” Dave, Dave, Heather and Joy from Canada.
“Lots of fun and informative” Richard and France from Canada.
” Karen took us to the best spots for a bite (or sever!) to eat and told us all about Amsterdam. Our group enjoyed her tour so much, we are all still talking about our time with her 3 weeks later. Thanks Karen for such an enjoyable day and the extra tip about Anne Frank. It was very meaningful to us to see the park where she played as a little girl being enjoyed by a new generation of kids.” Debra and friends from the USA
“We had really wonderful afternoon with Karen. She was great with our family and we highly recommend her for both her food tour and her information about Amsterdam in general. Awesome time!” Heidi and family from USA.
“Karen is an absolute jewel. The tour itself was fun and informative. It revealed information we would never have known otherwise. Karen’s personality and spirit made it outstanding. Her energy and expertise made the experience perfect.” Patty, Ken, Sandy and Tina from UK and USA
“What a treat to have my very own culinary quide ! Karen was able to re-work a her schedule to be my quide. We had a wonderful day together and i think i saw and tried about all the different treats I could have imagined. I would suggest a trip to Amstredam is not complete without trying the cuisine as shown to you by a local. She was very friendly and a great person to show me her city and its food.” Camille, USA
“Although our trip to Amsterdam isn’t over, I’m sure Karen’s tour will be one of the highlights. We had a great time. Her selection of shops and restaurants where we had tastings was excellent. We may not eat for days. Equally enjoyable was her knowledge of Amsterdam and the Netherlands. On top of that she is extremely funny. If a food tour is on your agenda, I can’t imagine a better guide.” David and Steeve, USA
“We had a great time on our tour today with Karen! The meeting spot was easy to find. Karen could not have been nicer, easier to engage, or more informative. All the stops (for cheeses, chocolates, pastries, lunch, herring and other treats, shopping at an outdoor market) were interesting and enjoyable. The pace was relaxed and we liked getting away from the hectic tourist areas. We learned a lot about Amsterdam and life in the city in addition to all the culinary information. Thanks for a great tour!” – Stephen, Carie and Rose, USA
“Karen is the most fun, happy and informative guide. She opened our eyes(and mouths) to the delicious street food and hand made delicacies of Amsterdam.” – Morton, Fran, Steve and Jeannie, USA
“A fantastic day together with Karen. it was the highlight of the weekend in Amsterdam. Thank you Karen, you really know the place to get the best food and drink. I hope that I can enjoy one of your tour again later.” – Svein, Norway
“The culinary tour of Amsterdam with Karen was one of the highlights of my visit. A wonderful selection of cheeses, pastries, chocolates, Italian deli specialties and even herring were heartily consumed with Karen’s expert guidance. With perfect weather and Karen’s easy manner, the afternoon was a beautiful beginning to my quick 3-day stay. I will visit Amsterdam again and recommend Karen’s culinary tour for anyone looking for an informed introduction to the local delicacies.” – Dee, USA
“Karen was very informative and fun to be with. My husband and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed sampling some of Amsterdam ‘s specialities. You can’t go wrong with this tour.” – Edward and Maryann, USA
“We had a wonderful time with Karen today. The shops and tastings she shared with us were of very high quality, varied and delicious foods … fabulous Dutch cheeses, chocolates, pastries, stroopwaffles, deli, and yes, even herring. In addition she provided us with a written guide on many other cafes, restaurants, food markets and specialty shops in and around Amsterdam. It is a good idea to take this tour at the beginning of your stay since she gives you so much useful information.” – Adriana, USA
“Great private tour, relaxed, unrushed, knowledgeable and well planned.” – David, Singapore
“We very much enjoyed Karen’s informed and friendly manner. We learnt a good deal about the nature of society in Amsterdam – as well as enjoying many delicious tastings of Amsterdam specialities. We had a great time and learnt more about this wonderful city in a few hours than we would have done in several days of ambling around” – David, England
“Karen was an excellent guide and she was very knowledgeable and passionate about food. She took us to great places where the food was fresh and authentic. As well as information about food we appreciated her views on Dutch life, architecture, family life and other topics. We would certainly recommend her tour. We felt like we were lunching with a friend even though we had known her for only two hours.” – Linda and Lorraine, Australia
“What a fantastic day of tasting and good company! Karen is a delightful, warm, organized, and fun guide, as well as cookbook author and former deli owner. I plan to take another tour with her when I return to Amsterdam. We walked to some wonderful shops and restaurants, tasting cheese, pastries, chocolates, and salads, ending at the market where I bravely tried raw herring. Delicious. Karen left me with a list of her favorite restaurants, grocery stores, butchers, bars, and specialty shops. Superb tour!” – Jane, USA
” I would recommend carving out the time to take this tour. We enjoyed our long walk through the streets stopping off at various shops to sample their treats from cheese to pastries to some surprise tapas. The market was a treat to see with all the vendors of every type. Karen was very informative and fun to hang out with.” – Michelle, USA
“The food tour by Karen Vivers was fantastic. Very informative and interesting facts about the Dutch food. Tastings were great too. Would definitely recommend this tour.” – Joyce, USA
“Karen was very well prepared and the tour was enjoyable and introduced us to various aspects (like cheese and chocolate) of the local cuisine.” – Stuart, USA
“Karen was excellent in guiding us through the culinary delights that Amsterdam has to offer. She was very knowledgeable of the area she took us through and gave us a great recommendation for dinner.” – Raymond, USA
Amsterdam Private Food Tours
If this has made you hungry for more, why not book one of my Private Amsterdam Food Tours? Just you and your own party with some of the very best food the city has to offer.