During this tour, people will visit hidden courtyards, walk through small back streets, and watch the boats go down the canal. The guides tell their guests’ stories about Amsterdam to enhance their experience of eating, drinking, and walking down the canals. Meeting the people of Jordan during this tour will help people understand why it is a favorite neighborhood in Amsterdam.
It has a humble, working-class beginning that helped shape it into the kind, pleasant, genuine, tasty, and friendly neighborhood that it presently is. They will also introduce them to locals that have been running their cafes and shops for generations. Along with their great foods, the guests of this tour will get a taste of the shop and restaurant owners Jordanian sense of humor. They get to try a dozen Dutch foods.
The Dutch foods that they get to try include the best-smoked sausage made by a family-run butchery that has been in business for over a century, herring (the Amsterdam way), world famous Gouda (in a cheese shop that has just about any cheese a person would want). The people on this tour will also get to try the beer from a local brewery and Dutch borrelhapjes, and also eat at an authentic Jordaan cafe that used to be a canal house. They will also be educated on why Cafe Papeneiland has been in business for more than 400 years (it has been said it may have to do with their apple pie) and the “other” side of Dutch cuisine: Indonesia and Suriname.
This tour lasts four hours and it is a guided walk through one-of-a-kind cultural sights of a Jordaan neighborhood with a substantial meal that consists of a variety of Dutch food items with many foodie stops throughout the whole tour. It gives people the opportunity to stop being a tourist for a little while and see Amsterdam for what it really is.