[…] Experience chatting & eating for several hours with a local, gave great new insight into the melting pot of Amsterdam [East]. Great relationships with many of the restaurant and shop owners along the way. We all loved it. Highly recommend.
— Jill B


Amsterdam East or ‘Oost’ as Amsterdammers know it, is a small, global and trendy village with a friendly community vibe. It’s a neighbourhood with its own unique identity, a lot of history and a promising future. This experience is for you if you want to scratch beyond the surface and explore this lively side of Amsterdam.

With over 150 nationalities living side-by-side, Amsterdam East offers an amazing blend of ethnic, international and of course Dutch flavours in every form. Hidden in the side streets of the historical and vibrant Dappermarkt are tasty traditional treasures, as well as new trendy bars with botanical jungle decor and a funky menu – the result of an ongoing gentrification. New young entrepreneurs are working alongside the pioneers towards a better Oost. It’s this communal spirit that fosters a great future for this unassuming neighbourhood.

So what kind of food can you expect to taste on this Oost food experience? Well, we like to keep it a surprise, but here’s a little teaser. Dutch Bread made in an over 100 year old local bakery, Amsterdam hand made chocolate, selection of cheese, devilishly delicious samosas from a passed-down Pakistani family recipe, among some Javanese-Surinamese and Moroccan street food specialties and much more of the Dutch and ethnic dishes of Amsterdam East…

If you’re open-minded and hungry for a less traditional food adventure in Amsterdam, then we know you’ll love this experience. Especially if you’re a seasoned Amsterdam traveller, a returning Hungry Bird in search of more adventures, or simply someone who’d like to go beyond the usual.

Let’s feast in the East together.




When: Wednesdays and Friday at 11:00 (Occasionally at different times)

Duration: About 5 hours

Where: The multicultural area of Amsterdam East

Meeting point: Ruyschstraat 52. The exact meeting details will be sent upon booking.

End point: Badhuis Javaplein

Price: €89 per person

What’s included:

* All food and drinks served during the experience         
* Your mother bird taking (good) care of you
* Stories about our local food heroes and daily life