Hungy Birds FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers
A Hungry Birds experience is a 4 to 4,5 hour intimate street food tour in Amsterdam. During this time, your ‘Mother Bird’ will take you to a number of family-owned businesses, specialty stores, cafes and possibly a market in order to share delicious food, drinks and stories with you.
The Hungry Birds vibe is a combination of a food tour, the feeling of visiting a friend abroad and meeting local people and other travelers. During the experience, your ‘Mother Bird’ will feed you with foods that are locally loved made by businesses that are locally owned. Delicious food and drinks aside, we’ll also share the context behind it as well as some fun facts about Dutch culture, daily life and history of Amsterdam.
We select the places we visit based on the quality of the food, as well as the passion, kindness and character of the local heroes behind it. Therefore, most of our partners are smaller family-owned places, market stall owners, specialty stores and delicious delis. Their stories are our focus, so that you can eat to understand.
The exact address of our meeting point will be sent automatically together with a confirmation email after you’ve booked an experience with us. Please check the address and directions beforehand to know how to reach us on the day of your tour. In case you don’t receive an email with meeting details from us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re a curious and hungry story traveler, YES. It’s mainly for people who want to travel ‘deeper into a destination’. People who are open to experience the true taste and hidden stories of a destination while meeting other travellers.
“Welkom” as we say in Dutch. You might have heard of the saying, “You’ll never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s easy to get lost in the wide selection of Amsterdam’s touristy highlights, but we want to help you discover the real Amsterdam. By Amsterdam, we mean the people, the typical food and drink and the local culture. Skip the tourist traps and savor the good stuff with us.
That doesn’t mean you can’t travel in your own city, does it? Don’t wait until you have guests in town to book a Hungry Birds experience. You live here, so we trust that you know how exciting it can be to feel like a tourist in our wonderful little urban village. Who says you have to go outside of Amsterdam in order to get the travel feeling, meet new people, eat good food and hear interesting stories?
We’ll make sure you feel at home right away! During your Hungry Birds experience, you’ll get an engaging and personal introduction to Amsterdam. You’ll find out that you’ve just moved to a fun, vibrant, multicultural and especially tasty metropolitan village! We’ll help you fall more in love with this ace choice of a city!
You thought you knew Amsterdam… Until you’ve been on a Hungry Birds experience. Let us show you things and feed you foods that you might have missed out on during your previous travels. You’ll love getting to meet some local taste-makers while discovering local gems and hidden stories with us. We’ll make sure you come back to Amsterdam yet again!
Oh my “foodness”, where do we even begin? I guess you could say that we are Amsterdam’s must-eat and must-do at the same time. It’s a personal, fun and tasty way to experience the urban village-feeling of the city through its street food, stories and neighborhood taste-makers. Let us introduce you to foods and places in Amsterdam where you’ll discover (or rediscover) the city again as a multicultural melting pot of Dutch and international flavors so good that you almost want to keep it a secret…
Yes, please book via our booking page or email (email@example.com), WhatsApp or call us (+31619296774) and tell us what you’re after. Also, please let us know of anything you can’t/won’t/don’t eat or drink so that we can customize the tour to meet your needs.
Yes, all the food and drinks that we offer during our experience are already included in the price. Of course, you’re welcome to buy additional things – if you’re still hungry or thirsty!
Hungry Birds Original Experience (Monday to Saturday) – about 7-8 locations
We like to keep things ‘Gezellig’ (personable/intimate/cosy) and we find 8 to be the magic number. However, occasionally we may have one or two more. We only run our experiences when we have a minimum of 3 guests.
At Hungry Birds, we require a full payment before the experience. You may pay through PayPal, credit card or a bank transfer.
We realize that most people who cancel their reservations do so out of necessity. Nevertheless, cancellations are costly to administer and involve dedicated staff time and communications costs. Therefore, you can read our cancellation policy below:
– No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 7 or more days in advance.
– A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
– No refund will be provided for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of a no-show.
As the Dutch often like to say, “We are not made of sugar”. Therefore the tours are held rain, shine or snow. Please do check the weather forecast for the date of your tour, dress appropriately and take a poncho or umbrella, if necessary. In case of heavy rain or very stormy weather, we may decide to reschedule or cancel the experience.
Please let us know if you (or anyone in your group) have any dietary restrictions (for e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you inquire for the tour. As long as we know in advance, we’ll be happy and do our best to accommodate your needs.
The Hungry Birds experience is vegetarian-friendly. However, please let us know in advance if you are vegetarian and whether or not you eat fish. If you’re not a fish eater, you’ll have to skip one stop. But trust us, nobody walks away hungry.
During the experience, we taste some cakes, sandwiches and cookies, etc, that contain butter, flour and eggs. Therefore it’s impossible for us to find a substitute at each location. If you don’t mind skipping a few stops and you’re flexible with your diet, we could probably work something out! If you strictly follow a vegan or gluten-free diet, you should probably skip the eating part of the experience. Sorry… 🙁
Yes, we’d be happy to organize a private tour for your company, family or friends. Please send us an email with your idea, number of attending food /drink-lovers and a date so that we can send you an offer.
During our food adventures, we have some stops that include drinks like water, coffee, tea or alcoholic beverages, etc. (Please be aware that not every stop includes a drink). We do recommend bringing your own bottle of water with you. Any extra drinks that are not included in our experiences will be at your own expense.
That depends on a few factors. Like the experience, the season and on your ‘mother bird’. The stops vary from local markets, little eateries, mom and pops to street food stands, bakeries, pastry shops, cafes, bars and more. But hey, let’s not spoil all the fun and leave a part of this as a sweet surprise.
No, the Hungry Birds experiences don’t finish at the same location as the meeting point.
We kindly ask you to wait with any shopping until after the experience (You can always ask your ‘Mother Bird’ if we have some time for that).
We’ll feed you. Big time! Lunch afterwards wouldn’t be necessary. While some people are obviously smaller ‘hungry birds’ than others, you could always decide to share a portion or get an extra one. We do recommend that you have a small bite before the tour just to get your engine started!
We walk at a moderate relaxed pace. However, your ‘Mother Bird’ will always make sure to take into account everyone’s walking pace. We cover between 3-4 km.
Our regular experiences are always run in English, but we also offer private tours in Dutch for groups of 6 or bigger. Please let us know in advance if your group prefers a tour in a language other than English.
Yes, Hungry Birds Gift Cards are available for all offered tours. To buy or learn more about our gift cards, please click on ‘More’, followed by ‘Hungry Birds Gift Card’. If you have a question, email us!
Connect with us via email, or WhatsApp or call us. We’re here to help you and make your stay in Amsterdam happy, fun and fulfilling. Here is our number: +31 619 296 774.
Make sure to arrive HUNGRY.
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