The loveliest Food Tour in Amsterdam
The Hungry Birds team has been filling hearts and bellies in the Pijp area of Amsterdam since 2013. We provide a friendly, relaxed, interactive walking food tour. It’s an immersive experience of Amsterdam’s soul, street food, hidden gems and culture.
We are Amsterdam locals. We know and love Amsterdam and where to find and capture the authentic experience of this wonderful, diverse city.
About the Tour
Our Hungry Birds guides, also known as Mother Birds, will take you on a memorable street food journey throughout the area of Amsterdam known as the Pijp. You’ll sample the many delights the area has to offer with a diverse selection of local and international food.
What can you expect from the tour:
Friendly knowledgeable local guides
Small groups of people from all over the world
You’ll walk anything from 5 to 7,000 steps (great for burning off some of the food)
Insights into everyday life in Amsterdam
You’ll help support small, local & multi-generational businesses that help retain the unique character of the Pijp
Lots of good memories and a full belly
Why Hungry Birds?
We believe food is love and that it is a universal language that brings people together and makes you experience the real culture and heart of a place. Especially street food, because of how fresh, social, and personal it is. This is why being a Hungry Bird is about celebrating our love for good food, a sense of adventure and Amsterdam while traveling with respect and an open heart.
It’s having genuine conversations over good local foods made by honest and inspiring businesses. It’s learning the background stories behind our partners as well as the hidden context. We curate our experiences based on our knowledge, experience, relationships, mood and creativity. Most of the places we take you to are mom-and-pops, market vendors, eateries, small cafes and bars. The same places where we take our own family and friends.
Top 5 FAQ
Can we join a Hungry Birds tour with allergies or dietary restrictions?
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!
Are the Hungry Birds tours family friendly?
The Hungry Birds food tours are a family/child friendly activity. We have welcomed many children on our tours in the past and they usually have a great time tasting the variety of different foods and sweets. We walk at a moderate and relaxed pace. However, your ‘Mother Bird’ will always make sure to take into account everyone’s walking pace. We will walk around 5 to 7,000 steps. Children are very welcome on the tour. If they are below the age of 6, they can join for free.
Where do we meet for the experience?
We meet at the front of the McDonalds on the AlbertcuypStraat in De Pijp neighborhood. 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 email@example.com
Are all experiences in English?
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.
How long is a Hungry Birds Food Tour?
Hungry Birds Original Experience (Monday to Saturday) visits about about 7-8 locations and lasts between 4 and 5 hours. You will walk between 5-7,000 steps during the tour.
Testimonials by Hungry Birds
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