All New: Old Amsterdam Food Tour

From past to present, the Old Amsterdam Food Tour links traditional knowledge and tastes with the present. Linking the Tour’s past with present, we were granted by Stadsdeel Amsterdam Centrum to launch an all-new tour this year!

CITIES self-initiated the Old Amsterdam Food Tour last year. Finding much success tasting and teaching people about the food traditions in the heart of Amsterdam, this year we were granted by Stadsdeel Amsterdam Centrum to re-develop, expand and take the Old Food Tour in a new direction.

Starting this April, an all-new Old Amsterdam Food Tour map will be circulating the city. We present a full-page map highlighting 10 local entrepreneurs partnering with the tour and bits of historical information in both Dutch and English. Along with the map, the brochure also presents a bounty of information linking past to present and tantalizing your taste buds.

To kick-start a new season of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, we are enthused to present the first-ever Old Amsterdam Food Market at the location of the former Meat Halls. In preparation for the Old Food Market and new Old Food Tour, we have also turned our attention to youth, working with the primary schools Saint Antonius and BSO de Boomsspijker in a three-week program, where Anke de Vrieze, of CITIES and Farming the City, will lead an introductory presentation to the children and lead them on a special tour, ending with a hands-on workshop by ‘De Smaak te Pakken’, where kids will learn about ingredients and put them to use preparing recipes. The results of the workshop will be photographed and exhibited at the schools, as well as the Old Amsterdam Food Market on April 12th – an event displaying food traditions and tastes that are not for the squeamish, and not to be missed!

For more details on the new Old Amsterdam Food Tour, visit our about page on Farming the City at this link.

Created on 24 March 2014

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