Dear Hungry Bird,
We are delighted that you are planning a trip or day-out in Amsterdam! The city that stole our hearts and will probably steal yours too. So be warned. ;)
We are a small, young & personable travel company. We like to call ourselves the "mother birds", who would love to feed you, our "Hungry Birds" (the hungry travellers who fly from all over the world) to explore Amsterdam, with our passion for Amsterdam, traveling, sharing (street) food & drinks. (Ah that explains the name!)
Think of us as your local friends with whom you eat, drink and explore. Amsterdam feels like a big village and we would love to show you this city through our eyes. So nope, we are not your umbrella-wielding guides.
So why street food? Well. To us, street food is more than just delicious grub from market stalls and the street side. We were inspired by our travels through Asia. That is where street food also represents a feeling. A feeling of gezelligheid, authenticity, hospitality and lovingly-prepared offerings created by locals who are passionate about presenting their city, hearts and souls on a plate (sometimes napkin). On our street food & drink tours, you will find exactly that, sometimes at unexpected places. It is an opportunity for food-loving people to connect with one another and share stories about culture, travel and daily life.
That is why we believe in the universal language of enjoying (street) food combined with stories, culture, and a good time. We have created Hungry Birds street food experiences that connect you right to the heart of Amsterdam through immersing in its street food culture and daily life in an open, casual and creative way. The Hungry Birds groups are purposefully kept small to make sure that it feels personal and conversational.
You will be discovering our city together with other food-loving travelers from all over the globe, supporting the smaller family-owned businesses, enjoying stories behind them and Dutch 'gezelligheid' (a word loosely translated as coziness and warmth). It is more of an interactive food adventure. So please, just be yourself, connect with other travelers, ask questions, share some humor and stories, inspire and be inspired.
So what are you waiting for? We would love to meet you. Come join us on our food (and drink) adventure!
your "mother birdies" in Amsterdam
"Traveling - It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." – Ibn Battuta
From the drool-inducing aroma of the chocolate cookies made with passion by Vera.. the 'lekker' (delicious) specialty beers served at Amsterdam's beloved bars.. or the incredible tastiness of Ruud's freshly-made original Dutch stroopwafel.. to the simple joy of sharing your most memorable food experiences with other like-minded travelers.
It's ❀ the little things ❀ that make all the difference in your travel experience!
If you love street food, drinks, stories and culture, and the above sounds right up your alley, spread your wings and decide with which birds you would like to fly:
The HUNGRY BIRDS EXPERIENCE – a street food adventure that combines the best of the local market and the city. During our food adventure we will visit around 11 locations, tasting Dutch as well as ethnic specialties. Buckle up and get ready to fly with us!
The SUNDAY BIRDS fly to mostly small family-owned businesses, as well as typical Amsterdam specialty shops around the city center. Skip the tourist traps and savor the good stuff with us.
The THIRSTY BIRDS is for our thirstier travelers with a special focus on local and regional craft beers. A late afternoon experience that leads you to a mix of four typical Dutch and unique bars with impeccable craft beers and traditional Dutch ‘hapjes’ (snacks).
This experience will be available from 4 January 2017
For a detailed description and photos of the tour please go to this page.
When: Daily starting at 10:30 (occasionally at different times) and lasting for approx. 4,5 hours.
Where: The multicultural area of De Pijp and Albert Cuyp Market, Utrechtsestraat and city centre. Meeting details: Albert Cuypstraat 75 (intersection of Albert Cuypstraat/Ferdinand Bolstraat). The exact meeting details will be sent upon booking.
Price: €79 per person, (children < 6 years eat for free);
* All food & drink tastings (equivalent to a BIG lunch – we visit approx. 11 locations and taste on average 15 different specialties),
* A company of your local foodie friend
* A friendly bunch of travellers from around the world;
What’s not included: Extra drinks. And extra cookies for your mother and girlfriend;
What to wear: Comfortable shoes & weather-appropriate clothing;
What to bring: A bottle of water, your appetite, wanderlust and curiosity;
Who: Food lovers of all ages. For private group inquiries or other questions, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com
We would be happy to customize your tour.
For a detailed description and photos of the tour please go to this page.
What: A city-walking adventure focusing on Amsterdam specialties.
Where: The area of Utrechtsestraat and city centre. Meeting details: Weteringschans 140 (intersection of Weteringschans and Westeinde). The exact meeting details will be sent upon booking.
What language: English. (Dutch, German, French only for private groups on request)
When: Sunday, starting (usually) at 10:30 and lasting for approx. 4.5 hours.
Price: €79 per person, (children < 6 years eat for free).
What’s included: All food and drink tastings (equivalent to a full lunch).
What’s not included: Extra drinks. And extra cookies for your mother and girlfriend.
What to wear: Comfortable shoes & weather-appropriate clothing.
What to bring: A bottle of water, your appetite, wanderlust and curiosity.
Who: Food lovers of all ages. For private group inquiries or other questions please send us an e-mail. We would be happy to customize your tour.
“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.” -Gautama Buddha
What: An afternoon to early-evening leisurely trip to authentic and beloved Amsterdam bars that are brimming with history and stories, where you will taste exceptional local and regional beverages, as well as traditional Dutch bar snacks. This is not your typical pub crawl!
When: Saturday from 16:00 till around 19:30.
Where: We will start in the city center and end in the charming Jordaan area. Meeting details: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30 . The exact meeting details will be sent upon booking.
What to bring: Your thirst, wanderlust, curiosity, and a bottle of water.
What to wear: Comfortable shoes for the walk and weather-appropriate clothing.
Price: €79,- per person (all the drinks and snacks served during the experience are included in the price).
Not included: Extra drinks, souvenir beer glasses and T-shirts for family and friends.
Who: Beer lovers, 18 years old and above. For private group inquiries and other special requests, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Eat well. Eat a lot. Drink little. Drink often.” – Rachael Teo
Try something different. Give your food-loving family member, friend or colleague an unforgettable present wrapped into an experience.
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