Fowl friends

We have many wonderful friends in the city who share our passion for showing curious travelers the side of Amsterdam that they love. We've got the eating and drinking bit.  Here are our friends covering the rest - By foot, boat and bike. We ask them to introduce themselves and to reveal their favorite street food spots.

WeBike Amsterdam by Jasper & Thijs

"Who are you and what do you do?"

"We are Jasper and Thijs and we are doing bike tours in Amsterdam. During our tours we like to show people the more undiscovered parts of the city and introduce them to the real Amsterdam. We're also doing a countryside tour to enjoy the farmlands and Dutch skies just outside the city."

"Why do you do what you do?"

"Amsterdam is a city of bikes and cycling is a strong component of the city's current culture. 

We therefore believe that the best way to mingle with the locals and to become an Amsterdammer for a little while is to hop on a bike. If you really want to experience and understand this place you have to see it from a cyclist's perspective."


"What's your favorite street food spot in Amsterdam and what do you order?"

"For the past 15 years we've been going to the same place every now and then to enjoy a delicious sandwich at 't Kaasboertje in the Jordaan neighbourhood. Located at Tweede Tuindwarsstraat 3A, you'll find this cute little place where the chatty owner Hans is more than happy to see you again (Even if he has never seen you before), and to make you a 'little party'. Our favorite sandwich is 'Broodje Hans'. Spicy as hell but truly addictive. A quick visit to Hans is guaranteed 'lekker and gezellig' (Delicious and cosy). Enjoy!"

 

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That Dam Guide by Mark & his team Lealu, Benjamin, Rob & Rory

"Who are you and what do you do?"

"I'm Mark and I love giving tours of Amsterdam and meeting interesting people every day."

"Why do you do what you do?"

"I started my guiding life working for a big free tour company but I wasn't happy walking around town with 30 to 40 people. I broke away and started my little company to bring high quality tours to small groups of people, group size 10 max, so that we can chat and interact and have a much richer experience."

"What's your favorite street food spot in Amsterdam and what do you order?"

"My favorite street food spot is Tokoman on the Zeedijk. I order their Broodje Pom (a Surinamese sandwich with chicken, orange juice and indigenous Surinamese root plant) met peper en zuur (With piccalilly sauce and pickled vegetables)."

 

Two girls and a boat by Jeantine and rachael

""Who are you and what do you do?"

We are Jeantine and Rachael. We are two girls who are in love with Amsterdam and what she represents. We want to share our city with people who would like to see the city and get to know her stories from a different angle. It's all about learning about the city through a casual and informal cruise, and hopefully, you will fall in love with Amsterdam through our eyes."

"Why do you do what you do?"

"Amsterdam is unlike other cities. She literally breathed new life into both of us, seeing that we were both not born here. We wanted to create something that would help you to understand Amsterdam better from a local's perspective. Also, we wanted to give visitors a chance to experience how it feels like to boat like a local, meaning small and intimate. Above all, 'gezelligheid' - the Dutch notion of coziness and warmth

"What's your favorite street food spot in Amsterdam?"

"Rachael's favorite Amsterdam street food ranges from kibbeling (fried cod) from Vishandel Albert Cuyp to good ol' fries with Belgian mayonnaise from Par Hasard. Jeantine's favorite is haring from a lovely couple standing at Haarlemmerplein. Delicious and heart-healthy!"