How to LIVE a city, big or small? How to EXPERIENCE the best it has to offer? Certainly not by following the beaten tourist paths.
A few days ago, I experienced an amazing and authentic "Amsterdam Delicious Food Tour", led by Rianne, on rented bicycles.
We first took a ferry to the Eye Museum, from where Amsterdam's skyline is beautiful. The Museum's architecture itself is also worth a visit.
Then we cycled to Café de Ceuvel an incredible place, a dream made true through crowd funding, a café made of up-cycled materials. All food is organic, music is fantastic... don't forget your swimsuit and eco-friendly suncream.
We then headed for a street market -all great food- to end up having raw fresh herrings at Vis Van Henry. Henry will tell you everything about the precise region of origin of every fish (and I chickened out of gulping the whole fish, I had it in small filets instead)
After a great herring...... Genever of course!
We went then to Papeneiland café, opened in 1642, and beautifully preserved. Everyone there was so happy to share stories about the place: that's how I learned about the tunnel to the secret church, the boiled eggs tradition..... and we ended up trying the delicious home made apple pie with whipped cream.... yummy!
After one or 2 more stops at terrasses in the sun, the tour ended back at the bike rental station.
That was really the best 5 Hours I ever spent in Amsterdam (and I've been there quite a lot before). Honestly I could have been charged double, it was worth it!
The reason behind the success of this tour is of course Rianne, a human being deeply and personally committed to support sustainability, proximity small shops and organic food.
It was not only a "Delicious Tour", but also a healthy, fun and very gratifying experience.
To be recommended
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