Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th November 2014: Holland – Amsterdam
Amsterdam was ranked the second best city to live, 12th globally on quality of living, 3rd in innovation and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.63 million international visitors annually, this is excluding the 16 million day trippers visiting the city every year.
We’ll go to have a special experience: THE OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR
It takes us to a time when food was at the heart of social, economic and political life – when oxen walked the streets on their way to the cattle market on Spui, a daily fish market took place on Dam Square, and grains were traded at the Corn Exchange on Damrak. The history of Amsterdam, which developed from a small village along the river Amstel to become the international city it is today, is literally shaped by food.
We explore this relationship, taking a tour through the contemporary urban landscape that links past to present and reveals hidden traces of Amsterdam’s food history. For instance, today, except from street names or plaques, the ancient food history of the city has almost completely disappeared.
However, if we look at the morphology of Amsterdam’s streets, canals, alleys, squares and buildings, it is possible to trace signs of the city’s food past. Food supply, storage, transportation and consumption. We’ll visit some food entrepreneurs along the route that make a special products tasting before having dinner with some friends in an exclusive location.
During the tour we’ll have the possibility to talk with a great person about some urban projects developing in Amsterdam.
For any details send an e-mail or text on whatsapp. Prices can variate depending on the required service.