1. Amsterdam: Private Cheese and Beer Tour
Embark on a journey through Amsterdam's gastronomic culture on this personalized cheese and beer tour with a friendly local guide. Start your tour at the Cheese and More Flower Market, a lively store with stunning displays featuring every Dutch cheese under the sun, then set out on your tour which includes 4 authentic, delicious tastings and two ice-cold beers. Your itinerary will be personalized according to your preferences. Head to the quaint Old Amsterdam Cheese Store to browse through cheese-themed souvenirs, and learn about the history of Dutch cheese-making at the Amsterdam Cheese Museum (and maybe even don the outfit of a traditional cheesemaker for a fun photo opportunity). Stop off at a typical Dutch bar for a beer tasting – your local guide will definitely have a couple of stellar recommendations – then make your way to the ultra-trendy Jordaan district, a hub of cool boutiques and several local cheese shops. Pop into de Kaaskamer, a cheese-lover’s nirvana with cheese from all over the world, and indulge in a cheese board with tastings of Gouda, Edam, clove cheese (Nagelkaas), and Dutch blue cheese. Explore the shops, cafes and restaurants of De Clercqstraat and Kinkerstraat (the city’s “Old West”) in lively Amsterdam West, stopping off for a gooey cheese fondue and a tasty cheese pancake at a location that piques your interest.