Eating Europe Launches in Haarlem


Award-winning tour operator Eating Europe continues to explore hidden communities and vibrant street life with local insiders with its latest tour launch in the traditional market town of Haarlem.

In January, Haarlem was proclaimed the Gastronomic Capital of the Netherlands for its selection of quality restaurants, culinary events, and supply of local products. The 3.5-hour long, food tour through the photogenic medieval city, which is located about 15 minutes from Amsterdam, will commence on 22 March 2019.

Read about Irene Caswell’s Eating Europe experience, when she joined its London Food Tour.

“We’re excited to offer our first tour outside of the Dutch capital which gives guests the opportunity to experience the real Netherlands from a local’s perspective,” says Kenny Dunn, Managing Director of Eating Europe. “Haarlem has cobble stoned streets and gabled houses, tulip fields and windmills, brown cafés and breweries. But it also surprises by offering sushi with a Dutch twist, a mind-numbing selection of liquorice and the culinary imprint from Indonesian immigration.  We can’t wait to show all this and so much more.”

The midday experience called “A Taste of Life in Haarlem” will offer seven authentic tastings including a venue on the market square overlooking the famous Bavo Church, a quaint little cheese shop and a church-turned-brewery. Guests will experience culinary insights into the quintessential Dutch lifestyle by devouring local staples like kibbeling (a snack consisting of battered chunks of deep fried fish), bitterballen (a meat-based finger food) and the Dutch’s favourite vice, called drop. The tours are both intimate with max. 12 people as well as social, uniting curious travellers from all over the world.

Tours run Thursday and Friday, 12pm-3.30pm, €79 adult, €64 adolescent, €52 child. For more information, visit here.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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