OUR DINNER WALKS

 

Are you planning a holiday trip to the Netherlands or staying here for business?
Would you like to know more about the Dutch inhabitants, their history and traditions?
Are you fed up with the regular tours, offered in big groups, with boring guides holding a flag?
 
Holland Village Tours  offers unusual walks, that allow you to travel back into history, meet the locals, experience the Dutch traditions and taste the Dutch food. Our actor guides are dressed in costume, playing famous persons that lived in the village where the walk is performed. Their stories are a combination of knowledge, acting, humor, anecdotes, dance, songs and also include various visits and workshops.
 
Our walks are more educational and entertaining than any other walk available!
 
For an unforgettable visit to the Netherlands, book our Village Walks and combine it with our Dinner Walks, Museum Walks and Online Walks. With our luxurious transportation by minivan or private coach, you can go from one village to the other and design a program of several days.

VILLAGE WALKS

We organize Village Walks in Amsterdam, Zaandam, Haarlem, Utrecht, The Hague and Delft. Some are on a regular base for individual bookings, like the Zaanse Schans Village Walk, others can be reserved privately or by a group.

DINNER WALKS

Three 3 different historical persons walk you from starter, to main course to desert. You see the villages in a unique way AND enjoy dinner in three different restaurants. In Amsterdam, we also have special Ships dinner, where you become a 17th Century sailor.

MUSEUM WALKS

Visit museums with our historical characters. In the Rijksmuseum it feels like they came right of the painting. At the Zaanse Schans you can visit a private house with a tour of the Mayor’s wife who lived there in the past.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam has a rich history and many different areas.  Discover the Dutch capital together with Ingrid Marsman, an experienced local guide and actress. Her theatrical dinners are informative & entertaining. A unique way to learn about the city & enjoy a group dinner !

DINNER WALK OF FAME

Beatrix

3 historical women who walk between the courses from one restaurant to the other. Princess Beatrix starts at Dam Square. She tells about the Royal Palace and walks to the starter. Then Rembrandt’s wife brings the group in his footsteps to the main course. She offers the group a book about her and Rembrandt in Amsterdam. Then brothel owner Theresa walks through the Red Light District to a place for dessert where she offers 3 Dutch liquors.

SHIPS DINNER ALL ABOARD

all a boord amsterdam

Imagine, you enter the bar of Giertje in 1610. She serves cold beer, cheese and ‘bitterballen’. After a short story about Amsterdam, the group is brought to the ships room to “sail off to Asia”. Each sailor get a jacket and a Dutch gin against sea sickness. A ships dinner is served. Between the courses several women appear; a poor sailor’s wife, a rich merchant’s wife and a brothel owner looking for sailors in the harbor. Dessert comes with Dutch liquors to taste. 

JORDAAN DINNER WALK

JORDAAN

Jannie has lived in the Jordaan all her life. Dressed in a tiger print outfit she shares her stories. The walk starts with a drink and a Dutch ‘bitterbal’ in a typical Dutch ‘brown café’. Then Jannie walks with the group through the small streets to the starter, main course and dessert. There she shares 3 Dutch liquors together with the stories about love and seduction. 

ZAANDAM

Zaandam, the city where Claude Monet and Peter the Great lived. In the Golden Age, hundreds of mills processed wood here for the shipbuilding and paper industries. Discover Zaandam and its restaurants on our Dinner Walk of 3 hours, with Camille, the wife of Claude Monet, the carpenters’ wife where Peter the Great stayed and the Mayor’s wife of Westzaan, wearing a typical Zaan costume.

HAARLEM

The capital of the province of North Holland, located on the river Spaarne, giving it its nickname, Spaarne city. Discover culinary Haarlem together with actor guide Ingrid Marsman. Her special dinner walks are informative and entertaining. She plays 3 historical women (Kenau, Liesbeth -the wife of Frans Hans- and Malle Babbe). They show the city through their eyes and walk with you to 3 different locations for a 3-course dinner.

THE HAGUE

The Hague is the governmental city of the country. It is also where King Willem Alexander lives. Discover culinary The Hague together with actor guide Ingrid Marsman. Her special dinner walks are informative and entertaining. She plays 3 historical women :(princess Beatrix,  Maria van Berckel and Aleida van Poelgeest) who walk with you to 3 different locations for a 3-course dinner.

UTRECHT

Utrecht is located in the heart of the Netherlands, and an important religious centre with many beautifull churches. Discover culinary Utrecht together with actor guide Ingrid Marsman. Her special dinner walks are informative and entertaining. She plays 3 historical women (sister Bertken, Trijn van de Leemput and a brothel owner of the 17th century) who show the city through their eyes and walks with you to 3 different locations for a 3-course dinner. 

HOORN

Hoorn was founded in 716 and became a major harbor town. During Holland’s Golden Age, Hoorn was an important home base for the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Discover culinary Hoorn with three women from former times, and dinner in three different restaurants. Enjoy!

 

EDAM / VOLENDAM

Edam is a picturesque village, famous for its cheese. Discover Edam with Trijntje Keever, born in Edam in April 1616. With 2.54 meters she was possibly the tallest woman to have ever lived. In Voledam Hille Butter takes over. Volendam is a former fisher village, well-known for its lovely harbor and the traditional clothing. Hille was a Dutch model and, according to artists in her time, the best model of the village. During the tour, a three course dinner is planned in different restaurants.

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