Learn all about Amsterdam food festivals! 

For years, Amsterdam has been known for its scrumptious and innovative food scene. With its blend of international cuisine and traditional Dutch dishes, the culture of food is celebrated all year round. What better way to immerse yourself in Amsterdam’s food culture than by attending one of the city’s popular food festivals? Among the numerous food festivals in Amsterdam, a few stand out for their impressive food choices, spectacular atmosphere, and unforgettable experiences: the Japan Light and Food Festival TREK and the Rolling Kitchen Food Festival.

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Japan Light and Food Festival

The Japan Light and Food Festival is an annual food festival that is held at the Japanese Garden in Amsterdam’s Park. The festival features a variety of delicious Japanese delicacies that you can savor while surrounded by the amazing view of the Japanese garden in the evening. You can also enjoy Japanese traditional performances, such as taiko drumming and ikebana flower arrangement. This festival celebrates the magical aspects of culture, cuisine, and beauty in Japan.

TREK Amsterdam’s Food Festival 

The TREK food festival is the largest traveling food festival in the Netherlands. It makes stops in eight beautiful city parks throughout the country between May and September. If you find yourself in Amsterdam at the same time as the Trek festival, you’re in for a treat. The city park is completely transformed into an open-air restaurant with live entertainment.

Rolling Kitchen Food Festival

The Rolling Kitchen Food Festival, also known as Rollende Keukens, is one of the biggest and most popular food festivals in Amsterdam. It lasts four days and is held in Westergasfabriek, where over 120 food trucks and other catering businesses gather to showcase their finest culinary creations. You will find a wide range of mouthwatering, locally-sourced dishes from Moroccan, Mexican, American, and Dutch cuisine. At this festival, you can enjoy live music, quirky performances, and enjoy tasty bites from all over the world.

Dine with Amsterdam’s Locals – Eatwith

If you can’t make it to one of these festivals or food tours, or if you want a more exclusive culinary experience, Eatwith is the answer. Eatwith is a platform that offers immersive dining experiences with local hosts, where you can taste authentic dishes in a homely setting. 

Explore traditional cooking classes or a relaxing seafood dinner, Eatwith is just for you. You can find all of our Amsterdam experiences here. 

This is not just any dining experience, but a chance to savor the best of Amsterdam’s cuisine and gain insight into the customs surrounding local food. You’ll be dining in a local’s home and enjoying authentic home-cooked meals that they have prepared. You can choose from a variety of cuisines, from Dutch to Indonesian, and have the chance to learn from the host’s cooking techniques and culture. It’s a great way to meet like-minded travelers and food lovers while enjoying a unique culinary experience.

However you choose to experience Amsterdam’s food, we are confident that you will love it! With food being a fundamental part of Amsterdam culture, there’s no shortage of delicious and dynamic food festivals for all. The Japan Light and Food Festival, TREK, and the Rolling Kitchen Food Festival are just a couple of excellent options that offer different experiences for everyone.

Whether you are looking to sip a craft beer and enjoy delicious dishes with friends, experience Japanese traditions, or just want to satisfy your palate, Amsterdam’s food festivals will leave you feeling delighted and satisfied. So gear up, set your taste buds ablaze, and get ready to sample the best food festivals that Amsterdam has to offer during your next visit! And don’t forget that Eatwith has some wonderful Amsterdam experiences you can take part in while you’re visiting.