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Joie de Vivre - European Bistro Dinner on an Amsterdam canal

Hosted by Martine

Best seller
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The experience in a nutshell

Type of the event

Dinner, French

Number of guests

2 to 6

Time of the event

6:30 PM (3 hours)

The host speaks

Dutch, English & 2 more

Hosted by Martine

Verified host
Pleased to meet you! My husband Olav and I are born locals. We love cooking and entertaining. And we believe that there are no strangers, just friends we haven't met yet. So after we decided to sell our well known and busy traditional French restaurant in Amsterdam, we repurposed our passion for hospitality and gastronomy by organizing dining experiences in a more intimate setting: in our own home! What to expect We cook 4 course meals of traditional European or Dutch dishes, with a contemporary twist. Created from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, paired with thoughtfully selected wines. Sprinkled with lively conversation and some good background music for a relaxed and entertaining home dinner. And we want our dinners to be a personal and unforgettable experience to everyone. So don't expect huge crowds, our communal table dinners count up to 6 guests max. If your group is larger than 6, please contact us first: we will set up a group arrangement for you. ​ Where We live in a cosy, modern decorated apartment in the heart of Amsterdam, overlooking the oldest canal in the city. We are located less than 5 min. walking distance from the Dam and the Central Station. Easy to reach from any place in Amsterdam. ​Guests and reviews Martine's Table took off in March 2016 and since then we hosted guests from over 60 countries from all over the world. We really love what we are doing now, and the guest reviews on TripAdvisor and EatWith are great. We are the nr. 1 spot in Amsterdam on TripAdvisor since October 2017 and were awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence several years in a row. In 2021 we are recommended as "Traveller's Choice, The Best of The Best". Pretty amazing! ​We are looking forward to meet you... are you ready to join us and our other guests? Book on EatWith now!
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German


Aperitif & Bites
Toast to Friendship
Starter & Wine
Main course
Classic dish & Wine
Surprise dessert & Dessert wine
Coffee or tea.
Drinks & Beverages

What to expect

SabineAugust 2021
Essen wie bei Freunden Dies war unsere erste Erfahrung mit EatWith, also einem Abendessen in privater Umgebung. Der Abend war einfach nur perfekt. Wir haben uns bei den sehr herzlichen Gastgebern von Anfang an sehr wohl gefühlt. Martine und Olav sind aufmerksame und sehr interessierte Gesprächspartner. Wir haben viel über die Geschichte und Entwicklung Amsterdams bis hin zur heutigen Situation erfahren und uns über gemeinsame Themen ausgetauscht. Das Essen war ausgesprochen lecker mit sehr hochwertigen Zutaten und passenden Begleitgetränken. Durch COVID-19 bedingt waren wir die einzigen Gäste an diesem Abend. Zu viele trauen sich leider noch nicht, sich auf ein so tolles und privates Event einzulassen. Wir möchten jeden gerne hierzu ermutigen. Wir haben fast vergessen, nach dem letzten Gang wieder zu gehen. Es fühlte sich einfach an wie bei Freunden zuhause.
ElleryAugust 2021
Both Martine and Olav are nice people with a great backstory. The food and conversation is well worth for my wife and I. it is an anniversary dinner we will remember
KrisMarch 2021
My friend and I had a great Zoom cooking class making two different dishes. The hosts were very friendly, communicative, and gave recommendations for dietary preferences so we all could enjoy this experience together, even from multiple time zones. We learned a lot about how to properly mix ingredients, some tips and tricks in the kitchen, and made delicious food together. It was a blast! I hope I can take a class with them in person one day but otherwise I highly recommend the Zoom experience. Thank you so much!!
JillMarch 2021
The cooking experience was well worth the time, effort and money. Lots of extra "tips" on specific aspects of the meals. We learned how to make the most delicious zucchini soup along with the perfect nicoise salad. It was fun and loved the group! Look forward to joining you live in Amsterdam one day! Thank you!!!

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The place & Amenities

The full address will be provided once the booking is confirmed

Family friendly- Kids are welcome
Nearby taxi station
Nearby public transport
WiFi Available

$69 Price per guest