Eating Europe offers taste of Haarlem

Eating Europe, a tour operator that offers dine-around experiences, has unveiled a tour focused on Haarlem, a foodie destination in the Netherlands.

The three-and-a-half-hour tour through the photogenic medieval city, which is located about 15 minutes from Amsterdam, will kick off March 22.

“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,” said Kenny Dunn, managing director of Eating Europe. 

“Haarlem has cobblestone streets and gabled houses, tulip fields and windmills, brown cafes and breweries. But it also surprises by offering sushi with a Dutch twist, a mind-numbing selection of licorice and the culinary imprint from Indonesian immigration.”

The midday experience, called A Taste of Life in Haarlem, includes seven stops, such as a venue on the market square overlooking Bavo Church, a quaint little cheese shop and a church-turned-brewery. 

Local specialties include kibbeling (chunks of deep-fried battered fish), bitterballen (a meat-based finger food) and drop (a strong Dutch licorice). 

The tours, which are limited to 12 participants, cost about $90 per adult.

Eating Europe also offers tours in London, Amsterdam, Prague, Paris and Florence.

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