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Culinary Dining Tour 2014

Culinary Dining Tour

Culinary pleasure on the water in The Hague, Amsterdam and Leiden

This year, the Culinary Dining Tour will be organized in three cities: The Hague, Amsterdam and Leiden. Last year’s event – the first Culinary Dining Tour in The Hague – was such a huge success that the decision was made to go national, rolling it out slowly across the country. In 2013 in The Hague alone, 650 people attended, and the event has already become a fixture on The Hague Events Calendar.

The aim of the event is to introduce the audience to the culinary highlights of the city’s (top) restaurants, while acquainting them with the city’s history. The parallel aim is to entice them to come back to the city at some later point in time to get to know it – and its restaurants – better. The guests will be welcomed for a 90-minute dinner cruise that will take them along the beautiful canals of The Hague, Amsterdam and Leiden. Top chefs will prepare delicious five-course meals which will be served on board.

Many organizations are planning on inviting their relations to the Tour, or to organize the Tour for their employees – so that they can enjoy its great ambiance and excellent wines. This year, the Culinary Dining Tour will be organized in the following cities:

The Hague

In The Hague, the Tour will take place on Friday, June 13 (from 4 P.M. till 9 P.M., 18 boats) and Saturday, June 14 (from 12 P.M. till 9 P.M., 30 boats). Friday will focus on the participants in, and guests of, the World Hockey Championships, as well as expats from in and around The Hague. The lingua franca will therefore be English. Participating restaurants are Restaurant Niven, Restaurant Pearl (Hilton Hotels), Villa la Ruche, Restaurant Basaal, and Paul van Waarden. It will take off from the centre of The Hague (Bierkade). So, do you like meeting compatriots from your home country, making new expat friends or business networking? Then you have to be there.


In Amsterdam the Culinary Dining Tour will take place on Saturday, August 30. That same weekend, the city will be hosting the Uitmarkt, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors, and likely, Sunday the 31st will be added to the agenda (check the website for the most current information). Participating restaurants and chefs will be published later on the website. It will take off from the centre of Amsterdam (Herenmarkt).


In Leiden, the Tour will take place on Saturday, September 13 and possibly Sunday, September 14. This same weekend, the city will be hosting Open Monumentendag (Monuments Day) sure to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the centre of Leiden. Participating restaurants are: Restaurant In den Doofpot, The Restaurant (Hilton Garden Inn Leiden), Brasserie de Poort, Grand Café restaurant De Vriend, and Mangerie De Jonge Koekop. It will take off from the centre of Leiden (Zijlpoort).

We would love to welcome you during one of the events. It is already possible to make reservations. So, if you like to do something special for your guests, your employees, with your teammates, your expat club or simply together, do not hesitate and join this special event.

For more information (dates, prices, participating restaurants, chefs and locations) please check the website www.culinairedinertocht.nl or send an e-mail to info@culinairedinertocht.nl.