3 x upcoming food and drink festivals
Whet your whistle and delight your tastebuds with these food and drink festivals taking place in Amsterdam in the coming weeks.
Whisky Weekend Amsterdam
Whiff up a world of whisky culture in a 19th century neo-Gothic church in the enchanting Jordaan district, where you’ll find over 30 stands, workshops and tastings on 20-21 January. If the ticket price (€37.50) is a little hard to swallow, remember it includes a welcome drink, a sampling glass and a bottle of water, plus plenty of free samplings inside.
20-21 January, Posthoornkerk, Haarlemmerstraat 124-126 // www.whiskyamsterdam.nl
Food Soul Festival
Photo: Sven Signe den Hartogh www.svensignedenhartogh.com
Feed your love of (soul) music and food trucks at this fun, free (!) indoor festival held at a handsome former factory in edgy Noord. At the time of publication not much is known about the line-up, but if previous years are anything to go by, there’ll be plenty to please young and old (check the site for dates and details).
27-29 January, De Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231 // www.foodsoulfestival.nl
Considering that Amsterdam boasts the world’s largest cocoa port, it’s perhaps unsurprising that there’s a chocolate-themed festival (25-26 February), too. A ticket (from €8) lets you meet celebrated chocolate makers and sample some of their finest wares, discover how chocolate is made, learn how location affects flavour and how to pair chocolate with wine, coffee and craft beer.
25-26 February, Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243 // www.chocoa.nl
Text: Karin Engelbrecht
This article was first published in A-Mag Amsterdam Magazine in January 2017.