Experiencing Local Cuisine With VizEat

August 4, 2017

If you didn’t know by now, I love to eat. It’s one of my favorite parts of traveling. I also love to interact with local people. I find that it makes an experience in another country more enjoyable. So when VizEat reached out to me to try out one of their experiences in Amsterdam, I had to say yes!



VizEat is an online service that helps you participate in food experiences. You may be wondering, “what is a food experience?” It basically means that you dine with locals who prepare a meal for you. They share knowledge about the area, and even offer you suggestions on cool things to do that don’t fall under the “touristy” category. I truly believe that the best way to meet new people is by eating with them. So you’re really getting a two in one here: a delicious, home cooked meal, and great conversation.

My VizEat Experience


I decided to test out VizEat during my time in Amsterdam. It was honestly one of my favorite things I’ve done during this entire trip and I’m not just saying that.


We arrived to Fusina’s apartment around noon. She welcomed us with open arms and then led us to the living room, where we took in a stunning canal view. From her window you can see the royal theater. There are celebrations that take place in the canal in front of it and she has front row seats to some pretty incredible cultural events.

What We Ate


The whole meal was absolutely delicious. We shared some small, typical dutch plates of food like bitterballen, which is a common bar food, dutch sausage with a pickled topping, and more. I even tried Herring (and liked it!). There was filo dough filled with sausage, knolselderij which is a turnip soup, and quiche made with goat cheese. And then for dessert there was a pastry made with filo and creme for dessert.

Why I Would Do It Again


Fusina was so nice and friendly. I love chatting with new people when I travel, in fact it’s probably the reason that I continue to travel to new places. Because of her and how welcoming she was, I wouldn’t even hesitate before trying another VizEat experience in a different country or city. I had a home cooked meal, and great company and a really lovely afternoon.

So if you find yourself in Amsterdam, definitely book a VizEat experience with Fusina!

Travel Colorfully received a VizEat experience complimentary, but as always, all opinions are my own.

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  • Kristen Kellogg August 10, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    This looks like one great experience! I would love to try VizEat on an adventure! Thanks for introducing me to it!

    • August 12, 2017 at 4:29 am

      you’ve got to! it’s great!

  • Naomi August 12, 2017 at 4:49 am

    That is so funny! I’m from the Netherlands and the’re foods I haven’t even tried yet! I’m glad you loved your experience

    • August 13, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      it was so wonderful! i’m glad i got to participate in it

  • Meg August 12, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Looks like Fusina was the perfect host! I would like to try this – it’s so great to get an authentic local perspective on food and life in the places you visit.

    • August 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      she was fantastic!

  • Diana August 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    That sounds so cool! I love tasting local cooking so this definitely on my must-do when I visit Amsterdam!

    • August 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      it was really awesome! you can do it all over the world!

  • Christie Sultemeier August 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    WHAAAAT?! Dine with locals who prepare a meal for you and share knowledge about the area? This is so cool! I hadn’t heard of it before… Definitely going to check them out now. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 13, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      its a really awesome experience!