Arnold and Fran (USA) about their Home Dinner with Wilhelmina and Peter (September 2013)
The memories of our talking and dining with Wilhelmina and Peter will be forever etched in our memories. Our conversations covered our lifetimes and included politics and religion. Fran and I loved the dinner. Based on our experience, we will be telling friends and family planning a trip to Amsterdam to include Dine with the Dutch on their itinerary.
Mark and Susan (USA) about their Home Dinner with Sjaak and Ellen (August 2013)
The dinner was wonderful and it was a great evening. Thank you so much for arranging this. It definitely lived up to our expectations. This is the best way to experience another country.
Tracy and her mother and children (USA) about their Home Dinner with Jo (May 2013)
We had a *lovely* time. Thanks for connecting us to Jo. She was a joy to get to know, and provided an AMAZING meal. We are still talking about how fun the evening was.
Lori, Todd and Kathleen (USA) about their Home Dinner with Wiebe and Ineke (May 2013)
Dine with the Dutch was an absolute highlight of our trip. Wiebe and Ineke – besides having a glorious and luxurious home with all kinds of eye candy to keep us absorbed – served up an amazing dinner of traditional dishes. From the appetizers of Dutch cheeses and raw meat, Wiebe’s unforgettable “soup with balls”, a traditional braised meat dish, the flavorful sides of cabbage and apples, and a scrumptious dessert with yogurt and strawberries, the menu was divine – and gluten-free to boot! (Not a request but a bonus…). We laughed the whole night away swapping stories. WONDERFUL experience.
Drishty and Kunal (UK) about their Home Dinner with Marjolijn and Sebastian (April 2013)
It was just AMAZING!! Thank you so much for matching us with such amazing people. Both Marjolijn and Sebastian were just wonderful, warm and very interesting. We couldn’t stop talking and sharing our experiences. They made such delicous dinner and we sat talking for a very long time.
Nancy and Bob (USA) about their Home Dinner with Wiebe and Ineke (February 2013)
It was wonderful! We would highly recommend the experience to others. Food and conversation were just wonderful. What a beautiful home and just minutes from our hotel! Thanks for making it possible.
Giles and Philip (UK) about their Christmas Home Dinner with Sigrid and Jan (December 2012)
I just wanted to write to tell you what an amazing time we had with you. We are so thankful that you made our Christmas so beautiful with your amazing food, great conversation, and copious amounts of wine! I meant every word I said in my previous email, and really hope that we can see each other again soon in our subsequent travels to your lovely city.
Bernadette and her daughter Kayla (Australia) about their Home Dinner with Wim and Marja (December 2012)
I wanted to let you know that Kayla and I had the best time with Wim and Marja. They are truly lovely people so easy to get along with. The food was great but the company was even better. I felt we clicked from “hello”. Their son was also there which was great as he was a similar age to Kayla. We enjoyed seeing their home and learning about the history of the building. Kayla enjoyed her holiday and seeing for herself and every street/canal looked beautiful and just like the postcards.
Roberta and Joyce (USA) about their Home Dinner with Sjaak and Ellen (August 2012)
We had lots of fun. They are charming and very gracious. We loved seeing that part of town and discussing many things with them: Amsterdam history and architecture and politics. Thank you for arranging everything!
Pam (USA) about her Home Dinner with Eveline and Jonathan (April 2012)
Eveline and Jonathan were the perfect hosts. They provided a delicious menu. It was all lovingly prepared by Eveline. (…) My only wish – I wish we could have had even more time!!!! This was a wonderful experience. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience. I could not have been more thrilled.!
Karoline and Frode (Norway) about their Home Dinner with Wim and Marja (April 2012)
Me and Frode had a great evening with Wim and Marja. It was also nice to meet the danish couple. We enjoyed the food and company very much. It was so great to meet a Dutch couple to hear more about Amsterdam and the many social differences from our country. Thank you for hosting this dinner.
Anna, Dmitiriy and Adam (USA) about their Home Dinner with Maud and Robert (April 2012)
That was a very wonderful, pleasant evening! Mauds cooking and hospitality was fantastic. The whole family was friendly and welcoming. I am so glad we had the opportunity to experience this dinner. Thank you for such a unique and terrific experieince.
Michael and Lena (Austria) about their Home Dinner with Don and Benedict (April 2012)
It sounds like a made-up story, but dining in a museum surrounded by centuries-old furnishing is what you get at an evening with Don and Benedict. It is hard to tell what impressed us most – the stunning collection of pipes from all around the world, the fascinating stories about their lives or the delicious Dutch food prepared for us. In a truly relaxed and charming atmosphere, Don and Benedict provided us with a great glance on what it means to live in the center of Amsterdam and how this has changed throughout the years. The food was prepared and served with the same passion for detail with which the two restored and renovated their Grachten-house. With all the entertaining conversation, time passed by so quickly that only the midnight bell could get us out. We hope Don and Benedict enjoyed it as much as we did!
Anne and Peer (Denmark) about their Home Dinner with Sigrid and Jan (March 2012)
Sigrid and Jan were very kind and they served a fantastic dinner and the wines were not less great. They had invited 2 of their neighbours at the same time, and that was a success because then we got even more information about Amsterdam and the conversation went very smoothly. Certainly not the last time we visit and Dine with the Dutch
Christina and Julie (UK) about their Home Dinner with Carina and Albert (February 2012)
Julie and I would like to thank you for arranging for us such a ‘gezellig’ evening with Carina and Albert. We had a wonderful time: warm welcome, superb food, excellent wines and so much to talk about! The evening sped by and all too soon it was time to say goodbye. We would have no hesitation in recommending ‘Dine with the Dutch’ to all our friends.
Golnaz Assan and Mohammad (Iran) about their Home Dinner with John and Tyra in Utrecht (November 2011)
Thanks for your matching. We had a really wonderful evening with them. Dinner was absolutely delicious and we so enjoyed getting to know them. They are so nice and hospitable.
The starter was fabulous and the wines were outstanding. Everything was delicious, including of course that amazing dessert that looked so professional I still can’t believe they MADE that. (..) We reach there very easily and after dinner we walked around Utrecht, the city was really beautiful.
Joseph Dulude (USA) about his Home Dinner with Annelies and Ruud (November 2011)
Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful evening it was. The food was delicious and the conversation was wonderful. I had a great night. Thank you so much for having this program in place!
Robin and Kuniaki (Japan) about their Home Dinner with Don and Benedict (September 2011)
We had a most enjoyable dinner with Don and Benedict. They are a fascinating couple with a wide range of interests and many different things to talk about. Their pipe collection is simply amazing. (…) From the moment that we arrived we felt most welcome, and our conversation just started from there, and continued almost uninterrupted throughout dinner which, by the way, was deliciously Dutch. (…)
Carey (USA) about her Home Dinner with Hanneke and Michiel (August 2011)
Thank you!! I feel I have new friends, new food experiences, conversations that I’m STILL thinking about and a desire to come back to Amsterdam as soon as possible. For a single traveler like me, that was irreplaceable – feeling at home in a new city made all the difference. I can’t remember the last time I felt so challenged and accepted at the same time: that is a real gift the two of you have… is it Dutch?
And as an American who claims her Dutch ancestry, I can think of no better way to start the search for connection. I know there’s so much to know and see in The Netherlands, but the people are who make it what it is today (…). I had an incredibly memorable time. I will be thinking about our conversations for some time to come. And that is also a gift. Thank you.
Liliane (Switzerland) about her Home Dinner with Ellen and Hanneke (July 2011)
Thanks again for the delicious meal and the unforgettable evening I could spend with you and Ellen. It is still very present on my mind.
The tram took me to the Dam, and of course no tram anymore to the westermarkt. In the darkness and rain I was lost for a moment, didn’t know which street to take. A police car was waiting at the red light to turn to green, so I asked them for the way. They invited me into the backseat – next to bulletproof vests and (?) knüppel – and drove me right to the hotel! One more unforgettable memory!
Claire and Peter (USA) about their Home Dinner with Eskil and Ronald (May 2011)
(…)We had a wonderful time. Eskil and Ronald were just great…..we loved the experience and will definitely recommend your program to anyone who asks.
Michael (USA) about his Home Dinner with Don and Benedict (February 2011)
Thank you so much for reaching out and sharing Don & Benedict’s impression. I had a fantastic evening that exceeded my expectations. I found both of them to be socially graceful as hosts and very easy and relaxed to speak with. Benedict cooked a wonderful meal.. however, the best part of the evening was the conversation and extraordinary company I had the pleasure of being with. I would highly recommend this concept to everyone.
Rita (Italy) about her Home Dinner with Barbara (February 2011)
Barbara is a lovely person and we had a really nice dinner. I enjoyed very much the meal and the atmosphere was that one of a warm girls evening! (..) Thank you very much
Ditte and Judith (Denmark) about their Home Dinner with Don and Benedict (October 2010)
(..) We recommend Dine with the Dutch to every person we talk to, it made our trip to Amsterdam very special.
Myla and Darren (Canada) about their Home Dinner with Sascha and Bert (October 2010)
We want to let you know we had a fabulous dinner at Sascha & Bert’s house. Our experience in their home was beyond our expectations. Sascha is a wonderful cook and they listen to great music and both a delight to get to know. The dinner was one of the most memorable highlights of our trip. Thank you so much for the services your website offered, you did a great job matching us up with some interesting people…and hopefully some friends for life!!
Brian and Cache (USA) about their Home Dinner with Hanneke and Michiel (October 2010)
Hanneke and Michiel, thank you again for a wonderful evening. We had an amazing time, and I know I personally learned a ton and now have a lot to research and study. It was a very engaging and engrossing discussion and I enjoyed every moment of it. Cheers!
Lucy and Sidney (USA) about their Home Dinner with Wim and Marja (August 2010)
This was absolutely fabulous! We had a wonderful dinner and, even better, we made great friends with Wim and Marja and I am sure we will stay in touch. They were great hosts and the entire evening was much more than we expected. The dinner was delicious and I have told many of our friends about this opportunity. (..) This is a brilliant idea and I hope all of my friends who travel in the area will use it. Thanks so much for what you did to make this happen for us.
Ghita and Bent (Denmark) about their Home Dinner with Don and Benedict (June 2010)
It was a perfect match, and we had a wonderful evening with at lot of fun and nice food and wine. Now we just look forward to see Don and Benedict in Copenhagen. Best regards and thank you!