British by birth and Dutch by choice, I’m a writer, foodie and wine enthusiast who has called Amsterdam home since 2006. Amsterdam Foodie began as a few notes about the best (and worst) restaurants in Amsterdam on MySpace soon after I arrived, and migrated to the earliest version of the website you see today in 2007. Over time, the site evolved and took on a life of its own – with more than 750 Amsterdam restaurants and wine bars featured, plus dozens of culinary guides. In 2021, I became a digital nomad – allowing me to spend several months of the year getting to know the food, wine and culture of other destinations. The foodie travels section of the website offers gourmet guides to over 40 cities.

In the past decade, I’ve also published my own cookbook, Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch, launched a Restaurant Guide to Amsterdam e-book, and contributed to countless food, wine and travel publications. More recently, I’ve studied for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Levels 2 and 3 Awards in Wine, passing both with distinction.

food, wine and travel publications

  • Guidebooks: I’ve contributed food and drinks chapters for the Michelin Must See Guide to Amsterdam, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Amsterdam, and the Rough Guide to Amsterdam.
  • Newspapers: I’ve written articles on Amsterdam’s restaurant scene for The Guardian, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and DutchNews.nl.
  • Magazines: I’ve written articles on Amsterdam as a culinary destination for Monocle and Olive magazines, and on Noma in Copenhagen for Frame magazine. I was managing editor of Iamsterdam Magazine (Amsterdam’s official tourist city guide) for over two years. More recently, I’ve been commissioned by Decanter magazine to write city guides for wine lovers.
  • Online publications: I’ve written about both Sweden and the Netherlands for industry publication FOODSERVICE Europe & Middle East, and about Estonia and the Nordics for luxury travel brand Virtuoso.

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Check out a sample of my work below, download my media kit here, and visit my portfolio site – VickyHampton.com – for further details of my professional CV.

If you’d like to hire me for freelance writing, editing, translation or copy consultancy, please contact me!

If (like me) you can’t afford to eat out in restaurants all the time, you need this cookbook to spice up your lunch! The print version is the price of a simple meal; the e-book version the price of a craft beer 🙂
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