However, the 27-year-old insists it was not the German giants who had made a late bid for his services.
Instead, he claims that Liverpool were the other side hoping to push through a deal, forcing him to choose between two Premier League heavyweights.
Van der Vaart told Sky Sports News: "Liverpool were interested. Bayern were not interested.
"In the end you have to have a good feeling, and with this manager I got a good feeling. I am happy and I am going to Spurs.
"I am going to give it my best and hopefully I will play a lot of games and be important for the team. I hope to get a lot of goals and have a lot of fun."