Walking tours

Picture in Volendam costume with cheese and clog tour

Availability: Everyday
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English , French , Spanish , German , Dutch
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Get your picture taken in traditional Dutch clothing
  • Enjoy a guided tour and learn about clog making
  • Bring home the perfect holiday souvenir
What to expect

Become Hollands's Next Top Model by dressing up in traditional Dutch clothing! Enjoy a guided tour and taste some of the best cheeses, bicuits and wine that Holland has to offer.

Time to try on something that wouldn't normally be in your wardrobe: traditional Volendam attire, including warm baggy trousers for the men and a high, pointed bonnet for the ladies. And of course, no outfit would be complete without Holland's most famous footwear - clogs! Say 'cheesssee' and your professional photographer will snap a photo of you and your friends and family, a souvenir which you can show to everyone at home.

After the photo shoot, you will enjoy a guided tour in which you learn how to make a typical Dutch Goude or Edam cheese. In the clog factory, you will get the chance to see a piece of wood turn into footwear and learn about the different varieties of clogs.

Afterward, the cheese can be tasted in the shop together with typical Dutch biscuits and a sip of local fruit wine.

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What's included
  • A (group) photo in tradtional Dutch clothes
  • Print of the (group) photo of 15x23 cm per person
  • Typical Dutch biscuits
  • Cheese tasting
  • Sip of local fruit wine in the shop
What's not included
  • Additional photos other then one (group) photo
  • Additional food and drinks
Where

Wagenweg 2, 1145 PW Volendam, Netherlands

Meeting point:

Begin your experience at the Simonehoeve traditional cheese farm and clog factory.

Traveling from Amsterdam? Take bus 316 from Amsterdam CS (IJzijde) - Tickets can be bought at the station or from the bus driver for €10 (cash is not accepted). You will find Simonehoeve a couple of meters from bus stop for 'Hotel Volendam'.

Traveling by car? You will find Simonehoeve next to Hotel Volendam. At the roundabout Amsterdam-Edam-Volendam take the Volendam direction (right) and then immediately turn right again.

The Cheesefarm and Clog Factory can be recognized by the mini-windmill.

What to remember
  • Feel free to bring your own items to the photoshoot as props. Simonehoeve offers several props as well, such as a giant wooden shoe, wooden tulips and cheese wheels
  • There is plenty of free parking space available right in front of the cheese farm and clog factory
  • Note the total duration, including the tour through the cheese farm and clog factory will be around one hour. The tour will take approximately 40 minutes

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When
  • Tours are available daily every 30 minutes
  • Please see calendar for exact available times

De Simonehoeve opening hours:

  • September through March from 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • April through August from 8.30am to 6.00pm
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Provider
Simonehoeve
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 15 minutes before the activity begins.

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