Cheesemaking Workshop and Clog Tour
Activities

Cheesemaking Workshop and Clog Tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese , Dutch
Availability: Everyday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Get to know all the ins and outs of Dutch cheesemaking
  • Enjoy a guided tour and learn everything about cheese and clog making
  • Taste the real Dutch Gouda and Edam cheese
  • Take your homemade cheese with you
What to expect

Ever wondered how that delicious Gouda cheese is made? Learn the craft of making cheese at a Dutch cheese farm! Enjoy a guided tour and taste some of the best cheeses, biscuits and wine that Holland has to offer.

Starting out with milk from the local cows, learn about the steps involved in making cheese. Mixing, heating, pressing and eventually eating, of course! Make your own little farmer's cheese. This is a very young cheese that can be eaten directly or ripened at home using liquid plastic as a cover around the cheese.

After the workshop, you will take a guided tour in the clog factory. See a piece of wood turn into footwear and learn about the different varieties of clogs.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Unlimited coffee, tea and water (lemonade for the children)
    • Tasting cheese, typical Dutch biscuits and a sip of local fruit wine in the shop
    • All materials needed for the cheesemaking workshop
    • Young fresh cheese
    What's not included
    • Ripened cheese
    Where

    Wagenweg 2, 1145 PW Katwoude, 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
    • During the workshop you will make your own cheese using raw (cow) milk fresh from the dairy farm
    • At the end of the workshop, you will receive your own cheese which is very young at this point. It is possible to ripen the cheese at home under certain circumstances, information will be provided during the workshop
    • Note the duration of the workshop is about 2.5-hours, including the tour through the clog factory
    • This activity can only be provided when booked beforehand. It is not possible to arrange a clog making workshop at the moment of arrival
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    When
    • Tours are available daily every hour from 8.30am to 2.30pm
    • 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 24 hours before the experience begins.

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