Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm, Amstelveen: Hours, Address, Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Clara Maria Cheese Farm and Clog Factory is set in the pastoral polder landscape just southwest of Amsterdam. This historic 160-year old farm creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors to step back into old-world charm. The original barn has been charmingly transformed into the wooden shoe factory and the cheese making room, with a spacious, nostalgic gift shop that has a large variety of Dutch souvenirs. Visitors are welcome to drop in for a tour and to taste a variety of our delicious, freshly made cheese.
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froggyperth
Perth, Australia160 contributions
Oct 2019
Lovely place to visit, Entertaining and informative. Clog making was very interesting having the son show us how to make the clogs and picking a person from the viewing to make one as well. Cheese was lovely to see tasting etc. I Loved the farm animals they were so nice and inviting to see. They have a lovely gift shop and cheese buying area. They have lots of things on offer. I did find once I had been in Amsterdam for a while that the prices were cheaper on some items than at Clara Maria. Lots of deft blue etc. Good for photo opportunities. Nice place to visit,
Written January 3, 2020
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Thank you for your kind review, we are pleaed that you enjoyed your visit with us. It certainly can happen that some prices on souviners will be cheaper in Amsterdam, which is due to chain stores being able to buy in bulk, whereas we are a small family business, so we miss those bulk discounts, unfortunately. We do try to offer a broad selection of Dutch treats, though, including our own Gouda Farm cheese and clogs. We appreciate your candid review very much.
Written July 18, 2020
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Jeff M
Coatesville, PA61 contributions
Jan 2020
Fun tour of an authentic farm that makes gouda cheese & clogs. Willem the clog maker was funny & very skilled - amazing how fast he could make a clog from a block of wood! I knew next to nothing about clogs, and he was able to teach me & our group a lot in a short amount of time. The cheesemaking demonstration was also very informative, and the tasting afterwards was a lot of fun! The cheese was super tasty, and we had no problem at all taking it back to the USA.
Written January 6, 2020
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We are tickled to read your review and to know that you learned something new and had fun! Thank you for your positive review!
Written July 18, 2020
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StuartFamAbroad
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
Jul 2020
Our family had the pleasure of spending a few hours at Clara Maria last weekend. We had an absolutely AMAZING time! Not only did we get to learn all about clogs, make and taste cheese, and enjoy coffee and yummy dutch apple pie, but we also got to know the farmer, Kees-Jan, and his wife, Katrina. They are incredibly warm and welcoming! This is not a commercial type place, this is a working family farm. Kees-Jan took our kids out to the hay barn to climb through the tunnels, let the kids pet and feet baby cows, and spent a lot of time telling us about how things work on the farm. The entire staff treated us like family and welcomed us with open arms. We stocked up on yummy cheese, several Holland souvenirs, and left with smiles on all our faces. It was absolutely the highlight of our weekend in the Netherlands. We will absolutely be back!
Written July 14, 2020
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Hello Stuart Family, we also thoroughly enjoyed your visit toour farm!! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we greatly appreciate it:) We look forward to your next visit.
Written July 18, 2020
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Jamie B
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands16 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked for 2 people our guests and we just stood by to wait. They asked if they should set a coffee n Apple tart which we said is ok. What we didnt know is they charged us 15euro for that! We dont mind paying for the guests but u should have said it was 15euro for a lousy muddy coffee n Apple tart. Said we also ate the sample cheeses. But we have brought so many guest without the tour and the sample cheess were offered anyway. So so disappointed. Last time I'm bringing guests to u guys. What u guys did was just wrong.
Written January 7, 2020
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Without more information, I'm at a bit of a loss. What day were you here and do you remember who helped you? The most recent possibility that I see was on 3.1.2020. We received a reservation request for a "Cheese Experience" for 4 guests, which costs €15 per person, which is clearly stated on our website. It includes a cheese and clog demo, actual cheese making with our team, coffee/tea and apple tart. If this was not the reservation that you had made, than it would have been helpful if you had communicated to the person helping you that you had simply brought guests to visit the farm and would like a tour, which is free of charge, including cheese tasting. In fact, as you mentioned, one does not need to take a tour at all, but can visit our farm and taste cheese in order to know what flavors to buy. (It should be mentioned that our cheese tasting is just that, cheese tasting, not lunch or a light afternoon snack.) Once in a while a reserved group is a "no show". That may have occurred, whereby our staff member thought that your group of four was the "Cheese Experience" group. While I sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding, I am taken aback by the tone in which you write, which is unnecessarily insulting. If there was a problem, we would have appreciated it being brought to our attention right away. My husband and I have been on the farm every day right through the holidays, so we could have been addressed immediately and resolved the problem without any ugliness. It was also possible to call us later that day or, since you are local, to come back and ask to speak to us. We are relatively easy-going people who are responsive when something goes wrong with our guests. Your response in this manner over TripAdvisor is unfortunate because it comes across to me as a rant, rather than a constructive effort to have a mistake corrected. If you would like, you are more than welcome to make an appointment with me to discuss the matter civilly. When calling, ask for the Farmer's Wife, I'll be happy to talk with you.
Written January 8, 2020
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RiannK
Vicenza, Italy30 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
We went to this farm after finding a mini card advertisement in our hotel. It was a rainy and windy day and this farm went way above our expectations!! We were greeted by a lovely girl (who spoke excellent English) who gave us cheese samples and started a movie for us on cheese making. Afterwards, we got to watch the actual cheese process with the 4th generation owner (who also spoke perfect English and was beyond great!). You can also watch them make the traditional wooden shoes (although we passed on this because we had already seen it). Then we went out to see their cows and the kids had a great time feeding and petting them! The store was great, well organized and well priced, but the true gem here was the friendliness of everyone we encountered! Definitely recommend going for a very fun morning!!!
Written January 15, 2015
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summertravelin
Biloxi, MS57 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
We absolutely loved our visit to the cheese and clog farm. The entire staff were so friendly and accomodating. The clog maker let my children make a clog to take home. The cheese is delicious. We also happened to visit when a local church was hosting a live nativity program. It was in Dutch (earlier in the day there was an English version) but we very much enjoyed the experience. This was our kids' favorite activity in Amsterdam.
Written March 26, 2015
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DRaIsrael
israel73 contributions
Feb 2015 • Family
The clog making part was just looking the machines with nobody around. The cheese part was very well explained while they were making cheese in this kind of family owned business. The lady working there stopped making cheese and explained in perfect English the whole process. In the end you enter the shop and even though you are not obliged its difficult not to go out with some cheese.In the shop we were taken care by another guide also very friendly. My dutch friend even learned some new facts about making cheese !!
Written February 20, 2015
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sabahrefugi
selangor307 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
a stop on our tour to this little farm. the owner & his wife was very lovely and accommodating, very funny , sweet & knowledgeable. Shared their stories, experiences including a full demo on clog making. of course they do selling as well. Suitable for families and cheese lovers. if not, just breeze through the demo and there is a big souvenir shop at the exit
Written April 3, 2019
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Wael_Tabba
Amman, Jordan30 contributions
Jan 2018
Arriving at the farm is a nice experience on its own. The setting are breath-taking, in Amstelveen at the edge of Amsterdam, where everything is green, luscious and just beautiful. Take the train, or bus, and walk the remaining 15 minutes to really feel the countryside fresh breeze. (I did that even in Winter, and loved it).
If you are a city-dweller like myself, you will certainly "appreciate" the experience of being near the cows, and watch their feeding where little kids compete for the honor. It must draw a smile to your face.
Then there is the explanation of how the cheese is done from milk. The young lady that showed us the process was very courteous; answered every question we asked no matter how "not clever" we thought it might be :)
Unfortunately we did not see the "clog makers" in action; they were away when we arrived, but the colg collection is eye-catching.
We ended our experience with delicious cheese tasting, and went back to Amsterdam waking the same 15 minutes and loving every moment of it.
Written January 31, 2018
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Chase L
Seongnam, South Korea16 contributions
We visited here on our first trip to the Netherlands with little expectations. We loved this place! They have demonstrations on how they make clogs and they have a nice size shop where they sell lots of different cheese and gift items. The cheese is delicious. Make sure and buy one of their cheese slicers, they work the best. Also they have a barn that has a huge fort made out of hay bales with swings... super fun for kids!
Written April 8, 2015
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