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Irene Hoeve Clogs and Cheese Shop

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Address: Hoogedijk 1, 1145 PM Katwoude, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (29) 965 3751

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Go for the cheese, in which there are many to sample from and so so good. Added to this your knowledge will be enhance in cheese and clog making. Which was very insightful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go for the cheese, in which there are many to sample from and so so good. Added to this your knowledge will be enhance in cheese and clog making. Which was very insightful and entertaining.

Thank SaltLife70
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Amazing shop/museum taking you back to traditional Holland. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and want to spend the time explaining the history to you along with encouraging you to try the Cloggs, cheese and wine. Excellent value throughout and the demonstration by Stephen should not be missed. Will definitely visit again if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I bought ALL of our souvenirs here. The cheese is so good. I was able to buy hand made clogs with leather top for only 35€. Photo ops with big clogs and great cheese to sample and buy. Disappointed that the pig was not wanting to come play.

Thank Julie H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Well there is a lot of places that offer cheese and clogs in Volendam but our tour organizers choose this very factory. The tour start at the back entrance and we first show how the cheese are made. Quite interesting lessons of cheese and the woman in the Dutch Costume is sweet. The space is not so big so we... More 

Thank Mariana B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Although I enjoyed the clog and cheese Demonstrations I did find it a little short and quick other then that I did thoroughly enjoy it also I did like the tastings as well

Thank Eddie020173
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

If anyone wants to seek out a couple of Dutch traditions then Irene Hoeve's farm is a good place to start. There are interesting introductions (demonstrations) into the making of Dutch cheeses and wooden footwear, the clog. As a traditionalist I am not a great lover of all the added flavours to cheese, for me, keep it simple and natural.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Our bus stopped here; great demonstrations, especially by the clog maker. Everyone enjoyed the cheese samples and the store has a good selection of cheese, clogs, and other souvenirs.

Thank scotlass66
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Called in at this attraction and enjoyed a comical presentation from the resident clogg maker. Bought some garlic and onion cheese and now that we have returned home and eaten can report it was very nice, wish we had bought more. Its free entry so if your passing drop in for half an hour browse the cheeses and cloggs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Our coach driver stopped here when we were exploring and this was a great demonstration of artisan cheese and clog making. Top marks to the chap showing how clogs were made. Nice selection of cheeses to sample

Thank Davefrombroxburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

The staff is welcoming and friendly. The cheese and clog making demonstration and explanation is very good. The offer free cheese tasting and the store is really nice. Highly recommended.

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