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Address: Hoogedijk 1, 1145 PM Katwoude, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 299 653 751
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Lovely Cheeses

This was included in our Leisuretime Tour, we were lucky as it was on a cheese making day and could see some of the actual process. The young Dutch lady explained the who process... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
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Cardiff UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This was included in our Leisuretime Tour, we were lucky as it was on a cheese making day and could see some of the actual process. The young Dutch lady explained the who process which was very interesting. We then went into the clog side and had a demonstration of how clogs were made and could be worn and what... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We found it on accident. When we walked in the store there was a man telling us that the clog demonstration just began. Told us to hurry and join. The demonstration was very interesting and entertaining. The farmer talked with great enthusiasm. The cheese demonstration was okay. But the tasting was fun and very delicious. We bought a few cheeses,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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