Amsterdam Cheese and Liquor Store

Amsterdam Cheese and Liquor Store

Amsterdam Cheese and Liquor Store
5
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Say Cheese! At the Amsterdam Cheese & Liquor Store you will find a large selection of Dutch Cheeses and Liquors on St Maarten. We carry different varieties like: Edam, Gouda, the world famous, award winning Old Amsterdam Cheese, flavored cheese: pesto, garlic, cumin, herbs, pepper, truffle, smoked cheese and also cream cheeses. Also come inside for your liquors. We carry Cognacs Bourbon, whiskeys, Gins, Rum, vodka and much more. We carry a nice selection of wines from all over the world: French,Italian, South American, American wines. Great pairings with cheese can be recommended. In the store you will also find dutch souvenirs like clogs, wooden tulips, delft blue items, key chains and magnets. Local items can also be found: Guavaberry rum, home made Ti-Punch and confiture, also gift baskets! Look out for our monthly Wine & Cheese Pairings. Located next to Jump Up Casino in downtown Philipsburg!
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betsyco2016
Denver, CO632 contributions
Feb 2020
This shop is just a block from the cruise ship pier. The trolly train stopped for about 10 minutes. A thin cheese sample was given out upon entering. Couldn’t pass up the wonderful Dutch almond cookies, still warm from the oven, that were available for purchase - 3 for $5. No one on the tour purchased cheese, however. Interesting store but wouldn’t make it a destination, especially with concerns of getting the cheese back through customs and security.
Written February 7, 2020
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Hi Betsy, glad you found our store to be interesting. We are the only Dutch store on St. Maarten, and also the only cheese store on the island. The concerns (some) people have about bringing cheese through customs and security are not justified; You are actually allowed 20lbs of cheese through US customs! Main rule, keep the cheese sealed. And the cheeses we carry can last a week and even up to 6 weeks in air-conditioning, so it travels just fine. Hope you stop in next time and try more of our cheeses!
Written February 8, 2020
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LOTRfan
Jessup, MD324 contributions
Jan 2022
This was my second visit to this wonderful shop. My first visit to it was during a port call on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas, I bought some small gouda cheeses with caraway seed. Also, I bought 1 of their insulated bags to keep the cheeses from spoiling. The bag worked fine and, the cheese turned out to be excellent. When I made port here again in January 2022, this place was at the top of my list. It's within walking distance of the cruise ship port and, you go by it on your walk into Philipsburg.

The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a good selection of real Dutch cheeses that are imported from the Netherlands. I haven't tried any of their liquors so, I can't say if they're any good. Price wise, I thought they were reasonable.

Overall, I was very pleased with this shop and would heartily recommend it to anyone though especially to any cheese lovers. It's a great shop and worth looking for if you're in St. Maarten.
Written April 20, 2022
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This is a MUST stop for any cheese lover! Dutch Gouda is worldwide known and famous for their good quality. We're happy you came in and enjoyed our selection once again, and hope to see you back again soon to restock :D
Written April 22, 2022
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Sally C
United States32 contributions
Nov 2021
A cheese lovers dream- haha! Many different cheeses with free samples on offer. Also many different rums & liquors, also with samples. A good selection of gifts and trinkets.
We had some ice cream, homemade almond cookies & drinks on the front deck . We purchased with a few different cheeses ( cheddar & black truffle) and some chocolate rum ( who knew there was chocolate rum?! ) We also found a great funny T- shirt for cheese lovers.
The rum & cheese, left unopened, was easily transported & cleared customs. Yay!
Highly recommend this shop for the variety of unusual , delicious food products and their helpful, friendly staff!
Incidentally, We were in the parking lot looking for our shore excursion meeting point, when a store employee noticed and asked us if we needed help. We would have not even noticed this shop if it weren't for their helpful friendly staff !
Written December 7, 2021
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Hi Sally, thank you for the great review! Happy to hear you enjoyed our cookies, ice-cream and cheeses! Make sure to send a picture of you wearing the shirt and put it on our FB (acssxm2) page!
Written December 27, 2021
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Jim T
Rye, New York57 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We stopped in to check the place out, we were greeted and we learned we could do a wind and cheese tasting the following day. They had a nice setup with a sample of cheese and some wine. Sasha led the sampling, explaining about aging the cheese and flavor /texture of the cheeses. The shop offered packages of various cheeses for purchase as well as a good size store offering dutch specialties. An enjoyable visit.
Written September 1, 2023
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Hi Jim, We're happy you liked the wine and cheese tasting by Sasha :) She will be happy hear about your 5 star review. Thanks for stopping by twice and enjoy your cheeses!
Written September 14, 2023
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Calvin G
1 contribution
Feb 2023
Extremely overpriced and staff was unprofessional. Only one cruise ship was in port so maybe they are just there to rip off passengers. Rude male attendant was not informed on products for sale in store. Did not have any aged gouda and we were denied a sample of the one available. We still purchased cheese to taste the product so his plan worked. We found some better options at the Super U for a great price. This place is tourist trap.
Written March 6, 2023
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Dear 530calving. Thank you for letting us know about this. Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly and accurately
Written March 11, 2023
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lamarbradley
Nashville, TN1,188 contributions
Nov 2022
This stop was part of a St. Maarten tour we booked through Royal Caribbean cruise lines. It was the Double Decker Bus Tour which I recommend. The cheese store was interesting and they offered us a sample of new cheese and aged cheese. It also had many other items available for purchase. Our guide offered us a stroopwaffle cookie which was sold by the bag at the store. I enjoyed the taste of the stroopwaffle.
Written November 25, 2022
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Glad you loved our stop on the Island Sightseeing tour! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the samples and the stroopwafel :D
Written December 6, 2022
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Ron P
78 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The owner was SO helpful! We stopped to ask directions and this man offered to take us to the sunset cruise that we went on. We went back the next day and we're offered samples of cheese and liquor. Very nice people and a great place to stop and enjoy what's there.
Written July 8, 2022
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Hi Ron, We are always happy to help! Glad you enjoyed your visit to St. Maarten and our little family owned cheese store. See you again next time
Written July 20, 2022
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Doctor G
Albany, NY18 contributions
Sep 2021
Able to transport cheese purchase home easily. Sharing the large Gouda wheel with friends and family at home in the United States was wonderful. Cheese directly from St Maarten was great tasting and its transport made an interesting story to share.
Written September 9, 2021
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It's easy to bring your cheese back home...well if you can resist opening up the vacuum-sealed cheese. Do enjoy! See you next time :D
Written September 20, 2021
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Gene L
Bothell, Washington, United States2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
I heard about this place from someone on my dive boat one morning off the coast of Sint Maarten. Knowing that my wife loves wine and cheese tastings, I decided to take her. Etienne presented the cheeses one-by-one and was a perfect host. It was quite an educational experience and the cheese and wine were delicious! After the sampling, I noticed that they also carried a good selection of whiskeys, at which point we transitioned into sampling various single-malt scotches. This was a great experience. If you are ever in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, you should consider stopping by!
Written July 2, 2021
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Hi Eugene, glad you had enjoyed yourself, I always do so myself with the Cheese & Wine tours! See you again next time!
Written July 13, 2021
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Margaret F
Langley City, Canada25 contributions
Jan 2020
We have been to St Maarten several times and every time the first place we head for once we get off the cruise ship is this store. Love the cheese selection and always buy two wedges of Old Amsterdam cheese (as Canadians that is all we are allowed), It is the best! We last visited in January and got our two wedges and this time a super recipe for Amsterdam Mac and Cheese using the Old Amsterdam cheese. Yum! There are lots of littel souvenirs as well as the cheese and liquor. Super little store! See you next time!
Written February 17, 2020
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Thank you Margaret all the way from Canada! Glad you enjoy the store and our cheese! see you next time!! :D
Written February 18, 2020
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