Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm

Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm

Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Catharina Hoeve is an authentic 17th century cheese farm, situated at the Zaanse Schans close to Amsterdam. Upon arrival you attend a demonstration about the cheese making process. After this you are invited into the shop to taste our large selection of cow, sheep and goat cheese with many different flavours. Free entrance, demonstration and tasting.
Duration: < 1 hour
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Saskia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
I experienced the visit to this cheese farm as very unpleasant. I live nearby and brought a family from abroad here. You notice that the people who work here do not enjoy their work. Especially the older lady in her traditional costume behaves extremely unfriendly and grumpy. One of the guys who works there also snapped at several tourists. Seems to me as just wanting to earn money from tourists.. Not recommended...
Written October 16, 2022
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arun316
Mumbai, India36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are a cheese lover, you cannot pass this buy. As such Zaanse Schans is a stunning town in Netherlands, this cheesy shop with more than 15-18 types of cheese to choose from, can surely be a mouth-watering experience. We bought more than we thought we would , and don't regret. The goat and sheep cheese are yum!
Written January 9, 2020
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Tommy from Zena
Genoa, Italy4,963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
In this big shop they sell cheese. A lot of types of cheese: with pepper, paprika, pesto (so weird to me that I'm from Genova), truffle, coconut and so on..! We had some tastings and I like most of them. For lunch we took a grilled sandwich, a toast, with cheese and ham for 3€. Very good and warm , suitable with this windy weather among the mills. Super recommended
Written January 26, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us! We hope to see you again in the future!
Written March 1, 2019
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ivonetansil1990
Padang 3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
I was there with a group of tour from Indonesia. The lady who explain about cheese making process was very rude. She doesnt smile at all. And i purchase chesse and some other stuff which cost me almost 200 euro. But when i ask for xtra bag she said i need to pay! I mean come on. I purchased that much it wont be for me to consume. It'll be for gifts and paper bags would be nice to gift so they know where i bought it!
Written November 29, 2016
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Sahibzada I
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
A rich aroma of locally prepared dutch cheese welcomes you as you enter the narrow door of this factory. A variety of cheeses are on display and you can taste almost all of them. I was able to find same cheese on cheaper prices in other stores of amsterdam, shopping here is therefore not recommended.
Written June 2, 2016
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Shakir Sharfraz A
Amstelveen, The Netherlands344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This is a quick stroll from the famous windmills of Zaans Schaans. The entry is free. We were welcomed in staff in traditional costume. There are videos and equipments demonstrating the Dutch process of cheese making.The highlight of the place was multiple flavours of cheese kept in racks. There is also a stall where you can taste different flavours of cheese. We had the pleasure of tasting Herb and Garlic Cheese, Gouda (young cow) Cheese, Chilli Cheese.
Written July 11, 2020
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Kay L
London, UK269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Not only is there an opportunity to sample dozens of different cheeses on offer but there is also a mini museum where you can learn how cheese is made. The prices are quite reasonable and the cheese is absolutely delicious!
Written December 21, 2019
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Renee Ezung
Kohima, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
I felt like I died and went to cheese heaven. Haha. Wish I could buy every single kind of cheese in here. Bought quite a bit - best decision ever. I prefer buying local food to take back home for myself and for gifting instead of souvenirs so I really enjoyed the experience.
The distinctive cutlery items in the store were also very pretty.
Be prepared to taste an exhaustive variety of cheeses. I guarantee you’ll be leaving with quite a few purchases too.
Written October 22, 2019
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William B
Indianapolis, IN63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you are in the Historic Park, you should swing by the shop. I would visit right when they open at 10 am if not you will be pushed aside by all the tour bus crowd and not enjoy the experience especially with the number of tourist taking selfies of them eating cheese if their bare hands not picking up on the fact tooth picks are there for a reason.
Written August 25, 2019
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ArleneMF
New York City, NY32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
If you happened to visit the area of Zaanse Schans, please take some time and stop at this place. We went for the windmills and ended up here just by following the crowd. Entrance is free and they offer free tasting of different types of cheeses and dips, so you get to try stuff that you haven’t tried before. I’m not a cheese lover, but I ended up purchasing the Lavender and Coconut Cheese as well as several dips. Definitely worth it!
Written July 29, 2019
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