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“Our Netherlands trip would not have been complete without our stop there!”

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Amstelveen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were told about this farm by someone else and decided to stop by on our way out of town. It was a 30 minute drive from Amsterdam and well worth it. As we walked in the owner was getting ready to do a demonstration in clog making. He let the kids with us help, which they loved. They even got to take home the one they worked on. We then got a tour of the cheese-making operation and one of the employees did a quick talk on how to make cheese - which was great, because three little boys couldn't have stayed still long enough for a long talk.

Next we tried the cheese and all went home with some and more. They have a lovely shop. We enjoyed talking to the owners and employees and asking questions. We were also told that we could take the kids in the barn to see the cows and calves and even got to feed them. It was perfect for everyone - young and old!

Thank kchoff
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"wooden shoes"
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"the barn"
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"gift shop"
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"the owner"
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"dutch cheese"
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"cheese clog farm"
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"hay bales"
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"first stop"
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"perfect english"
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"shoe making"
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"amazing experience"
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"staff members"
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"his wife"
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"tour group"
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"definitely worth a visit"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

What a wonderful family experience just outside of Amsterdam. The owners are so gracious, kind and funny. We arrived in between tour groups. Perfect timing. Three of our daughters were able to help make a clog. Kees has such a wonderful way with kids. Really captivated them right from the start. We learned about their cheese making process as well as watch. The store with the cheese is unbelievable. So much delicious gouda and you can taste all of it!! Delicious fresh eggs. Kids were able to visit the cows and chickens afterward. So glad we stopped here.

Thank SixWinks
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The family literally show you the way the clogs and cheese are made. Plenty of clogs to choose from to purchase. They even have some slippers(of coarse not made of wood). You are also able to watch how they make the cheese as they explain every detail! The best part is tasting it! Purchased three but trust me could've purchased more!
I would highly recommend visiting this place!

Thank Lilfishyuk
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a great friends, family, group, or even solo outing. In addition to the cows, there is a goat, and roosters. The owners are very hands-on, educating visitors about the cheese making process and clogs. You can buy custom clogs. Cards and euros accepted. Samples of the cheeses are given liberally. My favorites were the nut cheese, Italian, and garlic cheese. This cheese never expires..the good stuff. The prices are fair and they have sales too! Great gift idea for cheese lovers.

Thank Travelbuglcsw
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Even though the farm is not directly in Amsterdam, it is definitely worth visiting. Just hop on the bus #170 at the Centraal Station and in approx. 40 mins you are there. Do not be scared to be a bit rude and just go in. There is no obvious entrance, so look for a tripadvisor sticker. The best thing is that there is not entrance fee and the staff is very friendly and chatty. You will definitely not leave without some cheese in your bag.

Thank Milan S
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