We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Splendid cheese” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room

Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room
Book In Advance
More Info
$43.96*
and up
Skip the Line: Amsterdam and Holland Pass
Ranked #2 of 56 Food & Drink in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Tasting centre for some of the finest Dutch cheeses. The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands. In the 100-year-old warehouse on the Oude Rijn river in Woerden, the Reypenaer cheeses are matured in an entirely natural way. Over time, this process leads to the distinctive and complex taste with its exceptional aroma that characterises these artisan cheeses.In the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms in the centre of old Amsterdam, you can personally test and evaluate the flavour, the aroma and the qualities of the Reypenaer cheeses, all under the guidance of an expert cheese taster.Each cheese tasting session lasts approximately one hour, and caters for a maximum of 20 people per tasting. Tasting workshops take place every Monday and Tuesdays from 13.00H till 15.00H Wednesday to Sunday throughout the day from 12.00H to 17.00H. The Connoisseur workshop costs €15.00 Per person. There is also an Special Tasting where you get a Reypenaer present, costing €20.00 Per person.We also cater for private groups, corporate events and private parties for groups of up to 20 people.Opening Hours: Sunday 11.00H to 18.00 And Monday to Saturday 10.00H to 18.00H.Getting there: Printable map...By Public Transport: From Amsterdam Central Station with Tramline 1,2,5,13 or 17 or Bus 142, 144 or 170. Get out at stop Dam/RaadhuisstraatBy foot: From Amsterdam Central Station 10 minutesBy Watertaxi: VIP Water Taxi...Parking: De Kolk, Amsterdam Centraal P1, Bijenkorf
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Splendid cheese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Me and a friend did the cheese tasting class. We tried 6 different kinds of cheese and had different wines and port to try with the cheese. It was ?15 for 1 hour with Patty. Overall really enjoyed.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sara P
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Write a Review

1,408 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,108
    260
    28
    9
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tasty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great tasting we had with the proper wines/port. I know now much more about how cheeses are made and in the shop they have all the variety of cheeses.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Iniemienie63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“If you love cheese , you'll love this.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

Four of us booked this on our weekend trip to Amsterdam. Was a bit worried at the start as the set up was like a classroom, but the friendly host soon made everyone at home with his humour. Thought it was good value, there was no restriction to home much cheese you could have as you were in charge of your own 'cheese guillotine'. Also had 3 glasses of wine and a port, when you're paying 6 euros for a beer outside, I think 15 euros was remarkable value for what we had. Also the cheese was excellent, was a bit dubious at first as only ever exposed to the bland 'edam type' dutch cheese before. But these cheeses definitely changed my opinion. There was no obligation to buy the cheese, and unfortunately we couldn't as were flying with hand luggage only. But will try and hunt some out in the UK, especially the goats cheese!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
3 Thank JulesR2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Westmont, New Jersey
Level Contributor
76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fun and educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We attended the cheese and wine tasting on the advice of a neighbor who had just been to Amsterdam. It was very educational to learn about the different cheeses and actually taste how different aging of the same cheese leads to very different tastes. Also, it was amazing how different wines either highlighted or dampened the taste of a single cheese. A must for anyone who wants to learn more from the experts.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Barbara V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyable Dutch activity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Pleasant atmosphere, amazing cheeses and friendly people. The Reypenaar cheeses are the best you can find and I am glad to know more about how the different cheeses are made.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Kristy B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing