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Amsterdam: 1-Hour Cheese and Wine Tasting

Product ID: 140517
Taste the typical cheeses of the Netherlands at 1-hour tasting experience in Amsterdam. Learn what it takes to become a cheese tasting master as you sample different cheeses paired with wines.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the story of the most famous cheese from the Netherlands
  • Try 5 different cheeses
  • Taste 3 wines selected by a sommelier to complement the cheeses
  • Take part in an interactive quiz to discover the cheese master of the day
Full description
Visit a special cheese tasting room in Amsterdam to taste different cheeses from the Netherlands, and learn what it takes to become a cheese tasting master. Find out how the cheese is made at a 1-hour tasting experience with complimentary wines. 

Sample some Old Amsterdam cheese made by the historic, family-run Westland Kaasspecialiteiten business. Hear the history of the business and its different brands. Although the recipes are a well-kept family secret, the cheese tasting experience will reveal a few hints about how the cheeses are made!

Savor a number of specially selected wines that best complement each cheese you will taste. Cleanse your palate between each tasting with some fig bread and water. Get a free souvenir passport at the end of your tasting experience as a keepsake reminder. 
Includes
  • 1-hour cheese tasting
  • A plate of 5 different types of Gouda cheeses
  • 3 wines to complement the cheeses
  • Water and fig bread to cleanse your palate between the cheese tastings
  • Free souvenir passport to remember your cheese tasting experience
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Damrak 62, 1012 LM Amsterdam.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The cheese tasting room is on the 1st floor and is only accessible by stairs
• The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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really enjoyed our tasting. the speaker was knowledgeable but explained it was his last tasting as they are changing the nature of the tastings and know longer needed a wine expert so not sure what this means for future visitors. we tasted 5 cheeses matched to three wines. however some people left with knowledge about how cheese us made that they wish they didn't have. beware.

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August 28, 2019

Recommended Amsterdam activity

All in all, it was a great gift to a friend .... the location is very pretty ... the cheeses and wines were well chosen. You learned a lot about Amsterdam, and then you had a fun and exciting quiz. The winner received a gift. The only small negative thing to note: we had chosen the tasting in German but then felt in English.

October 8, 2018

The tasting was great but it would be nice if they gave you the option of more cheese. Seeing as there are free samples downstairs in the store, it would be nice to have some of those available upstairs as well. Aside from that, the experience was really nice.

December 28, 2019

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Old Amsterdam Cheese Store

Product ID: 140517