1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Volendam
  4. Simonehoeve Cheese Making Kaserei Fromage

Volendam: 2-Hour Clogmaking Workshop and Cheese Tour

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Ever wondered how those beautiful Dutch wooden shoes are made? Learn the craft of making clogs at a Dutch clog farm! Enjoy a guided tour and taste some of the best cheeses, biscuits, and wine that Holland has to offer.
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Duration: 2 hours
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  • Get to know all the ins and outs of Dutch clogmaking
  • Taste the real Dutch Gouda and Edam cheese, stroopwafel and speculaas biscuits
  • Enjoy a guided tour and learn everything about cheese and wooden shoe making
  • Take your homemade clog with you
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Starting out with a block of wood from the Dutch poplar tree, and learn the steps involved in making clogs. Shape the outside of the shoe the old fashioned way, with a big knife, and carve out the inside of the shoe with a sharp spoon. During the workshop, make a wooden shoe per person or per duo. Receive a semi-finished wooden shoe which can be decorated with the help of engraving tools and colorful paint.

Next, enjoy a guided tour through the cheese factory and learn how to transform milk into a delicious Dutch Gouda cheese. Discover various types of cheeses and slicers used traditionally.

In the shop, marvel at all kinds of souvenirs and taste Dutch biscuits such as stroopwafel, a delicious local fruit wine, and of course all kinds of cheeses. During the workshop coffee and tea are complimentary.
  • Your own handmade clog to bring home
  • Your own decorated clog to bring home
  • A cup of coffee or tea
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Simonehoeve Wagenweg 2 1145 PW Katwoude/Volendam If you are travelling from Amsterdam, take bus 316 from Amsterdam CS (IJzijde). Tickets can be bought at the station or from the bus driver (no cash accepted). You will find the Cheesefarm and Clog Factory a couple of meters from bus stop "Hotel Volendam", where you will recognize it by a windmill.

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• Arrive preferably between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM

From US$ 37.95 per person

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