Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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Tia J
Wiesbaden, Germany7 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
We came at 9:30 am on a Monday and there was only one bus and a few cars there. We bypassed the tour group and got an explanation of the cheese making process followed by a complimentary tasting. Then we went out back to see the baby cows! The cheese prices are very reasonable and they have souvenirs from 2€. A very nice small farm. I highly recommend it!
Written 5 September 2022
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Amy H
Pyeongtaek, South Korea286 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Such a wonderful, family run business. Thank you for sharing your process and farm with my family today. We loved tasting the Gouda and seeing the baby cows 💕
Written 6 August 2022
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Asteria1981
Solin, Croatia130 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This place is heaven! My guide Emily was the best! Wonderful property and cheese to die for! Thanks guys! We are going to be back as soon we spend portion we have bought. P.S. cheese with bear is the one!
Written 23 July 2022
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Suzanne M
Amstetten, Germany3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Amazing place, quieted e bless this place is all I can found. The food was good and the staff very kindly
Written 28 May 2022
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TiffanyAnne777
Honolulu, HI2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Everyone at this farm was AMAZING! Very kind and gracious. My 6, 4, 2, and 7M olds had a WONDERFUL time. Completely worth the trip here. And the cheese is FANTASTIC! The clog making demonstration is GREAT too! The hosts are very witty, patient and kind. And then seeing/petting the farm animals afterwards was so fun. Probably the highlight for my 4 and 2yrs olds.
Written 5 May 2022
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StuartFamAbroad
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
Jul 2020
Our family had the pleasure of spending a few hours at Clara Maria last weekend. We had an absolutely AMAZING time! Not only did we get to learn all about clogs, make and taste cheese, and enjoy coffee and yummy dutch apple pie, but we also got to know the farmer, Kees-Jan, and his wife, Katrina. They are incredibly warm and welcoming! This is not a commercial type place, this is a working family farm. Kees-Jan took our kids out to the hay barn to climb through the tunnels, let the kids pet and feet baby cows, and spent a lot of time telling us about how things work on the farm. The entire staff treated us like family and welcomed us with open arms. We stocked up on yummy cheese, several Holland souvenirs, and left with smiles on all our faces. It was absolutely the highlight of our weekend in the Netherlands. We will absolutely be back!
Written 14 July 2020
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Hello Stuart Family, we also thoroughly enjoyed your visit toour farm!! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we greatly appreciate it:) We look forward to your next visit.
Written 18 July 2020
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Stephanie L
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
We had a wonderful time here! Amazing guided tour of their making of delicious cheese and clogs followed by our kids getting to feed the cows. Incredibly authentic and the family was so friendly.
Written 8 July 2020
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It is a delight to read that you had such an enjoyable visit to our farm, thank you!!
Written 18 July 2020
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Jamie B
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands16 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked for 2 people our guests and we just stood by to wait. They asked if they should set a coffee n Apple tart which we said is ok. What we didnt know is they charged us 15euro for that! We dont mind paying for the guests but u should have said it was 15euro for a lousy muddy coffee n Apple tart. Said we also ate the sample cheeses. But we have brought so many guest without the tour and the sample cheess were offered anyway. So so disappointed. Last time I'm bringing guests to u guys. What u guys did was just wrong.
Written 7 January 2020
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Without more information, I'm at a bit of a loss. What day were you here and do you remember who helped you? The most recent possibility that I see was on 3.1.2020. We received a reservation request for a "Cheese Experience" for 4 guests, which costs €15 per person, which is clearly stated on our website. It includes a cheese and clog demo, actual cheese making with our team, coffee/tea and apple tart. If this was not the reservation that you had made, than it would have been helpful if you had communicated to the person helping you that you had simply brought guests to visit the farm and would like a tour, which is free of charge, including cheese tasting. In fact, as you mentioned, one does not need to take a tour at all, but can visit our farm and taste cheese in order to know what flavors to buy. (It should be mentioned that our cheese tasting is just that, cheese tasting, not lunch or a light afternoon snack.) Once in a while a reserved group is a "no show". That may have occurred, whereby our staff member thought that your group of four was the "Cheese Experience" group. While I sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding, I am taken aback by the tone in which you write, which is unnecessarily insulting. If there was a problem, we would have appreciated it being brought to our attention right away. My husband and I have been on the farm every day right through the holidays, so we could have been addressed immediately and resolved the problem without any ugliness. It was also possible to call us later that day or, since you are local, to come back and ask to speak to us. We are relatively easy-going people who are responsive when something goes wrong with our guests. Your response in this manner over TripAdvisor is unfortunate because it comes across to me as a rant, rather than a constructive effort to have a mistake corrected. If you would like, you are more than welcome to make an appointment with me to discuss the matter civilly. When calling, ask for the Farmer's Wife, I'll be happy to talk with you.
Written 8 January 2020
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Jeff M
Coatesville, PA61 contributions
Jan 2020
Fun tour of an authentic farm that makes gouda cheese & clogs. Willem the clog maker was funny & very skilled - amazing how fast he could make a clog from a block of wood! I knew next to nothing about clogs, and he was able to teach me & our group a lot in a short amount of time. The cheesemaking demonstration was also very informative, and the tasting afterwards was a lot of fun! The cheese was super tasty, and we had no problem at all taking it back to the USA.
Written 6 January 2020
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We are tickled to read your review and to know that you learned something new and had fun! Thank you for your positive review!
Written 18 July 2020
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froggyperth
Perth, Australia160 contributions
Oct 2019
Lovely place to visit, Entertaining and informative. Clog making was very interesting having the son show us how to make the clogs and picking a person from the viewing to make one as well. Cheese was lovely to see tasting etc. I Loved the farm animals they were so nice and inviting to see. They have a lovely gift shop and cheese buying area. They have lots of things on offer. I did find once I had been in Amsterdam for a while that the prices were cheaper on some items than at Clara Maria. Lots of deft blue etc. Good for photo opportunities. Nice place to visit,
Written 3 January 2020
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Thank you for your kind review, we are pleaed that you enjoyed your visit with us. It certainly can happen that some prices on souviners will be cheaper in Amsterdam, which is due to chain stores being able to buy in bulk, whereas we are a small family business, so we miss those bulk discounts, unfortunately. We do try to offer a broad selection of Dutch treats, though, including our own Gouda Farm cheese and clogs. We appreciate your candid review very much.
Written 18 July 2020
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