Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm, Amstelveen: Hours, Address, Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm

Clara Maria Cheese & Clog Farm
4.5
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
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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martin b
Portsmouth, UK133 contributions
Holland 2019
Aug 2019
Based on other reviews, we decided a visit was called for, really glad we did.

This is a working diary farm and what lovely people, nothing was to much trouble.

You park for free, enter thorough the Clog making area onto the Cheese making room and finally into the vast shop. All in one building (old barn).

Didn't catch the lad's name, but he was quite comical with his demonstration of how to make Clogs. Very interesting & knowledgeable on the subject.

The demo on Cheese making was as good explaining the whole process from milking the cows on the farm to finally Waxing & storing the Cheese.

With free drinks (tea/coffee & fruit juice), followed by tasting of most of the flavours they produce. At no time were we felt pressured into purchasing. Really lovely passionate people.

The gift shop is full of the normal tourist trinkets at reasonable prices with the added bonus of free "burn on" motif's on any wooden gifts we purchased.

Kids were invited to visit the cow's & calf's in the adjacent barn.

Defiantly recommend 10 out of 10 with the added bonus of all being free.
Written 31 August 2019
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Nóra M
Amstelveen, The Netherlands2 contributions
Cheese, clogs, cows
Aug 2019
Good place to visit with family, including little children.
They show how clogs and cheese are made at the farm.
Children liked seeing cows and petting them.
Written 22 August 2019
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Emily F
Australia7 contributions
Cheese heaven and cute calves
Aug 2019 • Friends
Well worth a visit! A small working dairy farm so don't expect a clinical experience, manicured gardens or no cow poo. Lovely, informative staff and all the cheese tasting you can handle 🤤the truffle and smoked cheese are delicious.
Written 12 August 2019
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Brian G
Tattenhall, UK63 contributions
Fantastic!
Aug 2019 • Family
We made a special journey here based on other reviews, and were so glad we did.

From the outside it looks like a working farm, which is exactly what it is. However what they have done is provide a simple but excellent visitor experience.

There are just three rooms; first is the clog making, second is the cheese and the final is the shop with free cheese tasting.

There is no admission charge and no pressure to buy anything, the whole experience is very relaxed.

Highly recommended!
Written 10 August 2019
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NRW
6 contributions
Excellent hands on cheese demonstration and good information
Jun 2019 • Family
This sight was picked out by aa granddaughter who will be a dairy science major at U of Wisconsin in Madison!
We learned alot about how they process the milk; how mauch cheese they make each year; what seasonings they may add; etc etc.

On of the best hands on experiences we have been at overthe years of our traveling!

Got to split the wood for the klommpen turning!

HIghly recommend this option.
Written 25 June 2019
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Kenpasha
Bellingham, WA547 contributions
Worth a drop in if you are driving or cycling by
Jun 2019
We were on a half day bicycling trip and passed this farm on the way to Uithoorn. There is a large workshop where they make the clogs or wooden shoes, and then you may tour the cheese making facility. We didn't buy any cheese but the whole place was fun and interesting. Apparently a lot of bus tours pull in here, there was one while we were looking around.
Peaceful and pleasant.
Check it out!
Travel safely.
Written 14 June 2019
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enjeekay
154 contributions
informative
May 2019 • Couples
sampled the normal, spicy, garlic and chives cheese. The cheese manufacturing was detailed. Clog is the traditional wooden footwear made from wet wood to prevent it from splintering- roughly chopped from a wood block with hand used axe and then shaped by a machine to the usable size. Takes about ten minutes to make one but then it is to be placed in a kiln to allow it to stabilize. It is quite heavy and not used on a daily basis. It is used in the rural areas while gardening or working on the fields as it is useful when working in marshy areas. If used well the clog can last 6 months at the most.
Written 12 June 2019
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satya97
Bhubaneswar, India543 contributions
Really interesting
Mar 2019 • Solo
During my recent Europe trip, I got to visit this place.At the entrance there was an lovely museum. Then I went to see the traditional clog making unit. They demonstrated how the clog were made and lots of clogs in different sizes to buy as sovernior from Netherland. I bought an clog for my daughter too.Then I went to see the traditional cheese manufacturing unit.There too they demonstrated how chees made.The demonitisation was in English and Dutch language. Overall an interesting experience to do.I highly recommend this experience
Written 10 June 2019
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WAZZA28
Sydney, Australia335 contributions
Very interesting clog making demonstration
Apr 2019 • Couples
Fantastic dutch cheese tasting and making demonstration. The highlight was a demonstration of how clogs are made from a simple block of wood. Plenty of cheese and good quality souveniers for sale.
Written 29 May 2019
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anchormoat
West Midlands40 contributions
Truly amazing place
May 2019 • Couples
We read the reviews before leaving home and went straight there from ferry port on route to accommodation.

Didn’t look much from outside and thought we had the wrong place. How wrong we were.

Free admission, free coffee, English speaking, extremely friendly staff. Full demonstration of clog making and then cheese making. Got to taste the cheeses, (yummy) No pressure to purchase anything but so many amazing products on sale everyone found something to take home.

Able to visit calf’s in barn

Amazing experience, totally recommended for anyone of all ages
Written 26 May 2019
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