Cheese farms near Amsterdam

Cheese farms near Amsterdam

Near Amsterdam there are various former farms that have been transformed into tourist attractions.
In the farms you can get (free) demonstrations of how to make cheese and wooden shoes. In all of these farms the demonstrations are given by ladies in traditional Volendam costumes, in various languages.

Chances are, if you book one of the guided bus tours to Volendam/Marken you may end up in one of these places.

All of them have huge shops where you can buy cheese, wooden shoes and all kinds of typically Dutch souvenirs (with the themes windmills, tulips, wooden shoes, etc.)

While the farms are mainly set up to cater for bus loads of tourists, all of them welcome individual visitors. Entrance is free.

Cheese farms near Amsterdam
Jacobs Hoeve, cheese factory

Jacobs Hoeve, cheese factory

Simonehoeve, picture opportunity

Simonehoeve, picture opportunity

Simonehoeve, souvenir shop

Simonehoeve, souvenir shop