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
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
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.
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StuartFamAbroad
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
Fantastic family experience!
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
Wonderful experience
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
Seriously?
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
Learn a lot & get some cheese & clogs!
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, Australia158 contributions
Clara Maria Cheese and Clog Farm
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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Lois W
39 contributions
Disappointed
Nov 2019
The web site reads up so well. first impressions after sending an email were great, and from then on it was silence.
I had booked a cheese making experience, and heard nothing back. Long and short, the day we had booked no cheese making was possible.
We were given the run down on how to make cheese, which was absolutely fascinating. The clog making, was just a video and the comment made, we are far too busy now making cheese, as most of our cogs are done elsewhere.
The souviner shop was quite good, but a little on the expensive side.
We were told cheese making really runs from Jan to August, nothing about on their web site!
Overall, it was good to visit, but certainly not a recommendation from us.
Written 16 December 2019
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Josepha S
Troy, MI11 contributions
Tastiest cheese you will ever have
Aug 2019
This place was so fun . And the cheese !! Oh my . So glad we brought some back home . People working there are so friendly and informative .
Written 7 November 2019
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Kmariee
Calgary, Canada424 contributions
Worth a visit!!!
Nov 2019 • Solo
Absolutely amazing!
Saw a clog demonstration which was super cool.
Followed by cheese demonstration & samples.
Stroopwaffel sample as well
Bought a lot when I came here
Written 5 November 2019
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Katwoman
Orland, CA1 contribution
Vacation
Sep 2019 • Friends
Great place to go. Loved the demonstration on making clogs and cheese making. Great Knick knack store too. Owner and employees super friendly.
Written 15 October 2019
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Meik
1 contribution
Worth a visit!!
Oct 2019
We’re visiting the cheese farm on a rainy day as a last resort kinda ;)
We didn’t regret it, on contrary, the cheese was tasty, the people very nice, the clog production very interesting
We bought a few kilo cheese and still love it!!
Definitely worth a visit!
Written 3 October 2019
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