Old Amsterdam Cheese Store

Old Amsterdam Cheese Store: Hours, Address, Old Amsterdam Cheese Store Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Amsterdam Cheese Store
4.5
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
About
The centre of Amsterdam is home to three of Old Amsterdam Cheese Store's shops where you can buy your cheese-themed souvenir! Our cheese experts are always pleased to give you a warm welcome and your very own Amsterdam cheese experience. Besides Old Amsterdam (the best-known Dutch mature cheese), these stores also sell other types of Gouda cheese you can take with you when traveling.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Damrak
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 6 min walk
  • Nieuwmarkt • 7 min walk
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JeanneCristello
Philadelphia, PA79 contributions
Fun and Informative
Nov 2019
The Old Amsterdam Cheese Store specializes in cheese tourism. They offer cheese tastings and vacuum-sealed cheese souvenirs so you can take home this Dutch specialty. A live sommelier will guide you through the 5 kinds of cheese and 3 types of wine. One variety of cheese was over 10 years old! The sommelier explains how the cheese was made and how to professionally taste the cheese. Throughout the experience, the sommelier will offer samples of complementing wines and talk about how to pair wines and cheeses together. Not only is this an informative experience, it is also a flavourful one I highly recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam.
Written 12 January 2020
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He, She and Me
85 contributions
Visit every time we're in Amsterdam.
Jul 2019
Our family love cheese and our daughter's favourite is Old Amsterdam. The shop is well set out with its tasting table and in prime locations around the city.
Written 5 January 2020
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Thanks for your kind review! 🧀💛
Written 6 January 2020
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Holiday-Maven
Banff National Park, Canada52 contributions
Color dyed cheese...
Dec 2019 • Solo
Here a word from a native Dutch.

The reality of this ‘old’ cheese is of course that this brand only exists since 1985.

But how about the cheese, is it ok, or really good?
Just look at the ingredients; it has sodium nitrate (e251) as a preservative. And it may LOOK old, but they use the cheap color trick. Carotene e160a or Anatto E160b a brown/ yellowing dye.

There are many better cheeses in the Netherlands that do without these tricks.

With the yellow dye, they hope you think this is really old cheese. But now you know, search for the three ingredients only; milk, rennet, salt. Thats it!

So if you are a tourist, and see deep yellow cheese...take a look to the ingredients!

If this review comes handy, please give me a 👍, Thx!
Written 23 December 2019
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gabrielle l
2 contributions
Old Amsterdam Wine and Cheese Tasting
Nov 2019 • Friends
Very nice tasting room upstairs from the old Amsterdam retail shop on busy avenue. Professional and informative session with good wines and cheeses. I would totally recommend this.
Written 26 November 2019
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Jennifer
5 contributions
Fabulous!
Nov 2019 • Couples
This was a fabulous activity to do as a couple in Amsterdam! Really fun & informative, would highly recommend for cheese lovers & you receive 10% discount for the store. The young lad who took the class was funny and helpful, very chatty
Written 14 November 2019
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5lochbank
scotland57 contributions
A bit of a let down
The tasting is up the staircase. One young man presented it. Fairly busy. The hour is wasted as he is working solo and goes around filling up each person's wine glass. What he fills is about 30-40mls each time. He does try to chat but, it's a bit lack lustre. I didn't come away feeling more knowledgeable about pairing wine to cheese.
As mentioned previously time wasted in the 1 hour experience by him walking back and forward to get the different wine each time. Surely he knew what wines he would need.
Actuallyly quite distracting when other staff kept coming up stairs to access another door to a stairwell on next floor when tasting was happening.

Nope def wouldn't reccomend.
Written 10 November 2019
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Stacia J
Edgewater, CO5 contributions
Great cheese, forgettable experience
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were looking forward to doing a wine and cheese tasting at the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store and while the cheese was great, the overall experience was quite lackluster. If all you are looking for is to taste cheese and wine then this is the place for you. We left feeling that we hadn’t gained a better understanding of cheese, how it’s made, and why certain varieties taste a certain way. We didn’t learn how to pair wines with cheeses or why red was given with one cheese over another. We hoped to leave with some new tidbits of information we can share with friends and apply to when we taste fancier cheeses, but that’s not what this experience provided. Fortunately, this is a relatively inexpensive activity so we felt for the amount of wine and cheese we got that the price was fair.
Written 28 October 2019
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Fernando C.
1 contribution
Extra snack!
Oct 2019
When we arrived for our wine/cheese tasting we found out that it was going to be just the two of us. Our presenter, unfortunately I don't remember his name, had a special snack for us. Another person joined us and we had a relaxed tasting/presentation. We stayed after the presentation ended for at least another 30-45 minutes talking with our presenter about various things. Our tasting was on October 2nd.
Written 16 October 2019
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FLgolfer_2
Palm City, FL477 contributions
Fun cheese/wine tasting
Sep 2019
Great central Amsterdam cheese shop with a very nice upstairs cheese tasting opportunity. Very good cheese presentation to provide just the right amount of information combined with tasting 5-cheeses with a little wine. It was an hour well spent.
Written 13 October 2019
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,318 contributions
Cheese
Sep 2019
There is a large selection of different cheese in here, and if you like cheese then you'll like there. You can buy anything from small pieces to big wheels. There was lots of samples of the different cheese for you to sample which all tasted great.
Written 7 October 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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