In the surrounding of Amsterdam there are many beautiful Dutch villages which are definitely worth a
visit. We depart Amsterdam with private minivan to a Cheese and wooden shoe factory.
The cheese maker would love to show you how the tastiest Edam and Gouda cheese are being made.
You will come to know how cheese gets its flavour, what the difference is between old and matured
cheese, and you can taste and buy your favourite cheese.
Clogs and the Netherlands belong together. But how are these clogs made? The clog maker will
demonstrate this old Dutch tradition. In the shop you can try on some clogs and take part in the
Workshop making wooden shoes
The workshop starts in the clog factory with an explanation and demonstration of how wooden shoes
are made, as well as by hand as by machines. Afterwards you can make your own wooden shoe. All
participants will also receive a semi-finished wooden shoe from the factory which can be decorated by
using engraving tools. Total duration approx. 2,5 hours, including the tour through the cheesefarm.
Workshop decorating wooden shoe
This workshop includes a single wooden shoe European size 38. A pair of shoes in your own size is possible for an extra charge. Decorating can be done by painting, and by engraving. For both purposes examples and different stencils are available to create a unique wooden shoe. The workshop ends with a guided tour through the cheesefarm and clog factory, during the wooden shoes can dry. Total duration approx. 2,5 hours.