Cheese Factory Volendam
Cheese Factory Volendam
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9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The small fisherman village Volendam has hosted one of the most tasty Dutch attractions - the Cheese Factory. It will give a unique insight into the process of producing the famous Dutch cheese, a pride of the Netherlands!
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Stuart W
London, United Kingdom43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Been to Volendam and visited here before. It just doesn’t change ! Interesting mini museum about cheese making and a demonstration by an assured staff member on how they make the cheeses. Interesting on every visit. Upstairs (ground floor) has an array of cheeses, chutneys, souvenirs, etc.
Cheese samples tasted lovely and would recommend the truffle and the chilli ones.
Written 21 February 2024
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Dear StuartW180180141, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-star review. We hope you will enjoy the cheese and we are looking forward to welcoming you back really soon :) kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 29 February 2024
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İsmail Ü
Antalya, Türkiye2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
I bought some very nice cheeses from here at the beginning of my trip for the New Year's holiday. Also souvenirs from the nearby store. On the way back from Volendam to Amsterdam, I forgot my bags containing all these at the bus stop! This was very bad because my wife and I had bought things that would become very fond memories. And it was only the beginning of the holiday! When we went to Volendam to look for our bags, we found out helplessly that our bags were not there. Just as we were losing hope, we met the woman working here at the bus stop and she said our bags were safe. She spoke to her male co-worker on the phone and learned our destination. We went there immediately. He came to our target stop in the evening just to bring our bags. We were so happy. Because our entire vacation was going to be depressing. Thanks to the highly ethical employees of this store, everything went well. I love them so much. I cannot pay your dues. Thank you Noah and his female colleague (I can't remember her name, sorry.)
Written 2 January 2024
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Dear isounal, Thank you for your kind words and high rating. We are happy to hear that you had a positive experience at the Cheese Factory and that our colleagues were pleasant and could help you :) We are happy that everything is fine and we hope you enjoyed your trip to the Netherlands! Kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 29 February 2024
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Elyshia S
Melbourne, Australia103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Considering where I was, I was disappointed. We went here last after all the other demos. Though I guess in comparison, this was free and the other demos we paid for. But it was extremely crowded, especially the demo, which wasn't a demo, but an explanation of how cheese is made. They no longer make cheese on site. There was tastings, but again, extremely crowded. Staff only speak English, but were very cheery and kind. They appear to love their job and know a lot
Written 20 May 2023
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Cme1234
Singapore, Singapore1,033 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Went there because the tour guide brought us there. Bought 2 big cheese and 2 tins of cookies.

I strolled around the market nearby during the free time and found that the same kind of cheese was selling for only 1/2 the price. I just consoled myself that I might have bought a better quality one even though I felt that they tasted the same.
Written 23 April 2023
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Christos Christou
Nicosia, Cyprus546 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
In this place you will have the chance to see in small place a factory a museum and a shop

You will learn how milk is made to cheese but not actually see a live demonstration

The best part after the demo and tour is that you can taste amazing types of authentic Dutch cheese
Written 6 July 2022
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Dear 959christosc, Thank you for leaving us this amazing review and for recommending us to future visitors! We surely want to welcome you again very soon! kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 24 August 2022
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Dzeny
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We booked a excursion and got to Volendam by boat.
It was a very pretty little town, the little shops, the cheese factory and the lunch with fresh kibbeling menus. Also there was a stroopwafel factory there and you can see how they are made!

The cheese factory made a little presentation of how they make their Gouda cheese and then we went upstairs to taste all the cheeses they had. One could buy some to take home, and I think everybody bought one piece at least.

Don't miss it!
Written 30 March 2022
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Dear Dzeny, Thank you for leaving us this amazing review and for recommending us to future visitors! We are honestly happy to read you had such a lovely experience with us. We surely want to welcome you again very soon! kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 10 June 2022
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THE-TW0-BEES
Phenix City, AL724 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We visited the Cheese Factory via a small group tour and really enjoyed ourselves. The presentation of how they process the cheese as well as the tasting of different cheeses were GREAT! The only problem is, we fell in love with a cheese that was unable to ship to the USA. They DO let you know before you purchase but still, that leaves us craving something we can't have. :) Enjoy your trip!
Written 29 March 2022
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Dear THE-TW0-BEES, Thank you for the 5 stars! We are happy to read that you enjoyed the cheese demonstration and tasting as well! We can't wait to have you here again for another fantastic day:) kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 10 June 2022
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Betul T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Such an amazing Cheese factory, museum and super staff Bruno!😇 Greetings from Ankara! See you

Betül
Written 25 February 2022
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Dear BetulT2, Thank you for your lovely 5-star review. We are happy to read that you had a great time with us! Your kind words about our lovely colleagues are highly appreciated, we will make sure to share them with the rest of the team. kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 10 June 2022
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David Barata
Lisbon, Portugal3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Fantastic experience. Bruno is a very nice person, funny and professional.

Hope we can come back and enjoy it again.

Obrigado ao Bruno, pela ótima experiencia e fazer-nos sentir em casa! :)
Written 21 February 2022
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Dear David, Thank you for leaving us this amazing review and for recommending us to future visitors! We surely want to welcome you again very soon! kind regards, Cheese Factory Volendam
Written 10 June 2022
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scott10jo
NW Mountains, NC231 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We were on a tour in Edam that included touring this cheese factory. We were given a very brief explanation of how cheese is made, followed by entering the shopping area where their sales people and our guide were handing out samples. Most of the flavors were really good, some we did not care for, some we Really liked. We purchased about 70 euro of the three we liked the best. After getting them home and trying them, we wonder if they have different cheeses out for the sampling than what is actually sold. Two of them are very bland and no where near as good as what we were given there. The smoked cheese is the consistency of Velveta and has been thrown away. We think it was a case of bait and switch, even though they told us that we were purchasing the same as what we were sampling.
Written 8 January 2022
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Dear Scott, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your feedback. We are sorry to read that the cheeses did not taste as desired. We always try to improve our service and we really value your opinion. Would you like to tell us more about your experience? If so, please contact us by email: Hello@tourismgroup.com. Either way, we hope to welcome you back in the future for an improved experience.
Written 11 January 2022
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