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Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Room
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Ranked #2 of 59 Food & Drink in Amsterdam
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Owner description: Tasting centre for some of the finest Dutch cheeses. The historic ripening process of the Reypenaer cheeses is unique in the Netherlands. In the 100-year-old warehouse on the Oude Rijn river in Woerden, the Reypenaer cheeses are matured in an entirely natural way. Over time, this process leads to the distinctive and complex taste with its exceptional aroma that characterises these artisan cheeses.In the Reypenaer Cheese Tasting Rooms in the centre of old Amsterdam, you can personally test and evaluate the flavour, the aroma and the qualities of the Reypenaer cheeses, all under the guidance of an expert cheese taster.Each cheese tasting session lasts approximately one hour, and caters for a maximum of 20 people per tasting. Tasting workshops take place every Monday and Tuesdays from 13.00H till 15.00H Wednesday to Sunday throughout the day from 12.00H to 17.00H. The Connoisseur workshop costs €15.00 Per person. There is also an Special Tasting where you get a Reypenaer present, costing €20.00 Per person.We also cater for private groups, corporate events and private parties for groups of up to 20 people.Opening Hours: Sunday 11.00H to 18.00 And Monday to Saturday 10.00H to 18.00H.Getting there: Printable map...By Public Transport: From Amsterdam Central Station with Tramline 1,2,5,13 or 17 or Bus 142, 144 or 170. Get out at stop Dam/RaadhuisstraatBy foot: From Amsterdam Central Station 10 minutesBy Watertaxi: VIP Water Taxi...Parking: De Kolk, Amsterdam Centraal P1, Bijenkorf
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The whole cheese/wine tasting experience was delightful! We learned a lot and ate some delicious cheeses. We found Reypenaer Cheese in the States for about 10 times the cost, so stock up while you're there!

Visited November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Really interesting and learnt a lot about Dutch cheese!”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were quite interested to learn about Dutch cheese as you don't normally hear too much about it, and when we saw this activity rated so highly on TripAdvisor we thought we would give it a go! We had booked ahead and it turned out to be a really hot day in Amsterdam so we were pleased to go into the air-conditioned room for the tasting! Our 'teacher' for the day was very pleasant and good at getting people involved! We got to taste six cheeses and take notes on various elements including smell, taste, colour, etc. We used a special cheese guilliotine and got to learn how to properly taste cheese. Interestingly enough, I thought bread would be provided but because this is proper cheese tasting you dont have bread to muffle the cheese flavours. However, there was wine provided which I hadn't initially realised! So that seemed like a fair trade to me! They are not stingy with making you stop eating a certain cheese, in fact at the end they encourage you to go have some more of your favourite! Overall I quite enjoyed this as it is something different to do in Amsterdam!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Executive Summary

Pros - Friendly host, decent tour of the brand and background of cheeses, discount on cheese purchases after the tour

Picky cons - The pairing wine and port were pretty average (but drinkable)

Overall I would recommend this.

Top tip - check on their website for the availability of tours on a specific day

Thanks you for a positive experience.

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Brooklyn, New York
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“Delicious fun!”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Had tons of fun learning about cheese and the what to pair with them. Went with my boyfriend and we enjoyed every minute!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great experience with good service”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

My friends and I booked this cheese tasting experience along with a 1 hour canal trip. We paid €20 which we thought was very good value. The cheese tasting room is small but pretty - you are seated at tables with 6 different cheeses. You are taught how to 'properly' taste cheese and what drinks to pair it with. We were all given very generous glasses of white wine, red wine and port and the younger visitors given juice.

The host was very enthusiastic and friendly. I would recommend this activity to anyone visiting Amsterdam, whatever age.

Visited July 2014
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