1. From Amsterdam: Half-Day Trip to Edam with Cheese Farm Visit
When you’re planning your trip to the Netherlands, a visit to one of the famous Dutch cheese makers is a must-do. Love cheese? Hop on Hop off Holland is your guide to the historic city of Edam, the heart of Dutch Cheese. Cheese production in the Netherlands became more popular in the Middle Ages as the wet landscape lent itself towards cattle. Today, the Netherlands is one of the largest cheese producers in Europe. Certainly, you’ve heard of Gouda or Edam cheese. Our half daytrip is all about cheese. We’ll visit Edam with the famous cheese weigh house from 1778. The place where farmers sold their cheese during the Golden Age. Highlight of our Cheese tour is The Story of Edam Cheese by Henri Willig in Edam. An audio tour will tell you everything about the history of Edam cheese ánd one of oldest buildings in Edam. After our tour in Edam, we will go to the Jacobs Hoeve cheese farm for a behind the scenes farm visit. Watch the cheesemaking process, visit the warehouse, meet the cutest Jersey cows and taste cheese.