Experience the Dutch countryside, visiting a cheese factory, stroll through a quaint local village, admire a classic line-up of authentic windmills, and watch a shoemaker fashion wooden clogs using traditional methods.
Gouda Cheese, Wooden Shoes & Traditional Windmills
Only a short drive from Amsterdam takes us to the 160-years old, traditional dairy farm Clara Maria. The clog maker will transform blocks of wood into footwear before your very eyes. After the cows have been milked in the morning the farmer shares all his secrets of making cheese with you. Then it is tasting time :)
A large part of land from the Netherlands has been created out of water. At "De Cruquius" steam pumping station, you find out how. We stop for lunch at the nearby tea house.
Driving through 'De Beemster' polder -a lush green landscape, placed on the Unesco World Heritage list- we get to the famous icons of Holland, windmills. Go inside and see how the windmills operated and a large family was able to live inside.
Edam is a authentic local village. Enjoy the architecture and friendly people of this quaint little village. You'll return to your original location between 5-6 pm.