Go dutch and visit the farms
As a tourist in your own country, it's almost impossible not to plan a visit to one of the farms near Van der Valk Hotel Volendam. Not a fan of cheese but looking for an excursion? Discover the possibilities here!
In addition to the world-famous Gouda and Edam cheese, Henri Willig makes delicious goat and sheep cheese. The Alida Hoeve Cheese farm and clog factory is located in Volendam, a stone's throw from our hotel: 2 minutes by car and 12 minutes by foot. At Alida Hoeve you can see how cheeses are made in the old cowshed, and in the clog-making factory de Vriendschap you will discover the craft of clog-making. Extra nice that the employees are dressed in the authentic Volendam costume!
For the real cheese lovers, it is great fun to visit Kaasboerderij Jacobs Hoeve in Katswoude. It is not just any farm, it is an organic Jersey Farm. Follow the tour and learn all about cheese making. Located a 6-minute drive from Van der Valk Hotel Volendam, this is halfway between Volendam and Monnickendam. You can even taste a cheese here, so put on your shoes (clogs) and head out!
Cheese and clog farm Simonehoeve is available 365 days a year for a free tour. Besides cheese tasting, you can also learn how to walk on clogs and how they are made! Find out if you have muscles and get to work with wood! Guaranteed lots of fun during this tour of the Simone Hoeve. You can also go here for outings with the family, friends or your colleagues.
Through the hoeves or hooves?
Are you litteraly going through your hooves after going through the farms (in Dutch "hoeves")? Travel quietly back to our beautiful Van der Valk Hotel Volendam and discover our Wellness to allow yourself some relaxation. Are you hungry for a nutritious meal after the cheese tasting? Settle down in our restaurant Martinus or in the hotel bar. No feet/hooves left after a day of walking? Spend a comfortable and luxurious night at Van der Valk Hotel Volendam!