Private Cheese Tasting in the Heart of Amsterdam
For cheeseheads who want to sample Holland’s finest product, join us on a walking tour of city center and a wine and cheese tasting at the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store.
Approximate Duration3.5 Hours
After a short transfer to city center, you will embark on a guided walking tour of this beautiful and bustling city. Your guide will lead you past the fragrant flower market, the only floating flower market in the world. You’ll visit the quiet and serene beguinage, one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards — and one of the city’s best known landmarks. It dates back to the fourteenth century, when it was built for the Beguines, pious Catholic women who lived and dressed like nuns, without taking formal vows.
Next you will pass Dam Square with the classical-style Royal Palace, one of three palaces still used by the Royal Family. After taking in enough historical facts from you knowledgeable guide, it is time to sample some delicious Dutch cheeses. Over the course of an hour, you will savor five varieties with accompanying wines while learning more about the process and history of cheesemaking. Then cap off your ‘cheese fest’ with a short walk back to the ship.
The weather in the lowlands can change rapidly so bring umbrella and sunscreen.