Excursion

Golden Age Cheese Tasting & City Walk

Discover the rich flavors of Old Amsterdam cheese, a savory delicacy unique to the Netherlands, with an outing that takes you into the heart of old Amsterdam for an expertly tutored tasting. A guided walk to and from your motor coach also affords a look at Dam Square, the Jordaan and Amsterdam’s beautiful canals.

  • Code
    AMS-U
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Walking Type
    Medium
  • Activity Type
    Adventures
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
    Approximately 3 hours

A brief transfer by motor coach delivers you to the Central Station, from where you will enjoy a walk through the charming and historic Jordaan district to the Old Amsterdam Tasting Rooms.

A rare and exceptionally high-quality type of aged Gouda, Old Amsterdam is known for its enticing aroma, creamy texture and intense flavor. The historic ripening process is unique to the Netherlands, using milk from cows that graze in the province of Noord-Holland on grasses that are extremely soft, yielding “soft” dairy such as exquisite Old Amsterdam cheeses.

During your enlightening tasting, you will personally test and evaluate the aroma, flavor and qualities of five Old Amsterdam cheeses served with red wine, white wine or a red port if you prefer, all under the guidance of a knowledgeable cheese taster.

Following your one-hour cheese experience, join your guide for the return walk to your motor coach, taking you past the Royal Palace, Dam Square and some of Amsterdam’s characteristic canals along the way.

Once aboard your motor coach, enjoy the transfer to your Crystal ship, arriving after approximately 15 minutes.

Important Notes:
As this excursion involves walking over sometimes uneven surfaces, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of booking is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-Reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.