Watch, taste and do: you will use all of your senses in the Cheese Experience Center in Woerden. Discover the finesse of cheesemaking, learn how traders store their cheeses. Taste the best cheese and make the most delicious cheese yourself! Take a guided tour through the Cheese Warehouse, make your own cheese during a 'Brew your own cheese' workshop, or book a delicious Farmers cheese tasting. You can also buy fun cheese products and -gifts in the VVV store.
Cheese workshops, cheesemaking for children and beer cheesemaking (for men): at View- and Cheese Farm Van der Werf you will need an extra pair of eyes, ears and hands. Be sure to make a reservation beforehand!
Authentic tools and materials, photo's and books: in the Cheese Museum in Bodegraven you get a lifelike idea of the famers cheese factory. There are regularly new exhibitions. Your children will certainly like this museum: they get an interactive tour via a cheese tablet.
In the old days all cheeses were weighed here. Nowadays it is a museum, where you can also enjoy a nice cheese tasing, with wine if desired. On the ground floor you find the museum store with the most original cheese souvenirs. Do not forget to view the embossed façade of the characteristic building designed by Pieter Post.
Reypenaer ripens its cheeses in a historic cheese warehouse in Woerden, dating back to 1906. Due to the special microclimate that arose in the old cheese warehouse in the course of time and because of the natural changes in temperature and humidity, a particularly beautiful taste is created. You can participate in a tour and cheese tasting. On fixed days for individual visitors and for groups on request.
There is always something to see on a farm. Especially on a cheese farm! At Cheese farm Jongenhoeve you can get a tour. Do not forget to take some of the delicoud homemade farmers cheese with you afterwards... In the cosy shop at the farm you can buy many more regional products: eggs, apples, different types of jam, nuts and more!
Traditionally, cheese is produced at cheese farm Janmaat in Woerden. The milk of approximately 70 cow's is processed into a variety of farmers cheeses and herb cheeses. The cheese from Janmaat is sold both from the farm and at markets, among which the Regional Market in Woerden. Would you like a tour? Or participate in a cheesemaking workshop? You can! On several days, free tours are organized for visitors. it is also possible to book a visit on request.
For centuries farmers from neighbouring villages would bring their homemade cheeses to ‘Ter Gouwe’ to sellt hem. A game of 'handjeklap' (type of negotiating) comes to live every Thursday morning between April and September. Cheese wagons, cheese boys and -girls and ofcourse the cheeses itself are a sight for sore eyes (and your camera). You will taste more of the history on the Crafts Market next to the Cheese Market. The stalls with regional produce are a real treat!
The bicycle is the number one means of transport in the Netherlands. Woerden is a beautiful city to cross by bicycle. The surroundings are also spectacular and suitable to explore by bicycle. Start a cycling trip in Woerden and drive right into the Green Heart of Holland. Cycle through the polders, discover the country life and take a look around in one of the picturesque towns in the area. Undertake a cycling trip to Oudewater, Schoonhoven or Utrecht; all nice places to visit and not far from Woerden. VVV Woerden can inform you on the best cycling routes in and around Woerden!Enjoy cycling through Woerden and its surroundings.