An excursion in good taste


At Cheese Farm the Catharina Hoeve in the Zaanse Schans in Zaandam, our team, suitably attired in traditional Dutch costumes, is ready to welcome you daily. Upon your arrival at the farmstead, we offer a professional demonstration of the method in which our cheese is made. Using the necessary equipment and a clear explanation in multiple languages (Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian or Czech) we help you experience the art of cheese-making from milk to finished product.

In addition to the world-famous Edam and Gouda cheese, Henri Willig also makes sheep and goat cheese. Our cheeses are plain or flavoured with various herbs and spices such as cumin, pepper, fenugreek or chilli pepper. After the demonstration, guests are welcome to sample the unique flavours of our cheese products and further explore and enjoy the ambiance of our farmstead at their leisure. The snack corner offers the chance to stop for various sandwiches, drinks or ice cream.

Tour operators may bring their bussed groups by for a scheduled tour or on short notice. Private visitors may drop by anytime during opening hours without an appointment. The Catharina Hoeve is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entrance is free of charge.


Our farms are situated

close to Amsterdam and

open daily.

Visit our farms free
of charge. On-site
parking available.