Clogs and cheese

Trip Start Jun 24, 2010
Trip End Jul 12, 2010

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Flag of Netherlands  , Noord-Holland,
Friday, June 25, 2010

Visited a typical farm and met Katrina and Kees Jan.  They taught us how to make clogs and the secrets of Dutch cheese.  One form of the cheese was made with chilies!  There was a barn with giant bales of hay.  The students had fun playing up on the hay and swinging on a couple of ropes.  Next we all loaded up on a tractor and drove out to the middle of a field.  There the students played Farmers Golf.  Each student had a stick with a small wooden clog at the end.  They used it to hit a ball across the field.  As I stood back to watch it was quite surreal that only a couple of hours before we were trapped inside of a plane and now we were on an open field on a farm in Amsterdam with a bunch of students who have never even left home and now we were playing Farmers Golf.


We had a traditional lunch on the farm.  There were a variety of flavored cheeses to have with bread and jam.  We also learned about their chocolate sprinkles which are basically spread on bread with butter.

Later we went to a bowling alley.  This was a surprise for me because I wasn't expecting to fly to Amsterdam to bowl.  I bowled with the students for an hour and then in the next hour students started falling asleep from the exhaustion of the long journey.  There were students passed out sleeping on the lanes and at tables and the chairs.


Next we took the bus to an enormous park that was famous for rowing.  We took a short hike and then all sat out on the grass and played some games.  I loved Blink Murderer!

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Brieanna on

Hello I was wondering if you had the name of the shop for the cheese and clogs?? I too went there through people to people back in 2008 and unfortunately can not remember the name or any information to order from them now. I would greatly appreciate any information you may have.

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