Around park: 5km

Jacobs Farmstead Cheese Farm is situated at the dike of Katwoude, in the middle of the polder landscape, sandwiched between Monnickendam and Volendam. This farmstead overlooks the IJsselmeer. This unique rural location is the background for a traditional Dutch activity: making cheese! Each day, the Jacobs Farmstead team welcomes you dressed in Volendam costumes. When you arrive at the farmstead, they offer you a professional demonstration on cheese production methods. With the necessary tools and clear explanations in several languages (Dutch/Eng/Ger/Fr/Sp/It) everyone can experience the craft of making cheese, from milk to end product.

The rural environment with its farms is a typical example of the North Holland polder landscape, the breeding ground for the famous Dutch cheeses. At the bottom of the dike is the atmospheric Jacobs Hoeve.

At the Jacobs Hoeve, the team is ready to receive you in their tradition Volendam garb. After arriving at the farm, they will offer you a professional demonstration on how the cheese is prepared. With the aid of the necessary tools and a clear explanation in several languages (NL/Eng/De/Fr/Sp/It), everyone can experience the cheese maker's craft from milk to finished product.

The cozy store offers a wide selection of Henri Willig cheese, souvenirs, and typical Dutch delicacies. And since 2018 there is even an option to visit the organic Jersey farm of Henri Willig. You can also learn something about it through a self-guided tour.

Access and parking are both free.