Discover the crafts stories
Learn, watch, taste and more!
Yellow gold – that delicious craft cheese on your bread. Cheesemaking is a complex process requiring plenty of know-how and experience. Acidifying, renneting, cutting, pressing, brining and turning. Your guide will be happy to explain all this during a visiting to Cheese Experience in Woerden Cheese Warehouse.
The miller's trade
The miller’s craft has been recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage since 2017. It’s a classic Dutch tradition with deep historical roots. You’ll find many windmills in the region that are still in operation today. Take a guided tour with the miller, experience the story of craft milling or buy a bag of mill flour.
A former wood warehouse is now home to a glass studio,part of the National Glass Museum. Here the glassblowers keep the craft alive, producing the finest glass art objects six days a week. Fire, dexterity, pure muscle power and years of experience are needed to shape the hot, syrupy substance. Think you can take the heat?
Experience culture & tradtions
Tap into the history of the fishing village of Spakenburg.Pay a visit to the museum harbour, where culture and traditions come together. Here you’ll find the oldest shipyard in the Netherlands where shipwrights are still hard at work every day, maintaining the world’s biggest fleet of ‘botters’, a special type of wooden, flat-bottomed fishing boat.
Sheep and sustainablitity
Did you know that sheep are masters of soil improvement? By grazing they keep weeds under control, their dung is natural fertilizer for the soil and the seeds they carry along in their wool support biodiversity. Shepherd Daniel looks after his flock every day, helped by his dog Lily, on the wonderful heathland of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug national park.