We, Jan Schake and Tieke Roosen, have decided in 2004 to realize our dreams and leave our old lives behind.
Jan was passionate wine grower with a small vineyard nearby. Tieke worked in health care and had previously earned her stripes in the party catering.
Since 2006 they have transformed the pasture of 1.5 hectares into a paradise where 3500 grapes have been planted, a production room and wine cellar has been built and a beautiful reception building with a divine porch and patio and gardens are built from the ground up.
Every day, they may enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Amstelveen with a large group of people who visit the Amsteltuin.
In 2016, the wines of the Amsteltuin are renamed; Amsterdam Wines.
From 2017, the hop-on-hop-off GreenLine Bus Tours (greenline.amsterdam) will be transporting more than 40,000 passengers through the beautiful green surroundings of Amsterdam. This tour will also stop at the Amsteltuin.
Also in 2017, on the grounds of the Amsteltuin, the Holland Wine Center (www.hollandwinecenter.nl) will also be opened. Here you will be informed about the wine in Holland, you can taste and buy wines, visit the cellar and relax on the patio enjoying a glass of wine and sweets.