People from all over the world come
to visit the Dutch cheese markets to find out how cheese is traded according to
a centuries old tradition. Watch the men in traditional clothing
seal their bargains for the best cheeses by means of clapping hands.After the cheese market you’ll go into the city in search of the rich
history accompanied by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.
Join us on Friday to the Cheese Market
of Alkmaar. Let
yourself be surprised by the diversity of Dutch cheeses.
The Dutch cheese production is nowadays in the hands of dairy factories, which produce and export their cheeses around the world in millions of tonnes every year. The cheese markets of Alkmaar and Gouda remind us of the days of a flourishing trade and have become popular tourist attractions today.
You’ll believe that you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the cheese market of Alkmaar.
Without a doubt, the Alkmaar cheese market is the main attraction in town. The tradition of this Cheese Market goes way back to 1365, as there was only one set of scales for weighing, cheese was traded on the Waagplein. The cheese was delivered early in the morning, and the cheese market masters and traders would check to see whether the cheeses had been well stacked. Up to 30,000 kilos, or 2200 whole cheeses, are lined up and waiting for customers.
Before enjoying some free time to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, embark on a brief guided walking tour through Alkmaar by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.
You should never pass up an opportunity to see this colourful, folkloric spectacle!
- Departure from
- 50 minute drive to Alkmaar
- 15 minute walk to Cheese Market
- Visit of Cheese Market
- Brief guided walking tour trough the city
- 30/45 minutes of free time
- Departure back to Amsterdam
Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78, Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side) 08:30
THIS IS HOLLAND, Overhoeksplein 5, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. (Check-in desk inside the entrance of THIS IS HOLLAND) 09:00
Starting Time : 09:00 AM
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