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Cheese Market

Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 511 4284
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Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 511 4284
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the iconic place in Netherland, interesting to see the traditional cheese market in actions, recommended check the website time schedule before visit the place.

Thank elsiechang2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it was raining quite hard for about half the time we were ther, my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed the Cheese market and auction. Make sure you go there at a time when they are loading and unloading the boats as this is...More

Thank gih0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. See how cheese has been traded here for hundreds of years with men and women in traditional costumes. OK, so they could do it a modern, more efficient way but kill the tourist trade at the same time. Add to the...More

Thank go9ers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese market starts at 10:00 and finish at 12:30. You can see how cheese market works and also lots of small food stands around. Local Dutch souvenirs are good to buy too. I think it's a good place to travellers to get to know...More

Thank Nickyhsieh_tw
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We came to a special time for the market on a Tuesday. The market does not normally operate on tuesday as it tends to occur on Fridays. The city was beautiful and the cheese market set the tone of the experience. You might consider scheduling...More

Thank NewManDue
Reviewed 23 May 2017

It is outside, so a little bit of outside weather is a plus. Alkmaar is a village like Amsterdam. Go from the market east, there is the oldest part of Alkmaar. The market itself is an experience, but half an hour is enough. A canal...More

Thank Karel M
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is the one thing to plan your visit to Alkmaar around! It is a great experience. It's free and open to the public! You can see all aspects of the cheese market. The wheels of cheese are brought in and out of the square...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Ok, look! They do not sell cheese like this any more. This is for display and to keep the tradition alive. But, make no mistake about it, the people who put on this show are VERY serious about it. it is an honor for the...More

1  Thank DFB69
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We visited the first night market this year. It was good to go, but after watching cheese being carried around for 15 minutes we got rather bored. It was good to taste different cheeses as to what available in Amsterdam central and the town center...More

Thank Renee P
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Today part of the charm and mystery of new places has disappeared when we have the Internet to show us pictures and inform us. I must say that in spite of having read about the Cheese market in Alkmaar, it still surprised me positively! Well...More

2  Thank Mercedes D
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Hi all, can I visit Alkmaar Cheese without going with a guide or guided tour? Any good tour operators to a Alkmaar cheese market to recommend? Thanks all
27 February 2017|
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Response from Adriaan R | Reviewed this property |
Hi freckleslee, you can visit the cheese market without a guide. Check the dates, because it is only in Summer and on Friday morning. I don't know any tour operators. I travel without them. There is a train between Amsterdam... More
What time does the cheese show happen? Thank you!
21 February 2017|
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Response from adambird | Reviewed this property |
Every Friday between 10am and 1pm, just remember to get there early as it gets insanely busy.
is there any other cheese markets in the netherlands during the week, as i cant make it on a friday.
25 February 2016|
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Response from Jacques B | Reviewed this property |
Hi There. I am lead to believe that there are 5 cheese markets that operate in the Netherlands but stand to be corrected.They are in 1- Woerden which is a modern working commercial cheese market. The other 4-, Alkmaar... More