Day Trip from Amsterdam to Alkmaar, the Seasonal Cheese Market - in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Day Trip from Amsterdam to Alkmaar, the Seasonal Cheese Market


100 EUR

Cheese, cheese, cheese. Alkmaar is famous for its cheese market, but during this customised tour of North Holland you’ll experience much more: the beautiful Dutch countryside, historical architecture… And cheese. Delicious Dutch cheese.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Dutch,
  • German,
  • Italian
Tour by Karla

Drs. ( Master) in Art history & Classical Archaeology. Part time Lecturer in Art History and History of Fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute. More than w5 years of experience as a guide.

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  • Experience the Alkmaar cheese market
  • Discover the dreamy Dutch countryside

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Every Friday, on the main square next to the Weigh House in Alkmaar, there’s an interesting activity going on: men in colourful costumes are busy running around carrying wheels of cheese. They’re cheese carriers.

What exactly are they doing? This tour includes an explanation, a cheese tasting, cheese shopping and a walk through the vibrant historical centre.

The tour can be combined with Zaanse Schans, the flower fields (only in the springtime) or another historical place nearby.

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What’s included & not included

  • Transportation
  • Entertaining art historian as your guide

Meeting point

Lobby of your hotel.

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100 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
  • No booking fees
  • Pay by credit card or PayPal