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
  • English,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French,
  • Dutch
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.

This operator has 17 reviews for other tours


A master class taught by an expert.
Karla was remarkable. She spent three hours with us. First setting the stage in the museum cellar, then ascending into the rest of the building. She got us through crowds and positioned us to enable getting a senses not just of the art but if the historical context. Karla is outstanding.
Fantastic tour - made the entire experience more interesting
Van Gough museum
Karla was amazing, her knowledge made the tour highly entertaining.
She is a wonderful lady and also gave some insights of the city on the way to the Museum which was a real bonus.
Highly recommend booking Kala.
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100 EUR
  • Full refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the tour
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