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.

This operator has 17 reviews for other tours


The Dutch Masters with a Master!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Karla. Her approach to our tour of the Rijksmusuem was unique, personal and illuminating. So many interesting details shared with warmth and charm. Our appreciation of the Masters has increased immensely. Be sure to ask for Karla!!
I had,a,wonderful time with Karolina. In rotterdam . Delft and the Castel Hass on our way. I highly recommend her
Exceeded our expectations, which were high! Planned the best use of our time together. Excellent knowledge of art and architecture. Took us "off the beaten path" to beautiful countryside. Introduced us to the Dutche people, not just the buildings.
If Dr Karlonia isn't already a national treasure, she needs to be. Superlatives do not begin to paint the picture. she is all of that and more. Great communicator. Steeped in historical and local knowledge. Worldly in triangulating history (art, literature, architecture, social, political) and the human stories. a rare treat and worth sharing with others. two enthusiastic thumbs up for karolina !
If you want to visit the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum and come away with a rewarding experience, I highly recommend Karolina. We only had one day to see both. She showed us all the highlights and provided just the right amount of in-depth details without information overload. We are not art buffs but we felt like ones after the tour. Then she took us for a lovely hands-on street tour of some of the Amsterdam neighborhoods. Very knowledgeable, great personality, and a real pro. Thanks Karolina.
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