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


Fantastic and very informative tour. We loved sharing our time with Karla
Dutch hospitality at its best!
Can not say enough about how friendly and knowledgeable Rolf was during our time together. We now have much deeper insight into Dutch history, government, and lifestyle. The visit to the cheese factory was incredible, not a tourist in sight other than us. No lines, no crowds, and prices the locals pay.

We were never hurried and his goal was to provide a customized day based on our interests, not his.

Rolf deserves 10 stars and we will remember our time with him forever.
Great walking tour with Karla
A two hours walking tour Amsterdam was exactly what we were looking for. Our guide Karla gave us historical information as well as insider views on the city. Highly recommendable!
Exactly what I had hoped for.
Karla was lovely. Very friendly, knowledgeable and personable. The pace of the tour was perfect. Really enjoyed getting to know the city through Karla's eyes. She has lived in Amsterdam most of her life and can therefore share the old and the new Amsterdam through personal experience.
Fantastic - the highlight of our trip!!!
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