Alkmaar
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  • Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour

    1. Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour

    Visit Alkmaar's traditional Cheese Market - the oldest in the Netherlands! On this 2.5-hour small group walking tour, you will learn all about Alkmaar's most well known attraction: the Cheese Market! Also wander through Alkmaar's medieval center and along pretty cobbled streets and picturesque canals. Watch the traditional way of trading cheese how it was done centuries ago. Spend approximately 45 minutes at the Cheese Market which is ample time to see everything. While you are there, learn all about the market's history and listen to your guide explaining what is happening in front of you! If you feel like it, you can try a variety of Dutch cheeses and even buy some to bring home with you. Then, walk through the cobbled streets of Alkmaar and along its picturesque canals. Stop at the Molen van Piet (Piet's Windmill) for the perfect Dutch photo opportunity! See some of...

    Wonderful adventure! Our guide Jen made the cheese market experience both educational and entertaining. Our small group felt we were seeing the cheese market and town with a friend versus a tour guide. The train stop meeting place was perfect and gave us time to explore the town on our own pace is opposed to being on a tour schedule. Would absolutely recommend this small group morning tour with Jen.

  • From Amsterdam: Dutch Cheese Market Tour and 1 Attraction

    2. From Amsterdam: Dutch Cheese Market Tour and 1 Attraction

    Learn about the tradition of Dutch cheesemaking at the charming market of Alkmaar. Trace the steps of time back to the area's flourishing days of cheese trade that have now become popular tourist attractions in the modern-day. Visit the Alkmaar cheese market on a Friday, which dates back to 1365. See a variety of cheeses weighing up to 30,000 kilos which are lined up waiting for customers to purchase. Immerse yourself in this almost theatrical display of tradition as farmers clap one another to confirm a sale, and don’t forget to take a selfie with the cheese girls and boys in traditional dress. Enjoy some free time to discover the market and surrounding city on your own, and learn about the area on a brief guided walking tour with a friendly professional guide. Then, return to Amsterdam, where you will finish your day with a choice of two attractions. Enjoy a 5D VR flight experience o...

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What people are saying about Alkmaar

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Absolutely wonderful tour!

We are a family of 4 who have been to the cheese market in the past but we decided to take this tour as our kids were now adults. It was the best decision ever. Jen was a fellow Canadian so we felt right at home with her. She let us decide what we wanted to do and we had her to ourselves because we were the only people in the group for the day. We asked her many questions and she was a wealth of knowledge. Jen made us feel like family when she took us to the cheese market. Through her connections we were able to see the cheese carriers up close and my husband was even chosen to partake in the cheese carrying activity. It was a memorable moment for him as he was born in Holland and this was quite a treat to be able to participate in a part of his heritage. ( He and my children are also huge Dutch cheese eaters ). Even though our tour was only supposed to be 2 1/2 hours, Jen gave us the option of extending the tour which we did. She is an amazing guide who runs an amazing tour.

Jennifer was an awesome guide !

It was a great tour overall. she showed around some hidden or not well known but still fascinating places to see and know about in addition to places you would've heard about from online. Getting a really close look at the cheesemarket was one of the many perks of her tour! She was really friendly, knowledgeable and she stayed longer after 2.5 horus to show me some places we were running out of time to go for. I highly recommend this tour. Thanks Jennifer ! I will come back !

It was an amazing tour. Had so much fun watching how the cheese market operates and tasted some of the best cheese. And the guide Jennifer was so cool and awesome. She did a great job and thanks to her we got the chance to go in and check on how the weighing rooms operates and also had a good view of the market from inside. She let us stay in the market as much as we wish and then she took us on a nice tour around the city as well. Loved the tour

Wonderful adventure! Our guide Jen made the cheese market experience both educational and entertaining. Our small group felt we were seeing the cheese market and town with a friend versus a tour guide. The train stop meeting place was perfect and gave us time to explore the town on our own pace is opposed to being on a tour schedule. Would absolutely recommend this small group morning tour with Jen.

Charming Lady, brilliant Guide, very helpful, excellent seats.

Would love an Encore one day. Terrific cheese market. Very special and unique..