Cheese carriers carry the cheeses on barrows. On the cheese barrows they can carry up to 160 kilos of cheese!
The cheese is weighed at the Waaggebouw.
Traders and farmers negotiate the prices of the cheese.
'Throwers' throw the cheese on wagons so they can be transported.
The cheese girls inform the visitors about the cheese and the ins and outs of the Cheese Market.
In the summer holiday there is a 'Children's Cheese Market', a special tour for children between the ages of 6 and 12. A guide tells the children about everything that can be seen here. At the end, they are allowed on the cheese scale and are given a prestigious weighing certificate.
This year, the Children's Cheese Market takes place from 21 July to 25 August 2017, every Friday between 10.30 am and 11 am
Stalls offering delicious cakes, art and natural cheese can be found around the Cheese Market. After the Cheese Market, organ concerts often take place in the Grote Kerk Alkmaar. Want to see more of Alkmaar? Take a city walk through the historic town centre.
Have your photo taken for free at the Cheese Market with our photographer and cheese girls.