When is the Cheese Market in Alkmaar?
Due to the Covid-19 measures, the Cheesemarket in Alkmaar are currently canceled. If there is decided that the Cheesemarket will take place again, we'll update this page.
On fridays between 11 am and 2 pm Cheese carriers and Cheese girls are boating through the canals of Alkmaar to still give you a bit of a "Cheesemarket feeling".
Check this page for updates regarding the Cheesemarket.
If you have any questions about the Cheesemarket or your trip to Alkmaar, call the Tourist Information Point of Alkmaar: +31 (0) 72 - 511 4284
If you're coming by car, you can park in the Schelphoekgarage or Karpertongarage.
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 to go on the cheese scale and are given a prestigious weighing certificate.
Unfortunately the Children's Cheese Market has been cancelled as well due to the measures taken against the spread of Corona.
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.
The Cheese Market takes place on Waagplein, 15 minutes by foot from the train station (a beautiful walk through the Alkmaar town centre).
You can also take advantage of the special deal if you travel by train: get an admission e-ticket to Cheese Museum and a day return train and tram ticket from any station in the Netherlands to Alkmaar Station.
What is more Dutch than a Cheese Market? Edam, Hoorn, Gouda and Woerden have their own versions, but the Alkmaar Cheese Market is the oldest, biggest and most famous Cheese Market in the Netherlands.