Visit the Cheesemarket of Alkmaar

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Cheese Market

When is the Cheese Market in Alkmaar?
You can enjoy this traditional event from April to September, every Friday from 10:00 to 13:00, on the Waagplein in the centre of Alkmaar.

Experience the Cheese Market in the evening, which is held on several Tuesday nights throughout the Cheese Market season. 


Parking Cheese Market

If you're coming by car, you can park in the Schelphoekgarage or Karpertongarage.

Kaasmeisjes Alkmaar

What do you see at the Cheese Market?

  • 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.

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Where is the Alkmaar Cheese Market?

The Cheese Market takes place on Waagplein, 15 minutes by foot from the train station (a beautiful walk through the Alkmaar town centre).

The Cheese Market for children

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.

This year, the Children's Cheese Market takes place every Friday between at 10:30 AM and at 11:00 AM on the following dates: 

  • 13-07-2018
  • 20-07-2018
  • 27-07-2018
  • 03-08-2018
  • 10-08-2018
  • 17-08-2018
  • 24-08-2018
  • 31-08-2018

What else is there to do?

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.

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Free Cheese photo!

Have your photo taken for free at the Cheese Market with our photographer and cheese girls.

Kaasmeisjes Alkmaar

Cheese Markets in the Netherlands

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.


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