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Amsterdam: Bus Tour to Alkmaar Cheese Market

Product ID: 237362
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People from all over the world come to visit the Dutch cheese markets to find out how cheese is traded according to a centuries old tradition. Take an informative tour of Alkmaar before exploring the traditional Alkmaar cheese market.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
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  • Visit the famous Dutch Cheese Market and find out how cheese is traded according to a centuries-old tradition
  • Join a brief tour trough the city with an informative, friendly and professional live guide
  • Watch the men in traditional clothing trading their cheese
Full description
The Dutch cheese production is nowadays in the hands of dairy factories, which produce and export their cheeses around the world in millions of tonnes every year. The cheese market of Alkmaar is a reminder of the days of a flourishing trade, and have become popular tourist attractions today. You’ll believe that you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the Alkmaar cheese market.

Without a doubt, the Alkmaar Cheese Market is the main attraction in town. The tradition of this cheese market goes way back to 1365, when as there was only one set of scales for weighing, the cheese was traded on the Waagplein. The cheese was delivered early in the morning, and the cheese market masters and traders would check to see whether the cheese had been well stacked. Up to 30,000 kilos, or 2,200 whole cheeses, would be lined up and waiting for customers. Before enjoying some free time to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, you will embark on a brief guided walking tour through Alkmaar with an informative, friendly, and professional live guide.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Guided tour through Alkmaar
  • Live commentary onboard
  • 100-Highlights cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

THIS IS HOLLAND, (next to A'dam Lookout), Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Catch the 5-minute free ferry (Buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here.

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Stromma Netherlands

Product ID: 237362