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Alkmaar Dutch Cheese Market Tour
US$ 78
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Delve into the traditions of the Netherlands and discover its gastronomy exploring the historic Alkmaar Cheese Market on a day trip from Amsterdam.

Alkmaar Cheese Market
Dutch cheeses on display at the traditional Alkmaar Market
Picturesque historic centre of Alkmaar

Alkmaar Dutch Cheese Market Tour Itinerary

On the morning of your tour, you'll set off from Amsterdam and head north to the beautiful city of Alkmaar, located a 75 minute drive from the Dutch capital. 

Arriving in the historic town, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the famous Alkmaar cheese market, lasting around 15 minutes. Learn all about the history and fascinating traditions surrounding the iconic market, which has taken place in the Waagplein since the 14th century. Cheese lovers will be captivated by the mouth-watering aromas of the typical Dutch dairy products! 

Your guide will then point out Alkmaar's most important places of interest, including the Waag, or Weighing House, and the Achterdam Red Light District, before giving you 45 minutes of free time to explore the sights at your own pace. Finally, you'll be taken back to your original departure point in Amsterdam.

Meeting points

This tour includes a pick up service from the following meeting points in Amsterdam. Choose which you prefer and make your way there for the scheduled time:

  • From 27 March to 8 May:
  • 8 am: bus stop in front of the Heineken Experience.
  • 8:30 am: main entrance to This Is Holland.
  • From 15 May to 25 September:
  • 8:30 am: bus stop in front of the Heineken Experience.
  • 9 am: main entrance to This Is Holland.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Adults Children between 4 and 11 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 78
US$ 39
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 78
  • Children between 4 and 11 years old

    US$ 39
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

Included

Transport by air conditioned vehicle.

English speaking guide with specialist knowledge of Dutch history and gastronomy.

Not included

Food and drinks.

Entrance to museum and monuments that you may want to visit during your free time.

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 78
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.