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Admire this historical, traditional and nostalgic scene of the famous Dutch Cheese market in the well-known city of Alkmaar! 

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. Watch the men in traditional clothing seal their bargains for the best cheeses by means of clapping hands. After the cheese market you’ll go into the city in search of the rich history accompanied by an informative, friendly and professional live guide. Let yourself be surprised by the diversity of Dutch cheeses. 

 Without a doubt, the Alkmaar cheese market is the main attraction in town.  The tradition of this Cheese Market goes way back to 1365, as there was only one set of scales for weighing, 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 cheeses had been well stacked. Up to 30,000 kilos, or 2200 whole cheeses, are lined up and waiting for customers.

Before enjoying some free time  to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, embark on a brief guided walking tour through Alkmaar by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.

You should never pass up an opportunity to see this colourful, folkloric spectacle!

Itinerary:

- Departure from Amsterdam

- a 75 minute drive to destination

- 15 minute walk to Cheese Market

- Visit of Cheese Market

- Brief guided walking tour trough the city

- 30/45 minutes of free time

- Departure back to Amsterdam


Highlights:

• Visit the famous Dutch Cheese Market

• Find out how cheese is traded according to a centuries old tradition

• Watch the men in traditional clothing trading their Cheeses

• Join a brief tour trough the city’s by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.


Included:

• All taxes, fees and handling charges

• Transport by air-conditioned coach

• Live commentary on board


Excluded:

• Gratuities (optional)

• Food and drinks

Important to know:

• Tour includes a walking tour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour.

Languages:

• English & Spanish

Departure points:

• Heineken Experience bus stop, Stadhouderskade 78, Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side) at 08:30

• Till 19.05.2019 - A'DAM tower/Lookout, Overhoeksplein 5, opposite central station. Catch the 5 minute free ferry (buiksloterweg) behind the station to get here. ( Check-in desk inside the entrance of the A'DAM Lookout) at 09:00 AM

• From 20.05 - THIS IS HOLLAND–Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. Departure: 09:00 



Departure time:

• Every Friday morning at 09:00 from April 5 to and including 27 September.