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Cheese Market

Address: Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Alkmaar
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Its funny to watch the Cheesemarket on the Waagplein(sq.). If u go there combine with a trip to the rest of this city center cause it has way more to offer for a nice day out with kids and family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills. It took us over an hour; however we walked here from our hotel on Aug 5th of 2013; as the scenery was quite unique. The reason was to discover two of Holland's most famous icons - windmills and cheese's! Here you will gain insights into the traditions of cheese-making, visit a cheese market and... More 

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

As a inhabiter of the lovely city of Alkmaar, I try to go and visit this cheese market once a year. Just to amuse myself and have a nice lunch in town after worth.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is very nice to visit the cheese market in Alkmaar during the summer season. You can so how the cheese is sold and transported to the new owner. There are lots of ice restaurants in the neighgarhood. You can also go by boat through the canals and experience beautifull Alkmaar fromthe canals.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The famous cheese market in Alkmaar is in the summer every friday morning in the centre of the very nice town Alkmaar. It is very nice to see how the cheese market is. There is a good exploitation by the city guide. I myselve had the chance to come inside the building and get the information from the cheese father.... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

it was so busy with tourist you couldn't move it was a good experience I love Alkmaar it is a lovely town to visit .

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Alkmaar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I live in Alkmaar myself so i should be bored about the cheese market, but I am NOT. It is a perfect show of how it used to be, the selling and buying of the cheese that comes from the many villages aroud Alkmaar in many centuries. Even our new King Willem Alexander and lovely Queen Maxima enjoyed the cheesmarket.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

By chance we had a days rest from hundreds of kilometres driving nearby and it was a Friday so this was the obvious choice. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are in Amsterdam and you want to spend some time outside the city, put Alkmaar on your map! Each Friday from 10:00 (April-September) you can see the cheese market as it has been for centuries, with cheese carriers taking orders, weighing tons of the dutch delicacy while wearing the traditional costumes. Worth a visit!

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Beverwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ever since 1593, Alkmaar has been host to a weekly cheese market on the square adjacent to the 'Waag', the official weighing station. The market opens at 10:00 every Friday during the summer months (Apr-Sept), but it's a good idea to get there early. Crowds three-deep gather quickly. It's a working market that perpetuates more than 400 years of tradition.... More 

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