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Address: Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Nice old Dutch cultural event

Cheese is heavy and you can experience that while the cheese is loaded from trucks and is showing around by cheeseberry's ( by hand an human strenght). Nice work for the Alkmaarse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheese is heavy and you can experience that while the cheese is loaded from trucks and is showing around by cheeseberry's ( by hand an human strenght). Nice work for the Alkmaarse " cheese crew's " , with their typical oldfashioned straw heats. Cheese is also tastefull and you can experience that to. Also a small cheese museum. In the... More 

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Groet, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

On a friday morning till 12.00 noon you can see and make the really experience how people Trade the cheese on a big scale. Touristisch yes, very yes but very nice to see and believe how these things where done in the past.go there and enjoy.

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1 Thank TomN12014
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

beautiful simply walk any direction and you will feel the real Netherlands not the touristy busy Amsterdam so near to Amsterdam easy half day trip

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

You have to get there early say 10am to get a place in front of the crowd to see all the happenings going on at the plain.They tell you the history of the cheese market there and how they weighed the cheese and distributed it.There are local bars all round the market to have a coffee or something to eat... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We once visited Hameln for the Pied Piper open air show and this was strangely reminiscent. Clearly aimed at tourists, it was filled to the brim with every Dutch stereotype but enjoyable at that. Was busy but not so much that we couldn't see what was going on. As crowds thinned, we were able to get seats in the viewing... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Fascinating opportunity to watch the cheese producers and cheese merchants trade. A great show too which was presented as things happened by a English speaking presenter. The market also as a general market were we tasted herring and Dutch pancakes (Poffetjes) - a real treat.

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

It's free. You really need to go early. Otherwise you can't see anything. There are Some benches specially for children and invalid but they get full quickly. it's really fun to watch.

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Warnsveld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Alkmaar Cheese Market is a tourist trap, but a positive one. Traditional Dutch folklore combined with free tasting of delicious cheeses, which, if tempted too much, are worth buying.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I last went when I was a child but this time as an adult I found it interesting to watch but not the only reason to visit Alkmaar which is a charming town and probably easier to visit on other days when the hoards are absent. In the afternoon we hired a boat, much cheaper than in other city locations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

The Alkmaar Cheese Market is a must on Friday for tourists and friends. It is a big happening which attracts thousands of people from everywhere in the region. A bit too crowded for my part, but still worth a visit when you are not n town. You should come early, if you plan to take pictures or videos, since it... More 

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