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Address: Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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If you love cheese

During the spring, summer when you visit Holland, come and visit the cheese market on a Friday morning. You will have a fun cheese loving experience. Watch and listen how the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

During the spring, summer when you visit Holland, come and visit the cheese market on a Friday morning. You will have a fun cheese loving experience. Watch and listen how the cheeses are being carried around weight, tasted and sold during hundreds of years on this lovely market square with an amzing building called Het waaggebouw. You can even go... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

An interesting event at the beautiful Waag Plein but far too many people.we ended up escaping with an enjoyable boat trip to the waters north of Alkmaar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As an inhabitant of the city of Alkmaar, I only can say: It is a MUST see. After you've seen the traditional market, take a walk true the old and historical city-centre

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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