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Address: Waagplein, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Must visit, love their show !

We went to Alkmaar cheese market by ourself via train. It opens only on Friday morning and it was like a carnival ! There are lots of food & cheese stall. The shows begins... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Getting to Alkmaar for the 10 o'clock start required getting up early to catch train, and it's as well we arrived 09;15 as the walk to the cheese market, while well signposted, is quite long. We got there about 20 to 10 and the crowds were MASSIVE. If they're like that in April, what must they be like in high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We went especially to Alkmaar to watch the cheese market. It opens only on Friday 10-12. It was very crowded and unpleasant. We felt that we waste our time since the show was boring. However if you decide to go there you can arrive anytime between 10-12 and look at 5 to 10 mins of the show. They are doing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to Alkmaar cheese market by ourself via train. It opens only on Friday morning and it was like a carnival ! There are lots of food & cheese stall. The shows begins around 10pm but actually you can arrrive anytime and look at 10 to 20 mins of the show will do. They are doing repetition of the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

good taste and good time there ... I really enjoy the show and go to walk around there !@ For transportation, the cost is little expensive

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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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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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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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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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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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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