Alkmaar cheese market, Alkmaar

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Stop by the Alkmaar's Waagplein square to indulge in the tastes and traditions of the famous Alkmaar cheese market. The Alkmaar region is renowned for its cheese, and the makers have been selling their product in the city for at least 400 years. After the bell opens the market, the whole square erupts with activity. See how the experts inspect the cheese, witness the frantic haggling, admire the special walk of the carriers who haul huge loads of cheese on barrows suspended from their shoulders, and don't miss the chance to do some tasting and bargaining yourself. To improve your understanding of the market activities, check out the presentations, available in various languages. The market is in the center of the city and is easily accessible by car or public transportation from other cities. The market take place between March and September so please check website for all details. For Alkmaar cheese market and beyond, use our Alkmaar trip planning site to get the most from your Alkmaar vacation.
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  • This event occurs each friday morning during the summer season [easter to September] One can witness the traditional 'auction' sale of the cheese made in various parts of Holland. The cheeses are... 
    This event occurs each friday morning during the summer season [easter to September] One can witness the traditional 'auction' sale of the cheese made in various parts of Holland. The cheeses are...  more »
  • Not much to add to the other reviews. This is a place to visit especially on the days they do the reenactment for tourists. Yes it's a bit touristy but educational and fun as well. Great way to... 
    Not much to add to the other reviews. This is a place to visit especially on the days they do the reenactment for tourists. Yes it's a bit touristy but educational and fun as well. Great way to...  more »

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