Alkmaar cheese market is a 400 years old traditional cheese market and is situated in Waagplein. From all over the world thousands of visitors visit Alkmaar cheese market. Historic cheese market opens usually on last Wednesdays in the month of August. At those times the farmers and their wives dress up as per their traditional aspect to conduct the event. The trading between farmers and marketers are held on Wednesdays. As a routine they bring cheese to the market for selling. Cheese from the market is weighed in the warehouse. The technique used by the carriers at the Guilds is an interesting process to see. If you have an experienced guide with you then they will tell you the whole history and details about Alkmaar cheese market. You can take a walk through the photogenic village of Schermerhorn and can view the windmills.
See also : Earn the perspective of the city through a Canal tour
How to reach:
By Train: You can get the intercity from Amsterdam central which will drop you at Alkmaar. It will take around 47 minute to reach the place.
Adult: € 40
Child: € 20
Timings: It opens from 10 am to 12.30 pm on the first Fridays of April to September. As per the traditional style, the market opens on Wednesdays of July and August from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Address: Alkmaar Cheese market, Damrak 26, Amsterdam.
Tel: 020 420 4000"