Alkmaar Cheese Market & Windmills

Alkmaar Cheese Market & Windmills


Highlights Alkmaar Cheese Market & Windmills

  • Guided walking tour in Alkmaar
  • Performance of the Cheese carriers on the Cheese market
  • Visit to the Windmill


The Dutch and their cheese are well known around the world and now you can experience how the cheese was made and sold back in the middle ages with the Alkmaar Cheese Market & Windmills tour. We take you back in time to the traditional cheese market of Alkmaar.

When a trader bought cheese, the carriers would bring the round cheeses in their unique way to the warehouse in Alkmaar. This warehouse is called “The Waag“ and is located in a 14th century building, where the cheese is weighted.

The carriers are members of one of the four guild’s and their technique and competition are a marvellous sight to see. The sight of hundreds of cheeses stacked on the brick paved square brings you back to a time long gone.

After the walking tour with an experienced guide, whom will tell you more about striking Alkmaar and its past, we go to “Schermerhorn”. This town is famous for its three old windmills in the idyllic polder landscape.
We will visit one of the windmills, here you can admire the early technique of water management from the Golden Age. By doing this, the Dutch built successfully on their future. This unique technique elicits sometimes the statement; "God created heaven and earth, but the Dutch created Holland".



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Important info

  • Departures: 
    Summer season:
    Every Friday at 09.15 h.
    Winter season:
    Tour has no departures in the winter season
  • Extra information:
    On April 27 this tour has no departures due to Kingsday
  • Duration: 
    ± 5 h.
  • Check-in:
    30 min. before departure at Damrak 26
  • Period:
    March 25th - September 2nd 

What's included?

  • Live guide in English, Spanish and German
  • Guided walk in Alkmaar
  • Visit to Schermerhorn
  • Visit to a beautiful Windmill

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