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Cheese Market, Alkmaar

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Stop by the Alkmaar's Waagplein square to indulge in the tastes and traditions of the famous 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. Plan your visit to Cheese Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Alkmaar vacation builder.
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  • As a child I already came into contact with the cheese market. On my primary school we could not then on Friday on the Canada square foot balls i.v.m. many buses, but in the holiday we were allowed to help with the deposit of the supplied cheeses and at the end of the market with the Elimination of the cheeses to the cheese warehouses, where we sometimes also helped with the times of the cheeses. In addition, the whole event a beautiful spectacle. Testing, running with the kaasberry. Not only with cheese, but sometimes also with a tourist. Sometimes you may also itself as a tourist trying to cheese with a berry. That is not easy. In addition, Alkmaar a city to stay. Though I am in 1976 from the city left, I would like to spend a day in this city and I'm glad I now am on a voluntary Miller Alkmaarse mill.
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  • We are born, we grow up a bit when it comes to land-side, but it's a beautiful Sunday. It's good to know that on certain days and times you have open, perfect!!
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  • Every Friday morning from april tm september. Of 10 to 12 hours. Beautiful historic event with cheese carriers in the heart of Alkmaar. Thus, one can experience how the Netherlands and Alkmaar (cheese) trade in there. With real cheese carriers that just as it used to be a member of a Guild (cheese carriers). Parking at 100 m and 300 m distance in one of the many parking garage. And station on 15 min walk. Around the (waag) square many cosy cafes, restaurants and terraces.
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  • Even if it is not the real cheese market, they sell good quality products, whith fine taste, and have a perfectly up to date marketing policy ;-)
  • It's really interesting to learn how the things worked back there. You can see and touch the history, in addition there are various types of cheese to try and buy. This is the heritage of Holland, the village where our favourite cheese had been first made and then sold.
  • Nice to experience touch of Holland😊
  • לכל מי שחושב לבקר בשווקי הגבינה של הולנד שיחשוב בחיוב על השוק בעיר אדם. החניה בשפע, כולל חניה בחינם בתוך העיר או בתשלום בכניסה לעיר . הישיבה על שני ספסלים ארוכים מסביב לרחבה, מה שאומר שהמקום מתמלא מהר ואז ניתן לעמוד מאחוריי הספססלים. הטקס חוזר על עצמו כך שאנשים ממצים אותו קמים ומפנים את מקומות הישיבה לחדשים. כמו כן קיים טקס גם בשבעות הערב במועדים נבחרים, ניתן להכנס לאתר של העיר ולהתעדכן.
  • Really nice experience to a time to have done it. Very suitable for a day away and for larger groups, it is also nice to get to. There is a nice and cosy atmosphere.
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