Cheesemarket in Alkmaar

Yearly thousands of visitors from around the world come to Alkmaar for its cheese market. It is a special spectacle with a market filled with cheese and hauling cheese carriers. In 1365 Alkmaar got the weighing rights.

The Alkmaar cheesmarket take place from the end of March until the end of September. The weekly cheese market is held on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 
Unfortunataly due to the Corona measures, the first cheese market of the season is postponed until after September 1 this year….  (The 1st cheese market was scheduled for Friday March 2). We expect the market to take place again from 2021.

Program (subject to change):

09:50 h: the tourists are welcomed
09:55 h: the belluider introduced
10.00: The bell is rung and the market is open
10:05 to 10:50 h: oral explanations for the visitors in Dutch, German, English and French or Spanish.
10:50 to 11:15 h: the carillon is played
11:20 to 12:05 h: oral explanations for the visitors in Dutch, German, English and French or Spanish
12:15 to 12:30 : the carillon plays
13.00. PM end cheese market, Waagplein Alkmaar

There is also around the cheese market a lively arts and crafts market place. You can find other real Dutch pancakes, herring, farmer cheese, a clog maker, craft stalls and much more!

Evening cheese markets

In addition some evening cheese markets are organized during the year. This will be on Tuesday evenings from May to August. Surrounded by a lively market.

Note: always check online if dates or circumstances have changed…: CHEESEMARKET ALKMAAR.

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