Kaasmarkt

Recommended
This traditional market, which is known to date back as far as the 17C, is extremely picturesque. Visitors will find Edam and Gouda presented with care; be able to observe the buyers tasting, comparing and bargaining over the cheese before finalising the deal; see the cheese porters (kaasdragers) at work, clothed as in olden times, wearing straw hats and taking cheese to the public weighing house, before being loaded onto the awaiting lorries.

Useful information

Address:

Waagplein, 1814 Alkmaar

Opening hours

Apr-Aug: Fri 10am-1pm (and some Thu evenings in Jul)

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