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Visit the famous Alkmaar Cheese Market and the historic city of Alkmaar in this 2.5 hour small group walking tour. Stand on the cobbled square of the beautiful Weighing House (Waag) and watch as thousands of kilograms of cheese are traded as it was centuries ago! Learn all about the history of the Cheese Market, the Weighing House, the Cheese Carriers Guild and other interesting facts in a relaxed and fun way. You will even have a chance to sample some delicious Dutch cheese from a local farmer. You will be at the cheese market for approximately 1.5 hours which is plenty of time to see everything cheese! Once you have had your fill of the cheese market, your expert Canadian guide will take you through Alkmaar's beautiful historic, medieval centre. A tour not to be missed!
Tuesday Evening Cheese Market Tours will depart from outside of the main entrance of the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar which is located on the Koorstraat. Your guide will be standing near the brick lamp post with an 'Alkmaar Tours' sign
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7/16/2020 - 6/21/2024
Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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30/A, Nrupathunga Rd, Ambedkar Veedhi, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
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Visit Alkmaar's traditional Cheese Market - the oldest in the Netherlands! In this 2.5 hour small group walking tour, you will learn all about Alkmaar's most well known attraction: the Cheese Market! You will also wander through Alkmaar's medieval centre and along pretty cobbled streets and picturesque canals. What to Expect on a Tour: • Visit the Alkmaar Cheese Market and watch the traditional way of trading cheese as it was centuries ago. You will watch the cheese being sold and then carried by the Cheese Carriers in a centuries old tradition. We will spend approximately 1.5 hours at the Cheese Market which is ample time to see everything. • Learn all about the history of the Cheese Market, the Weigh House and get a full description of what is happening in front of you! • Have the opportunity to try a variety of Dutch cheese and even buy some to take home (extra) • Walk through the cobbled streets of Alkmaar and along its picturesque canals • See some of Alkmaar's most famous buildings such as the Grote Sint Laurenskerk (Great St Lawrence Church), the Stadhuis (City Hall) and the Waag (the Weigh House) • Get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life through the eyes of a foreigner (Canadian) living in Alkmaar • Learn about the history of Alkmaar and why 'Victory Begins at Alkmaar!' Small group tours mean you get a more personalised experience - no following umbrellas or having to listen to your guide via a headset! Meeting Point: • Friday Cheese Market and City Tours will depart from outside the Alkmaar Train Station at 9am (to the left of the stairs)
We pass the Grote Sint Laurenskerk on our way to the Cheese Market. Learn about the history of the church and its significance.
We pass by the beautiful City Hall on our way to the Cheese Market.
Get a uique insight into the Cheese Market and the Cheese Carriers Guild as we watch the wheels of cheese being traded, carried and weighed as it was centuries ago!
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
Product code: 59096P5