Alkmaar Cheese Market

Where: Alkmaar, ,
When: From the first Friday of April to the first Friday of September.
Alkmaar cheese market - Photo by: www.vvvhartvannoordholland.nl
Alkmaar cheese market
Photo by: www.vvvhartvannoordholland.nl

From the first Friday of April to the first Friday of September the Cheese Market in Alkmaar takes place. The market is held between 10:00 and 12:30 every Friday. According to a tradition of almost 400 years the cheeses that are sold by the dealers are carried by the porters’ guild.

The cheeses are weighed at the Waag (the official scales) and put on handbarrows which are carried in a traditional way to the buyers. The scales are located at the cheese museum which presents all the details about making the cheese.

Lots of tourists gather every Friday to see the peculiar march of the porters’ guild

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.

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Contact details:
Waagplein 2 | 1811 JP Alkmaar | Phone: +31 (0)72 - 5114284 Fax: +31 (0)72 - 5117513
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Country Information

Capital:
Amsterdam
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+31
Time Zone:
UTC+1 (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
Dutch (official), Frisian (official)
Location:
Western Europe, bordering the North Sea, between Belgium and Germany.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Toerisme Recreatie Nederland P.O. Box 458 2260 MG Leidschendam Tel.: (+31) (0) 70 370 5705 Fax: (+31) (0) 70 370 5368
Climate:
Temperate; marine; cool summers and mild winters.
Netherlands background and overview
The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU), and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
72
Longitude:
4.74861°
Latitude:
52.63167°

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