Discover traditional Dutch cheese with a bus excursion visit to the famous Dutch city of Alkmaar.

The Dutch cheese production is nowadays in the hands of dairy factories, which produce and export their cheeses around the world in millions of tonnes every year. The cheese markets of Alkmaar and Gouda remind us of the days of a flourishing trade and have become popular tourist attractions today. You’ll believe that you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the cheese market of Alkmaar.

Without a doubt, the Alkmaar cheese market is the main attraction in town. The tradition of this Cheese Market goes way back to 1365, as there was only one set of scales for weighing, cheese was traded on the Waagplein. The cheese was delivered early in the morning, and the cheese market masters and traders would check to see whether the cheeses had been well stacked. Up to 30,000 kilos, or 2200 whole cheeses, are lined up and waiting for customers.

Before enjoying some free time to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, embark on a brief guided walking tour through Alkmaar by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.

Please note: People with mobility impairments are advised not to join this tour.

Terms & Conditions of the bus excursions

You may pick one (with a 1,2 or 3-day pass) or two (with a 5-day Pass) of these 4 guided bus excursions:

  • Volendam, Edam & Windmills Bus Excursion
  • Zaanse Schans Bus Excursion
  • Cheese market Bus Excursion to Alkmaar
  • Keukenhof & Flowerfields Bus Excursion (from March 21st until May 10th 2020)

How to book your bus excursion:

Step 1: Choose your favourite guided bus excursion
1, 2, 3-day pass: one excursion is included
5-day pass: two excursions are included

Step 2: Arrive 30 minutes before departure at the pick-up point. No reservations required, just show
your Amsterdam Pass. Admittance is subject to availability.

Step 3: Enjoy your bus excursion!

 How to get there

  • Departure point: This is Holland. From Amsterdam Central Station take the free ferry with direction “Buiksloterweg”. Duration of the tour: ± 4,5 hrs

see the: full list of attractions included »

March 27 - May 8
Friday 08.30
May 15 - Sep 25
Friday 09.00

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Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS, Amsterdam



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