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From Amsterdam: Alkmaar Half-Day Cheese Market Trip and 1 Attraction

From Amsterdam: Alkmaar Half-Day Cheese Market Trip and 1 Attraction

From US$ 105.59 per person

Discover the delicious traditions of Dutch cheese on this half-day market tour to Alkmaar from Amsterdam. Complete your day with your choice of a river cruise in Amsterdam or 5D flight experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • Visit Alkmaar's famous Dutch cheese markets
  • Taste the flavors of the region
  • Learn how cheese is traded according to centuries old tradition
  • Explore Alkmaar on a brief tour with a friendly and professional live guide
  • Enjoy a river cruise in Amsterdam or 5D flight experience
Full description
Learn about the tradition of Dutch cheesemaking at the charming market of Alkmaar. Trace the steps of time back to the area's flourishing days of cheese trade that have now become popular tourist attractions in the modern-day. Visit the Alkmaar cheese market on a Friday, which dates back to 1365. See a variety of cheeses weighing up to 30,000 kilos which are lined up waiting for customers to purchase. Immerse yourself in this almost theatrical display of tradition as farmers clap one another to confirm a sale, and don’t forget to take a selfie with the cheese girls and boys in traditional dress. Enjoy some free time to discover the market and surrounding city on your own, and learn about the area on a brief guided walking tour with a friendly professional guide. Then, return to Amsterdam, where you will finish your day with a choice of two attractions. Enjoy a 5D VR flight experience over the Dutch countryside. Experience breathtaking films providing you with a spectacular perspective from the air and new insights into how the Netherlands was created. Thanks to the astonishing special effects projected on a huge domed screen, you’ll feel like you’re soaring over the must-see sites of the Netherlands. Or, choose to take a relaxing canal cruise to admire Amsterdam's most famous attractions. The cruise passes all of Amsterdam's most famous attractions and you’ll encounter canal houses from the Golden Age, the Westerkerk, and the Anne Frank House.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Live commentary on board
  • Canal cruise or 5D flight experience
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

THIS IS HOLLAND – Overhoeksplein 51, opposite central station. How to get here: A free ferry to Buiksloterweg runs 24/7 from Amsterdam Central Station to the north shore of the river IJ. Journey time is three minutes. Embark via the two middle pontoons. On disembarking, turn left. It’s two minutes’ walk to THIS IS HOLLAND.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Includes a brief walking tour so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tours begin from either outside The Heineken Experience, or This is Holland in Amsterdam Noord
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Product ID: 353806