Agriport & Cheese market Alkmaar
Combine a greenhouse tour Agriport with a visit to the Cheese market in Alkmaar
Thousands of visitors from all over the world visit Alkmaar for its cheese market, a particular spectacle which includes a market filled with cheese and hauling cheese carriers.
In 1365 Alkmaar was granted weighing rights and a weighing scale, and in 1612 this number increased to four. Exactly when the first cheese market took place is shrouded in mystery. Old documents have been found that confirm the cheese market definitely took place in 1622, but there is also evidence that the cheese bearer’s guild was founded in 1593; we can therefore deduce that there must have been a cheese market at that time as well.
Season Cheese market Alkmaar:
From March 31st untill September 29th.
Every Friday from 10 am untill 13 pm.
Check the website for some evening cheese markets!
It is only 41 minutes' drive from the greenhouse tour at Agriport A7 to the Cheese Market in Alkmaar (Waagplein, 32 km).
Agriport & Cheese market
Costs Cheese Market:
Free of charge
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