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Leave Amsterdam and find a first-hand, vivid experience of the cheese-trade traditions and windmills characteristic to Holland. A scenic drive takes you to both a quaint village with picturesque windmills and to a farm to taste its famous Edam cheese.

Step back in time at the Alkmaar cheese auction and get a real sense of Dutch market life. Following a pleasant guided stroll in the old town, let a 600 year-old tradition unfold in front of your eyes. Hear the excitement building up as bidders whistle, clap, and compete for a good deal on locally produced cheese in the main square. See the colorful, special costumes of porters and traders and watch the bill get tallied at the 14th-century Weigh House.

Pass dikes and polders, land reclaimed from the sea by the hard-working Dutch people centuries ago, on your way to Schermerhorn village. See a historic collection of windmills and visit one inside. Make your way to a farm to learn about the methods of cheese production, and, of course, sample the famous Edam variety before you return to Amsterdam.

Leave Amsterdam and find a first-hand, vivid experience of the cheese-trade traditions and windmills characteristic to Holland. A scenic drive takes you to both a quaint village with picturesque windmills and to a farm to taste its famous Edam cheese.

Step back in time at the Alkmaar cheese auction and get a real sense of Dutch market life. Following a pleasant guided stroll in the old town, let a 600 year-old tradition unfold in front of your eyes. Hear the excitement building up as bidders whistle, clap, and compete for a good deal on locally produced cheese in the main square. See the colorful, special costumes of porters and traders and watch the bill get tallied at the 14th-century Weigh House.

Pass dikes and polders, land reclaimed from the sea by the hard-working Dutch people centuries ago, on your way to Schermerhorn village. See a historic collection of windmills and visit one inside. Make your way to a farm to learn about the methods of cheese production, and, of course, sample the famous Edam variety before you return to Amsterdam.

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Alkmaar Cheese Market, Windmills & Dutch Countryside Tour

Activity/Location

Alkmaar

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Lindbergh Tour and Travel

    Damrak 26

    Amsterdam 1012 LJ


Highlights

  • Dutch icons, cheese & windmills

  • Lively whirl of a traditional cheese auction

  • Customs of porters & merchants

  • Windmills, slow-moving rivers & quaint village life

  • Polders & dikes, land reclaimed from the sea


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Alkmaar, Schermerhorn, and the Dutch countryside

  • Cheese tasting

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from central Amsterdam


Exclusions

  • Meals

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Tour stops vary.

  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Alkmaar, Netherlands