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Cheese market Alkmaar

Thousands of tourists come to Alkmaar for the cheese market, a cheese market has been held in Alkmaar for a long time. According to old documents there was already a cheese market in the city in 1622 and from 1593 there is evidence that a cheese carriers guild was founded. In Alkmaar the cheese market is a real spectacle, real cheese is no longer traded like in Gouda and Woerden.

Dates cheese market 2023 in Alkmaar:

The first cheese market is on Friday, March 31. then from April to September every Friday morning from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm.

In addition, in July and August, every Tuesday evening from 19:00 pm to 21:00 pm.

Cheese Market Edam

In the pleasant town of Edam there is still a cheese market to this day, after the commercial market stopped in 1922, a cheese market / spectacle was set up. Real cheese is therefore no longer traded as in Gouda and Woerden, but it is played out. The cheese market in Edam is therefore a major tourist attraction.

Cheese market dates 2023 in Edam:

Every Wednesday morning in July and August from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Gouda cheese market

The most famous cheese in the Netherlands has been traded in Gouda for centuries, the Gouda Cheese. Nowadays only a cheese market remains as a spectacle in Gouda, on the market in front of the Waag. You will find many stalls around the cheese market and you can see how clogs, buttermilk and candles were made in the past.

Dates cheese market 2023 in Gouda:

Every Thursday from April 06 to August 31 from 10:00 to 12:30


There is also no cheese market on April 27 due to King's Day

& Ascension Day 18 May no cheese market, but a ceramics market. (Gouda Ceramics Days)

Cheese Market Woerden

In the cozy fortified town of Woerden you will find a cheese market where real cheese is traded. Also in Woerden you will find the total spectacle of how cheese is traded in a beautiful way.

Dates cheese market 2023 in Woerden:

Every Saturday from June 4 to August 20 from 10:30 am. At 11:00 the 1st show and at 12:00 the second show.

Until 2022 there was also a cheese market in Hoorn, unfortunately this is no longer organized due to circumstances.