our cheese cities
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Dutch cheese cities:







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.

Cheese market dates in Alkmaar:

No cheese markets due to Corona. Come back later.

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 in Edam:

No cheese markets due to Corona. Unfortunately, Edam will skip the 2021 season.

Gouda cheese market

The most famous cheese in the Netherlands has been traded in Gouda for centuries, the Gouda Cheese. Until now, real cheese is still traded 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.

Cheese market dates in Gouda:

No cheese markets due to Corona. Come back later.

At the site of the cheese market in Gouda, there is a stone with a QR code, you can then view the greenhouse market virtually.

Cheese Market Hoorn

In Hoorn, a beautiful cheese market spectacle is set up in a grand way, you can enjoy the spectacle and see how cheese was traded on this cheese market in the past. Hoorn has traditionally become a real trading city due to its location and the most important commodity was cheese.

Cheese market dates in Hoorn:

No cheese markets due to Corona. Come back later.

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. (Subject to change from July 3rd!)

Cheese market dates in Woerden:

No cheese markets due to Corona. Woerden unfortunately skips the cheese market this year.