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Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2550LIN4
Discover two of Holland's most famous icons - windmills and cheese - on this 4.5-hour morning tour from Amsterdam. You'll gain insights into the traditions of cheese-making, visit a cheese market and visit the well-known windmill village of Schermerhorn.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Your first stop is the historic village of Alkmaar, where you will gain fascinating insights into old Dutch market life. At the cheese market, you'll see cheese-carriers wearing traditional costumes as they set out the cheeses on the cobblestone square. Bidders continue to buy the cheeses in the traditional way by clapping their hands. With a stern clap, the deal is sealed and men in white uniforms carry the wheels of cheese to a 14th-century Weigh House to tally the bill.

After your visit to the cheese market and a short guided walking tour of Alkmaar, you'll take a drive to the photogenic village of Schermerhorn with its famous old windmills. There, you'll see the inside of a windmill before returning to Amsterdam.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Amsterdam
Departure Time:
9:30am
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to windmill
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Vovo, July 2015

Interesting how a cheese market was organised in Holland in the last centuries ! We also tasted the different types of cheese and indeed - very tasty ! The trip to the windmills was so full of important information about how the Dutch people fought and are still fighting for every square inch of land. We had no idea before that the windmills were used mainly for making polder , for running lakes dry, in our land mills are used for grinding corn.

Reviewed by: Robert P, May 2015

A brilliant tour and a brilliant guide. we loved the tour

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