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  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $54.29

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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.


  • 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:
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

    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance to windmill
      • Gratuities (optional)
      • Food and drinks, unless specified
      • Hotel pickup and drop off
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      Traveler Reviews

      Reviewed by: Thomas L, October 2016

      Towns such as Alkmaar are so historically interesting with a story to tell of themselves. The windmills are just fansinating.

      Reviewed by: Peter John B, Canada, September 2016

      Really enjoyed this trip! Bus ride through Holland was fantastic and seeing the windmills was wonderful! Cheese market very crowded.