Waagplein, 1814 Alkmaar Driving directions
The Green Guide

Useful information

Opening hours

Apr-Aug: Fri 10am-1pm (and some Thu evenings in Jul)


This traditional market, which is known to date back as far as the 17C, is extremely picturesque. Visitors will find Edam and Gouda presented with care; be able to observe the buyers tasting, comparing and bargaining over the cheese before finalising the deal; see the cheese porters (kaasdragers) at work, clothed as in olden times, wearing straw hats and taking cheese to the public weighing house, before being loaded onto the awaiting lorries.


  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants

Things to see and donearby

Where to sleepnearby

Where to eatnearby

  • From €40 to €70
    MICHELIN 2021
    194 m - Veerstraat 22, 1811 LB Alkmaar
  • From €25 to €110
    MICHELIN 2021
    5.39 Km - Oude Prinsweg 29, 1861 CS Bergen
  • From €65 to €115
    MICHELIN 2021
    8.47 Km - Duinweg 15, 1871 AC Schoorl