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

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

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$56
Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Central Amsterdam
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9:30am
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Tour description provided by Viator

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.

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.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to windmill

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off