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$56.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half day Cheese market tour to Gouda or Alkmaar

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cheese Market, Alkmaar, North Holland ProvinceIf you choose the Friday-option you will visit an authentic Dutch cheese market in Alkmaar and watch the men in traditional clothing seal their bargains for the best cheeses by means of clapping hands.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gouda Cheese Market, Gouda, South Holland ProvinceIf you choose the Thursday-option you will visit an authentic Dutch cheese market in Gouda and watch the men in traditional clothing seal their bargains for the best cheeses by means of clapping hands.Duration: 1 hour

$110.39 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Giethoorn customizable tour

Your private guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel, airport or cruise ship in Amsterdam. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle you drive in 1,5 hours to Giethoorn. You drive through the Flevopolder, reclaimed land, which was a sea only 65 years ago.Giethoorn is car-free. With it's many canals, the village is best enjoyed from the water. On an authentic wooden boat you cruise peacefully over the village waterways for 1-hour (included). Admire the thatched roofed farms, nicely kept gardens, many the wooden bridges and many water birds. After your return it is time for a local lunch at one of the restaurants. You have some free time to walk the narrow paths along the canals and simply soak up the easy-going atmosphere of the village.Customize this Private Giethoorn tour by choosing -one- extra stop on our way back to Amsterdam:- Castle Muiderslot- Dairy farm, Gouda cheese & Clogs- Windmill- Orchid- & Butterfly farm- Outlet shopping- Batavia, 17th-century VOC ship yard- or a personal request.You'll be returned to your location in Amsterdam

$31.62 Private & Custom Tours

Private Guided Tour of Gouda

Choose a morning or afternoon departure when you book, then meet your guide at your centrally located hotel to start exploring the city of Gouda. This private tour is customizable to best suit your interests, so you can see the sights in any order–and at any pace–you like. Hear about Gouda's history and its culture as you visit landmarks like the main city square, city call (built in 1450, it's one of the oldest in the Netherlands), and the 17th-century weighing house, where the famous Gouda cheese was weighed for hundreds of years. If you're visiting between April-August, stop by the cheese market to try some Dutch cheeses. Step into St. John's Church, the Netherland's longest at 405 feet (123 meters), and admire its beautiful stained-glass windows. See the hidden gem at the Gouda Museum, a tucked-away sculpture garden, before concluding your tour over a cup of coffee and a Dutch Stroopwafel in a local cafe.

$89.69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The all Dutch food tour

Explore the 17th century Jordaan district, loved by the locals for it's picturesque houses, canals and it's many high quality food shops, pubs and restaurants on a 4 hours Dutch food walking tour. Visit 8 unique food places like a 450 years old ‘brown pub’ , a butcher shop that has been in business since 1890, a fish shop owned by a family that opened their first shop in 1882 and an award winning deli shop.Try the Dutch food classics such as Gouda kaas, Haring, Kibbeling, Bitterballen, Poffertjes, Saté, Stroopwafel, Appeltaart and Dutch ‘charcuterie’ with three drinks to your choice.Learn all about the Amsterdam history, it’s people and the Dutch cuisine by listening to the stories behind the food and on your guided walk trough the historic 17th-century Jordaan area.Buy your ‘food souvenirs’ during the tour, your guide and our food partners are happy to help you!Find out where to go to in Amsterdam for the best restaurants, shops and pubs with our Amsterdam Food & Drink Guide and let your guide advice you on anything else to do in Amsterdam

$56.35 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Half day cheese market tour to Gouda or Alkmaar from Amsterdam

The Dutch cheese production is nowadays in the hands of dairy factories, which produce and export their cheeses around the world  in millions of tonnes every year.  The cheese markets of Alkmaar and Gouda remind us of the days of a flourishing trade and have become popular tourist attractions today.You’ll believe that you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the cheese markets of Gouda and Alkmaar.The cheese market of Gouda which was first initiated in 1395 will be visited on Thursday morning. GOUDA CHEESE is one of the best known and most eaten kinds of cheese in the world. GOUDA CHEESE owes its name to the fact that this Dutch cheese has been traded in the city of Gouda for centuries.  The cheeses  will be  delivered by horse and cart, then stacked on the ground by the farmers, before being sold in a traditional manner in front of Gouda’s beautiful old City Hall. The farmers and traders ‘clap hands’ to confirm each sale, in what can only be described as a theatrical spectacle. You can take your photos and selfies together with the cheese girls and boys, the farmers and traders. On Friday morning the destination of the tour will be Alkmaar. Without a doubt, the Alkmaar cheese market is the main attraction in town.  The tradition of this Cheese Market goes way back to 1365, as there was only one set of scales for weighing, cheese was traded on the Waagplein. The cheese was delivered early in the morning, and the cheese market masters and traders would check to see whether the cheeses had been well stacked. Up to 30,000 kilos, or 2200 whole cheeses, are lined up and waiting for customers.Before enjoying some free time  to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, embark on a brief guided walking tour through Gouda or Alkmaar by an informative, friendly and professional live guide.You should never pass up an opportunity to see this colourful, folkloric spectacle!Itinerary: - Departure from Amsterdam - a 75 minute drive to destination - 15 minute walk to Cheese Market - Visit of Cheese Market - Brief guided walking tour trough the city - 30/45 minutes of free time - Departure back to AmsterdamHighlights: • Visit the famous Dutch Cheese Market • Find out how cheese is traded according to a centuries old tradition • Watch the men in traditional clothing trading their Cheeses • Discover where GOUDA CHEESE owes its name from • Join a brief tour trough the city’s by an informative, friendly and professional live guide. • Instant Confirmation • Pickup from a designated meeting point