Beer & Cheese in Amsterdam
Written by Viator, April 2011
To get the full cheese experience, head to a cheese market like Alkmaar, open weekly during the summer. A guided tour to the 400-year-old Alkmaar market will get you a scenic countryside drive and the chance to see cheese-carriers dressed in traditional costumes carry cheese through the village square. The tour also includes a stop at the cheese factory in Edam, where Edam cheese, traditionally sold in a circular shape coated with wax, is made.
Of course, cheese makes you thirsty so you’ll need some beer to help wash it down. Dutch beers are mostly pale lagers (you can also find special brews like witbier and bok), the most famous of which are Heineken, brewed since 1873, and Grolsch, founded in 1615. Other Dutch breweries include Brand and Bavaria.
Tours & Tickets
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 ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Go for the combo: a 24 or 48-hour Amsterdam Canal Bus Pass and admission to the Heineken Experience. You'll find getting around Amsterdam's a breeze with your ... Read more
Duration: 24 or 48 hours
Get to know Amsterdam’s Golden Age history on a 3-hour tour of the canals and medieval center, finishing inside a traditional cheese shop! The small-group ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)