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Beer & Cheese in Amsterdam

By Viator, May 2014

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Beer- and cheese-lovers are right at home in Amsterdam, where Dutch cheeses like Gouda, Edam and Leiden make up a healthy part of the cuisine and Dutch lagers are consumed heartily.

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.

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Dutch Windmills and Countryside Day Trip from Amsterdam Including Cheese Tasting in Edam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 23 Reviews

Historic windmills, charming fishing villages, picturesque canals, a delectable lunch and cheese tastings – this day trip from Amsterdam shows you the best of ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.39

Amsterdam Pub Crawl

4 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

Do you like to party? Book Amsterdam's most famous pub crawl and party like never before. This walking tour is the ultimate way to discover the city and its ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.19

Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop On Hop Off Day Pass and Heineken Experience

4.5 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

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

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 24 or 48 hours

From USD $50.47
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Alkmaar Cheese Market and Dutch Windmills Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam

4 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

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

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.56

Amsterdam Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Discover Amsterdam’s culinary history on a 2-hour food walking tour, led by an expert guide! While learning about the city’s gastronomic roots, sample ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.10

Small-Group Amsterdam Beer Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Quench your thirst for quality Dutch beer on this 3-hour evening Amsterdam beer tour, led by an expert local guide! Escaping the tourist-trap beer houses, the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.38

Small-Group Amsterdam Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting, Wine and Optional Canal Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.10

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