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

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour morning tour to Alkmaar Cheese Market and Schermerhorn Windmills
  • Traditionally dressed cheese-carriers at Alkmaar Cheese Market
  • Scenic drive through the Dutch countryside
  • Windmill village of Schermerhorn
  • Multilingual guide (English, German, Spanish and French)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Windmills and cheese -- what's not to love? This is a charming way to get a taste of traditional Dutch culture -- and some awesome pictures!

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What You Can Expect

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

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

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.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Interesting how a cheese market was organised in Holland in the last centuries ! We also tasted the different types of cheese and indeed - very tasty ! The trip to the windmills was so full of important information about how the Dutch people fought and are still fighting for every square inch of land. We had no idea before that the windmills were used mainly for making polder , for running lakes dry, in our land mills are used for grinding corn.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A brilliant tour and a brilliant guide. we loved the tour

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