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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.
Excellent trip with superb guide.Timings about right at each location.
You could probably get to Alkmaar via public transportation, but it was so relaxing to just get on a bus and let someone else worry about how to get there. The time allotted was just enough to check out the town. Don't miss the church. It was amazing. Loved the whole experience. The windmill stop was nice too. I would have preferred to spend a little less time there and a little more in Alkmaar, but others might feel opposite. The price of the trip was fine. The tour guide was just right. She gave us plenty of information without being annoying. I recommend this tour.
Excellent trip and well worth the time and money. The Cheese Market is awesome and is much more than cheese. You can see wooden shoes being made, try eating some herring, and enjoy the mini pancakes. The trip to the windmills was also wonderful. we just enjoyed the trip through the countryside. The tour guide was excellent.
Very interesting trip. The event was unusual and memorable.
Alkmaar is well worth the visit.
The length of the time in Alkmaar could have been a little longer because there were so many shops that we didn't have time to check out. Just a bit rushed.
This was a great half day trip from Amsterdam. The cheese market was very interesting to see, only problem with the day we went was that it was a very cold, windy and wet day, so a bit miserable walking around the town. However, we were able to see how the cheese is sold, weighed etc.
very well organized tour with alot of time to do activities on your own. was better than we expected
Was very satisfied with the service and info received. Pity the cheese market is so busy and it s hard to see what s going on. But I would recommend this tour. I enjoyed immensely the Dutch windmills very well explained.
A good tour, just the right amount of free time at the cheese market. Windmills were good, a good 1/2 day
Not only was it the cheese market, but also an open market around the corner with lots of shopping opportunities. What's not to like?
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide told us so much as we travelled to Alkmaar about the things we were seeing on the way. The cheese market was pretty crowded but I still got some great photos. Having a look inside a windmill was good and worth the extra couple of Euros.
I have already e.mailed you, as I had excellent help when I was taken ill. Your driver was superb.
The trip was very well organized and my grandson and I really enjoyed it. We will certainly use your company again..
This was a great trip. It was nice to see some of the countryside and learn about the windmills, ponders, and such. The cheese market was fun and the town of Alkmar interesting. Lots of shops and booths set up for the market. Souvenirs were much cheaper here than in Amsterdam. This was definitely worth the price.
Fantastic day out. Would have liked more time to explore town, but a unique tradition well worth seeing.
What a great tour! Tour guide was friendly and informative, windmill fields were beautiful and there is just the right amount of time to walk around and see the cheese market and grab some amazing local food. The cheese factory tour at Edam was also particularly enjoyable. If we come back we'll go again for sure!