Have you ever seen cheese in a museum?

The Dutch Cheese Museum, founded in 1983, is housed in the monumental Weigh house, in the centre of Alkmaar; a city famous for its cheese. The museum presents remarkable objects which richly illustrate the history of cheese making, farming culture and dairy trade. The collection includes historical artefacts and utensils, photographic images and film. Paintings are also exhibited, including twenty-four 16th century portraits of women from Holland. There has been a full redesign in 2014 that ables the museum to present the history of Dutch cheese in a more elaborate way. The museum is accessible for wheelchairs and very suited to be visit with kids because of multimedia activities.

Contact details

Hollands Kaas Museum

Waagplein 2 1811 JP Alkmaar
Tel. +31 (0) 72 515 55 16
E-mail: info@kaasmuseum.nl
Internet: www.kaasmuseum.nl

Opening hours

April through October and during sping holididays and Christmas holidays

From Monday through Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm
Friday from 10 am – 4 pm (during cheesemarkets open from 9 am - 4 pm)

November through March

Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm

For extra opening hours at Easter and other holidays check out the website of the cheesemuseum.

The Dutch Chees Museum is open all year through, for groups, by reservation.