Cheese Museum is closed until further notice

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

Opening hours

All year including vacations
Monday to Saturday from 10.00- 16.00 hour

Sunday 13.00-16.00 hour

Cheese market season April to September

Monday to Thursday from 10.00- 16.00 hour

Friday 9.00- 16.00 hour

Sunday 13.00-16.00 hour

King's Day (April 27), Christmas Day and Boxing Day (December 25 and 26), New Year's Day (January 1) closed

1st and 2nd Easter Day, Ascension Day, 1st and 2nd Whit sunday
13.00- 16.00 hour

Groups can visit the entire year by appointment. For this, please contact the Hollands Kaas Museum.


Op vrijdag 1 oktober zal er één kaasmarkt plaatsvinden! Van 10 tot 12 uur vindt deze verkleinde versie van de kaasmarkt plaats op het Waagplein. Bezoekers van wordt bij de toegang tot het marktterrein gevraagd de coronacheck-app met een geldige QR-code en een identiteitsbewijs te laten zien.

There will be one cheese market on Friday 1 October! This reduced version of the cheese market takes place on Waagplein from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Visitors to the market area are asked to show the coronacheck app with a valid QR code and proof of identity

Am Freitag, 1. Oktober, findet ein Käsemarkt statt! Diese kleinere Version des Käsemarktes findet auf dem Waagplein von 10 bis 12 Uhr statt. Besucher des Marktgebietes werden gebeten, die Coronacheck-App mit gültigem QR-Code und Identitätsnachweis vorzuzeigen.