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.


In verband met het Coronavirus is het nog onbekend wanneer de Kaasmarkt weer zal plaatsvinden. Houd deze website in de gaten voor informatie en updates omtrent de Kaasmarkt van 2021.

Due to the Coronavirus, it is still unknown when the Cheese Market will take place in 2021. Please visit this website again for more information and updates about the Cheese Market in 2021

Aufgrund des Corona-Virus ist noch nicht bekannt, wann der Käsemarkt wieder stattfinden wird in 2021. Für weitere Informationen und Aktualisierungen zum Käsemarkt 2021 raten wir Ihnen, diese Website nochmal zu besuchen.