The Dutch Cheese 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

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.