How do I reach the cheesemarket?

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. The Cheese Market is in the town centre on the Waagplein. You can use the PRIS (Parking Route Information System) to find directions to the parking garages/ areas.

By car or campervan

Parking, general

We would advise against taking a car into the city center on a Friday morning. It is better to use one of the car parks rings in the center or at the P+R parkings Bergermeer and Oudorp from which you can acces the city center by bus.

Download table of parkingplaces, multistorey car parks and prices here. 

Parking around the city center

Street parking is possible in the areas surrounding the city (max. 3 hours!). Always check the information on the parking meter!

Parking for campervans

There are as yet no separate sites for campervans in Alkmaar. You may park your campervan in the street parking spaces or in one of the car parks at Overstad. There is good parking for campervans at the Parcade on the Pettemerstraat (see "Car Parks"). You can also park your campervan at the campervan-parking at Camping Alkmaar (Bergerweg). This terrain is especially arranged for campervans. From here busses to the centre leave 8 x p.h.. You can park here for a (part of) a day or stay overnight against payment. To reach the campsite follow directions "Bergen".

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers may park free in specially marked disabled parking bays and standard parking bars if you have a clearly identifiable disabled vehicle or a European disabled card. In the municipal parking garages you can not park for free, you’ll pay the standard parking rate. It is required to use your parking disk in the specially marked disabled parking bays and the standard parking bars. There is a maximum parking duration.

Arriving by public transport

Trains from Amsterdam

There is a direct connection to Alkmaar from Amsterdam Centraal Station, with trains departing four times an hour. Plan your train journey on 

Train from Den Helder/Hoorn/Haarlem

There is a direct connection to Alkmaar, with trains departing twice an hour.

Plan your train journey on , this website is also available in English language or download the OV9292 app for smartphones.


Connexxion buses run to Alkmaar from coastal locations such as Egmond aan Zee, Bergen and Schoorl.Times and further details from the VVV, the website or the OV9292 app for smartphones (available in English language). It is also possible to purchase your public transport ticket for families at VVV Alkmaar.

Tour Coaches

Passenger drop-off point

Coach passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the Molenbuurt. From there it’s just a short walk to the cheesemarket.

Parking coaches

At the car park of the Iceskatinghall (Terborchlaan).



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.