Start cheesemarket postponed

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.

When and where

Thousands of visitors from all over the world visit Alkmaar for its cheese market, a particular spectacle which includes a market filled with cheese and hauling cheese carriers. In 1365 Alkmaar was granted weighing rights and a weighing scale, and in 1612 this number increased to four. Exactly when the first cheese market took place is shrouded in mystery. Old documents have been found that confirm the cheese market definitely took place in 1622, but there is also evidence that the cheese bearer's guild was founded in 1593; we can therefore deduce that there must have been a cheese market at that time as well.

Program

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.

09.15 - 09.50 u: performance by the carillon

09.50 - 11.00 u: Verbal presentation to visitors, in Dutch, German, English and French or Spanish

11.00 – 11.20 u: performance by the carillon

11.20 – 12.00 u: Verbal presentation to visitors, in Dutch, German, English and French or Spanish

12.00 – 12.20 u: performance by the carillon

12.20 - 12.55 u:  Verbal presentation to visitors, in Dutch, German, English and French or Spanish

12.55 - 13.00 u: ‘closing’ of the cheesemarket

The cheesemarket takes place at the square named Waagplein in Alkmaar.

The cheese market is surrounded by a fun art and craft market. This is where you can find real Dutch ‘poffertjes’, herring, farm cheese, a clog maker, craft stalls and much more!

Evening cheesemarkets 2021

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

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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.