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Dutch Cheese Museum

Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 515 5516
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Interesting for a brief visit

We visited the Cheese Museum in Alkmaar using our Museumkaart (gives free access to most museums in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Excellent Museum, We Learned A Lot

We visited Amsterdam for 7 days back in March of this year, and one of our three day trips was to... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
New York
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On the 6th of March 2014 the Dutch King Willem-Alexander reopened the redesigned Dutch Cheese Museum. The museum received its millionth visitor since 1983, in 2013, marking the start of the complete redesign. In 2014, the story continues 'From Cow to Cheese ' intact, but in a new setting, in the beautiful Weigh House. Both regional day visitors, tourists and children on a schooltrip experience the world of cheese through historical objects, interactive games and audio-visual stories. A great experience for young and old! Follow the Dutch Cheese Museum on Facebook, but above all bring a visit to this friendly museum in Alkmaar.
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Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 515 5516
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Cheese Museum in Alkmaar using our Museumkaart (gives free access to most museums in the Netherlands). Had we had to pay I am not sure we would have visited. The short film was interesting and informative. The displays would be well suited...More

Thank learner2
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited Amsterdam for 7 days back in March of this year, and one of our three day trips was to the beautiful city of Alkmaar. Unfortunately the Cheese Market was not open for the season but the Dutch Cheese Museum was so we decided...More

1  Thank BudgetTraveler2015
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I knew very little about cheese-making until visiting this museum. If you are equally ignorant, it is well worth dropping in.

Thank Luyksgestelkid
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The cheese museum is located in a beautiful historic building. The displays are very educational and in three languages. The staff is friendly and nice. I learned a lot about cheese making and the history of cheese in the Netherlands. It's a great museum for...More

1  Thank JohnEl_121
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This museum tells you about the history of cheese making. They have a short movie in Dutch and English (they will start if if you ask a staff member). Friendly staff. Part of the museum is geared towards children, but (grand)parents will find interesting stuff...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Interesting museum and very friendly staff to help you understand how Alkmaar has become the centre of cheese in Holland. It is not very big, but all is well explained and there are a fair number of "touch and see" that would please the youngsters....More

Thank chris6708
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The story of cheese-making sounds dull and boring but is in fact a bit of a lesson in how rural life in The Netherlands became caught up in commerce and industry. The museum has many interactive exhibits and is very child-friendly. An excellent way to...More

Thank 164PeterT
Reviewed 25 August 2016

While visiting friends in the Netherlands we decided to visit the Dutch Cheese Museum. The museum itself is very small it gives information and you more or less walk around. It was nice to get to know about all the cheeses the Dutch are famous...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were welcomed at a reception glad and happy, and we were offered to taste different types of cheese. Escorted tours in English as well, so we've been able to understand everything. I was able to learn a lot about cheese production, past and present....More

Thank May F
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

If you know nothing about cheese processing you may find this interesting, otherwise the cheese sample at the start of your experience may be the best bit. Well laid out but not really worth the visit except for the view of the market square from...More

Thank Sun_Seeker_SA
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