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All reviews friday morning few minutes fun to watch gouda cheese worth a visit train station traditional dress stalls selling takes place walk around viewing spot old style straw hats lots of shops sunny day large screen central square
We took the train from Amsterdam Centraal in the morning but we didn’t leave early enough to catch the 1st show around 10:00 AM. We were able to catch the second show but the crowd was still there from the first show and it was...More
Interesting little cheese market where you can see all the wheels of cheese and the scales they use. The surrounding city of Alkmaar is also very nice and was a much quieter and quainter version of Amsterdam. Since it so easy to get to from...More
We arrived when the weather was a bit rainy, The crowd was still there however we managed a good spot to watch. Those staffs looked like having fun and same was the crowd watching on.
Audiences were given opportunities to try the porter's roles. They...More
At least I thought it was funny to watch 2 porters carry a sled loaded with wheels of Gouda cheese walking as fast as they could between a square and a building, while hundreds of gawking tourists snapped pictures. It so happened we were there...More
The show, which takes place on Fridays, from April to September, in the center of the town of Marken.
The show is colorful and crowded with tourists. Around the square, there are plenty of stalls selling cheese, pancakes and various souvenirs.
Even though it was the end of August and no longer the height of tourism, it was very crowded and difficult to see unless you looked at a big movie screen, you are standing quite a way behind the barricades. Perhaps it is because as...More
It makes for a fun and colorful photo. It’s very crowded, so I could only see it by holding up my phone high and snapping some pics. We passed by in the evening on another occasion, which seemed to be far less crowded.
Alkmaar train station is within walking distance of the Cheese Market. Best way is buy ticket at Amsterdam Centraal. Go earlyish as market closes at Noon promptly on a Friday. We went by car but had massive problem parking.