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Lack of crowds - a good thing?

Mixed feelings about this one. I have been to the other 3 - Edam, Gouda and Alkmaar and at first... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
vortexz
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Thursdays 1-4PM during limited part of the year (mid June - end August)

The Cheese Market Hoorn is only on during a limited part of the year, the high season for touristic... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
WorldTravelOne
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Breukelen Ut
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1 Jul 2018
“Lack of crowds - a good thing?”
11 Mar 2017
“Thursdays 1-4PM during limited part of the year (mid June - end August)”
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Mixed feelings about this one. I have been to the other 3 - Edam, Gouda and Alkmaar and at first glance this one pales in comparison. Then I realised that the others had far more visitors which added to the festive atmosphere. The 'performers' there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Cheese Market Hoorn is only on during a limited part of the year, the high season for touristic visitors. It is smaller than the Cheese Market of Alkmaar (top) and similar to that of Gouda. Hoorn is a nice city though, worth your visit,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Reading other reviews I agree that the re-enactment can be a little kitsch and contrived but I feel it is important from a cultural perspective to not lose sight of some of these quaint traditions. There are so many ugly things happening in the world...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Yiannaki-and-PP
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The cheese market is contrived. The majority of the show is done in Dutch. And most amazingly, only one cheese outlet was open. At least it was free, but definitely give this one a miss!

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

It was great to see this old tradition. The men do a really great job in reenacting the old market feel.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Mieneke T
Reviewed 30 July 2015

It is very interesting to see the former cheese markets. During the presentation they offer samples of the cheese they produce and sell. The children have the opportunity to go on a chariot ride and they just love it!The presentation could be shorter.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank alwaysandmore
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This event is getting better and more interesting. Hoorn used to be the most interesting cheese market in the area. That's why there is a beautifully building where the used to check and control the cheese and other trade goods. If you want to see...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Rondvaarten
Reviewed 31 March 2015

If you love cheese this is 'Cheese Heaven" as you are able to taste many kinds of cheese. If you expect the presentaion to be a 'original Dutch cheese trade fair' you will be dissapointed. Although the performance is very polished and the children will...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Mike V
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We had been in the area for almost six weeks and had somehow missed the cheese markets in any of the nearby towns, so we made the effort to be at the one in Hoorn last Thursday. We quite enjoyed it, but felt that it...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Goldygolfer2014
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

We visited the cheese market on thursday noon. It was really nice. Not to many people, the kids can participate, we tasted the cheese and enjoyed it. The town is little and pretty.

3  Thank Esty R
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