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Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour provided by Alkmaar Tours

Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour

Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59096P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide: a Canadian living in Alkmaar
  • Entry/Admission - Alkmaar Tours
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from Alkmaar
  • Any purchases
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Kiosk Alkmaar CS, Stationsweg 47, 1815 CB Alkmaar, Netherlands Friday Alkmaar Cheese Market Tours will depart from outside of the main entrance to the Alkmaar Train Station. Please follow the signs in the station hall to the 'centrum' and your guide will be standing at the bottom of the stairs on the street side with an 'Alkmaar Tours' sign.
  • Koorstraat 3A, 1811 GM Alkmaar, Netherlands Tuesday Evening Cheese Market Tours will depart from outside of the main entrance of the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar which is located on the Koorstraat. Your guide will be standing near the brick lamp post with an 'Alkmaar Tours' sign
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to walk several kilometers and stand for long periods of time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Dogs (except service animals) are not permitted
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to large crowds, children in strollers/pushchairs might not be able to see the market properly
  • This tour involves a lot of walking and standing still for long periods of time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide: a Canadian living in Alkmaar
  • Entry/Admission - Alkmaar Tours
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from Alkmaar
  • Any purchases
Departure details
  • Kiosk Alkmaar CS, Stationsweg 47, 1815 CB Alkmaar, Netherlands Friday Alkmaar Cheese Market Tours will depart from outside of the main entrance to the Alkmaar Train Station. Please follow the signs in the station hall to the 'centrum' and your guide will be standing at the bottom of the stairs on the street side with an 'Alkmaar Tours' sign.
  • Koorstraat 3A, 1811 GM Alkmaar, Netherlands Tuesday Evening Cheese Market Tours will depart from outside of the main entrance of the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar which is located on the Koorstraat. Your guide will be standing near the brick lamp post with an 'Alkmaar Tours' sign
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, Netherlands Your tour will end in the centre of Alkmaar
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to walk several kilometers and stand for long periods of time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Dogs (except service animals) are not permitted
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Due to large crowds, children in strollers/pushchairs might not be able to see the market properly
  • This tour involves a lot of walking and standing still for long periods of time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Alkmaar Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Grote Sint Laurenskerk
    Alkmaar City Hall
  • 2
    Cheese Market
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Waagplein 2
    Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, Netherlands
    Your tour will end in the centre of Alkmaar
    See address & details
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Rach S
1 contribution
Like everyone else has already said, Jen is an amazing tour guide. She clearly is passionate about giving tours, and gives you a first hand experience that you would not otherwise get from going on your own. She knows the city and the people inside and out, making it that much more enjoyable of an experience. The small group experience makes it so that you can actually ask questions and get to know the city. She is one of the best, most personable tour guides I have ever had and I would recommend her to anyone going to Alkmaar. My boyfriend and I both had a great time learning about the cheese market and the old city and getting to meet some of the locals along the way. We cannot recommend her enough!
Written 28 July 2022
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AlkmaarTours
Thank you for such a sweet review! I am so glad you guys had fun and I hope the rest of your trip went smoothly (and you survived Schiphol!) Jen
Written 1 August 2022
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MARTIN T
2 contributions
My partner & I had such a great time on this tour with our super guide Jennifer. She was so naturally warm and friendly that we felt we had known her for ages.
She was so knowledgeable about Alkmaar and its history, and got us the best spot to view the cheese market, by the weighing scales, while explaining all the intricacies and protocols involved.
To ward off the cold weather she found us a super cosy cafe, where we enjoyed chatting over hot lattes and home-made apple cake. We didn't want to leave!
Many thanks Jennifer, for a wonderful time.
Martin & the "ever cold" Sylviane. ox
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jennifer and Alkmaar Tours for a great and fun experience.
Written 23 April 2022
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Dear Martin and Sylviane, Thank you so much for your kind words. Meeting wonderful people like you guys is why I love showing people around Alkmaar! I hope to see you again - but this time ina warmer place! :) Jen x
Written 26 April 2022
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Tink1234
Houston, Texas200 contributions
My husband and I toured last month on a pretty windy and cool day but Jen made the whole experience SO much fun. She was a wealth of knowledge about every aspect of the Cheese Market and Alkmaar. Once in a while you get a tour guide who is so clearly beloved by the locals of that area that you get to ride on their coattails and get to benefit from their relationships. Jen is that kind of a tour guide. We had an experience that was the envy of everyone at the market! If you are considering visiting Alkmaar to see the Cheese Market, you must book this tour. And if your visit doesn't coincide with the market, go on another of her tours - you won't regret it!
Written 4 June 2022
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Can I just say that this has to be one of the sweetest things I have ever read! Thank you so much for taking time time to write such a wonderful review, it really means a lot to me. Spending time with wonderful people like yourselves is why I love what I do!
Written 9 June 2022
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preston047
pullman, wa3 contributions
Jen pays close attention to all the details required for an exceptional experience in Alkmaar. Her knowledge of the town and friendships with cheese market runners meant that we learned a lot about the town and its history while also gaining front row seats at the cheese market. We could tell from interactions with several cheese runners (one of whom had been doing so for 35 years) that Jen was beloved by the group. It was a truly memorable time.
Written 5 May 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review! I’m so glad you enjoyed your time in Alkmaar and our tour together!
Written 9 June 2022
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Deborah J
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Friends
We were a group of ladies doing this tour as part of a birthday celebration. Jen was great! She “got us” completely - and went above and beyond for us all. Her knowledge of the cheese market, it’s characters and Alkmaar was fantastic. Getting us to a place where we could watch in comfort was the icing on the cake.
Highly recommended.
Written 12 June 2019
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Dear Deborah. Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure to meet you lovely ladies and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the tour. Please do let me know if you are near Alkmaar again in the future. :) Kind Regards, Jen
Written 13 June 2019
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LeeK42
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Jen makes you feel like an insider at the Alkmaar Cheese Market, because she is. She knows the cheese carriers and gives you insight into the real people of Alkmaar. So much fun!! Highly recommended!
Written 9 October 2019
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AlkmaarTours
Hi Lee, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was great to see you again and I hope that we can do coffee the next time you guys are in the NL! Kind Regards, Jen
Written 10 October 2019
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mcolt
Shanghai, China63 contributions
Solo
Jen is passionate about her community. She has taken a sincere interest in understanding Alkmaar's past, present, and future. It's obvious she is an engaged community member. Our morning together was memorable and so unique. I felt as though I was being let in on a secret of the Alkmaar Cheese Market! It was definitely an unforgettable morning!
Written 17 April 2019
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Dear Megan, Thank you so much for such a lovely review! It was really wonderful to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed the Cheese Market and the tour. Please let me know if you are ever back in the Netherlands! Kind Regards, Jen
Written 18 April 2019
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GrandTour644231
1 contribution
Family
If you are visiting Alkmaar then this tour is a must and you won't regret it! My daughter and I truly enjoyed our visit to the cheesemarket. Jen knows all the ins and outs, which made it so much more interesting than if we would have gone on our own. We were very lucky to get invited inside and to experience everything from close by. We did a lot of tours, but this one beat them all! We definitely recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in and loves cheese! Yes you do get to taste it? if you are at the right spot at the tight time. Also the tour through Alkmaar and especially the old town waz very informative. Our group consisted only of 4 people so indeed it was a small group tour and that made ir so much more informative and enjoyable.Thanks Jen, keep up the great work!!
Written 19 June 2022
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Thank you so much for the kind review! It was an absolute pleasure having you two on the tour. :)
Written 21 July 2022
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Jess E
Lismore, Australia18 contributions
I had an absolutely wonderful time on my Cheese Market tour with Jen. Due to Jen’s connections we were lucky enough to sit on the inside of the fences on bench seats whilst everyone else had to stand like sardines on the other side. What a view... you are so close to the action! We got to meet some of the cheese runners, sample yummy Gouda and my personal highlight - I got my photo with a massive wheel of Gouda. Jen explains everything that is happening and answers any questions. And as for Jen herself, she is a wonderful guide and lovely person. Next time I’m in Amsterdam I’ll definitely come back and do another tour in this beautiful little town. Getting there from Amsterdam was very easy, one train from Centraal station. If you’re thinking of seeing the cheese market, trust me - you want to do it on this tour!
Written 9 October 2019
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AlkmaarTours
Hi Jess, Thank you for your kind review! It was really great to meet you and I hope to see you again soon! :) (Love the sardines comment btw) x Kind Regards, Jen
Written 10 October 2019
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Couples
I cannot say cough good things abut Jennifer. She is an amazing guide who brings life and energy to her small group tours. She has a lot ion intimate knowledge of the lesser know facts about Alkmaar as well as out of the way places and she knows how to get up front and in the action of the cheese market. After leaving the market she continued to keep us highly entertained with stories, legends and many sights to check out. She makes good recommendations and all in all she provides an unforgettable experience touring this remarkable little city.
Written 13 July 2019
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Dear Dan, Thank you so much for yur kind review! It was great to meet you both and I am very glad that you enjoyed the tour and the Cheese Market! Have a great rest of your trip! Kind Regards, Jen
Written 14 July 2019
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Cheesemarket
Perfect way to visit the old centre of Alkmaar and the cheesemarket. We had a great tour with Jenifer who walked us
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Absolutely GREAT!
I found Alkmaar Tours on the internet when researching cycling around Alkmaar. From the moment of contact, the own
Mila W
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Amazing!
My friend and I luckily found out about Alkmaar Tours when we were thinking about coming to Alkmaar to bike. We con
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Bike ride from Alkmaar into the countryside
We had a delightful ride into the countryside from Alkmaar to Egmond aan Zee, through woodland, farm land and dunes
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A very nice morning
Jennifer was excellent . She had so much information and knowledge, we were very impressed. I would certainly recom
Geoff L
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Stellar
Had a great time on this tour of beautiful Alkmaar. Jennifer showed off a lot of beautiful old buildings with amazi
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Walking tour of Alkmaar, highly recommend
Jennifer, Kudos to you for a great walking tour. Your personality suits this venture just right. You made us feel
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Bike Tour
Great bike tour with Jen, she very friendly and wonderful.. thanks for the tour without you we might not able to se
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So Much History in Only 2 Hours !
Thanks Jen your walking tour of Alkmaar was a delightful experience. You are such a warm and welcoming guide who m
Bross24
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Alkmaar’s Great Ambassador
Great tour with Jennifer and daughter Izzy. Jen told us stories, gave us history of the region and walked us down s
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Walking Tour of Alkmaar with Jennifer by Alkmaar Tours
Jennifer is a very friendly and very knowledgeable on the history of Alkmaar. The walk took us to lanes that we mig
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The highlight of my trip to the Netherlands
I was searching for a small group bicycle tour of tulip fields away from the mass tourism crowds when I was fortuna
Glenn P
Glenn P
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Got to do this!
Had a super time on Tulip bike tour with Jennifer. Signed up and did the bike tour through tulip fields around Alk
Griff32
Griff32
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Perfect way to see Alkmaaar!
A fantastic tour of Alkmaar with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! The tour is a great way to see Alkma
Cathrine T
Cathrine T
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The perfect way to start our weekend in Alkmaar!
We had the most wonderful guided tour in lovely Alkmaar. What a beautiful place! Our guide, Jennifer was just amazi
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