Dutch cheese production is currently in the hands of dairy factories, which produce and export hundreds of millions of tons of cheese every year. The cheese markets in Alkmaar, Gouda and Edam remind us of the origins of a flourishing cheese trade and have become popular tourist attractions. The Dutch still love cheese and eat about seven pounds of it annually per person. Just like Julius Caesar, let yourself be surprised about the many types of Dutch cheeses and sample the country's "yellow gold".

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Visit the cities of cheese
  • Alkmaar

    A wonderful historic city with plenty of cheese, art and culture.

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  • Gouda

    Discover the city of cheese Gouda with its beautiful historic city centre and monuments.

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  • Edam

    For most people Edam is synonymous with cheese.

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Experiences by our editors:
  • Say cheese

    Say cheese

    Holland is often seen as a ‘cheese country’ and our Gouda and Edam cheeses are well known all over the world. But the Dutch cheese makers have a lot more to offer.

  • Indulging in Cheese Samples at a Dutch Cheese Farm

    Indulging in Cheese Samples at a Dutch Cheese Farm

    As cliché as visiting a cheese farm in the Netherlands might sound, a trip is still well worth it

Watch this video: Tradition

Dutch traditions include things such as Volendam traditional costume and windmills.