Alkmaar Cheese Museum
Exhibits and items of interest
The cheese museum has collected many of the common implements used in making cheese throughout history, and explains the difference between making cheese on the farm and in the factory. A guided tour is available with advanced reservations throughout the year. There is a quest through the museum for children. They can play a range of games. Movies and interactive presentations provide a good understanding of cheese production in Holland.
More than Just Cheese
When visiting the north of Holland, a visit to Alkmaar is a welcome diversion from some of the more typical jaunts through the major cities. In addition to the Cheese Museum, the town has many great attractions like the National Beer Museum, the Beatles Museum, and a 90-minute walking tour that will give you an idea of the entire area. The Cheese Museum has areas aimed at children, from a children's play area to a scavenger hunt built into the guided tours. Half-day tours from Amsterdam that visit the regional windmills, a cheese farm, and the Alkmaar city center, including the Cheese Museum and cheese market are available from several tour companies.