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".
Top 4 cheese attractions
Alkmaar Cheese Museum
Dedicated to all things cheese, the museum presents objects which illustrate the history of cheese-making, farm-ing culture and dairy trade in Holland.
Alkmaar Cheese Market
Experience the unique theatre of the cheese market in Alkmaar.
Cheese market in Edam
The Edam cheese market was historically the hub of the city, where farmers brought their cheeses to for sale.
Gouda cheese market
Discover the centuries old cheese trading tradition in Gouda.
Learn more about cheese
Types of Dutch cheese
Most people have at least heard of Gouda and Edam cheeses—try the many other Dutch cheese types as well.
Dutch cheese brands
The cheese industry in Holland is a main economic driver; cheese and flowers are the largest Dutch exports.
Dutch cheese shops
In Amsterdam, visit multiple cheese shops and taste the flavors of different regions of Holland.