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

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Gouda cheese market

Discover the centuries old cheese trading tradition in Gouda.

Learn more about cheese

Most people have at least heard of Gouda and Edam cheeses—try the many other Dutch cheese types as well.

Visit the cities of cheese

A lovely old city centre, the famous cheese market, and the dunes and beach nearby: Alkmaar has it all!

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