Dutch cheese - The best cheese markets, types of cheese and more - Holland.com


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

Apr. 2, 2021 through Sept. 24, 2021 Alkmaar

Experience the unique theatre of the cheese market in Alkmaar.

Edam cheese market

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.

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Types of Dutch 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

Edam houses canal with boats


For most people Edam is synonymous with cheese.

The Waag in Alkmaar


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

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