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Muséum with a différence

Having viewed the traditional Friday cheese market it makes an interesting follow-up being situated... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Paris, France
Interesting history of Dutch cheese making

The museum does a nice job in several languages of explaining how the Dutch cheese making industry... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Jeff Y
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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On the 6th of March 2014 the Dutch King Willem-Alexander reopened the redesigned Dutch Cheese Museum. The museum received its millionth visitor since 1983, in 2013, marking the start of the complete redesign. In 2014, the story continues 'From Cow...more
Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum shows how the Dutch make their cheese. There is a lot of useful information about the cheese, and the Dutch are proud of their way

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Having viewed the traditional Friday cheese market it makes an interesting follow-up being situated adjacent to the market. The museum is laid out on three floors and traces the various stages of manufacture as well as displaying vintage machines and equipment. Well worth a visit.

Thank StCheron
Reviewed 1 August 2018

The museum does a nice job in several languages of explaining how the Dutch cheese making industry got its start and how it has evolved to where it is today. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

A small lovely museum runs by volunteers. It provide information about the making of cheese. Disabled aproved with an elevator to all floors

Thank awittenberg67
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This museum isnt big. It does however have a nice collection of items that really show how the north holland gouda and edam cheese was created and even reveals the reason why its so good. This museum is to my idea extra nice for young...More

Thank novoslobod
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum with our 10 and 12 year old sons and we all found it very interesting. There was a nice photo scavenger hunt for our youngest: easy to do, keeping him engaged and searching for the pictures throughout the exhibition. The short...More

Thank margotc15
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Fantasticbuilding. They give you a very good idea in what the dutch do with cheese. In the summier on friday’s there is stil the old cheese market.

Thank AlkmaarReiziger
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Dutch cheesemuseum is a great place to learn about the making and selling of cheese in the Netherlands. The exhibition is informative and interactive and fun for the whole family.

Thank QuintenK_13
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited the Cheese Museum in Alkmaar using our Museumkaart (gives free access to most museums in the Netherlands). Had we had to pay I am not sure we would have visited. The short film was interesting and informative. The displays would be well suited...More

Thank learner2
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We visited Amsterdam for 7 days back in March of this year, and one of our three day trips was to the beautiful city of Alkmaar. Unfortunately the Cheese Market was not open for the season but the Dutch Cheese Museum was so we decided...More

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