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Dutch Cheese Museum

Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 515 5516
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Very educational

I knew very little about cheese-making until visiting this museum. If you are equally ignorant, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luyksgestel, The Netherlands
Well worth a visit

The cheese museum is located in a beautiful historic building. The displays are very educational... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar, The Netherlands
+31 72 515 5516
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew very little about cheese-making until visiting this museum. If you are equally ignorant, it is well worth dropping in.

Thank Luyksgestelkid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cheese museum is located in a beautiful historic building. The displays are very educational and in three languages. The staff is friendly and nice. I learned a lot about cheese making and the history of cheese in the Netherlands. It's a great museum for...More

Thank JohnEl_121
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This museum tells you about the history of cheese making. They have a short movie in Dutch and English (they will start if if you ask a staff member). Friendly staff. Part of the museum is geared towards children, but (grand)parents will find interesting stuff...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Interesting museum and very friendly staff to help you understand how Alkmaar has become the centre of cheese in Holland. It is not very big, but all is well explained and there are a fair number of "touch and see" that would please the youngsters....More

Thank chris6708
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The story of cheese-making sounds dull and boring but is in fact a bit of a lesson in how rural life in The Netherlands became caught up in commerce and industry. The museum has many interactive exhibits and is very child-friendly. An excellent way to...More

Thank 164PeterT
Reviewed 25 August 2016

While visiting friends in the Netherlands we decided to visit the Dutch Cheese Museum. The museum itself is very small it gives information and you more or less walk around. It was nice to get to know about all the cheeses the Dutch are famous...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were welcomed at a reception glad and happy, and we were offered to taste different types of cheese. Escorted tours in English as well, so we've been able to understand everything. I was able to learn a lot about cheese production, past and present....More

Thank May F
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

If you know nothing about cheese processing you may find this interesting, otherwise the cheese sample at the start of your experience may be the best bit. Well laid out but not really worth the visit except for the view of the market square from...More

Thank Sun_Seeker_SA
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is fantastic! More to see than you would imagine. The best cheese is Old Amsterdam and I have to look for it sometimes. Plenty to read about. Probably the best place to have a cheese museum seeing that they have a cheese fair here...More

1  Thank debsoriginal
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This museum gave much information into the making of cheese. There was even a film in English so we could understand the process and then when we viewed the exhibits we understood what the pieces were for and what they did. Several interactive exhibits -...More

Thank Robert S
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