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The Dutch cheese production is nowadays in the hands of dairy factories, which produce and export their cheeses around the world in millions of tonnes every year. The cheese markets of Alkmaar remind us of the days of a flourishing trade and have become popular tourist attractions today. You’ll believe that you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the cheese market of Alkmaar. Without a doubt, the Alkmaar cheese market is the main attraction in town.
The tradition of this Cheese Market goes way back to 1365, as there was only one set of scales for weighing, cheese was traded on the Waagplein. The cheese was delivered early in the morning, and the cheese market masters and traders would check to see whether the cheeses had been well stacked. Up to 30,000 kilos, or 2200 whole kinds of cheese, are lined up and waiting for customers.
Before enjoying some free time to discover the cheese market and the city on your own, embark on a brief guided walking tour through Alkmaar by an informative, friendly, and professional live guide. You should never pass up an opportunity to see this colorful, folkloric spectacle! Back in Amsterdam, you'll receive the vouchers for THIS IS HOLLAND.
First, you get an overview of how the Netherlands was created: how it was made by people who weren’t deterred by all the water. Using mounds, dikes, windmills, and polders, they succeeded in reclaiming land from the sea, creating this extraordinary country below sea level.
The highpoint of THIS IS HOLLAND is The 5D Flight Experience: you feel like you’re really flying. To achieve this, THIS IS HOLLAND uses the latest technology. You’ll be one of 30 people suspended under a huge domed screen, with your hands and feet dangling freely. Your seat will tilt during the nine-minute long film that guides you through a breathtaking journey along with many beautiful places in our country. Atmospheric effects like wind, mist, and smells, make it feel as though you’re really flying through the air, crossing dikes and braving storms. Take your seat and fasten your seatbelt and fly!
- Fly over the World Heritage sites of Holland on The Ultimate Flight Experience
- Find out how cheese is traded according to a centuries old tradition
- Watch the men in traditional clothing trading their Cheeses
- Visit the famous Dutch Cheese Market
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- The Ultimate 5D Flight Experience THIS IS HOLLAND
- Live commentary on board
- Food & Drinks
Know Before You Book
- People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour
- Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions
- Pregnant women are not allowed to enter the Flight Experience
- Each visitor to THIS IS HOLLAND must be at least 4 years old and 102 cm
Know Before You Go
- Please exchange your printed/digital voucher at the meeting point
- Please wear comfortable shoes as moderate amount of walking is involved
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