Half-day cheese market tour to Alkmaar and canal cruise of Amsterdam ticket
Excursions & day trips

Half-day cheese market tour to Alkmaar and canal cruise of Amsterdam ticket

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the famous Dutch Cheese Market and learn about centuries-old traditions
  • Watch the men in traditional clothing trading their Cheeses
  • Join a tour through the city by an informative, friendly and professional live guide
  • Enjoy a cruise on the famous Amsterdam canals
  • Discover the city’s historical center, including the Skinny Bridge, the Golden Bend and more
What to expect

Be surprised by the diversity of Dutch cheeses on a half-day cheese market tour to Alkmaar, then once you've returned to Amsterdam relax on a famous canal cruise.

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. People from all over the world come to visit the Dutch cheese markets to find out how cheese is traded according to a centuries-old tradition. You’ll believe that you’ve stepped back in time when you visit the cheese market of Alkmaar. Watch the men in traditional clothing seal their bargains for the best cheeses by means of clapping hands and learn other traditions that date back to 1365.

After the cheese market you’ll go into the city in search of the rich history accompanied by an informative, friendly and professional live guide. Following your tour you can enjoy some free time to discover the cheese market and the city on your own.

Back in Amsterdam your guide will give you your ticket for a regular city canal cruise that can be used at any time during your visit. On this 75-minute canal cruise you’ll experience the best sights of this historical city. Relax on the boat and enjoy the fantastic views of the 17th-century buildings lining the canals. Admire the Overhoeks quarter from water, the Golden Bend and the Music Building and the magnificent VOC ship, known also as The Amsterdam.

Itinerary:

  • 75 minute drive to Alkmaar from Amsterdam
  • 15 minute walk to Cheese Market
  • Visit to the Cheese Market
  • Brief guided walking tour through the city
  • 30/45 minutes of free time
  • Back in Amsterdam you'll receive your voucher for the 75-minutes city canal cruise
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Live commentary on board
    • Ticket for Amsterdam canal cruise
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Meeting point:
    Depart from the Heineken Experience bus stop, Wait on the side of the main entrance of the Heineken Experience, not on the water side.
    What to remember
    • People with walking problems are not advised to take this tour
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
    • Infants must sit on laps

    City canal cruise:

    • Your city canal cruise voucher can be redeemed at the docks of Blue Boat Company - Gray Line Amsterdam
    • Note that this is an 'open ticket' no timeslot has been allocated and you can board any next available boat at one of the 2 docks
    • Canal cruises depart from Stadhouderskade 501, opposite the Hard Rock Cafe or Stadhouderskade 550, opposite Heineken Experience
    • Audio guides are available on board in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Japanese, Croatian, Czech, Chinese, Cantonese, Korean, Thai, Bahasa, Polish, Swedish, Hindi and Arabic
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    Provider
    Blue Boat Company
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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