Visit the Dutch Cheesemuseum

The Dutch Cheese Museum is located in the heart of the cheese city Alkmaar, in the monumental Weighing House. The museum, founded in 1983, exhibits objects that richly illustrate the cheese-making profession and the culture of farming, cheese-making and trade. The collection consists of historical utensils, film and visual material and paintings.

Guided tour

The Dutch Cheese Museum in Alkmaar is located in the beautiful Waaggebouw. The Waaggebouw enjoys worldwide fame as a cheese weighing room during the cheese market.
Did you always wonder how to make cheese? Our guides can tell you all about it. The collection consists of historical utensils for the preparation of dairy products. With the help of film footage from past and present, you will become wiser in the field of the preparation and trade in dairy products. Of course this tour ends with a small cheese tasting!

Practical information

For guided tours, the possibilities can be discussed at or by telephone: 0229-271630.

Ā Waagplein 2, 1811 JP Alkmaar