Visit the Best Cheese Markets in Holland – Alkmaar, Gouda, Edam and Woerden

Gouda Cheese Market

The top cheese markets in the Netherlands are in Alkmaar and Gouda. Edam is very close to Amsterdam and Woerden the least touristy. Colorful cheese markets of huge yellow or red cheeses and Dutch traditional dress are amongst the top sights to see when visiting Holland. Open-air cheese markets mostly disappeared from the Netherlands during … Read more

Visit Alkmaar and the Best Cheese Market in Holland

Alkmaar Cheese Market Gouda Cheese Wheels

The colorful weekly show cheese market in Alkmaar in North Holland is the most-famous and most-picturesque kaasmarkt in the Netherlands. The cheese market in Alkmaar, Noord Holland, is one of the top tourist highlights to see when visiting the Netherlands. This kaasmarkt is now staged for tourists but still use the traditional auction rituals and … Read more

Visit the Museum Gouda in South Holland

marquette of Gouda

The family-friendly Museum Gouda covers local history, torture implements and art in a Dutch city mostly famous for cheese. The Museum Gouda is a local history museum located inside a former hospital across the alley from the St Janskerk in the heart of Gouda. The museum has an eclectic collection that will satisfy the curiosity of … Read more

Visit the Gothic Stadhuis in Gouda, South Holland

Dutch Flags on the Gouda Town Hall

The historic Town Hall in Gouda, one of the oldest Gothic stadhuizen in The Netherlands, is at the center of the Markt and weekly outdoor cheese market. Gouda, famous for its cheese, is also worth visiting for its 350 rijksmonumenten (national monuments). At the heart of the old town is one of the most impressive … Read more

See Stained-Glass Windows in the Gothic Sint Janskerk in Gouda

Interior of the St Janskerk in Gouda

The 16th-century stained-glass windows in De Sint Janskerk (St John’s Church) in Gouda, South Holland are among the best post-medieval religious art in The Netherlands. The Sint Janskerk (St John’s Church) in Gouda is the longest church in The Netherlands allowing for fine acoustics and enough space to display almost half of all sixteenth-century stained-glass … Read more