Alkmaar bridge

Alkmaar Food Tour 

Say cheese! Alkmaar still breathes the ancient cheese culture at the Friday cheese market. Nowadays it’s more theatre than trade but it’s still interesting to observe the funny walks of the porters on the Waag square.

Dutch cheese, better known abroad as ‘Gouda’ goes a long way and even Roman Emperor Julius Caesar wrote about it. In the ancient days cheese making was a very hard job done by ……. women.

But there is more than cheese that meets the eye in Alkmaar. We’ll get to know local food experts, shopkeepers, and producers that offer you a chance to taste the city’s good, clean, and fair cuisine for yourself, as well as diving into the history and stories that drive the culture of creative gastronomy.

Alkmaar still has its old city center pretty well conserved, including beautiful little alleys, streets and canals.


Get your liquid vitamine shot

Fill your belly with the best falafel

Drink beer from the region

Eat candies that go way back

‘No Waste’ restaurant

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10:30-14:30 (4 hours)

€ 7,50,- per person

Guided tour
No, self guided with app

Group size
2-8 people

Minimum of participants
2 people

English (Dutch is also possible)

Food stops


10:30-14:30 (4 hours)

It’s for free!

Guided tour
Self guided with iZi.TRavel app.

Group size

Minimum of participants
1 person

English (Dutch is also possible)

Food stops


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Why join?

Small groups
Casual and informal

Passionate local foodie guides
With local knowledge & insider
acces far beyond the guidebooks

Explore Alkmaar as a local
We only take you to good places
where locals go

Share incredible local food

Create new memories

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Starting point

How to get there

Google maps

Our starting point is located just outside Alkmaar train station:

Stationsweg 41
1815 CB Alkmaar
T: +31 72 5110822

See in Google Maps

Means of transportation

Shoes: It’s only 1 minute walking from Alkmaar Train Station
Train: Take the NS Train to Alkmaar Central Station and then walk on!
Car: Park your car at Qpark, Kruseman van Eltenweg 16, 1817 BC Alkmaar and walk 5 minutes through the station to Vers!
Plane: From Schiphol Airport take a train to Alkmaar and walk 1 minute.
Bus: take all busses to Alkmaar Train Station and walk 1 minute.
Bike: park your bike in the Fietsenstalling at Alkmaar Train Station and walk 1 minute.
Shuttle: It’s possible to let our Shuttle Bus take you from your hotel e.g. in Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht to Alkmaar. The costs are Eu. 2,50 per kilometer. Reservations for the shuttle can be only made by e-mail to: