Practical information

Accessibility, opening hours and prices

The museum

Discovering and experiencing

Cheese and Alkmaar

Why cheese is Alkmaars gold

Education and youth

Scour with Mouse and discover the secrets of cheese

From the Cow to Cheese

Tribute to the cow


Hollands Kaasmuseum
Waagplein 2
1811 JP  Alkmaar

RSIN nummer 804555771


Red Seal

North Holland Gouda cheese with the Red Seal is a unique regional product from North Holland made from 100% free-range milk. An authentic recipe, a traditional production method and natural ripening process produce a cheese of the highest quality – one that is preferred by connoisseurs at home and abroad. Its full and creamy flavour is so exceptional that this cheese is recognised as a protected regional product.

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The refurbishment has been realized with the support of the following sponsors:

Gemeente Alkmaar
frieslandcampina Friesland Campina
noordholland Provincie Noord-Holland
rabo Rabobank Alkmaar e.o.
prins bernard fonds Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

About us

Our museum displays its collection of objects , paintings and photographs in an interactive way to prepare dairy products throughout the centuries. The museum is run by a team of volunteers.

The Hollands Kaasmuseum foundation
The Hollands Kaasmuseum foundation dates back to 1983. Having only volunteers at their service, the cheese museum in Alkmaar is mostly run by enthusiasm. Combined with the amazing monumental building the museum is housed in, it makes for a very special visit.

House rules
We would like all visitors to enjoy everything the cheese museum in Alkmaar has to offer. That is why we have a few house rules.

  • We have a smoke-free building.
  • Pets stay outside.
  • Drinking or eating inside the museum is not allowed. Please enjoy a drink or a bite to eat at the square (Waagplein).
  • To ensure safety, video surveillance is in place.

Members of the board
Chairman: Hip Breebaart
Secretary: Frits Verweel
Treasurer: Henk Mink

other members:
Jan de Heer
Cees Frikkee
Theo Slijkerman
Joop Brakenhoff

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