The Cheesemuseum

Discovering and experiencing

Practical information

Accessibility, opening hours and prices

Education and youth

Scour with Mouse and discover the secrets of cheese

From the Cow to Cheese

Tribute to the cow

Cheese and Alkmaar

Why cheese is Alkmaars gold

Dutch Cheesemuseum 35 years

Anniversary events


Hollands Kaasmuseum
Waagplein 2
1811 JP  Alkmaar

RSIN nummer 804555771

Reserve (for groups)

Frequently asked questions

When can I visit the cheese museum?
Both business days and during the weekends the cheese museum is open for visitors. We do close on Sundays and certain holidays.
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Can groups visit the museum as well?
Yes, we welcome groups and even offer guided tours. We do ask you reserve your group visit in advance.
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How do I get into contact with the cheese museum?
Please feel free to use any of the contact options at our contact page.

I need more information for a school report. Can you help me?
Yes, on our website we offer a lot of information about cheese, Alkmaar, cows, and the cheese markets. Please feel free to browse around.

Am I allowed to bring food and/or drinks?
No, to keep the museum clean and neat we do not allow food or drinks on the premises (see house rules). Before or after your visit we invite you to enjoy a drink or bite to eat at one of the terraces at the Waag square (see package deals).

Am I allowed to bring my dog?
No, dogs are not allowed at the cheese museum. View house rules

Is smoking allowed at the Kaasmuseum?
No, our premises are smoke-free.  View house rules

How do you keep the museum safe?
We have camera surveillance in place. View house rules

How long does a visit last?
On average, visitors spend about 1,5 to 2 hours at the museum.

Is the museum any fun for kids?
Yes, please read more information under Education and youth

I want somewhere to keep my valuables. Can you help me?
Yes, the cheese museum provides free lockers.

Can I find the cheese museum on social media?
Yes, you can! Check out our facebook page or find reviews on Tripadvisor.

I loved the cheese museum! How can I leave a review?
We are always happy to hear from you! Reviews can be published on facebook  or Tripadvisor.

I have a complaint. What can I do?
Please contact us with any feedback or complaints. Contact page


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About us

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.

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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