Above all Alkmaar is the cheese-town of Holland. During the season (from the first Friday in April up to and including the first Friday in September) a traditional cheese market is being held here on Friday morning from 10.00 o'clock till 12.30 o'clock . The cheeses are being sold by the merchants by means of clapping hands. Next the 400 years old cheese-bearers gild is coming into action to remove the cheese(s) with berries, after the lot (quantity) has been weighed in the "Waag".

Alkmaar is mainly a Dutch cheese city. During the season (from the first Friday in April to the first Friday in September), a traditional cheese market is held here every Friday morning from 10 AM to 12.30 PM. The cheeses are sold by traders through negotiation. Afterwards, the 400-year-old cheese carrier guild will spring into action to carry the cheese away after the batch has been weighed in the Waag.

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Around park: 32km