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Guided accessible tour to Alkmaar

Discover the beautiful historic city of Alkmaar during a 3-hour guided tour. You'll visit the Cheese Museum and learn about the stories behind the walls of the typical canal houses. The tour is including a private taxi.

The beautiful provincial town Alkmaar is known for her traditional cheese market. Take a guided tour of this beautiful city with lovely canal houses, stunning waterways, and amazing buildings. One example of a stunning historic building is the Waag, which is an old weight house on the Waagplein.

On the Waagplein (Waag Square) the cheese market is being organized for ages. Every Friday morning from April until September, you can watch the cheese carriers carrying barrows with cheeses from and to the Waag, where the cheese is weighed and approved, in their traditional clothes and with their strange fast run.

Tour details


  • Taste traditional Dutch Cheese
  • Visit historic building the Waag
Duration of the tour 4 hours
Vehicle Wheelchair accessible taxi van
Number of people maximum 7
Starting point Your hotel in Amsterdam or surroundings
End location Your hotel or location on request
Lunch Not included



Type of tour Duration Price (total)
Guided tour including private taxi 4 hours  €440,-


The above prices are the total costs for the tours. This total cost can be divided amongst the number of participants in the guided tour. The maximum number of participants, when one of the participants is using a wheelchair, is 6 people.

The private taxi is calculated from Amsterdam if you stay closer to the tour the costs will be lower. Please contact us via email to receive the accurate prices. 

The price shown on top of this page is the price per person with 6 participants for the '4 hour tour with guide and private taxi'.

Accessibility information

During the excursions the guides consider the physical accessibility of the streets, shops and museums. All excursions organized by Accessible Travel Netherlands make use of wheelchair accessible transport. The minivans are accessible for 2 to 7 people and a maximum of 3 wheelchair users.

The division of space in the private taxi van is as follows:

Division of space in an accessible minivan when including people using a wheelchair:

  • 0 wheelchair users: 7 other passengers
  • 1 person with a wheelchair (needs 2 seats): 5 other passengers
  • 2 people with a wheelchair (needs 4 seats): 3 other passengers
  • 3 people with a wheelchair (needs 6 seats): 1 other passenger

Division of space in an accessible minivan when including people using a mobility scooter:

  • 1 person with mobility scooter (needs 3 seats): 4 other passengers
  • 2 people with a mobility scooter (needs 6 seats): 1 other passenger

Combinations of people using a wheelchair and mobility scooter is possible as well.

What activities can I do?

Our guided tour will take you through the historic city center of Alkmaar. During the tour, you will visit the magnificent Waagplein (Waag Square). The Waagplein is the square where the cheese market has been organized for years. Every Friday morning from April until September, you can see cheese carriers run in their traditional clothes while carrying barrows with cheeses from and to the Waag. After visiting Waagplein, the tour will take you to other famous locations, such as the Alkmaar Cheese Museum, the Accijnstoren, the Wildemanshofje, and the St. Lawrence church.

After the guided tour with expert tour guide, you'll have the chance to shop in the wonderful centre which boosts a wide range of shops. Apart from cheese, Alkmaar is well known for the great shopping experience. 

It's also possible to enjoy some other museums in Alkmaar, such as the Beer Museum de Boom,  the Beatles Museum and Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar. 

Cheese carrier in Alkmaar Cheese carriers in Alkmaar Cheese market Alkmaar

Terms and conditions

This offer is not covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website (

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