Alkmaar is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland. Alkmaar is well known for its traditional cheese market. For tourists, it is a popular cultural destination.
The market square in Alkmaar is a fascinating place which also houses the cheese market every Friday morning (Between April and September). One of the most picturesque buildings in the city is the Weighing House. This interesting building also houses the Cheese Museum.