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2019 2018

Guided tour of Alkmaar

EXC_ALKMAR
# Trip

Guided tour of Alkmaar

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Description

Departure by coach from Volendam or Enkhuizen for the town of Alkmaar.
We'll reach the city center on foot in the company of our guide. Alkmaar is a historical town with over 400 monuments. The Waag (weigh house building), dating from the 14th century, the Town Hall dating from the 16th century, the Grote or Sint-Laurenskerk (St Lawrence church) and a multitude of enclosed courtyards, noteworthy facades and canals all partake in the particular atmosphere of this city. However, Alkmaar is particularly known for its cheese. From the 1st Friday in April to the 1st Friday in September, the traditional cheese market is held every Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The traders sell their cheeses using a barter system. The cheese carriers' guild, which has existed for 400 years, transports the cheeses on wooden barrows, after weighing the batches at the weigh house. Inside this building, a guided visit to the Cheese Museum will teach you all about the various steps to making dairy products. You'll discover the beautifully ornate cheese presses and various other implements and tools used to make cheese and butter over the centuries. The first floor houses documentation illustrating how cheese is made today on the farms and dairy factories, as well as this industry's major influence on the Dutch economy.
After some free time, our coach will take us to a creamery where you'll get to taste some local cheese. Afterwards, return to the boat for lunch.

 

Duration: approx. 3:30

  • Wear sturdy shoes: the streets are cobbled.
  • On Friday, the visit is to the cheese market instead of the museum.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Croatia and Montenegro (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 26/07/2018
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DUBROVNIK - MLJET - KORCULA - SIBENIK - TROGIR - SPLIT - VIS - HVAR - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK

Enjoy a breath-taking journey throughout the beautiful landscapes of Croatia and Montenegro, in which you will discover beautiful cities as well as places where nature is queen. Dive into the striking beauty of the Dalmatian coast, stroll through Dubrovnik "the pearl of the Adriatic", Trogir, Hvar, Korcula or Kotor, as well as the national parks of Mljet and Krka.

8 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 26/07/2018
Arrival 02/08/2018
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 02/08/2018
Arrival 09/08/2018
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 09/08/2018
Arrival 16/08/2018
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START IN 2019
Departure 11/04/2019
Arrival 18/04/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 18/04/2019
Arrival 25/04/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 25/04/2019
Arrival 02/05/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 09/05/2019
Arrival 16/05/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 16/05/2019
Arrival 23/05/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 23/05/2019
Arrival 30/05/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 30/05/2019
Arrival 06/06/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 06/06/2019
Arrival 13/06/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 27/06/2019
Arrival 04/07/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 04/07/2019
Arrival 11/07/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 11/07/2019
Arrival 18/07/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 18/07/2019
Arrival 25/07/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 25/07/2019
Arrival 01/08/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 01/08/2019
Arrival 08/08/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 08/08/2019
Arrival 15/08/2019
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Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 22/08/2019
Arrival 29/08/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 29/08/2019
Arrival 05/09/2019
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Departure 05/09/2019
Arrival 12/09/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 12/09/2019
Arrival 19/09/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 03/10/2019
Arrival 10/10/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5
Departure 10/10/2019
Arrival 17/10/2019
Ship : MS La Belle de l'Adriatique Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

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