Cheese Market of Alkmaar

From a classic weigh house to a national nickname

Holland is a country of cheese making, since the year zero! Nowadays half of our country is full of grass lands and cows. Out of the production of 750 million kilos of cheese per year, 75% is being exported and the rest, the Dutch would like to eat themselves! The cheese mould played an important role in the origin of the nickname of the Dutch people. Find out what it is and try to lift your own weight in cheese at the same time!

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Just tulips and bulbs?

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Windmills as early water management

Windmills as early water management

The Dutch have to keep their feet dry

Wooden clogs are comfortable and safe

Wooden clogs are comfortable and safe

Do the Dutch still wear them?