In Hoorn the cheese markets always take place in weeks 25 to 35 with the exception of week 32 (fair in Hoorn)

Dear reader,
What fun it would be to welcome you during one of our weekly cheesemarkets this year.
After all it’s a wonderful show for young and old, that fascinating tradition, the colourful folklore.
The Hoorn cheesemarket is the oldest cheesemarket of the Netherlands, with a history every visitor to our beautiful city should taste. Literally and figuratively. Without a visit to our cheesemarket your visit to Hoorn is not complete.  It rarely happens that history is so close by.
Unfortunately also the Hoorn cheesemarket, with many hundreds of visitors every week, belongs to the events that are postponed, replaced or cancelled due to the corona virus. It’s such a pity for everyone who loves unique, traditional events.
When we will start again? That’s still unknown. If it won’t work this year, we’ll organise a cheesemarket beyond compare next year.
We’ll see you then, won’t we?


13:00 – 13:45 Market build-up
13:30 – 13:45 Welcome
13:45 – 14:00 Westfrisian folkloristic dance group in 19th century costume
14:00 – 14:15 Entrance of the cheesecarriers and opening market
14:15 -15:30 Cheese market continues and a second performance of the dance group
15:30 – 15:45 Grand finale
15:45 End of the market

Location of the cheesemarket

The Hoorn cheesemarket is and was held on the most important square of the city, the  ROODE STEEN.

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