Cheese Museum in Amsterdam

Dutch cheese has more than 600 years long tradition and the names of different sorts of cheese are often taken from different cities in the Netherlands – Gouda, Edam, Leerdammer, Leyden, Maaslander, Maasdam and of course a gourmet Old Amsterdam.

Cheese Museum EntranceThe European Community laws protect now some of these names as produced only in certain regions in the Netherlands (so called Protected Geographical Status), but most of Dutch names are in general use in the whole world to specify sorts of cheese also produced elsewhere.

Just a step from Anne Frank House, on the other side of the Prinsengracht a small museum has been organized, dedicated exclusively to Dutch cheese. Today it is still more of an attractive shop, with sellers in traditional Dutch clothes, because exhibition part is under construction.

The feel

Because of its limited space, the Amsterdam museum will be never able to compete with the Dutch Cheese Museum in Alkmaar, but as it is just around the corner so you might visit it passing through. It is interesting to see all the wealth of Dutch cheese varieties together and freely taste and compare their different sorts.

Cheese Museum DisplayOpen

daily 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.


The admission is € 1

How to get there

walking: from the Anne Frank House – 5 minutes
By public transport: from the Central Station – tram 13, 17 and bus no. 21, 170, 171 stop: Westermarkt
by car: from the Amsterdam ring A10 exit on S105 and continue driving until you reach Bloemgracht; metered street parking or Q-Park Europa at Marnixstraat 250 (€ 4 per hour).


Cheese Museum in Amsterdam
Prinsensgracht 112
1015 EA   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 3316605

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