Activities in Hoorn- Cheese Market Hoorn
Cheese Market Hoorn
Hoorn is not just known for its importance to the Dutch East India Company, but was also of great importance in a time of cheese trading. The cheese market in Hoorn was actually at some point, the most important cheese market in the whole province. Especially after 1650, cheese trading was a booming business. Hoorn’s main square, the ‘Roode Steen’, was at that point even officially named the ‘Cheese Market’. Weighting of the cheese happened at ‘De Waag’, which you can still find on the square today. In the period 18 June and 27 August, you can visit the cheese market in Hoorn every Tuesday. Here you can enjoy folkloristic dance, the cheese carriers and cheese market of Hoorn.
June: 18th, 25th
July: 02nd, 09th, 16th, 23th, 30th
August: 06th, 20th, 27th
Between: 13:30 – 15:45