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Ryan and I went on what we call our “Engagement-Moon” because we went on this trip right after we got engaged…the idea behind the trip was to visit the countries associated with my dad’s side of the family. My dad’s family is Italian and Dutch so we headed to those two hot spots for a week. We had an absolute blast and I will share more of these stories later, but for now, I will share one of my favorites – the time we were weighed by the Cheese Weighers Guild. We got to the Alkmaar Cheese Market and the teams of guild members were competing to weigh the cheese quicker than the other teams – each team had a different colored hat on so we decided to cheer for the Green Team. It was high energy – they were grabbing the cheese, putting the cheese on the cheese carrying sleigh, and heading over to the cheese scales as fast as they could to get their cheese weighed and then they would run back out and start again….in case you can’t tell, they really like cheese.

Cheese Market

Cheese Weighers Guild

Line for Cheese Scales

At the end, Ryan and I were weighed by them on one of the big cheese scales – they even gave us their hats so that we looked legit.

Weighed by Cheese Guild

Before leaving, we also tried on some wooden shoes – they were a bit hard to walk in because apparently they were using the one size fits all approach…

Wooden Shoes

If you’re heading to Amsterdam, this is a fun day trip to take – it’s a unique experience and perfect for a nice day! Don’t forget to try some of the cheese around, too – it’s amazing!

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  • http://www.chasingthedonkey.com/ Mrs Chasing the Donkey

    Ohhhh man! I want all of that cheese, you can keep the shoes.

    • http://traveling-techies.com/ Erin @ Traveling Techies

      It was delicious – they had so much great cheese there! If you’re a cheese person, you should definitely go check it out!

  • http://www.lifesajournee.com/ Elicia Shepard

    Found your blog from Travel Tuesday’s. Love being able to browse a few of the link ups.So FUN!!! I love the photos from this post. Looks like it was a blast.How fun… love “engagement moon” that should be a requirement for engagement!!!!
    elicia @ lifesajournee

    • http://traveling-techies.com/ Erin @ Traveling Techies

      Thanks for checking it out, Elicia! I’m glad you liked it…we had a really great time! I’ll swing by your blog and check it out, too! :)

  • http://www.brachelboulevard.com/ Rachel Wright

    Holy Cheese! Thats incredible! Thanks for joining the blog hop yesterday and following! I’m excited to look through the rest of your blog! I didn’t see but do you have an instagram?

    • http://traveling-techies.com/ Erin @ Traveling Techies

      Thanks, Rachel! I don’t have Instagram…I should probably think about getting it though. Good idea!

6 Responses to FB: Getting Weighed by Cheese Weighers Guild

  1. Ohhhh man! I want all of that cheese, you can keep the shoes.

  2. Found your blog from Travel Tuesday’s. Love being able to browse a few of the link ups.So FUN!!! I love the photos from this post. Looks like it was a blast.How fun… love “engagement moon” that should be a requirement for engagement!!!!
    elicia @ lifesajournee

  3. Holy Cheese! Thats incredible! Thanks for joining the blog hop yesterday and following! I’m excited to look through the rest of your blog! I didn’t see but do you have an instagram?

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