― Here are some of the best European markets, collated from tips from members of the Europe a la Carte blogging team. Alkmaar Cheese Market, The Netherlands Although Amanda acknowledges that the Cheese Market in Alkmaar, around 20 miles from Amsterdam, is a bit of tourist show, it’s still some colourful, if staged, fun. Alkamaar Cheese [...]Twelve of the Best European Markets ∙ Discover the best places to visit in Europe. Content published on Europe a la Carte. .