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Yesterday the first cheese market of the year took place! 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’.