Visit Alkmaar for the first time and you will never forget her. Wandering along the monuments, canals, stores, museums and terraces you will be amazed by the beauty of the old town.
Alkmaar is of course known as the City of Cheese: for centuries the world famous cheese market has been held on Friday mornings from April to September. But besides cheese there is much more to experience. Take a beautiful city walk and discover the most special places in Alkmaar. Another good way to discover the inner city is aboard the canal boat.
Shopping in Alkmaar is pleasant, because not only are the large retail chains well represented here, but you will also find plenty of special boutiques. Especially the streets of ‘d’Oude Stad’, are popular with the shopaholics. And for a good night’s sleep after a day in Alkmaar, you can of course stay at one of the hotels or bed & breakfasts, or pitch your tent at the campsite.