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Alkmaar city trip

For a long weekend away

Alkmaar is associated with the famous Cheese Market. But this beautiful Dutch city is so much more than wearing cheese on Friday at Waagplein. Alkmaar has a beautiful historic city center with canals, unexpected streets, excellent shopping opportunities and the biggest secret: the beach of Egmond aan Zee is nearby!

Narrow streets

Alkmaar has more than 100,000 inhabitants and therefore sufficient facilities for a fun day out or weekend getaway. In the center it is nice to wander through the nice little street. There are many surprising corners. There are plenty of terraces and nice shops.

House with the bullet, Alkmaar
Can you spot the cannonball? The House with the bullet in Alkmaar

During the siege of 1573, the wooden 'house with the bullet' on the Zijdam was hit by a Spanish bullet. And that bullet is still there. Building facades were banned in 1639 due to fire hazard.

Adress and visitor information

Alkmaar city trip

Postal code and city: 1800  Alkmaar
Province: Noord-Holland

Let op: The location on the map is an indication. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route



Places nearby Alkmaar

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