Cheese city Alkmaar is a very cozy city, 40 kilometers north of Amsterdam. The old city centre offers you beautiful canals with historic facades. Enjoy pleasant shopping streets. Small picturesque streets lead to cozy restaurants, bars and sunny terraces.
For culture lovers there is also much to enjoy. Alkmaar has about 400 monuments. Museums, cinema’s and an impressive theatre are waiting for you. Old windmills adorn the city. A famous stage mill in the city centre is ‘De Molen van Piet’, which means ‘Piet’s Mill’.
Near Alkmaar are attractive coastal villages such as Bergen aan Zee and Egmond aan Zee. Take a day of rest on one of their wonderful beaches. Most of all Alkmaar is famous for its historic Cheese Market. Every Friday in spring, summer and autumn you can enjoy this spectacular event.