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Road European Championships 2019

The UEC Road European Championships will be held in Alkmaar this summer from the 7th until the 11th of August. The European Cycling Association (UEC) has officially assigned the tournament to the Cheese City.

Cheese Markets

What's more Dutch than a traditional Cheese Market? Alkmaar has the most famous, biggest and oldest one!




Culture & Musea

Alkmaar has a large variety of museums, from the history of the city to music from back in the days. Here you can find an overview!





Discover what you can do in Alkmaar during your stay. Here's a selection of our key events.





Alkmaar has been in the Top 10 of Dutch shopping destinations for years. You will find all the big chains, but also plenty of smaller boutique shops. 

Food & Drinks

Visiting Alkmaar? Come grab a drink and a bite at one of the great terraces of Alkmaar!



Are you planning to visit Alkmaar? Make sure you know everything about where to stay in Alkmaar.



Are you coming to Alkmaar by car? Check this page to find further information about the accessibilty and parking in our city centre.


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