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Cycling routes

Alkmaar is surrounded by polders, nature, dunes and beach. No wonder, therefore, that the city is the starting point of so many beautiful cycling routes.

Cheese Market Alkmaar

Alkmaar is known for its cheese market, a particular spectacle which includes a market filled with cheese and hauling cheese carriers. 

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!

Walking in and around Alkmaar

Do you like peace, open space and nature? You can find it in the Alkmaar area, such as the Schermer, Graft, De Rijp and the Eilandspolder. You’ll find the most beautiful routes on this page.


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

Are you looking for a great restaurant in Alkmaar? On this page you will find an overview of the Alkmaar restaurants, brasseries, caf├ęs and eateries.


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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