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