Accessibility and parking

Here you find more information about parking in Alkmaar, public transport and bicycle shelters.


Are you coming to Alkmaar by car? In Alkmaar it's always easy to find parking space. Alkmaar has around eight public parking garages in and around the city centre. Digital signs indicate the route to the nearest car park.
Alkmaar Parking garages
- Singelgarage (centre west)
​​- Karperton parking garage(centre north)
- Kanaalschiereiland parking garage(Overstad)
- De Vest parking garage(at Theatre De Vest and the Paardenmarkt)
- Kazerne parking garage(above the fire station)
- Schelphoek parking garage(centre east, easy to reach from Haarlem and Amsterdam)
- De Kwakel parking garage(Overstad)
- Parking garage Grote Kerk (centre west)

Other parking facilities in Alkmaar
-Carpark Parcade OverstadFive minute walk from Alkmaar town centre. Price: € 0.65 per hour or the whole day for € 3.20. Parking spaces available for camper vans.
-Parking garage beneath the Noorderarcade shopping centre. A private garage with different rates.

P+R sites: free parking in Alkmaar
Free parking available at the P+R-sites below. Take the Connexxion bus to Kanaalkade in Alkmaar centre:

- P&R Ter Keesomstraat in Oudorp, side street Edisonweg.
- P&R Terrain Bergermeer on Robonsbosweg (next to Alkmaar campsite).

For paying quickly, safely and easily, use 'mobile parking'. Really clever because with mobile parking you only pay for the time you parked.

Mobile parking in Alkmaar

For paying quickly, safely and easily, use 'mobile parking'. Really clever because with mobile parking you only pay for the time you parked.

Mobile parking in Alkmaar:

  • You sign in to a car park provider (e.g. My Order, Parkmobile, Park-line, SMS parking or Yellowbrick).
  • Once you park your car, send the location code to your carrier. This can be done via the carrier's app or via text. You can find the location code on the parking meter. (You do not have to put a parking ticket in your car.) Now you park your car.
  • If there is a parking attendant, they will check your license plate to confirm that you paid for parking. You will not get a fine.
  • As soon as you leave, sign out to end your parking time.

By bike?

Alkmaar is a bicycle-friendly city. Park your bicycle in one of the secured bicycle shelters:
-Free bicycle storage Canadaplein – Spacious, secured bicycle storage under the Canadaplein, open daily till midnight.
-Free bicycle storage Ridderstraat - Free bicycle storage open during shop opening hours.
-Bicycle storage Alkmaar station -Alkmaar central station also offers secured bicycle storage.

Rent a bike Alkmaar
Want to rent a bicycle or an e-bike in Alkmaar? Check this page to find the best options for renting a bike.

Public transport

To Alkmaar by public transport
To Alkmaar by train? From Amsterdam it's only 35 minutes by train, with 5 trains departing every hour. The railway station is about a 5-minute walk from the town centre.

To Alkmaar by bus
There are buses from many villages and cities in Noord-Holland and Friesland that go to the Alkmaar bus station, which is next to Alkmaar Central Station. City buses stop at various points in and around the centre, including the Kanaalkade and the Laat.


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