Enjoy historic Alkmaar

Want to find out everything about the Alkmaar town centre? Discover the best spots in Alkmaar during a walk through the town, alone or with a guide.

'City walk' through the Alkmaar town centre

Take a 'city walk' through the ancient town centre on foot. This can be done in the following ways:

  • Get directions with background information at Alkmaar VVV (tourist information) on the Waagplein.
    For children there is a city walk with a 'hunting game'.
  • Book a tourguide at the VVV Alkmaar or the 'Alkmaar Guild' for a complete tour of Alkmaar
  • Walking with the kids? Take the Elfendeurtjesroute! (special children's route)
  • Want to wander the road less travelled? Find out more here.

More walking routes

Feel like a walk elsewhere in the municipality of Alkmaar? Check here:

  • Tip: hiking trail 181363 through the nature reserve the Eilandspolder.
  • Hiking network Noord-Holland. Tip: woodlands hiking trail Alkmaar
  • VVV.nl. Tip: Herring & Hemp walking route. 
  • Routeyou.com. Tip: a great tour of all the famous Alkmaar monuments.
  • Free app: Abellife. Tip: the tea gardens walking route through Alkmaar and Oudorp.

Top-rated group tour

Discover the beautiful medieval city of Alkmaar and its traditional Cheese Market with a top-rated group tour!  The owner of Alkmaar Tours, Jennifer, is a Canadian who has been living in Alkmaar since 2015. She is passionate about living in the Netherlands and in Alkmaar! Her tours are fun, informative and give an insightful look into the Dutch culture and way of life.  Join Jennifer as she not only takes you to Alkmaar’s most important attractions, but you will also wander off the beaten track and experience the ‘real’ Alkmaar.  Tour sizes are kept small ensuring a personalised experience for everyone! 

Alkmaar Tours offers Cheese Market Tours, City Walking Tours as well as Private Tours.  Tours can be booked directly online via the Alkmaar Tours website on www.AlkmaarTours.com or you can email Jennifer directly at info@alkmaartours.com

Worked up an appetite?

Hungry after the hike? Enjoy one of the many terraces along the trail or choose a restaurant in town, you will be spoilt for choice in Alkmaar.

Village walk through the historic De Rijp

Fancy a beautiful village walk? The beautiful 'Alkmaar' village of De Rijp has a lot of monuments along with nice shops and picturesque canals! By far the best way to explore De Rijp is with a walking tour through the village. Background information is available from the Tourist Office in the town hall. A walk through De Rijp with a tourist guide is possible with groups of 10 people or more.

Hop on the bicycle

Feeling energetic from all the wonderful sights? Jump on the bike and discover more of the town and its surroundings.