Events in Alkmaar

An overview of all big events in Alkmaar. This page changes weekly to keep you updated!


The cheese market take place until September each year. From the end of March in 2019 you can visit one of the Alkmaar cheese markets again.

But do not worry, even now you can learn everything about cheese! During a visit to the cheese museum, for example. 

Bock Beer Festival

Enjoy great ambiance while tasting different kinds of bock beer with your friends in the big church of Alkmaar

Date: November the 2nd and 3rd
Location: The great church

Big Band Festival

On november the 4th there's a Big Band Festival nearby the city centre.

Location: Grand Café Koekenbier
Time: 13:30 - 19:00
Admission: free


On 15 and 16 December, the cozy Winter Fair will take place in the Alkmaar Old Town. At the Waagplein, in the Hekelstraat and in the Fnidsen you will find the nicest stalls to shop Christmas presents together. There is also a live nativity scene, live music and much more.

Location: City Centre
Admission: free

Christmas Fair

From 20 to 23 December there are cozy Christmas stalls in Alkmaar, because then the Christmas market is back in the city. This time for the second year at the Waagplein. Here you will find all kinds of original gifts for under the Christmas tree and everything to get your house completely in Christmas spirit.

Location: Waagplein
Admission: free

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