Events in Alkmaar

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


March - September every Friday morning & July and August every Tuesday evening

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. 


June 1 & 2

On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 2019, the spectacular Kaeskoppenstad event will take place in Alkmaar again. For a weekend you imagine yourself in d'Oude Stad in sixteenth-century Alkmaar. 

Against the historic backdrop of Alkmaar's Old Town, hundreds of actors show how Alkmaar was 445 years ago.


Victorie Sail Alkmaar

25 July to 29 July

At the end of July 2019, Alkmaar is welcoming an unique collection of 200 historic inland vessels, which will provide a magnificent spectacle on the water. 

From Thursday 25 July with the arrival of the ships until Monday 29 July with the exodus, it is a feast of seeing, experiencing and enjoying around the Noordhollandsch Kanaal and the city center of Alkmaar.

Road European championships 2019

7 August to 11 August

This summer the Road European Championships will be held in Alkmaar. The European Cycling Association (EUC) has officially assigned the tournament to the Cheese City #EUROROAD19.

An exciting, multi-day program where elite men and women, and juniors are taking on both road race and time trial.

Fair Alkmaar

23 August to 1 September

At the fun fair of Alkmaar, you can enjoy all sorts of attractions as a visitor. There are attractions for children but also for real daredevils there are exciting attractions.  

There are various nostalgic attractions that evoke the fairground atmosphere of the past. A big fireworks show takes place on the last day of the funfair.


Victorie Celebrations

29 September to 8 October

The Victory started at Alkmaar, and that is still being celebrated on October 8 each year. Around 8 October, the Victorie Celebrations are organized, a fantastic event week for locals and tourists. 

In Alkmaar it is one big party from 29 September to 8 October, with several festivals, an open-air theater performance and much more.

'Warm Winter months':

1 December to 1 March 2020

Alkmaar has a bustling city center all year round, where it is always fun to shop, eat, drink and experience. 

During the Warm Winter months it is even more fun. For both residents and visitors of the city are organized all kinds of extra festivities that you do not want to miss.

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