De Rijp Is located less than 10 kilometres from Alkmaar and considered one of the most beautiful villages in the Netherlands. Shop fronts, canals, shops and restaurants. Your camera will be working overtime. Take a walk or visit a museum. In the Houten Huis (wooden house), where the history of whalers comes to life.
The ‘Schermer’, which was drained in the 17th century, is Holland at its best. Especially in the area of Schermerhorn, there are plenty of windmills. At the Museum Windmill, you can view one from the inside. You can visit the smallest house of Schermerhorn and see how people lived back in the days. You can find field of tulips everywhere from april.
Do you want to combine your city trip with a beach holiday? That's possible in Alkmaar!
Egmond aan Zee and Bergen aan Zee are only 10 kilometres away from the centre of Alkmaar. You can easily take the bus from Alkmaar Central station to the beach or you can rent a bike and start a lovely bike ride to the coast.
A day trip to Amsterdam? From Alkmaar it's easy to reach Amsterdam by train. By train, it only takes you 34 minutes! If you're staying in Amsterdam, visiting Alkmaar will be one of the best ideas you'll make during your stay.