Rich trading place

In the year 1254, Alkmaar was granted city rights by Count Willem II of Holland. From that moment on, the town prospered. Many of the beautiful historical facades that you encounter in the city centre are remnants from the time Alkmaar was a rich trading area. A lot of cheese was sold!

Rich trading place

In the year 1254, Alkmaar was granted city rights by Count Willem II of Holland. From that moment on, the town prospered. Many of the beautiful historical facades that you encounter in the city centre are remnants from the time Alkmaar was a rich trading area. A lot of cheese was sold!

Canals

The Verdronkenoord, the Luttik Oudorp, the Oudegracht, the Lindegracht ... the Alkmaar canals are like a painting. The best way to enjoy all this is by a boat; They leave every hour from the Mient (1).

Courtyards

Discover hidden hofjes (courtyards) in Alkmaar, such as Splinter's court (2) or the Wildemanshofje (3). It's as though time stood still here.

Museums

In the Alkmaar Stedelijk Museum (4) on the Canadaplein you can learn more about the history of Alkmaar. Works by famous artists are also on display. Also worth the effort; Beer Museum de Boom (5), the Dutch Cheese Museum (6) and the Beatles Museum (7).

Un riche lieu de commerce

C'est en 1254 qu'Alkmaar se vit accorder des droits de ville par le comte Guillaume II de Hollande, ce qui a fait prospérer beaucoup d'habitants d'Alkmaar. Parmi les belles façades historiques que vous allez découvrir dans le centre-ville, beaucoup sont des vestiges de l'époque où Alkmaar était un riche lieu de commerce. Et… on y vendait principalement du fromage!
 

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Canals

The Verdronkenoord, the Luttik Oudorp, the Oudegracht, the Lindegracht ... the Alkmaar canals are like a painting. The best way to enjoy all this is by a boat; They leave every hour from the Mient (1).

Courtyards

Discover hidden hofjes (courtyards) in Alkmaar, such as Splinter's court (2) or the Wildemanshofje (3). It's as though time stood still here.

Museums

In the Alkmaar Stedelijk Museum (4) on the Canadaplein you can learn more about the history of Alkmaar. Works by famous artists are also on display. Also worth the effort; Beer Museum de Boom (5), the Dutch Cheese Museum (6) and the Beatles Museum (7).

Canaux

Le Verdronkenoord, le Luttik Oudorp, l'Oudegracht, le Lindegracht.... Les canaux d'Alkmaar semblent être sortis d'un tableau. Pour profiter au mieux de toute cette beauté, partez faire une excursion en bateau ;  départ toutes les heures du Mient.

Cours

Découvrez les petites cours cachées d'Alkmaar, telles que la cour de Splinter ou le Wildemanshofje. C'est comme si le temps s'était arrêté ici.

Musées

C’est au Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar sur le Canadaplein que vous en apprendrez plus sur l'histoire d'Alkmaar. Vous y trouverez également des œuvres d'artistes célèbres. A visiter : le Musée de la bière de Boom, le Musée néerlandais du fromage et le Musée des Beatles.

Bike ride from Alkmaar

Discover all the various gems that the outlying areas of Alkmaar has to offer by bike. You can rent a bike at:

 

Fietstocht vanuit Alkmaar

Op de fiets ontdek je landelijk Alkmaar het best. Huur een fiets en ga op ontdekkingstocht door polders en dorpen, langs duinen en zee. 

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Bike ride from Alkmaar

Discover all the various gems that the outlying areas of Alkmaar has to offer by bike. You can rent a bike at: