Alkmaar The Essential
Interesting
This historic town owes its current reputation to its picturesque cheese market (weekly). Alkmaar is also the main centre of the farming regions of the Noord Holland peninsula. The old town has preserved almost intact its 17C layout and many old façades within its surrounding moats. The old fortifications have been converted into a garden.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Alkmaar
Kaasmarkt
Kaasmarkt
This traditional market, which is known
30 minutes
Stedelijk Museum
Stedelijk Museum
Set up in a building formerly occupied
60 minutes
Nederlands Biermuseum De Boom (Dutch beer museum)
Nederlands Biermuseum De Boom (Dutch beer museum)
In this 17C brewery you'll see how beer
Grote-St.-Laurenskerk
Grote-St.-Laurenskerk
The three naves, the transept and the
15 minutes
Langestraat
Langestraat
This pedestrian street is the town's
15 minutes
Stadhuis
Stadhuis
The charming Gothic façade of the town
15 minutes