Alkmaar The Essential
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.
This traditional market, which is known
Set up in a building formerly occupied
This pedestrian street is the town's
The charming Gothic façade of the town