Things to do in Alkmaar

Top Things to Do in Alkmaar

Things to Do in Alkmaar


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Top Attractions in Alkmaar

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What travellers are saying

  • Sue F
    Stanwick, UK19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extremely busy - get there early so you can see. Lovely to see the tradition of the cheese market. A beautiful town to visit.
    Written 16 April 2023
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  • ZA001
    London, UK69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice and educational museum with a reasonable price for family of €19. It has elevator access that covers a very interesting era of the history of the region.
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • Martin H
    Hong Kong, China924 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'd been critical of two large churches in Amsterdam the previous day and as I walked into this church I had the same initial impression looking at some of the photographs posted near the entrance. However, going further in I realised that this is a grand church.

    The ceilings are magnificently high and have some nice decorations. The organ is enormous too. They had some beautiful music being played through their speakers which set a lovely calmness over the church.

    Unlike Amsterdam, there were no entrance fees to come in here.
    Written 2 June 2023
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  • Dan W
    Portland, OR1,930 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I found it strange, a Beatles museum in Alkmaar. However, once you realize it's really one man's collection of memorabilia that clears up the context a bit. It's interesting, It's not big, and it's not expensive - but if you have time and particularly if it's raining, worth a visit.
    Written 13 July 2019
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  • Whichway2thebeach40
    Finksburg, MD261 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's worth going if you are there, it's small and relatively inexpensive. Cheese market was open the day we went, but the museum was not crowded. Probably worth 90 minutes. Was disappointed you couldn't go outside to the top or overlook the city.
    Written 9 June 2023
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  • DrValliappan
    Coimbatore, India10,655 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From Alkmaar it is close and on the way to Amsterdam esp Schiphol Airport. Nice sports facility. Can carry food and drinks to seat, banned in many stadia around the world.
    Written 9 June 2019
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  • Hans G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great event with many lovely spots and many engaged actors.
    Absolutely worth all cents for entry.
    Do not miss it ... fun and facts for small, young and elderly.
    Written 8 June 2023
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  • Jellybellydancer
    Burscough, UK1,445 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love exploring the hidden hofjes in Dutch cities, they take you away from the crowds and provide some peace and quiet. Wildemanshofje is no different, situated close to the centre of Alkmaar, you feel as though you are miles away in the middle of nowhere. The quaint houses and pretty gardens are always beautifully maintained.

    Do bear in mind that people still live here, so we were advised not to walk in front of the houses, but walk in the garden instead.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • KarenW
    32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Kissing Cheese Girl statue, located near the Waagplein, dressed in traditional costume, the statue celebrates the rich history of Alkmaar and its famous cheese culture.

    Even on the busiest day it is fairly easy to get your picture with the statue.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • bas k
    Amstelveen, The Netherlands32,019 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alkmaarder Hout offers large mature beech and oak trees around a dear-enclosure and aviary.The first trees were planted in 1607 and were replaced over the centuries.L.A Springer designed the current park between the old centre of Alkmaar and the woodland"Bos van Heiloo".Both the Alkmaar cemetery and the MCA Alkmaar Hospital are situated inside the large park causing a considerable amount of visitors.Ienjoyed the first crocusses of spring in february.
    Written 1 March 2018
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  • Zosia B
    Waterloo, Belgium1,444 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a small museum that walks you through the history of beer making and beer making in the Netherlands. Be sure to stop in the downstairs pub to sample both local and international beers. The floating deck is perfect on a nice day.
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • HCovik
    Atlanta, GA3,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ww walked one of the many routes through the neighboring fields and meadows (cows considered us an attraction and followed us) and along ditches and barbed wire which in the end turned into a 10 mile walk. The last mile and a half covered more rural territory and had us walk past the windmill. Luckily there was a bench and a blue sky. What a lovely sight it was. From below it is huge and it looks very well maintained. It's still in use and people still live in it.
    Written 24 September 2019
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