Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Alkmaar

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Alkmaar

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  • 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, China927 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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  • Whichway2thebeach40
    Finksburg, MD278 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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  • 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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  • KarenW
    33 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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  • 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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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,520 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The northeast wing of the building at Langestraat maybe from 1520, but the facade is late 19th century. The tower as well underwent significant changes (the upper part was added). Still overall it is an attractive almost festive building.
    Written 21 October 2022
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  • johnhouston2
    Knaresborough, UK5,228 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whereas the days of fish gutting, cleaning and selling have long gone, the building work here still allows you to imagine how it was. Now, it is a lively area with several very good restaurants and bars.
    Written 3 July 2018
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  • Martin S
    Sidcup, UK675 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just across the canal from the cheese market and opposite the start of the Red light street you will find this historical location. It is the green building with a cannon ball on the top left corner shot during the Spanish attack in 1573. The building has a very interesting construction on with higher levels over hanging the next layer down. This construction was to minimise the impact of rainfall and snow.
    Written 19 March 2020
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  • BudsTraveling
    Salt Lake44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jen was a fantastic guide. She is a local so not only does she know the area and history but she knows the cheese carriers at the cheese market as well. She was able to get us inside the fence at the market for a close up view and a couple members of our group were even invited to carry cheese with the cheese carriers! What a remarkable and unforgettable experience! Highly recommend this tour!
    Written 8 April 2023
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  • Bross24
    Ketchum, ID714 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful canals in Alkmaar. One of the best way to move about this delightful city is to take this canal boat tour. Be prepared to bend low as not to hit your head as you pass under a multitude of very very low bridges. Great tour.
    Written 21 April 2019
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  • Amanda S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ve hired boats from here a few times now and the staff have been extremely friendly every time, the boats were always clean and the price wasn’t too bad either! Would definitely recommend
    Written 5 August 2023
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  • Bob V
    Mooroopna, Australia40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely very old town with the usual canals and boats and lots of restaurants. The main attraction is the world famous cheese market where two men carry a float of round cheese from a weigh station to a waiting cart.
    Written 29 June 2018
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