Things to do
Alkmaar Cheese MuseumAdd to itinerary
Dedicated to all things cheese, the museum presents objects which illustrate the history of cheese-making, farm-ing culture and dairy trade in Holland.Read more
Eating & drinking
In Alkmaar, you can find great food and drinks for every preference and budget. How about Greek, Thai or French? Alkmaar even boasts a Scottish restaurant with delicious, authentic fare. Alkmaar is famous for its cheese market. Would you like to enjoy a Dutch cheese tasting session?
The best cafes in Alkmaar
Discover the best cafes in Alkmaar.
The best restaurants in Alkmaar
Discover the best and most tasteful restaurants in Alkmaar.
Fresh fish from the North Sea
Taste the best North Sea fish, from the sea direct to your plate, caught by Dutch fishing fleets.
Where to stay
Transport in Alkmaar
By public transport
It is just 35 minutes by train from Amsterdam and there are 5 trains per hour going to Alkmaar. The railway station is near the city center.
Alkmaar has eight municipal underground car parks in and around the center. Parking on P+R areas is free of charge.
Transport in Holland
Distances within Holland are easily bridged. Any location you might want to visit can be reached within three hours. The train, bus and tram will taken you pretty much anywhere you want to go. You can also explore Holland by bicycle. With over 32,000 kilometers worth of bicycle paths, Holland is a real cycling country with many fantastic cycling routes.