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  • 1 Kaasmarkt Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Waagplein NL - 1814 Alkmaar

    This traditional market, which is known to date back as far as the 17C, is extremely picturesque. Visitors will find Edam and Gouda presented with care; be able to observe the buyers tasting, comparing and bargaining over the cheese before finalising..

  • 2 Stedelijk Museum

    Museums and art

    Canadaplein 1 NL - 1811 Alkmaar

    Set up in a building formerly occupied by the archers' guild (17C), this museum houses beautiful collections recalling the town's past, featuring paintings from 16th and 17C, silverware and pewter, and toys from the 20C. Temporary art exhibitions are..

  • 3 Waag (Public weigh-house)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 1811 JP Alkmaar

    The old chapel of Holy spirit (late 14C) was converted into a weigh house in 1582. To the east, the chancel has been replaced by a Renaissance building with a finely worked gable and has, since the 19C, been embellished with a painting on volcanic ro..

  • 4 Hollands Kaasmuseum (Dutch cheese museum)

    Museums and art

    Waagplein 2 NL - 1811 JP Alkmaar

    Cheese presses and various other implements and tools chart the history of cheese and butter making. You will see attractively decorated wooden cheese presses. The documentation on the first floor shows how cheese is still made in farms and dairies, ..

  • 5 Nederlands Biermuseum De Boom (Dutch beer museum)

    Museums and art

    Houttil 1 NL - 1811 JL Alkmaar

    In this 17C brewery you'll see how beer was once brewed. There is a special tasting room in the cellar.

  • 6 Huit met de Kogel (House of the cannon ball)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 1811 JP Alkmaar

    This house has a corbelled wood facade and overlooks the canal. Its gable is garnished with a Spanish cannonball dating from 1573. From the nearby bridge, you have an attractive view over the weigh house.

  • 7 Mient

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Mient NL - 1811 JP Alkmaar

    Many old facades border this square and the canal. The fish market is situated in the south (Vismarkt).

  • 8 Langestraat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Langestraat NL - 1811 JP Alkmaar

    This pedestrian street is the town's main shopping street.

  • 9 Stadhuis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Langestraat NL - 1811 JP Alkmaar

    The charming Gothic façade of the town hall boasts a flight of steps flanked by an elegant octagonal tower streaked with white limestone. It adjoins a 17C facade. Inside you can see a lovely collection of porcelain.

  • 10 Grote-St.-Laurenskerk

    Religious buildings

    Koorstraat 2 NL - 1811 Alkmaar

    The three naves, the transept and the ambulatory of this church date from the late 15C. and early 16C. The enormous interior is covered with wood vaulting hanging down from which are 17C chandeliers. Admire the case of the large organs, made in 1645 ..

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