North of Amsterdam is Alkmaar. This city does not belong to the countryside but is one of the most important locations for a rural product, namely Dutch Cheese. For more than 700 years, the traditional Alkmaar cheese market has been held in Alkmaar during the summer months. Definitely a reason to visit this beautiful city.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Alkmaar is a pleasant historic Dutch city with an important role in the story of cheeses in the Netherlands. The city has one of the nicest cheese markets in Holland and is definitely worth a visit.

Directions to Alkmaar

Please note: Alkmaar is just outside the Amsterdam metropolitan area and cannot be visited for free with the Dutch Countryside Card. You can travel for free to Uitgeest station (2 stops before Alkmaar central station).

Populair events in Alkmaar