Alkmaar is known as the city of cheese in the Netherlands, but in reality this only covers a small part of what this important tourist city includes … especially the old part, which is full of historical sites, shopping streets, cafes, restaurants, museums, and many others … Know the tourist places in the Dutch Alkmaar and enjoy visiting it on your trip Coming to the Netherlands.
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Cheese Museum and Cheese Market
One of the most famous sites in Alkmaar that most tourists visit in the city is located in the Cheese Weigh house in the city. From the museum, you can first enjoy a view of the Waagplein Square, which is the most famous square in the city … The Cheese Museum focuses on two types of cheese in it and Linda: the small edam shredder and the large Goda cheese wheel. The Cheese Museum has collected many tools used in making this delicious food throughout history and explains the difference between making cheese on the farm and making it in factories. There is also a section of the museum dedicated to children, where they can play a number of interactive games that explain the cheese industry in the Netherlands. There is no doubt that the cheese market in Alkmaar is the main attraction in the city. During April to September you can find all the cheese you want in this market, which dates back to previous centuries every Friday starting from ten in the morning!
Distinctive cafes in the city center
Among the important sites also the city center, which is characterized by its beautiful architecture and wonderful shops in it, but besides it also includes a prominent number of cafes that suit all atmospheres after a day of exploring the city or to start your morning activity. The most prominent of these cafes Café t’Hartje, Cafe Berries, Cafe t Kooltuintje and many others…
The most prominent restaurants in Alkmaar
Whether you are looking for a meal on the terrace near the water or dinner in an exceptional location, Alkmaar will provide you with great options for all these moments and tastes. Among the most prominent of these restaurants that we recommend you visit during your stay in the city: Le Bon, an intimate city center restaurant that serves French dishes that have been altered, while Cottura specializes in Mediterranean dishes and Hielander, it is unique from the Netherlands in terms of its own dishes. At Café Bali, you will find the most important Indonesian food in Alkmaar…
The world of shopping in Alkmaar
We mentioned that Alkmaar enjoys an important center of the city center, and from it branch out many small streets famous for their exclusive boutiques and stores that suit all budgets so the city is a great destination for shopping in the Netherlands and Europe.
This museum describes itself as the memory of the city of Alkmaar, and the city center is within the reach of visitors. Visitors can discover an interactive representation of the city’s history, especially what is known as the Golden Age of the Netherlands. The museum was established in 1875 so it is considered one of the oldest museums in the country, and visitors are especially fascinated by the ancient and contemporary collection of arts and crafts that are considered to be the history of Alkmaar.
General view of the city
The streets of shopping in Alkmaar
Alkmaar cafes downtown
From the cheese market in Alkmaar
From the cheese market
From the city streets
From the Cheese Museum
From Alkmaar cafes
From the center of Alkmaar
Stedeljik Museum facade