Go back in time - 10 beautiful historic sites in Alkmaar

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From a path through the swampy lands to a city full of hidden gems. Alkmaar has not stood still and you can see that! A big city fire, mysterious bloodstains, attacks by a Frisian rebel army and Spaniards. The history of Alkmaar is not boring. Discover places that were the backdrop of all this with this city guide and be surprised by the stories.
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Grote Kerk

This church from the 15th century is on display. The beautiful interior is also a regular venue for exhibitions, conventions and concerts.

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d'Oude Stad

Let yourself be surprised by the unique character of the streets in this district. The old merchants and warehouses now offer space for creative shops.

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In the Langestraat it is difficult to get around this national monument. You can regularly see newly-married bridal couples coming down the stairs.

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Het Kruithuisje

Hidden under large chestnut trees lies the Kruithuisje. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in this small gallery measuring 5 by 5 metres.

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Hof van Sonoy

This building has had many functions over time. From monastery to restaurant. A place where the rich history is still felt.

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The entrance to the Oudegracht is not to be missed thanks to the 'wild Hercules'. Behind the door you will find a beautiful, symmetrically landscaped courtyard.

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Hofje van Splinter

Away from the busy and noisy city centre? Then step into this hidden courtyard and enjoy the tranquility of this historic courtyard garden

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Grachtenrondvaart Alkmaar

Hop on a cruise boat and explore Alkmaar from the water. Be careful! During the tour you have to bend over 22 times for low bridges.

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Stedelijk Museum

Historical photo collections, toys from the old days, painting and modern art. Get to know the history and culture of Alkmaar.

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