Go back in time - 10 beautiful historic spots in Alkmaar
From a path through the swampy grounds to a city full of hidden gems. Alkmaar has not stood still and you can see that! A major 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.
This church from the 15th century can be visited. The beautiful interior is also a regular stage for exhibitions, conventions and concerts.
Let yourself be surprised by the unique character of the streets in this district. The old merchant and warehouses now offer space for creative shops.
In the Langestraat it is difficult to get around this national monument. You can regularly see newly-married bridal couples coming down the stairs.
Hidden under large chestnut trees is the Kruithuisje. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in this small 5-metre gallery.
Bongo bon: A nice drink with wine. Choose from countless bars.
This building has had many functions over time. From monastery to restaurant. A place where the rich history can still be felt.
The entrance on the Oudegracht is not to be missed thanks to the 'wild Hercules'. Behind the door you will find a beautiful, symmetrically landscaped courtyard.
Away from the busy and noisy city centre? Then step into this hidden courtyard and enjoy the tranquility of this historic courtyard garden
Hop on a sightseeing boat and explore Alkmaar from the water. Beware! During the trek you have to bend down 22 times for low bridges.
Here you can safely stay and dine during corona:
Historical photo collections, toys from ancient times, painting and modern art. Get to know the history and culture of Alkmaar.
Where used to be the vegetable garden of a castle, you can now find the cabbage garden. One of Alkmaar's most beautiful streets with a few nice shops and a pub.
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