Leave the crowds behind and visit the lovely Dutch Town Alkmaar
Experience the charm of beautiful old houses sitting along picturesque canals and medieval cobbled streets. Visit some of the most important landmarks and learn the stories that you won’t find in the guidebooks. You will also venture off the beaten path and see the ‘real’ Alkmaar with your local Canadian guide who is enthusiastic about living in the Netherlands!
What to expect on a tour:
During the tour you will walk 3-4 km through the medieval centre and get a true sense of the town. You’ll get to see some of Alkmaar’s most important and historic monuments such as the Grote Sint Laurenskerk (the Great St. Lawrence Church), the Stadhuis (City Hall) and the Waag (Weigh House). Learn all about the history of Alkmaar and how the strength and the determination of the townspeople managed to defeat the Spanish forces in 1573 and why ‘Victory Begins at Alkmaar’. Get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life from a foreigner’s perspective. And by walking along the old city walls you can experience the greener side of Alkmaar. The tour makes a small stop at the Molen van Piet (Piet’s Windmill) for the perfect Dutch photo opportunity!
All Alkmaar City Walking Tours are small group tours, with a limited number of participants. This means no headphones to wear, or umbrellas to follow. Smaller groups mean more personalised attention and more fun! Spaces are limited, so we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
|LOCATION||Near the entrance to the Grote Sint Laurenskerk|
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Alkmaar is easy to visit by public transport (train bus etc.).|
The train station is only a 10-minute walk from the city center. There is also a bus station at the train station.
|TICKET TYPE||Printed ticket|
- You will need comfortable walking shoes and rain gear. Do not forget your camera!
- Discover Alkmaar with a professional guide
- Get personal attention because of the small groups