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Alkmaar, Netherlands

Alkmaar, located in the Noord Holland province in the Netherlands, lies on the North Holland Canal, 8 km (5 miles) from the coast of the North Sea. It was a significant provincial city during the 17th century, and the structure of its Old City dates mainly from this period. Main attractions include the Old City, Clarissenbolwerk (the most preserved area) and Canadaplein, one of Alkmaar’s two main squares.

Alkmaar Attractions

  • Alkmaar’s Old City
  • Holland Cheese Museum
  • De Vest

Alkmaar Activities

  • Dine and shop at Waagplein, the main market square
  • Marvel at the Waag, Alkmaar’s most photogenic building
  • Visit the Hans Brinker Museum, with its collection of sleds and skates

Alkmaar Climate

Alkmaar has a moderate climate. The best time to visit is June through September, when the temperature ranges between 17˚C and 20˚C (63˚F and 68˚F).

Getting There & Around

Alkmaar is served by the Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. Visitors can take intercity trains from Amsterdam to Alkmaar, a 35- to 40-minute journey. Visitors coming from the United Kingdom can take ferries, which have ports close to Alkmaar.

Most of Alkmaar’s historic buildings are in the Old City, 1 km (.6 mile) from east to west. Most attractions and activities are within walking distance. Bicycles are a popular medium of transportation.

Hotels in Alkmaar

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From US$68

1 Amrath Hotel Alkmaar

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Geestersingel 15 Map

Stay 2 nights and Save 20% on your stay!

Holidaymakers looking for a relaxing retreat in the historic city of Alkmaar find ideal base at the modern accommodations of Amrath Hotel Alkmaar. Centrally located, this bed and breakfast hotel... More

From US$106

2 De Palatijn Alkmaar

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Dillenburgstraat 1 Map

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, De Palatijn Alkmaar is the perfect place for an unforgettable vacation. Located within walking distance from the historical centre of the city beaches... More

From US$85

3 Golden Tulip Alkmaar

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Arcadialaan 6 Map

Offering best services for business and pleasure needs as well as favourable location close to thoroughfares, the Golden Tulip Alkmaar Hotel makes for an ideal venue for discerning travellers in... More

From US$72

4 Bastion Hotel Zaandam

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Wibautstraat 278 Map

Whether business or pleasure brings you to the city of Zaandam, Bastion Hotel Zaandam is an ideal place to reside, for those who prefer a personal atmosphere, hospitality, comfort and excellent... More

Far away, & basic
staff is not nice, location is far, but hotel is average
15 Aug 2014
From US$86

5 Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

4 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

Provincialeweg 102 Map

The Inntels Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam is a great choice for tourists who may want to visit the windmills or cheesemarkets of Zaandam, but also is set up well for business events. There are... More

Our stay was really good the hotel was amazing and the staff were so helpful and friendly! My only criticism was that the house keeping staff were a little noisy but on the flip side they were very...
13 Sep 2015
From US$70

6 Fletcher Hotel-Resort Spaarnwoude

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Oostbroekerweg 17 Map

US$5.00 off stays of 2 or more nights

Nestled amidst lush and tranquil surroundings, Fletcher Hotel-Resort Spaarnwoude Velsen-Zuid makes for an idyllic setting for chic travellers looking for a relaxing vacation in The Netherlands.... More

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4 stars
4.0 / 5 7 reviews

Grenehout 22 Map

Featuring sleek spaces and quality amenities, Zaan Inn Hotel Amsterdam - Zaandam creates a stylish and contemporary retreat for savvy travellers looking to explore interesting sites and recreation... More

From US$67

8 Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Marijke

4 stars
2.0 / 5

Dorpsstraat 23-25 Map

US$5.00 off stays of 2 or more nights

Presenting quality accommodation and friendly services, Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Marijke welcomes the guests to plan their stay at this hotel on their visit to Bergen. Botanical Gardens, Zuiderzee... More

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9 Hotel Molengroet Noord-Scharwoude

3 stars
5.0 / 5

Molengroet 1 Map

Hotel Molengroet Noord Scharwoude is a simple and charming property that offers business and leisure travellers a suitable base in a quiet setting. The comfortable hotel in Noord Scharwoude,... More

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10 Fletcher Hotel-Restaurant Heiloo

4 stars
3.0 / 5

Kennemerstraatweg 425 Map

US$5.00 off stays of 2 or more nights

Featuring comfortable accommodation and all the modern day amenities, the Fletcher Hotel Restaurant Heiloo welcomes you for an unforgettable experience. GeneralFletcher Hotel Restaurant Heiloo... More

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