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Alkmaar overview

Alkmaar is a friendly place, distinct for its historical sites and museums, and known for its castle and churches. You're sure to enjoy all of the beer and cheese options. Take in some local culture at a popular spot like Zaanse Schans. Make some memories at Vismarkt and Dutch Cheesemuseum. A business-friendly area, Alkmaar also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Alkmaar

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Alkmaar has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Alkmaar with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Alkmaar hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Alkmaar hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Alkmaar

Fly in to Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), 22.4 mi (36 km) from central Alkmaar. Alkmaar Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Alkmaar

A top highlight is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Dutch Cheesemuseum
  • • Hollands Kaasmuseum
  • • Dutch Cheese Museum
  • • National Biermuseum
  • • Stedelijk Museum
Memorable for its castle, churches, historical sites and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Montelbaans Tower
  • • Kasteel Brederode
  • • Grote Kerk
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Cheese Market
  • • Grote Markt
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Vismarkt
  • • Waag
  • • Waagplein
  • • Stadhuis
  • • Grote Kerk

When to visit Alkmaar

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 10°C day, 0°C night
  • April-June: 19°C day, 4°C night
  • July-September: 20°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 15°C day, 3°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 7 cm
  • April-June: 4 cm
  • July-September: 9 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
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  • Business-friendly