Alkmaar has a beautiful historical citycente with lots of inspiring shops. Walk along the main shopping streets Laat and Langestraat or get lost in the small streets of D’Oude Stad (The Old City) with charming and unique shops.
To demonstrate their support to WAAH! some of the shops have offered their window space to display a selection of special WAAH! costumes, some of which have been featured at WOW in New Sealand.
Cheesemarket takes place on March 25 to September 2, every Fridat from 10am – 12.30pm on the Waagplein. Thousands of visitors around the world visit the famous cheesemarket. It’s a special eye-catcher with a square full of cheese and hauling cheese carriers.
Discover the beautiful Alkmaar and surroundings with a sightseeing boat that you can control yourself. You can hire a boat from € 15,- per hour inclufing pillows and fuel. You don’t need a lincense. After a short instruction you will be ready to go!
Shopping in Alkmaar
Fancy a day out? You can go shopping in Alkmaar. Alkmaar has many different kind of stores and can call itself the second shopping city of The Netherlands. Langestraat and de Laat are the two mainstreets.
Old Town district
The old part of town has a special atmosphere. Walk through the narrow streets and discover the unique stores. You will find small boutiques. Walk through the street and enjoy of the old buildings. Old Town district is made up of Hekelstraat, bierkade and Kooltuin.
House with the bullet
The House with the bullet is a national monument building in the centre of Alkmaar. It’s a national monument since December 10 1969. The building is made out of wood. The name is created in the time of the Attack of Alkmaar.