Throughout the world Alkmaar is known as the cheesetown!
Visit Alkmaar the Cheese-Capital of the Netherlands
Located in the Centre of Noord-Holland you will find the beautiful city Alkmaar.
Each Friday morning from March 30 till September 28 you can find out why Alkmaar is nicknamed the Cheese-Capital of the Netherlands. From 10:00 until 12:30.
farmers and cheese-manufacturers sell their cheeses to merchants by using an old-Dutch way called 'handjeklap'. Cheese-bearers show how the cheeses have been transported 400 years ago!
This colorful scene attracts lots of visitors; both tourists and inhabitants of Alkmaar.
The Dutch Cheese-museum illustrates the traditional and modern way of producing cheese.
Hotel Akersloot is located in the centre of Noord Holland and just 7 minutes away from the citycenter of Alkmaar.