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Small Group Alkmaar City Walking Tour

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time-raw2 hours
Starting point
Grote Kerk in Alkmaar's Centre

Explore the beautiful medieval city of Alkmaar, best known for it's traditional Cheese Market, the town has a charming unique culture and way of life. Walk along lovely streets and and canals to feel the city's warmth and character.

What to expect?

Alkmaar is known for its cultural attractions, but getting an intimate perspective of the historic city can be difficult. Discover landmarks including the Molen van Piet, Grote Sint Laurenskerk, and the Waag on a small- group walking tour and learn about the city’s culture and history from your guide, benefiting from the small-group size for a more personalized experience.

The charming town of Alkmaar is compact, walkable and historically rich, with a beautiful medieval centre. In this small group tour, enjoy walking through the cobbled streets and along picturesque canals as your guide tells you all about the town's history. You will also get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life from a foreigner's perspective. You will not only see some of Alkmaar's most iconic monuments, but you will also wander off the beaten path and see the 'real' Alkmaar. All tours will be given in English by a native English speaker (Canadian).

What to Expect on a Tour:

  • Walk 3-4km through the medieval centre, along picturesque streets and canals
  • 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
  • Walk along the old city walls and experience the greener side of Alkmaar

Small group tours mean you get a more personalised experience - no following umbrellas or having to listen to your guide via a headset!

What is included?

  • Live native English Speaking (Canadian) guide living in Alkmaar

Is this experience for me?

Suitable for everyone Must be able to walk 4km

What do I need to bring?

  • Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes and rain gear (as required).
  • Don't forget your camera!

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point: The tour will depart from near the entrance to the Grote Sint Laurenskerk in Alkmaar's city centre.

How to Get to Alkmaar: Alkmaar has direct train connections from many large cities including Amsterdam(35mins) and Haarlem (40mins) and the Alkmaar Train Station is only a 10min walk from the city centre. There are also several parking garages located just outside the city centre.

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