Netherlands is another European country that promises to provide the European panache. Some indexes pointed out that the country is the “happiest” of all! Located 40 km from the country’s capital Amsterdam is the historic Alkmaar. Intercity trains from Amsterdam take about 35-40 minutes to reach the city. Bus routes connect Friesland to Alkmaar. From the UK, ferries are available to the city. Mini cruises depart from a place little distant from the city. The A9 motorway links Amsterdam and Alkmaar.
There is no issue finding transport facilities within town. Bicycles can easily be rened at Fietspoint Stoop near railway station. Cycle routes connect dots of the city’s perimeter. So it is easy to get in and much easier to get around the city. But hiring a car would be the best bet. You can use a car rental in Alkmaar to tour to nearby cities such as Heiloo, Opmeer, Langedijk, Bergen, and Velsen.
The old city of Alkmaar represents the city’s history. The buildings display the early period’s architecture. Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk is a tall tower built in the medieval era where nowadays people hold wedding ceremonies. Every summer a cheese market is set up in Alkmaar at the main market square of Waagplein which has given the city its true identity. Although cheese cannot be bought here, the place is visited by many tourists There is a Cheese Museum at the Waag, a notable building of the city. There is National Beer Museum located north of Waagplein, a Beatles Museum dedicated to ‘The Beatles’ band, a Dutch Oven Museum and a City Museum Alkmaar displaying the city’s past tales. Hire a car in Alkmaar to make your way to these historically significant places.
Alkmaar is an amazing cultural destination. There is so much enthralling to see in the town that you will be clicking pictures all the time. You can cycle down the path that was voted the most scenic cycle route, the Brede Duinen route. A canal boat ride can be enjoyed at Rondvaart Alkmaar. Canoes can be hired at Kano-en fietsverhuur de Kraak. The Broeker Veiling Museum is a place to stop by. Other tourist’s destinations are Hofje van Splinter, the former synagogue and Wildemanshofje. The bars and restaurants are visible around every corner of the town. The accommodation facilities will be available on the coast. You can go for the campsites too.
Stuff your bags and set forth for the journey of immense delight. The country is definitely the one to explore. You can rent a car in Alkmaar to explore it all conveniently.
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