The reason for Alkmaar being a must see for a variety of tourists is the Cheese market which has been part of the cultural heritage of the city for centuries.
In the period from April through to September, this market is organized every Friday which allows you to step into the history of the town. The nearby Cheese Museum next tells you about the finer details and stories.
Other sights to visit while you’re there are the House with the bullet and the various courtyards spread across the city. For those that enjoy shopping, be sure to discover why Alkmaar has been on the list of greatest shopping cities of the Netherlands for years.