Our most recommended things to do in Alkmaar

Alkmaar Cruise from the Cheese Market

Alkmaar Cruise from the Cheese Market

Join us every Friday for an unforgettable journey through Alkmaar's charming waterways and beyond. Departing from the historic Waagplein, our Alkmaar Cheese Cruise promises a feast for the senses. Throughout the 75-minute cruise, you'll be treated to panoramic views of Alkmaar's iconic landmarks while immersing yourself in fascinating historical narratives curated especially for you. Try typical Dutch cheeses and refreshing drinks from our bar on board. In the summertime, you can relish the vistas of Alkmaar while basking in the sun on our outdoor photo deck. Our photo deck guarantees the best views and most memorbale pictures.

Alkmaar: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Alkmaar: Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App

Explore Alkmaar on your terms with this self-guided audio tour, accessible on your smartphone! Immerse yourself in the beauty of this historic city at your own pace and in your preferred language. The historic center of Alkmaar is easy to explore by foot, it is the perfect city for an audio tour. You will be amazed at the many special stories hidden behind the medieval facades, courtyards, cobbled streets and picturesque canals. Stories that are carefully collected for you. Let yourself be taken along the world-famous Cheese Market, the imposing St. Laurens Church and the Mill of Piet, but also along hidden courtyards and convivial medieval streets and alleys. Learn all about the history of Alkmaar during this city walk and how the bravery and determination of the people of Alkmaar made them the first city in the Netherlands to defeat the Spanish forces in 1573. We have carefully crafted the most beautiful walking route for you and gathered more than 34 captivating and interesting stories. You'll pass by all the well-known landmarks but will also be surprised by new discoveries and hidden gems. Explore Alkmaar's rich history, embrace its vibrant present, and be delighted by its captivating legends and stories. Whether you're embarking on a solo adventure, enjoying a romantic city stroll with your partner or exploring the city with friends or family, our self-guided audio tour caters to all preferences. Plus, you'll receive a nice discount when you do the tour with companions.

Alkmaar Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

Alkmaar Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

Alkmaar: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Alkmaar: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

Escape from 17th-century Alkmaar during this exhilirating tour. Get to know Willem Blaeu and help him find Alkmaars's secret passages. The Spanish army just settled in Alkmaar and Blaeu heard a rumour that they were searching for him. Concerned by this rumour, Willem Blaeu starts looking for the secret escape from the city. Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Start on the Voordam and keep your eye out for the many beautiful buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

Amsterdam: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

Amsterdam: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone

You’re looking for a fun way to explore the city at your own pace? Then, this city-exploration game is made for you! You’ll entertain all your group with interesting questions, while still teaching them fun facts about the city. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): Jackson Wilde, the famous city-explorer, needs your help… Help him solve quizzes to gather as many points as possible. With this activity, you will be guided through the following locations: 1. De Otter Mill 2. Anne Frank House 3. Western Church 4. Royal Palace 5. Old Church 6. Waag 7. Begijnhof 8. Munttoren 9. Skinny Bridge 10. Rijksmuseum Download the app on Android or iOS (or access it directly through your browser) to get access to a fun mission, multiple quizzes, as well as city guides about each monument. So, are you ready to explore Amsterdam?

Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour *English*

Small Group Alkmaar Cheese Market and City Tour *English*

Visit Alkmaar's traditional Cheese Market - the oldest in the Netherlands! On this 2.5-hour small group walking tour, you will learn all about Alkmaar's most well known attraction: the Cheese Market! Also wander through Alkmaar's medieval center and along pretty cobbled streets and picturesque canals. Watch the traditional way of trading cheese how it was done centuries ago. Spend approximately 45 minutes at the Cheese Market which is ample time to see everything. While you are there, learn all about the market's history and listen to your guide explaining what is happening in front of you! If you feel like it, you can try a variety of Dutch cheeses and even buy some to bring home with you. Then, walk through the cobbled streets of Alkmaar and along its picturesque canals. Stop at the Molen van Piet (Piet's Windmill) for the perfect Dutch photo opportunity! See some of Alkmaar's most famous buildings such as the Grote Sint Laurenskerk (Great St Lawrence Church), the Stadhuis (City Hall) and the Waag (the Weigh House). On this tour you will get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life through the eyes of a foreigner living in Alkmaar, as your tour guide originally stems from Canada.

Alkmaar: Self-Guided Highlights & History Walking Tour

Alkmaar: Self-Guided Highlights & History Walking Tour

Discover Alkmaar on a self-guided tour via a WhatsApp on your smartphone. Explore the city at your own pace and admire landmarks such as the Cheese Market, The Waag, the House with the Bullet and many more. Discover the stories behind the highlights and find hidden gems. Explore Alkmaar and follow a historical route through the city. Learn about the history of some of the most famous sights as you explore at your own pace. Start and stop the self-guided tour whenever you want and avoid the crowds of large groups. Enjoy secret tips as you discover the city’s history.

Alkmaar Pub Trail: Pub crawl with interactive online game

Alkmaar Pub Trail: Pub crawl with interactive online game

Pub Trail Alkmaar is the most interactive pub crawl of all. Visit some great pubs, get to know the city and enjoy a great evening with friends or collegues in Alkmaar while playing an online game. You use gps to find the most interesting pubs and places in Alkmaar. Alkmaar has fantastic pubs that you will visit in this game. At a pub you do funny and crazy assignments against each other. But that's not all. In the city centre you also do fun and competitive assignments against each other. Pub Trail Alkmaar is played on an app on your phone. You and your friends compete against each other. The winner is guaranteed to win a very nice prize.

Amsterdam: Self-Guided Audio Tour via Smartphone App

Amsterdam: Self-Guided Audio Tour via Smartphone App

Explore Amsterdam’s most famous landmarks and hidden treasures at your own pace with an audio guide app on your smartphone. Go beyond the typical routes and dive deeper into Amsterdam’s rich history by listening to 21 exciting stories. Discover secret churches, oldest buildings, wartime narratives, and architectural wonders for an authentic experience of the city's cultural richness. Learn the history of Amsterdam and the significance of the places we visit. Stay engaged with interactive quizzes at each stop, encouraging deeper involvement with the culture of Amsterdam. Follow a guided map for effortless navigation, allowing you to start, pause, or repeat sections as per your preference.

Self-Guided The Alkmaar Syndicate City Escape Game

Self-Guided The Alkmaar Syndicate City Escape Game

The Syndicate City Escape Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to discover the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. You can explore the city and engage with its surroundings as you immerse yourself in this role-playing, story-based game! To progress, you will encounter challenging puzzles, riddles, and photo tasks that will require you to explore the city. Your primary objective is to apprehend Magnus and recover the stolen formulas, but time is of the essence, so don’t delay and start playing The Syndicate now! IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: intermediate - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only have to buy 1 ticket per group (2-5 people). Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 5 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Escape Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Syndicate City Escape Game, an unforgettable city escape game adventure that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city. In this game, each member of your group becomes a character with a vital role in the mission. Everyone will play a fundamental part in achieving success. Our City Escape Game offers the maximum independence, you can start, pause & continue whenever you want.

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What people are saying about Alkmaar

Overall rating

4.8
(27 reviews)

It was a wonderful trip to the land of tulips, cheese and clogs . But the best part was visiting a working windmill and meeting Ester's parents, our guide. Ester is great driving a comfortable car and telling great stories about the culture and history of the Netherlands. Thank you for a wonderful trip.

It is quite a walk (we took about 14,000 steps) But you can choose to skip certain parts if you wish. The tour was great! It tells you about the actual history of Amsterdam instead of the old touristy "red lights and drugs".

Jen was an excellent guide and got us access inside the cheese market barriers so we had a birds-eye view of the activities. We also got to meet a few of the cheese carriers. Overall, it was a great experience.

We really enjoyed the tour. The weather was great and all the places were almost sold out.

Excellent in every way, although we had rain most of the time. , Jennifer was great.