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  1. Netherlands
  2. North Holland
  3. Alkmaar
  4. Hof van Sonoy

Alkmaar: Private Walking Tour

Product ID: 16293
Explore Alkmaar in 2 hours, passing historical monuments such as the Public Weighing House, town hall and hidden gems such as the Hof van Sonoy. Discover the world of cheese in the cheese museum. Learn from your guide about the culture of the town.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Discover hidden treasures of Alkmaar
  • Enjoy more than just the famous cheese! See lovely churches, canals, and gables of this serene town
  • Visit the famous market square
  • Discover history with your knowledgable, local guide
  • Visit the Cheese Museum Alkmaar
Full description
Your morning or afternoon in Alkmaar will start at your hotel or, if you travel to Alkmaar from elsewhere, at the train station. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this town.

The most important sights that your private guide will show are the public weighing house, home to the weekly cheese market on Fridays during the summer (April – first Friday in September), Saint Lauren Church and the pretty 16th century constructed town hall. House with the bullet is a wooden building from the 16th century with a bullet in its façade dating back to the days of the war against Spain in 1573.

See the lively shopping streets and relax on of the many terraces in Alkmaar. The town of Alkmaar has over 400 monuments and is the oldest city in this part of the country, most likely founded by the Romans.

Your visit to Alkmaar is made complete with a visit to the cheese museum. In this museum you will learn all about the process of cheese making from milk to the cheese you find back home in your local supermarket.

After having spent two lovely hours at lively Alkmaar, you can join the locals in the shops or bar. If you travel further on, the new train station welcomes you back for journey onwards.
  • Private tour in chosen language
  • Experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly guide
  • Visit to Cheese Museum Alkmaar
  • All local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of GKW Travelex Your guide will be waiting, holding a sign with your name on it.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

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    3 / 5
  • Organization
    2 / 5
  • Value for money
    1 / 5
  • Safety
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Guide was not well prepared

First impression is that the guide was not well prepared. She asked us what we would like to see?? The booking process: it seems Alknaar is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays half of the places are open? My question? Why would you offer walking tours if you know all the shops are closed on Mondays and only halfbopen on Tuesday? Church opens at 11h00? Cheese market is only on a friday?? Why is this not mentioned when the booking is requested and give an option to opt out? I made a booking for 2 but received cinfirmation for 1. At €228 for a 2hr walk thru Alkmaar for 1 person is ridiculous and then the guide asks where would we like to go? Certainly not an activity that I would promote.

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August 21, 2019

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Product ID: 16293