"another pretty Dutch town - with lots of cheese!" Top 5 Page for this destination Alkmaar by angiebabe
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Another interesting and colourful event! made it to this one at Almaar after managing to get to the also very colourful flower auctions at Aaslmeer earlier in the day. Best to arrive earlier in the morning though.
In amongst the stalls and markets - like a farmers market - with cheeses and other produce and money making efforts such as raw anchovies and dutch crepes and hand made clogs - for half the price i had seen at the airport - and even clog shaped slippers (yes i fell for them!) there were two canal boat companies in competition.
Very recommended way to have a whirlwind tour of a place, bit like taking the open top bus tour option when you are in a hurry and want to condense your sights! - but pretty and relaxing(actually!! we had quite a number of bridges that on our low canal boat we still had to stoop our heads down very low to get under those bridges!! - so we probably actually got quite a bit of exercise and adrenalin output!)
- Pros:busy and touristed streets with charming buildings and canals, cheese auction photo opportunity with colourful costumes!
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