"-TOWNS OF NOORD-HOLLAND - Alkmaar" Netherlands Off The Beaten Path Tip by Willem_oa

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Alkmaar has a beautiful town centre and there is lots to do if you plan a visit here. Your best bet is to come to the town when the cheese market is NOT taking place, as there will be less tourists around. One thing you can do is take a boat trip of the canals. Be prepared to lie on the boat floor though, as there are several EXTREMELY low clearance bridges you'll pass under. In Alkmaar, there are a few museums you may want to take a look at. There is the Cheese museum in the weighhouse, a beer museum, and a new Beatles Museum! Just Northeast of the centrum, there are some windmills you might want to take a look at.

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  • Written Sep 5, 2002
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