Exhibition Stedelijk Museum '75 years of freedom'
In 2019 and 2020, the end of the Second World War is commemorated 75 years ago. The freedom that has been fought by people who have made great sacrifices is considered.
In the context of "75 years of freedom", Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is looking in the region for objects from the war with a story to remember. These objects and stories are collected by primary school students, in collaboration with the "War in my neighborhood" project. The students interview eyewitnesses of the war or their relatives, collect the stories and pass them on so that they are never forgotten..More information
From Friday the 5th of June, every Friday untill the Friday 25th of September, there is traditionally the cheese market on the Waagplein. Cheese has been traded on the Waagplein since 1365. You will also find the cheese museum on Waagplein where you can find more information about the cheese market and its history.More information
At Kaeskoppenstad the city center of Alkmaar is transformed into time just after the Alkmaars relieved in 1573. The small city has become the national beacon of hope and rebellion for the whole of the Netherlands after the struggle against the powerful Spanish army. With more than 750 actors and extras and by making use of the rich historical backdrop of facades, bridges and canals, part of the city center is brought back to the eventful Middle Ages during Kaeskoppenstad. Thanks to 25,000 visitors, Kaeskoppenstad has grown into the largest annual event in Alkmaar.More information
4 Days Walking tours
The most varied walking four days in the Netherlands! The Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar love to be variety and compared to already existing 4 day tours in the country. A fantastic environment around Alkmaar guarantees a unique route every day from a different start and finish location.
The 4 days is also special because of the possibility to choose from five distances: 8.5 - 15 - 20 - 25 - 40 km. The 8.5 km consists of a single route, after which you will be brought back to the starting place free of charge by shuttle bus. The Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar runs does not aim to be the largest 4-day event in the Netherlands, but wants to offer a distinctive and pleasant 4-day event to walkers both nationally and internationally.
Summer at the Square
In the months June, July and August it is Summer on the Square every weekend! TAQA Theater de Vest programs free performances on the Canadaplein in the center of Alkmaar at a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Come and listen to the best concerts on Saturday evenings. On Sunday afternoons it's time for spectacular shows! And new this season: comedy and cabaret on three Friday evenings.More information
4 Days Cycling tours
During the 4 Days Cycling Tour of Alkmaar you can enjoy all the beautiful things that the rich surroundings of Alkmaar have to offer. You pass through the beautiful historic center of Alkmaar, but also to the beach and dunes. You can choose from three different distances: 30, 50 and 70 km.
Will you be cycling with us from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 July 2020? Sign up now! The registration for the Fiets4Daagse Alkmaar will close on 29 June 2020.
On September 27, 28 and 29, the city center is all about live blues music. With more than 50 bands in all kinds of different blues styles spread over more than 20 catering establishments and 2 outdoor stages, it promises to be a musical spectacle again.
Admission is free.
After a number of successful Alkmaar Shopping Nights, three shopping nights will follow in 2020! You can shop until these late in the evening.
Saturday, September 26: Alkmaar Shopping Night fall & Blues Weekend
Saturday, December 19: Shopping Night Christmas edition 2020