Travel Blogs from Alkmaar, Netherlands

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Bike & Barge Holland Day #7, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Bike & Barge Holland Day #7

A travel blog entry by dutchpedaler


... dunes and it looked like it was for kids. We continued through the forest for another 8-10 km. We continued on to Alkmaar. Dinner was again really good--French onion soup, green beans, scalloped potatoes and chicken coq au vin with a cheese and crackers ...

Slapen met Sokken, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Slapen met Sokken

A travel blog entry by lapre.travels


Kwart over zes zondagochtend 18 september… de geluidsgolven van de wekker boren mijn oren in, het wordt tijd om op te staan. Vandaag gaan we naar Jakarta! Last minute opruimwoede wil niet echt baten, want pa en ma staan voor ik het weet al voor ...

Alkmaar: From Cheese...., Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Alkmaar: From Cheese....

A travel blog entry by rachelkw


... from them? I digress. Where was I? Oh yes, the boat trip. This lasted about 45 minutes and took us around the canals of Alkmaar, pointing out the historic buildings as we went. It turned into a bit of an adventure trip as we passed under 22 low ...

Cheese Market in Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Cheese Market in Alkmaar

A travel blog entry by megs-anoop


... official scales and then sold. Nowadays, Friday mornings from April to September, the only two large-scale cheese producers in the Netherlands bring their cheese to the market to be weighed and sold as per tradition.  They lay the rounds of cheese ...

From Cheese to Shining Cheese, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

From Cheese to Shining Cheese

A travel blog entry by eblakemore


... but waking up early will be worth it when I'm nibbling on the free cheese samples given out at the famous cheese market in Alkmaar, Netherlands. The view out of the train window at first seems dreary, but once the gray mist and clouds have been sifted ...

The Dutch Countryside, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

The Dutch Countryside

A travel blog entry by tmm


Monday morning we woke up late to the faint clanging of plates and utensils and the whistle of the tea kettle. Lonneke was cooking up a healthy breakfast feast (much needed after our strict diet of french fries with mayo and pub food). We all sat around ...

I've got too much smoke in my eyesss, Haarlem and Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

I've got too much smoke in my eyesss

A travel blog entry by ivealis


Well today has been nice, we have gone to the towns Haarlem and Alkamaar, pretty little towns accesible by train, so we decided to make use of our rail passes. Alkamaar was about 25 minutes from Aamsterdam, so we went to that one first. It was small, ...

Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog


A travel blog entry by emily_and_marko


Alkmaar turned out to be one of the most beautiful little towns that we have ever seen. Unfortunately because Alkmaar was such a small town it was hard to find a place to stay, and we were forced to rent a room in a 4 star Best Western Hotel. Oh well, it ...

Cheese Carrier's Guild / Flower Parade, Alkmaar , Netherlands travel blog

Cheese Carrier's Guild / Flower Parade

A travel blog entry by joanstravel


... still being used at the original weigh station on Friday mornings.  Then to the museum in De Cruquius showing how the Netherlands was reclaimed from the sea over the years.  Very interesting. At night on to the Bollenstreek ( bulb growing ...

Biking v Boating, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Biking v Boating

A travel blog entry by dave.coleman


It is around 400km from Heiderscheidergrund to Alkmaar in the Netherlands. But it is almost all on the highway so it should be a relatively easy ride. The weather forecast is a bit mixed though with rain forecast for later. However the sun is shining on ...

licorice, Cheese and Bicycles, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

licorice, Cheese and Bicycles

A travel blog entry by amery


... of taste between very salty and very sweet. We love it. The photos start with a trip courtesy of our host Jacqueline to Alkmaar, a town famous for it’s weekly cheese market auction, and for us it was also famous for non stop rain that ...

Too wet and windy!, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Too wet and windy!

A travel blog entry by startrailers


... the dyke and decided it was far too windy to stay by the North Sea. We decided to travel on to the cheese market town of Alkmaar.    The ACSI campsite there had 2 nights left at the ACSI rate - just what we wanted. We had a lovely welcome ...

No cheese market for us!, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

No cheese market for us!

A travel blog entry by startrailers


... around - just how we like it.   I'll let the photos show you around: We decided that we liked Alkmaar very much, it is a bit like a small scale Amsterdam, without the big museums and art galleries but just as ...

Thursday, January 27: AMS-KUL, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Thursday, January 27: AMS-KUL

A travel blog entry by saintpaul

Early Thursday morning: time for adventure to start beckoning. Place of action: Schiphol, where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to Kuala Lumpur will depart at 12:00 pm sharp. But first Paul needs to pay a visit to the Malaysia Airlines counter, because the ...

Ride to the North Sea, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Ride to the North Sea

A travel blog entry by spicersineurope


The ride today is an 38km cycle to the western coast of the Netherlands through villages, and then through a forest opening up into massive hills and sand dunes before the North Sea.  The landscape reminded us of scotland by the sea, (never been ...

Vaccinaties en visum, Alkmaar, Nederland travel blog

Vaccinaties en visum

A travel blog entry by marjanbosma


Weer een stapje in de richting van mijn reis: prikken halen bij de GGD ( wat een hoop geld en wat je allemaal nog meer kan oplopen) daarna naar Amsterdam voor het ophalen van een visum. Erna had zich verslapen :) dus was te laat voor de GGD. Toen maar ...

Dune buggy, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Dune buggy

A travel blog entry by regionalreverie


... of the world's most densely populated countries, people have no choice but to tolerate difference as well. The Netherlands has a proportional respresentation parliament that forces a rainbow of parties to compromise with each other, a comprehensive ...

Alkmaar (6km) - Day 50, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Alkmaar (6km) - Day 50

A travel blog entry by sydandval

... vehicle.  Still, interesting to see how the cheeses were traded in past times.  After the show, we walked around Alkmaar looking at the architecture before buying our lunch things and walking back to the site to read and rest for the ...

Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog


A travel blog entry by stefanoandrea

It was nice to see my mom again and we had quite a lot of things to talk about. We went into town a little and went for a coffee with her, than we reserved a table at our usual Greek restaurant just 100 m from her apartment behind "De Waag". We had ...

Cheese, lots of Cheese, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Cheese, lots of Cheese

A travel blog entry by rudimim


This morning we were up early for we had to arrive in Alkmaar in time to see the opening of the Traditional Cheese Market.  It was fascinating to see the demonstration of how the cheese market operated.  It was also interesting to see 30,000 kg ...

Jean gets wet again!, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Jean gets wet again!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... and demonstration of clog making.  I tried kibbling which is small pieces of fried fish and very tasty with a lovelysauce.  We left Alkmaar and another got soaking but steering the boat in a storm was good fun.  As the day went on the rain ...

First ride, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

First ride

A travel blog entry by spicersineurope


Second day and today ride total is 40km.  Purmerend to Alkamaar.  Past dozens of windmills, all preserved and restored, but duties replaced by electric pumps.  At least a thousand sheep, a few cows, and many dairy farms.  As it is ...

Zaanse Schan - Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Zaanse Schan - Alkmaar

A travel blog entry by reyesyjosema


... al interesante proceso tradicional de extracción del aceite a partir de semillas oleaginosas.   Finalizada la visita hemos continuado hacia Alkmaar, famosa por su mercado del queso, en el que cada viernes se realiza la subasta de los quesos, o ...

Video of Alkmaar on market day, Alkmaar, New Zealand travel blog

Video of Alkmaar on market day

A travel blog entry by shelleyjane


Here's a short video of a walk through parts of the weekly street market in Alkmaar, held every ...

Keukenhof, Space expo, Zaanse Schans, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Keukenhof, Space expo, Zaanse Schans

A travel blog entry by mpl73


... type of cheeses. If you are really interested only about windmills then perhaps Kinderdjik is better place, but if you want to see more of Dutch tradition then I suggest that you visit Zaanse Schans. Our hotels was in Alkmaar and tomorrow you know ...

Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog


A travel blog entry by 2tillbrooks


Alkmaar (0km) - Day 53, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Alkmaar (0km) - Day 53

A travel blog entry by sydandval

A cloudy cool day.  We walked into Alkmaar arriving just on 10am, intending to look at a couple of shops, only to find that Monday is late opening with most shops not opening until 1pm.  Consequently, we simply walked around the 'perimeter' of ...

Edam and Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Edam and Alkmaar

A travel blog entry by lkooistra


... tourist information site, spent a few hours walking around town and had a great lunch in a garden along a canal. Then we drove to Alkmaar, the cheese capital of Holland. They have both a cheese museum and a beer museum in town. Sort of like the Wisconsin ...

Amsterdam to Alkmaar (61km) - Day 49 - HOT, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

Amsterdam to Alkmaar (61km) - Day 49 - HOT

A travel blog entry by sydandval

... a sequence of urban areas - Uigeest, Limmen and Heiloo (late lunch at 1pm, in the shade grounds of a church) before reaching Alkmaar.  The final 4km from Heiloo to Alkmaar was a pleasant surprise - a downward path through mixed forest all the way to ...

La ciutat dels formatges, Alkmaar, Netherlands travel blog

La ciutat dels formatges

A travel blog entry by freeriders


Tot i que nosaltres vam arribar-hi tard, en aquesta ciutat holandesa amb un centre de la ciutat encisador s'hi fa cada divendres al matí una mena de fira-exposició-mercat tradicional del formatge que no deixa de ser com un culte a aquest producte tant ...

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