The beautiful provincial town Alkmaar is known for her traditional cheese market. Stay in this beautiful city with beautiful canal houses, waterways and historic buildings. One example of an historic building is the Waag, which is an old weight house on the Waagplein.
On the Waagplein (Waag Square) the cheese market is being organized for ages. Every Friday morning from April until September, you can watch the cheese carriers carrying barrows with cheeses from and to the Waag, where the cheese is weighed and approved, in their traditional clothes and with their strange fast run.
The city is famous for the cheese, but the city is also one of the best shopping cities in the Netherlands. The large variety of shops that are located in historic buildings make it a great experience. Cheese, shopping, what else do you want? Well, Alkmaar also has some great museums! The Holland Cheese Museum, the Stedelijk Museum where you can learn about the history of Alkmaar, Beer Museum de Boom and the Beatles Museum.
During your stay, you can spend the nights comfortably at 'Amrath Hotel Alkmaar'. This hotel has adapted rooms and is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility. The hotel has a small restaurant where they serve international meals. It is situated a 10-minute stroll from the old city centre of Alkmaar.
Hotel de Palatijn - which was a popular choice of accommodation in Alkmaar for people with a disability - is no longer available.
Some wheelchair accessible restaurants in Alkmaar:
Some wheelchair accessible museums in Alkmaar:
Accessible transfers to Alkmaar can be reserved from Schiphol Airport and the port in IJmuiden.
When staying in Alkmaar, the weekly Cheesemarket can be visit easily on a Friday morning between April and September.
For daily tours with or without guide to Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Zaanse Schans or the beach, transfers can be arranged through Accessible Travel Netherlands.