The beautiful provincial town Alkmaar is known for her traditional cheese market. Take a guided tour of this beautiful city with lovely canal houses, stunning waterways, and amazing buildings. One example of a stunning historic building is the Waag, which is an old weight house on the Waagplein.
During this tour, the tour guide will choose a wheelchair accessible route through the city. All the venues that are visited during the tour, have accessible entrances. The locations have been checked for accessibility for wheelchair users by Accessible Travel Netherlands.
From Amsterdam Central Station, the wheelchair accessible trains depart four times an hour and will get you to Alkmaar in 35 minutes. It's important to note, that the train is only accessible with a ramp and you need to inform NS at least one hour before departure for further assistance
If you prefer to travel to Alkmaar by private accessible taxi, we can pre-book a taxi van to collect you at the hotel. The journey takes about 40 minutes to bring you from your accommodation in Amsterdam to Alkmaar.
Our guided tour will take you through the historic city center of Alkmaar. During the tour, you will visit the magnificent Waagplein (Waag Square). The Waagplein is the square where the cheese market has been organized for years. Every Friday morning from April until September, you can see cheese carriers run in their traditional clothes while carrying barrows with cheeses from and to the Waag. After visiting Waagplein, the tour will take you to other famous locations, such as the Alkmaar Cheese Museum, the Accijnstoren, the Wildemanshofje, and the St. Lawrence church.
After the guided tour with expert tour guide, you'll have the chance to shop in the wonderful centre which boosts a wide range of shops. Apart from cheese, Alkmaar is well known for the great shopping experience.
It's also possible to enjoy some other museums in Alkmaar, such as the Beer Museum de Boom, the Beatles Museum and Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar.
The price for our Accessible Guided Tour in Alkmaar is €200,- for groups up to 10 people. Based on 10 participants, the price per person is €20,-.