Destination guide

The historic city of Alkmaar awaits you

Enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Alkmaar. This city's cheese shops, biking and shopping draw many visitors. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Alkmaar

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Alkmaar a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Vlindertuin Vlindorado (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Landgoed Hoenderdaell (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • NDSM Werf (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Playcenter Silverstone (17.1 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Golfbaan Ooghduyne (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Alkmaar

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Alkmaar. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Noordhollands Duinreservaat (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Noordhollands Duinreservaat (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Bergen-aan-Zee Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Egmond aan Zee Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Vlindertuin Vlindorado (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Callantsoog Beach (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)

Traveling to and around Alkmaar

The nearest airport is in Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol), located 22.3 mi (35.9 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Alkmaar Station or Alkmaar Noord Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Alkmaar?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,176 holiday lettings near Alkmaar. From 318 Condos/Apartments to 514 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alkmaar is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Alkmaar?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alkmaar:

  • Julianadorp aan zee: 148 holiday homes
  • Amsterdam-Zuidoost: 18 holiday homes
  • Amsterdam-Centrum: 537 holiday homes
  • Oud-Zuid: 340 holiday homes
  • Grachtengordel: 513 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Alkmaar? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Alkmaar. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Vismarkt: 2,440 holiday lettings
  • Hollands Kaasmuseum: 2,422 holiday lettings
  • AFAS Stadium: 2,774 holiday lettings
  • Dutch Cheesemuseum: 2,429 holiday lettings
  • Waag: 2,417 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Alkmaar listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Alkmaar?

Yes, of course. offers 318 Condos/Apartments in Alkmaar. Our other popular types of Alkmaar holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 514 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 36 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 97 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Boats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Alkmaar?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 321 holiday homes with pool available in Alkmaar. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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