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Small Group Alkmaar City Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    The charming town of Alkmaar is compact, walkable and historically rich, with a beautiful medieval centre.  In this small group tour, enjoy walking through the cobbled streets and along picturesque canals as your guide tells you all about the town's history.  You will also get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life from a foreigner's perspective.  You will not only see some of Alkmaar's most iconic monuments, but you will also wander off the beaten path and see the 'real' Alkmaar.  All tours will be given in English by a native English speaker (Canadian).

    Meeting Point:  The tour will depart from near the entrance to the Grote Sint Laurenskerk in Alkmaar's city centre.

    What to Expect on a Tour:

    Walk 3-4km through the medieval centre, along picturesque streets and canals

    See some of Alkmaar's most important and historic monuments such as the Grote Sint Laurenskerk (the Great St. Lawrence Church), the Stadhuis (City Hall) and the Waag (Weigh House).

    Learn all about the history of Alkmaar and how the strength and the determination of the townspeople managed to defeat the Spanish forces in 1573 and why 'Victory Begins at Alkmaar'.

    Get an insight into Dutch culture and way of life from a foreigner's perspective

    Walk along the old city walls and experience the greener side of Alkmaar

    Stop at the Molen van Piet (Piet's Windmill) for the perfect Dutch photo opportunity!

    Small group tours mean you get a more personalised experience - no following umbrellas or having to listen to your guide via a headset!

    What to Bring:  You will need comfortable walking shoes and rain gear (as required).  Don't forget your camera!

    How to Get to Alkmaar: Alkmaar has direct train connections from many large cities including Amsterdam (35mins) and Haarlem (40mins) and the Alkmaar Train Station is only a 10min walk from the city centre.  There are also several parking garages located just outside the city centre.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Central Alkmaar
    Return Details
    Tours will end in the centre of Alkmaar.
    • Small-group walking tour with a friendly English speaking Canadian guide
    • Transportation to and from Alkmaar is not included
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Participants must be able to walk continuously for 3-4km
    • All participants will be required to complete a Liability Waiver prior to the tour's commencement
    • Please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 10 May 2019

    Jennifer, Kudos to you for a great walking tour. Your personality suits this venture just right. You made us feel like family as we walked the narrow streets of Alkmaar. We had a great feel for the city and did enjoy the deliciouis Dutch mini...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank kathleen9iris
    AlkmaarTours, Owner at Alkmaar Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2019

    Dear Kathy and David, Thank you for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed it and got to have the poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes!) - they are pretty awesome little things. :) And thank you again for making my kids happy on King's...More

    Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

    Thanks Jen your walking tour of Alkmaar was a delightful experience. You are such a warm and welcoming guide who makes your guests feel relaxed and informed. Your attention to detail is exceptional and the ‘secret’ local tips invaluable including the yummy rhubarb sorbet at...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Uptownwhirl
    AlkmaarTours, Owner at Alkmaar Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2019

    Aw thanks ladies! It was fabulous hanging out with the two of you. Enjoy the rest of your trip and I really, really hope to visit you on the Gold Coast sometime soon! :) Kind Regards, Jen

    Reviewed 21 April 2019

    Great tour with Jennifer and daughter Izzy. Jen told us stories, gave us history of the region and walked us down streets, alleyways, and along canals that we would not have seen on our own. A very delightful afternoon. Absolutely a must do if in...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Bross24
    AlkmaarTours, Owner at Alkmaar Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

    Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was really great to meet you and family and show you around Alkmaar. And Izzy is already planning a trip to visit Grace. :) Kind Regards, Jen

    Reviewed 19 April 2019

    Jennifer is a very friendly and very knowledgeable on the history of Alkmaar. The walk took us to lanes that we might not have noticed. We had passed by the Bullet House for a couple of days without realising it. Loved all the stories that...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank ausboy64
    AlkmaarTours, Owner at Alkmaar Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2019

    Dear Neil, Thank you for such a nice review! It was so much fun meeting you both - it was like hanging out with friends. And I know you have a million photos to remember your trip! :) :) Kind Regards, Jen

    Reviewed 4 April 2019

    A fantastic tour of Alkmaar with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide! The tour is a great way to see Alkmaar, learn about the town’s history and it was a real pleasure to spend a few hours in Jennifer’s company. The tour takes in the...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Griff32
    AlkmaarTours, Owner at Alkmaar Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2019

    Dear Rich, Thank you for your kind review! It was a genuine pleasure to show you around Alkmaar last week - it was like hanging out with old friends! :) I look forward to seeing you back here sometime with the family or hopefully we...More

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