The cheesemarket

Inextricably linked to Alkmaar: the Cheese Market. The cheese market first took place in 1622. However, cheeses have been weighed in Alkmaar since 1365. In bygone days the cheeses were transported by boat through the canal, nowadays they use trucks. As from 7 o’clock the 


Alkmaar was built on higher ground, on a natural sand ridge known as the Kennemergeest that is surrounded by lakes and marshes. As a result, the city has many polder windmills that were employed in the struggle against flooding. Besides these, there are many other 


Alkmaar is known as the city of cheese in Holland, but that title covers only part of what the town has to offer. It has a beautiful old centre with many historic monuments, great shopping districts and countless welcoming terraces, cafes and restaurants for every 

the Beatles Museum

If you are visiting Alkmaar and happen to be a real Beatles fan, you shouldn’t miss out on the Beatles Museum. The museum is a private project and houses the combined work of two die-hard Beatles fans. If you consider that John Lennon’s first guitar 


The oldest traffic tunnel in the Netherlands can be found in Rotterdam. It connects the two banks of the River ‘Nieuwe Maas’ (New Meuse). The first talks of creating a tunnel date back as far as 1899. Since Rotterdam has always been an important port 

Cube houses

The Cubic Houses are a curious and magnificent architectural wonder located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They were conceived and constructed by architect Piet Blom in the 1970s. Blom was asked by Rotterdam town planners to solve the dilemma of building houses on top of a pedestrian 


Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands, designed by Hugh Maaskant constructed between 1958 and 1960. It was specially built for the 1960 Floriade, and is a listed monument since 2010. The best-known building in the Netherlands is in Rotterdam. The Euromast was originally 


Rotterdam is a major port city in the Netherlands’ province of South Holland. The Maritime Museum’s vintage ships and exhibits trace the city’s seafaring history. The 17th-century Delfshaven neighborhood is home to canalside shopping and the Pilgrim Fathers Church, where pilgrims worshiped before sailing to 

The bars and pubs

Bars in Amsterdam come in all shapes and sizes. From grand cafés to hole-in-the-wall proeverijen (tasting houses), the café/bar is central to Dutch life. Forget the pub crawl: in Amsterdam you settle in for the night in a neighbourhood establishment that functions as home-from-home, off-site 

Amsterdam’s canals

The number of canals have led this city to become known as “The Venice of the North”. And thus, Amsterdam tourism trip is not complete without a boat cruise on these well known attractions in Amsterdam. A canal tour can be both fascinating and relaxing