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Stedelijk Museum

Experience the Siege of Alkmaar, see the finery of the rich living in the Dutch Golden Age and discover the fascinating culture and history of the town.

The Stedelijk Museum is a perfect introduction to Alkmaar’s culture and history. Learn about Alkmaar’s golden age in the exhibit of artworks from the 16th and 17th centuries. Find many recognizable landmarks in the paintings, including the Waag, the weigh house in Alkmaar’s central square. 

Descend to the basement to see an interactive exhibit on the Siege of Alkmaar in the 16th century. The siege occurred during the 80-year War with the Spanish. Alkmaar won because of their use of boiling oil. Watch a multimedia reconstruction of the siege and see the skeletons of 16th-century siege fighters dug up by archaeologists. 

The museum’s art collection ranges from religious paintings predating the Protestant Revolution and works by Golden Age painters, to the darker expressionist paintings of the Bergen movement of the early 20th century. Study the Golden Age display, which also shows off other luxury artisan products that would have been found in the houses of the rich, such as silverware, glass and china. 

For kids, the toy theater on the first floor of the museum is a must spot to visit. See historic toys, games and antique dolls from around the region. Enjoy the short film featuring the toys from this exhibit. The museum also has temporary exhibitions highlighting particular moments in the history of the area. 

Have lunch or a coffee at the Stedelijk Museum’s Cultuurcafé. Alkmaar is known for its delicious Dutch cheeses. Enjoy a taste of the region’s best cheeses and other produce, have a classy high tea or relax with a locally brewed beer. Museum entry is moderately priced or is free with a Museum Card. You can also arrange to take a group tour of museum highlights in English for an additional cost. The museum is open during business hours on Tuesdays through Sundays.


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Amrâth Hotel Alkmaar £74
Amrâth Hotel Alkmaar

Amrâth Hotel Alkmaar

Geestersingel 15, Alkmaar
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Alkmaar, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stedelijk Museum and St Laurenskerk. Hollands Kaasmuseum and Waag are also within 15 minutes. Alkmaar Station is 7 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 30 minutes.

    Grand Hotel Alkmaar £80
    Grand Hotel Alkmaar

    Grand Hotel Alkmaar

    Gedempte Nieuwesloot 36, Alkmaar
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Alkmaar, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hollands Kaasmuseum, Waag and Cheese Market. Waagplein and Stedelijk Museum are also within 5 minutes. Alkmaar Station is 10 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 28 minutes.

      Hotel Stad en Land £80
      Hotel Stad en Land

      Hotel Stad en Land

      Stationsweg 92-94, Alkmaar
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Alkmaar, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stedelijk Museum, St Laurenskerk and Waagplein. Cheese Market and Waag are also within 15 minutes. Alkmaar Station is only a 2-minute walk and Alkmaar Noord Station is 26 minutes.

        High 5 Hotel Alkmaar £75
        High 5 Hotel Alkmaar

        High 5 Hotel Alkmaar

        Dubbelebuurt 1, Alkmaar
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Alkmaar, this hotel is steps away from Stedelijk Museum and St Laurenskerk. Hollands Kaasmuseum and Waag are also within 10 minutes. Alkmaar Station is 8 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 27 minutes.

          King's Inn City Hostel - Hotel Alkmaar £48
          King's Inn City Hostel - Hotel Alkmaar

          King's Inn City Hostel - Hotel Alkmaar

          Koningsstraat 6, Alkmaar
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Alkmaar, this hostel is steps away from Cheese Market and Hollands Kaasmuseum. Stedelijk Museum and Egmond aan Zee Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km). Alkmaar Station is 11 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 26 minutes.

            Wolf Hotel Kitchen & Bar £79
            Wolf Hotel Kitchen & Bar

            Wolf Hotel Kitchen & Bar

            Mient 3, Alkmaar, Noord-Holland
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Alkmaar, this hotel is steps away from Hollands Kaasmuseum, Waag and Cheese Market. Waagplein and Vismarkt are also within 5 minutes. Alkmaar Station is 14 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 27 minutes.

              College Hotel Alkmaar
              College Hotel Alkmaar

              College Hotel Alkmaar

              Achter de Vest 3, Alkmaar
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Alkmaar, this hotel is steps away from Stedelijk Museum and St Laurenskerk. Hollands Kaasmuseum and Waagplein are also within 10 minutes. Alkmaar Station is 7 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 26 minutes.

                Familiehotel Alkmaar £63
                Familiehotel Alkmaar

                Familiehotel Alkmaar

                Payglop 17-19, Alkmaar
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Alkmaar, this aparthotel is steps away from Vismarkt and Waagplein. Alkmaar Station is 13 minutes by foot and Alkmaar Noord Station is 29 minutes.