Shops in Alkmaar are very varied. The old city includes many small boutiques, galleries, and furniture shops. The Langestraat and Laat high streets provide well-known large shops, and the Noorder Arcade shopping centre has various mega stores selling items for sports, fashion, furniture and electronics all within walking distance of the cheese market. Every Sunday most of the shops are open from 12-17 hours. For more information on shopping visit the website www.winkelsinalkmaar.nl.