How do I reach the cheesemarket?

Due to the Coronavirus, it is still unknown when the Cheese Market will take place in 2021. Please visit this website again for more information and updates about the Cheese Market in 2021. The Cheese Market is in the town centre on the Waagplein. You can use the PRIS (Parking Route Information System) to find directions to the parking garages/ areas.

By car or campervan

Parking, general

We would advise against taking a car into the city center on a Friday morning. It is better to use one of the car parks rings in the center or at the P+R parkings Bergermeer and Oudorp from which you can acces the city center by bus.

Download table of parkingplaces, multistorey car parks and prices here. 

Parking around the city center

Street parking is possible in the areas surrounding the city (max. 3 hours!). Always check the information on the parking meter!

Parking for campervans

There are as yet no separate sites for campervans in Alkmaar. You may park your campervan in the street parking spaces or in one of the car parks at Overstad. There is good parking for campervans at the Parcade on the Pettemerstraat (see "Car Parks"). You can also park your campervan at the campervan-parking at Camping Alkmaar (Bergerweg). This terrain is especially arranged for campervans. From here busses to the centre leave 8 x p.h.. You can park here for a (part of) a day or stay overnight against payment. To reach the campsite follow directions "Bergen".

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers may park free in specially marked disabled parking bays and standard parking bars if you have a clearly identifiable disabled vehicle or a European disabled card. In the municipal parking garages you can not park for free, you’ll pay the standard parking rate. It is required to use your parking disk in the specially marked disabled parking bays and the standard parking bars. There is a maximum parking duration.

Arriving by public transport

Trains from Amsterdam

There is a direct connection to Alkmaar from Amsterdam Centraal Station, with trains departing four times an hour. Plan your train journey on www.ns.nl. 

Train from Den Helder/Hoorn/Haarlem

There is a direct connection to Alkmaar, with trains departing twice an hour.

Plan your train journey on www.ns.nl , this website is also available in English language or download the OV9292 app for smartphones.

Bus

Connexxion buses run to Alkmaar from coastal locations such as Egmond aan Zee, Bergen and Schoorl.Times and further details from the VVV, the website www.ov9292.nl or the OV9292 app for smartphones (available in English language). It is also possible to purchase your public transport ticket for families at VVV Alkmaar.

Tour Coaches

Passenger drop-off point

Coach passengers can be dropped off and picked up at the Molenbuurt. From there it’s just a short walk to the cheesemarket.

Parking coaches

At the car park of the Iceskatinghall (Terborchlaan).

 

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In verband met het Coronavirus is het nog onbekend wanneer de Kaasmarkt weer zal plaatsvinden. Houd deze website in de gaten voor informatie en updates omtrent de Kaasmarkt van 2021.

Due to the Coronavirus, it is still unknown when the Cheese Market will take place in 2021. Please visit this website again for more information and updates about the Cheese Market in 2021

Aufgrund des Corona-Virus ist noch nicht bekannt, wann der Käsemarkt wieder stattfinden wird in 2021. Für weitere Informationen und Aktualisierungen zum Käsemarkt 2021 raten wir Ihnen, diese Website nochmal zu besuchen.