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Alkmaar is famous for its  historic buildings, cheese market and tulip fields in the surrounding area, typified by the photographs below.

The ‘Luttik Oudorp’
The ‘Luttik Oudorp’
One of Alkmaar’s beautiful canals with in the background the ‘Waagtoren’.
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The ‘Zuidstraat’
The ‘Zuidstraat’
One of the oldest streets in the eastern part of Alkmaar.
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The ‘Accijnstoren’
The ‘Accijnstoren’
The ‘Accijnstoren’ on the ‘Bierkade’, built in 1622.
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The ‘Huis met de Kogel’
The ‘Huis met de Kogel’
The oldest timber dwelling in Alkmaar. A cannon ball is lodged in the gable, shot through the house by the Spaniards in 1573.
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Alkmaar Cheese Market
Alkmaar Cheese Market
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The ‘Hof van Sonoy’
The ‘Hof van Sonoy’
Built around 1500 as the Monestry of St. Anna.
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The ‘Molen van Piet’
The ‘Molen van Piet’
Built in 1769 on Alkmaar’s fortifications.
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The ‘Kapelkerk’
The ‘Kapelkerk’
First built in the middle of the 15th century. Destroyed by a fire in 1760, afterwards rebuilt. Completely restored to its original state in 1955.
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The gable of the “Provenhuis Johan van Nordingen’
The gable of the “Provenhuis Johan van Nordingen’
Built in 1666, also known as the ‘Huis van Achten’.
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Timber drawbridge along ‘St. Annastraat’
Timber drawbridge along ‘St. Annastraat’
In the background the ‘Vigilantie’ warehouse built in the middle of the 17th century.
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‘TAQA De Vest’
‘TAQA De Vest’
Alkmaar’s theatre at the ‘Canadaplein’.
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View of a canal
View of a canal
Canal with the ‘Kneppelbrug’ and the ‘St. Josephkerk’.
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Gable of the ‘Moriaanshooft’
Gable of the ‘Moriaanshooft’
In the ‘Langestraat’, part of the City Hall.
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Tulip cultivation between the towns of Egmond and Bergen south of Alkmaar
Tulip cultivation between the towns of Egmond and Bergen south of Alkmaar
In the distance on the left the silhouette of the ‘Grote of St. Laurenskerk’ of Alkmaar.
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The ‘Schermer’ polder with windmills
The ‘Schermer’ polder with windmills
The polder was created between 1633 and 1635 and pumped dry with the help of 55 of these windmills.
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The canal  system of the ‘Schermer’ polder
The canal system of the ‘Schermer’ polder
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