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Cuisine of Alkmaar for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Alkmaar National cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, which does not make it less attractive. Marinated herring, potato salads, delicious cheese and beer, an abundance of meat dishes and desserts - in Alkmaar restaurants, everyone can choose a dish to his/her liking. Cheese lovers flock to the annual fair where they can try the best varieties of the traditional product. The city has an old brewery, next to which there is a bar. Here, beer fans can sample more than 80 varieties of the drink, as well as taste some original snacks.
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You can also find a lot of fast food restaurants: Burger King, Subway and McDonald's. Near Waagplein Square there are numerous cafes offering their guests attractive menus. Visitors to these establishments are mostly tourists. Such cafes as De Lindeboom, Joey's and De Koperen offer a large selection of salads, hot and cold sandwiches, as well as desserts and soft drinks. Those having a sweet tooth would probably prefer Multi-Vlaai and De Boer with its special menu mainly based on sweet dishes.
The city can boast of restaurants specializing in a variety of culinary directions. For example, Rose's Cantina restaurant serves the best of Mexican cuisine, and Australian Dining & Wining specializes in Australian cuisine. Abby's, whose menu is updated every season, stands out among traditional European restaurants. At the top of the list of national restaurants are such establishments as Grand Café 't Gulden Vlies and Schots Hielander. They will pleasantly surprise guests with a variety of culinary masterpieces and a pleasant home atmosphere, as well as affordable prices. One of the historic buildings houses Hof Van Sonoy national restaurant, which is considered to be the most prestigious in the city. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Alkmaar is considered the Dutch “cheese capital” as the oldest and most famous cheese dairies in the country are located in this city. Gourmets from all over the world come to Alkmaar to try the unique products of these dairies. The city regularly hosts cheese fair trades. There is also a cheese market that works several days a week. The cheese market, which is located on Waagplein Square, is the most famous market of this kind in the world. It is open annually starting from the end of March until the beginning of September.
Alkmaar During these months, more than 100 000 people visit this market, and many of them are foreign guests. In total, there are more than 2.5 thousand types of cheese available for sale in this market. There is cheese made of cow, goat, and sheep milk. Every day, more than 30 tons of cheese is brought to the market. Internationally famous Edam, popular Gouda hard cheese, and many other cheese varieties with different spices are always present at the market.
Alkmaar has several unique hotels, and there won’t be equal in any other city in the world. One of these hotels is Bed & Breakfast Prins Hendrik occupying an old cheese farm built in … Open
First cheese market opened in Alkmaar yet in 1593. Since that time, it has become an important part of the city’s life and a good tradition. The city’s Cheese Museum or Hollands Kaasmuseum is located not far from the legendary square. The museum is open in a beautiful historical building. In this museum, travelers will find out many interesting facts about the national traditions of cheese making and see unique historical exhibits.
In restaurants and pubs of Alkmaar, visitors can always try not only popular local cheese but also many other dishes of the traditional cuisine of the region. The city is rich in inexpensive cafes and food carts that offer popular fast food. Fried potatoes with various toppings are sold virtually everywhere. Tourists usually like to order potatoes with cheese sauce.
Hotel Stad en Land is popular among fans of stylish accommodation places. This hotel is situated near the train station and has very nice interior created following traditions of yesteryear. … Open
Local restaurants offer many simple and nutritious dishes. For example, visitors can always order grilled meat and traditional cabbage salad. Bread has a special role in the national cuisine. Local people like fragrant, freshly baked bread no less than cheese. Many bread types are cooked in accordance with old recipes. Local restaurants also offer an interesting meal to their guests – visitors are welcome to order several types of liver/meat paste with fresh bread and complement this simple lunch or dinner with a glass of cold beer. Fans of seafood will also like national cuisine restaurants in Alkmaar as they offer delicious prawns and various fish species.
All kinds of sandwiches are also typical for national cuisine restaurants. Local sandwiches usually contain meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables. Desserts are also simple and absolutely inimitable at the same time in Alkmaar. Different kinds of pastries and interesting puddings that are usually served with ice cream will not leave anyone indifferent. Some cafes specialize in cooking ice cream as this is one of the most favorite local desserts.
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♥   Restaurant 'Fabers' Alkmaar. Type - Modern French. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant '’t Stokpaardje' Alkmaar. Type - Modern French. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Loocatie' Heiloo. Type - Modern cuisine. 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De Ware Jacob' Bergen. Type - Modern cuisine. 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'DjaDjan' Bergen. Type - Indonesian. 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Onder de Linde' Bergen. Type - Modern cuisine. 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Merlet' Schoorl. Type - Modern cuisine. 8.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Huize Koningsbosch' Castricum. Type - French|Traditional cuisine. 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Apicius' Castricum. Type - Modern cuisine. 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Le Moulin' Castricum. Type - Modern cuisine. 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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