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Alkmaar 1. The historic city center is easily accessible by public transport. Those who're planning to visit the suburban areas of Alkmaar and travel by train are advised to buy tickets in special vending machines offering the lowest prices. They can be found at all major train stations. But keep in mind that such machines do not give change, so you should prepare small bills and coins in advance.
2. Go to shops located next to Waag Square for memorable souvenirs. Besides traditional miniature statuettes of mills and tulips, a popular souvenir is cheese. At the fair, you can choose any variety you like.
3. The best time to visit the city is between mid-April and October when cheese fairs are held here every Friday.
4. A popular city transport is a bicycle, traveling on which is much more convenient than by car. The city has a huge number of bicycle rentals, and the most expensive are those that are located near large hotels. Special bicycle paths are laid along all major roads, and next to many city attractions, restaurants, and shopping malls, you can find specially-equipped bicycle parking.
5. You can rent a car in one of the many rental points. To do this, you will only need the international driver's license and a credit card. It should be noted that there are very few parking lots in Alkmaar, which makes traveling around the city quite difficult. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The famous Waag (Weigh House) building houses the largest tourist information office in the city. Here you can learn more about upcoming cultural events, clarify the working hours of museums and galleries, as well as the cost of tickets for certain events.
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Electric Ladyland Fluorescent Museum

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Sauna Deco

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In the 1970s, the department store, which was known for its exquisite interior design, was renovated. After the renovation, most decor elements were abolished. These magnificent decor elements of the historical department store were brought into the sauna of Amsterdam. Today its visitors can go to the pool on a unique wooden staircase, over which several decades ago Parisians went shopping. Tourists who decide to visit the most famous and popular sauna in the Netherlands, should observe an important rule - wearing a bathing suit in sauna is strictly prohibited … Read further

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Travelling to Alkmaar - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Alkmaar. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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