Self-guided audio tour in Alkmaar

Available tours in and around Alkmaar

How it works

  • 1.

    Find your audio guide

    Select your Country - City - Tour
  • 2.

    Select the number of participants and choose a date

    Walk together and receive up to 60% discount.
  • 3.

    Receive a confirmation mail

    The email contains a link to download the app along with an access code. Ensure you have at least iOS 10 and Android 14 or higher installed.
  • 4.

    On the day of your walk, activate the tour

    You've got untill the next day to enjoy all the sightings and listen to the stories of the virtual audio guide, so plenty of time to have a drink, take a break or visit a museum.
More information

Walking tour with audio guide in Alkmaar

The historic centre of Alkmaar is easy to explore on foot and is therefore ideally suited to a city walk with CityAppTour. You will be amazed at the many special stories that are hidden behind the medieval facades, courtyards, cobbled streets and picturesque canals. Stories that we have carefully collected for you. Go on a journey of discovery with your self-guided audio guide and get to know Alkmaar and its history in a unique way.

- The best walking routes and greatest stories

- Unexpected discoveries

- Personal virtual audio guide in 7 languages

- GPS guidance

- Walk at your own pace

Things to do in Alkmaar

With our self-guided audio tour, you will discover Alkmaar in a relaxed manner. Take a beautiful walk and listen to the stories of your own virtual audio guide.

Your walk through the historic center of Alkmaar

Explore the historic center of Alkmaar effortlessly on foot with the CityAppTour, perfect for a captivating city walk. Uncover the intriguing tales concealed behind medieval facades, cobbled streets, courtyards, and picturesque canals. Immerse yourself in the unique history with this self-guided audio tour in Alkmaar Center, encountering over 400 monuments, including the St Laurence Church and the House with the cannonball. From charming canals resembling paintings to hidden gems like the Wildemanshofje and the Hofje van Splinter, embark on a fascinating journey of discovery in Alkmaar.

What to do in Alkmaar

Indulge in cultural exploration in Alkmaar, where a wealth of museums awaits, including the City Museum, Beer Museum, Dutch Cheese Museum, and the largest Beatles museum in the Netherlands. Immerse yourself in the city's vibrant shopping scene, with Alkmaar consistently ranking in the top 10 best shopping cities in the Netherlands. Wander through the Langestraat and the Laat, featuring well-known chain shops, or explore the quaint Old part of the city and other charming streets for unique finds. This 48-hour tour allows you to stroll at your own pace, savoring the beauty of Alkmaar. Additionally, we offer multiple tours across the Netherlands, inviting you to discover the diverse charm and rich culture of other Dutch cities.

The Alkmaar Cheese Market

The Alkmaar Cheese Market, dating back to 1365, is a vibrant spectacle epitomizing the city's rich cheese heritage. Held on the picturesque Waagplein square, this traditional market, running from early April to late September, draws thousands of visitors worldwide. Adorned in historic attire, cheese carriers convene to ceremoniously weigh and trade large wheels of cheese. The market kicks off with the ringing of the bell, and the experienced cheese master leads the negotiations with buyers using gestures and calls, creating a captivating spectacle. Visitors not only witness the market but also have the opportunity to participate in activities such as cheese carrying and tastings. The Alkmaar Cheese Market provides an authentic experience of Dutch cheese culture, coupled with a lively atmosphere filled with colorful traditions and delightful aromas, making it a must-visit for cheese enthusiasts and cultural aficionados alike.

Walk at your own pace,  a small break in Alkmaar

Immerse yourself in Alkmaar's cultural heritage with a self-guided audio tour by CityAppTour. Explore historic landmarks like Waagplein and the St Laurence Church at your own pace, taking advantage of the app's pause feature for tranquil breaks in courtyards or a coffee pause at local cafes. Embrace the vibrant adventure of Alkmaar, where each moment is an opportunity to savor. With CityAppTour's flexibility, navigate the city's rich heritage and relish every distinctive moment of your journey. Book now to unlock the secrets of Alkmaars' most enchanting cities and immerse yourself in their unique stories.