Alkmaar is a half hour by train north of Amsterdam. The main attraction here is the cheese market held on Friday mornings at the crack of dawn, but the architecture of the old houses of Alkmaar shouldn't be missed. Alkmaar is a popular day trip from Amsterdam, the train ride is 40 minutes long and there are frequent departures.
You'll find one of the world's three Beetles Museums in Alkmaar.
Alkmaar has a moderate climate, with more rain late in the year than in Spring.
Alkmaar weather is best June through September, as temperatures drop off quickly outside those times. Rainfall peaks in September; you'll have to be prepared for showers.
The chart below shows the historic high and low temperatures and average monthly rainfall for Alkmaar.
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