When you are visiting Alkmaar, VVV Alkmaar is of course the starting point for your day out! They will tell you what you absolutely can not miss when visiting this beautiful monumental cheese town. They are located in one of the most beautiful icons of Alkmaar, the Waag building, where the cheese market takes place on the Friday between April and September. In the spacious store you will find a wide range of gift vouchers and of course real Alkmaar (cheese) souvenirs.
The beautiful centre of Willemstad, a fortified town on the Hollands Diep. The Mauritshuis was commissioned by Prince Maurits, son of Willem van Oranje (1567-1625), and built in 1623. As the founder and first resident, he personally welcomes, as life-size interactive silhouette, the visitors to the renewed centre.
In the visitor centre, visitors are enticed to discover the defence of Willemstad for themselves. Different stories are told. The stories are grouped in three overarching themes: Orange and Spain, Land and Water and War and Peace. In each room a theme comes to life. The aim of this visitor centre is to ‘entice’ visitors to discover the rest of the defence of Willemstad through the interactive exhibition.