Meet a guide at your hotel or the Alkmaar train station for 10am or 2pm departure, then set a relaxing pace as you walk through the historic center. Walking with just your group and a private guide, you have the chance to tailor the tour to the sites you want to see most.
Learn a bit about local history as you walk down the colorful shopping street in the heart of town, and step inside the St. Lawrence Church to see a pair of beautiful pipe organs (summer months only). Hear about the Dutch golden age when you visit the public weighing house, and stop by the city hall that was built during the Dutch War of Independence—with a bullet hole from 1573 preserved in the façade.
The tour concludes at the Dutch Cheese Museum, and includes entrance fees: continue into the museum on your own to explore cheese history and technology.