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    ‘Victory began in Alkmaar’. This saying refers to one of the most famous episodes in the history of Alkmaar: its defeat of the besieging Spaniards in 1573. The legacy of this rich and illustrious past is still in evidence in the cosy city centre. The canals with their characteristic drawbridges, the numerous historic buildings, the peaceful squares, the old facades and the narrow shopping streets give the center of the city its very special atmosphere. Girls says Alkmaar is such a great shopping city!

    Over the course of the centuries Alkmaar has developed into an medium-sized city. The people of Alkmaar are proud of ‘their’ Canada Square, the sparkling new cultural location where five major cultural institutions present a broad palette of exhibitions, theater, art, music, books and new media. For tourists, too, Alkmaar is a well-loved destination. There is of course the cheese market, that attracts thousands of people from all over the world, but the beach and the capital are both nearby. Alkmaar: cheese, coast, and culture!

    Alkmaar is located in a typical Dutch polder landscape, close to a major nature reserve with dunes, beach, woods and water, water everywhere. Few places in the Netherlands have such a wide variety in terms of natural splendour. In addition, Alkmaar is surprisingly close to Amsterdam and Schiphol. So more and more companies are opting for Alkmaar as an attractive location for their activities.

    Alkmaar is easily accessible by train from Amsterdam and (city) bus(es).
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    • Harenkarspel
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      Harenkarspel, Oostwal 2, 1749 XK Tuitjenhorn, Netherlands
    • IJmuiden
      IJmuiden is a city in the Dutch province of North Holland, the main town of the municipality of Velsen. It lies about 17 km (10.3 mi) north of Haarlem. In the Roman era, this Velsen district was already inhabited, and archeological finds indicate there was a North Sea port of some regional importance built here. The town suffered heavy damage and demolition during World War II, because of its maritime importance.

      IJmuiden is a fairly new city in its present form, and only came into existence in the 1870s when the North Sea Canal was dug, connecting the Amsterdam harbors to the open sea. Before the present IJmuiden was built, the area was known as Breesaap; it was a desolate plain where only a handful of farmers strived to make a living. In 1851 the whole area was sold to the entrepreneurs Bik and Arnold, who finally set into motion plans that had been drawn up already since 1626. The first spade hit the ground on April 8, 1865.

      The IJmuiden name literally means “mouth of the IJ”, which is a hint to the importance the town has for the Amsterdam harbor. The name “IJmuiden” first appeared as IJ-muiden in lines written in 1848 by the professor and journalist (and, later, a liberal finance minister in the Van Lynden van Sandenburg Cabinet) Simon Vissering. The present IJmuiden form was eventually adopted in 1876, as the North Sea Canal was being completed in this section.

      In 1890 it had about 1,500 inhabitants, but boomed when the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hoogovens steelworks settled in IJmuiden. The statistical area IJmuiden, which includes the surrounding countryside, has a population of 30,466. The headquarters of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij is located in IJmuiden.
      IJmuiden, Netherlands
    • Volendam
      Volendam is a touristic fishermans town in the province Noord Holland near to the IJsselmeer. It is famous for it's old fashioned clothing and wooden shoes and houses are still the way it was 100 years ago. Amongst the Dutch people this town is more famous for its "Palingpop"( in english; "Eal pop music"). Many famous Dutch artists are from this small town. Like "BZN","Maribelle","Jan Smit" and "Nick and Simon". "BZN" scored a big world wide hit in the 70's with the song "Chanson D'Amour". Not very well known, but this band didn't start with making Palingpop, but with hard rock!

      Many restaurants and bars are in this town. With special day menu's, but mostly menu's with fish on it. Souvenir stores are there plenty as well. In some you can have photo's made while wearing local traditional clothing, also known as "klederdracht".

      While in Volendam you can visit Edam for its cheese, you can go there by bicycle, foot, car or bus. Edam and Volendam are in the same municipality: Edam-Volendam. Amsterdam is nearby as well, but that's only nearby by car or bus. Some Dutch might go there by bicycle, but that's not recommendable for non-Dutchies.

      Volendam is easily accessible by car and bus.
      Volendam, Netherlands
    • Anne Frank House
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      Anne Frank House Prinsengracht 263-267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Oosterdok 2
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      Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
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      Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Evert van de Beekstraat 202, 1118 CP Schiphol, Netherlands
    • Lisse
      Lisse is known for its tourist attraction "De Keukenhof". This is a park filled with gardens where the prettiest flowers (like tulips) are being displayed. But be sure to check opening dates because it's only opened for a specific period each year due to the bloom - period of the flowers.
      Lisse, Netherlands
    • Noordwijk
      Noordwijk is a beach resort at the Dutch coast in the North of the province 'Zuid Holland'. Noordwijk is an ideal place to spend a vacation. It is close to both Amsterdam and The Hague. It is surrounded by bulb fields which, especially in spring, turn the landscape into blankets of colors.

      Also in the summertime many sun-hungry people from the cities travel to Noordwijk and stay there at the camping sites, the many hotels and pensions or rent a cottage for their vacations.

      The town is divided in two parts: the coastal area with boulevards, shops, restaurants and nightlife and 'Noordwijk binnen', the 'inner city'. 'City' is a generous description as the village counts not more than 25,000 people. The town square 'Lindeplein' is worth a visit.

      The origin of Noordwijk dates back to about 1200 AD. In those days it were mostly fishermen. Since 1866, Noordwijk can be considered a beach resort.
      Noordwijk, Netherlands

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    Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
    Jan 2.6 80.7 36.7 31.8
    Feb 2.4 55.8 36.3 22
    Mar 5 44.8 41 17.6
    Apr 8.4 47.3 47.1 18.6
    May 12.6 47.6 54.7 18.7
    Jun 15.8 45.9 60.4 18.1
    Jul 17.6 75 63.7 29.5
    Aug 17.6 82.3 63.7 32.4
    Sep 15.2 86.3 59.4 34
    Oct 11 95.8 51.8 37.7
    Nov 6.6 94 43.9 37
    Dec 4 80.2 39.2 31.6

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