As quaint and lovely as its medieval predecessor, the town of Alkmaar is home to just a handful of small inns and larger hotels. These Alkmaar hotels are located primarily in the old city, in the midst of Alkmaar's winding canals and narrow cobblestone streets.
For those who want to wake each morning with fresh scent of the ocean in the air, there are a smattering of accommodation options along the coast in seaside villages and in the dunes. You will find Alkmaar cheap hotels in the villages of Egmond and Zee, both of which offer a lovely selection of luxury bed and breakfasts and small, family-owned inns.
Alkmaar is the perfect base for a beachside vacation, where you can explore the city's 17th century old town via canoe or bicycle, and then take a train to the shore. Enjoy the city's famous cheese market (now a replica, with costumed vendors), and its fresh fish market. Vacationers staying at hotels in Alkmaar are also known to sip some local brew from the Biermuseum de Boom (national beer museum).