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The Alkmaar Municipal Museum (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar)

The Alkmaar Municipal Museum (Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar) In the heart of the city, right next to the Great (or Saint Laurence) Church, is the Alkmaar Municipal Museum, where the rich history of the city comes to life. The Stedelijk Museum, or, Municipal Museum is a large museum located in the Cultural Centre in Alkmaar. Your exploration of the museum begins with a short, informative, delightful slide presentation, where you’ll learn...

Dutch Heater/Stove Museum (Kachelmuseum), Alkmaar

Nederlands Kachelmuseum/ Dutch Heater Museum Building In Bierkade, Alkmaar In Alkmaar the Bierkade, or 'beer quay', forms the eastern edge of the centre. At Bierkade 10 is the Kachelmuseum, the museum for ovens, stoves, hearths, and cooking ranges, a small museum is run by volunteers, with limited opening times. Admire 75 heaters from the period between 1900 until today in the Dutch heater museum at the Bierkade. This Dutch Heater/Stove Museum (...

National Beer Museum (Nationaal biermuseum De Boom), Alkmaar

National Beer Museum (Nationaal biermuseum De Boom), Alkmaar Alkmaar has many interesting sights and sounds to offer the tourist especially since its considered as the cheese capital of Holland. There is a beer Museum in Alkmaar, just outside Amsterdam, about 20 minutes by train. Sell 6-pack samplers of Bock beer. The cheese market is quite interesting to watch if you visit on the correct day. If you like flowers, Find your way to...

Dutch Cheese Museum, Alkmaar

Dutch Cheese Museum, Alkmaar The Alkmaar cheese market is one of just four traditional Dutch cheese markets still in existence. It has brought buyers and sellers together for at least 600 years. Yet, there are numerous stalls surrounding the weighhouse where you can try out all sorts of cheeses. The weigh house itself is now a tourist attraction. Built in the 14th century, it now contains a museum of...

Beatles Museum, Alkmaar

Beatles Museum, Alkmaar A fan of Dutch Beatles expert Azing Moltmaker got his first Beatles record on his fifteenth birthday, he is now known as a living Beatles encyclopaedia. In this unique Museum is a large part of the Azing Moltmaker collection. He runs the only Dutch Beatles museum in the city of Alkmaar, 40 kilometres north of Amsterdam, and has written almost 40 books on the Fab Four's career...

First Friesian Skating Museum (Het Eerste Friese Schaatsmuseum)

First Friesian Skating Museum (Het Eerste Friese Schaatsmuseum), Hindeloopen The First Friesian Skating Museum is located in the town of Hindeloopen. It boasts the largest collection of skates in the world. The museum is popular with film and television crews, both from Holland and abroad. This is due to its special collection of historical material, sleighs, clothing and winter settings. It boasts the largest collection of skates in the world. It...

Dutch Steam Engine Museum, Medemblik (Het Nederlands Stoommachinemuseum)

Dutch Steam Engine Museum, Medemblik (Het Nederlands Stoommachinemuseum) At the steamenginemuseum in Medemblik, one of the volunteers is firing up the steamboiler so that the displayed steamengines can be seen in working condition. The museum is placed in an old pumpingstation that had the duty to pump the water from the lower polder into the higher placed sea on the town's southeasterly outskirts at Oosterdijk 4 (Dutch Steam Engine Museum). There...

The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art In Spanbroek (near Hoorn and Medemblik)

Scheringa Museum of Realist Art logo The Scheringa Museum of Realist Art is an initiative by the art-collectors Dirk en Baukje Scheringa. The museum houses their collection of more than five hundred works of art. It was their passion for the Magic Realism of Carel Willink that lead to the unique collection. They were fascinated by the meticulous technique, the incredible eye for detail and the magical atmosphere...

Shepherd Corn Mill (Meelmolen De Herder), Medemblik

Shepherd Corn Mill (Meelmolen De Herder), Medemblik One of the first things you see when arriving in Medemblik is this great old windmill "De Herder" (the Shepherd) with the mill house. If you look closely at the end of the driveway you'll see one of the old stone mill wheels used to grind the grain. Traditional shepherds still to be found in Medemblik. Jelle Kootstraat is a shepherd that doesn't object to Visitors coming to...

Bakery museum (Bakkerijmuseum De Oude Bakkerij), Medemblik

Bakery museum (Bakkerijmuseum De Oude Bakkerij), Medemblik Traditional baking is still carried out here every day and children may even have a go themselves during the school holidays and see how our house worked 350 years ago as a bakery. In the bakery museum “de oude bakkerij” regular demonstrations are given of cake- and biscuit making, marzipan, chocolate and sometimes old fashioned bread making. They can make their own chocolate...

Radboud Castle (Kasteel Radboud) and Museum, Medemblik

Radboud Castle (Kasteel Radboud) and Museum, Medemblik Medemblik is the smallest but oldest of the West Frisian towns. Count Floris the Fifth granted Medemblik city rights as far back as 1289. Count Floris V had a stronghold built at the border of the Almere (now IJsselmeer) in the 13th century. The fortress formed part of a series of strongholds he had built to keep the Westfrisians under control. The only stronghold preserved is...

Kunstcentrum De Twee Wezen (Arts Centre: The Two Orphans), Enkhuizen

Kunstcentrum De Twee Wezen (Arts Centre: The Two Orphans), Enkhuizen The Kunstcentrum De Twee Wezen in Enkhuizen serves as the town’s cultural arts centre. In the cultural life of Enkhuizen takes arts center "The Two Orphans" is an special place. Since 1990 in this city museums and galleries as an institution where they are kept informed about the latest developments in the visual arts. The building itself has a rich history, and the museum...

Enkhuizer Almanak Museum (Enkhuizen Almanac Museum), Enkhuizen

Enkhuizer Almanak Museum entrance The Enkhuizer Almanak Musuem is a small museum which is focused on the history of, surprisingly enough, the Enkhuizer Almanak. The Almanak was founded in 1595, and the oldest known copy of it dates back to 1596, and can be found at Nova Zembla. The Almanak always contained an extended calender with important dates and times, including the closing times of the city gates, and...

Bottle Ship Museum (Flessenscheepjesmuseum), Enkhuizen

collection of bottle ships, Enkhuizen This tiny Flessenscheepjes museum in Enkhuizen is said to hold the world's largest collection of bottle ships, some are over 750 years old. An incredible variety of miniature boats--rescue boats, whaling ships, steamships, and modern dredgers--have been stuffed into every variety of bottle, from the tiniest light bulb to a 30-liter wine jug. Magnifying glasses are available...

The Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum), Enkhuizen

The Zuiderzee Museum (Zuiderzeemuseum), Enkhuizen The Zuiderzee Museum presents Dutch art, design and cultural legacy at the interface of land and water. The Zuiderzee Museum historical collection of approximately 24,000 objects is based on the (cultural) history of the Zuiderzee area. In addition, for several years the Museum has been collecting modern and contemporary expressions of art and culture connected with or...
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