Cycling in Holland – Alkmaar (and surroundings)

This time the cycling really takes place in Holland (which is in the west of the Netherlands). In North-Holland to be precise, in and around the city of Alkmaar.

Since it is all windmills, tulips and bicycles in this video a bit of corny music seemed fitting. ‘Ik hou van Holland’ (I love Holland) by 1960s child singer Heintje, a street organ and on the accordion. You can’t really go much more Dutch than this…

On 30 April the Dutch celebrate their National Holiday: Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day).

Cycling in Alkmaar (Noord-Holland province)

One thought on “Cycling in Holland – Alkmaar (and surroundings)

  1. Alkmaar is the perfect place to base yourself for a cycling holiday. It is a quintessential, easy to navigate, Dutch city with everything you could possibly need.

    The best part is that once you are out of the city you are in pristine fields with cows, sheep, horses, quiet and windmills! The land, like all of Holland, is extremely flat. I remember cycling north of Alkmaar and seeing horses frolicking miles away. In the distance beyond I could clearly see the coastal dikes which protect the land from the sea. Amazing.

    Vast tulip fields can be found about in late April into early May. Numerous small villages dot the region – you are never far from a pancake and coffee! And wonderful surprises!

    The beaches are close by as well, within easy cycling distance.

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