9 Sights in Alkmaar, Netherlands (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Alkmaar, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Alkmaar, Netherlands.

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1. Sluismolen

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The Sluismolen is a polder mill built in 1575 with an oak octagon on a low foot. The mill is located near the Koedijkervlot bridge along the Noordhollandsch Kanaal in the village of Koedijk, although the postal address is Alkmaar. The mill is, like so many North Holland polder mills, an indoor pitcher. Until 1926, the mill drained the Sluispolder exclusively on wind power. In that year, an electric auxiliary drive was installed and hardly any ground on the wind was made. In 1944, the Sluismolen was made operational again due to problems with the electricity supply. Unreliable rods were already after a short time reason for stopping the mill. In 1948 the paddle wheel was replaced by an electrically driven auger.

Wikipedia: Sluismolen (Koedijk) (NL)

2. De Viaan

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The Viaan is a polder mill built in 1579 with an oak octagon on a low base. The mill is a so-called ground sailer. The mill is located on the outskirts of Alkmaar, on the Havinghastraat. Together with an electric pumping station, he now grinds a 464 ha large part of the polder De Bergermeer. The flight of De Viaan is Old Dutch. The mill was equipped with a mortar in 1876. Unlike many other polder mills of this size, De Viaan has never been inhabited; next to the mill is the miller's house.

Wikipedia: De Viaan (NL)

3. Kapelkerk

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The Kapelkerk is a medieval church in the old town of Alkmaar, at De Laat. Originally the Catholic Sint-Janskapel stood at this location, hence the name "Kapelkerk". The church is used by the Reformed Churches released in Alkmaar for the weekly worship services. In February 2016, this ecclesiastical congregation bought this church from the Protestant Church of the Netherlands, as a result of which the survival as a church building is guaranteed.

Wikipedia: Kapelkerk (Alkmaar) (NL), Website

4. Schermerhek

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Only the Schermerhek, the two natural stone pillars with sandstone decorations, remains from the Schermerpoort. The Schermerpoort was a city gate in the Dutch city of Alkmaar. The remains are the only remains of the seven city gates that Alkmaar has had. The pillars were in front of the actual gate. They were registered in the Monument Register on December 16, 1969 as a national monument.

Wikipedia: Schermerpoort (NL)

5. Muziekvereniging Excelsior

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The former Volksbadhuis of the Dutch city of Alkmaar is a municipal monument in the center of the city. The building, opened in 1892, was alkmaar's first municipal bathhouse. At the same time as the bathhouse, villas were also built in the Emmakwartier that had a private bathroom. To take a bath in the bathhouse ƒ 0.50 had to be paid.

Wikipedia: Volksbadhuis (Alkmaar) (NL)

6. Vismarkt

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The Vismarkt in Alkmaar is a national monument that consists of a few stone galleries and covered fish benches. In the first half of the 19th century, the building served as a trading office and fish stall. The fish was stored in the galleries and displayed on the stone fishing banks for the market.

Wikipedia: Vismarkt (Alkmaar) (NL)

7. Grote Sint-Laurenskerk

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Grote or Sint-Laurenskerk is a landmark formerly Protestant church in Alkmaar, Netherlands, now in secular use. The building is located on the Koorstraat. It is mostly closed in the winter and open for tourists in the summer months or by appointment.

Wikipedia: Grote or Sint-Laurenskerk (Alkmaar) (EN)

8. Doopsgezinde kerk

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The Baptist Church is a national monumental hall church at Koningsweg 12 in Alkmaar in North Holland. The building was built on the initiative of predecessor Hans de Ries, it is one of the oldest stone Baptist churches in the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Doopsgezinde kerk (Alkmaar) (NL), Website

9. Molen van Piet

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De Groot or de Molen van Piet is a round stone scaffolding mill-flour mill in the Dutch city of Alkmaar. The mill was built as a walmolen on the Clarissenbolwerk near the former Kennemerpoort and still dominates the cityscape there.

Wikipedia: De Groot (Alkmaar) (NL)


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