My appartement is only 5 minutes by bike to the cosy city centre of alkmaar.
Where every friday (in season 10 o’clock till 13 o’clock april-september) the cheesemarket is on the waaghplein ( Central squere)
And every saturday there is a market with local produce from flowers to cheese and clothes. It is not big however always very buzzy
In and arround alkmaar there are many bicicle-routes, we love are bike’s
Also to the beach of Egmond is only 30 mintes ( maybe quicker if you step on it)