What's So Gouda About Alkmaar?

What's So Gouda About Alkmaar?
Well here we are, already into December. Time to start putting up the Christmas tree, hanging up the lights, and buying gifts for loved ones. You know what makes a really nice gift? Cheese.

On our most recent visit to Amsterdam, we decided to get out of the city and visit a new town. Luckily I had done some research beforehand, so I knew exactly where I wanted to go.


“What’s there?” Mark asked as we started to plan our day trip.

“Oh, they have historic buildings, cobblestone-lined streets, and a few museums,” I replied vaguely. Which basically described every village, town and city in Europe.

“Ugh,” he sighed. We were at the tail-end of our trip, and frankly, we were museumed-out. And my description clearly wasn’t selling it. But I didn’t want to admit why I really wanted to go, either. Still, Mark was unconvinced that this little town would offer anything unique or interesting, so I finally fessed up to the truth.

Every Friday, Alkmaar has ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What's So Gouda About Alkmaar?
Guide Location: Netherlands » Alkmaar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: cheese market   Waagplein   Cheese Museum   Beatles museum  
Author: Darlene Fisher
Read it on author's website: http://thirstyjourneys.com/alkmaar-netherlands


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