Around park: 13km
Around park: 32km
Above all Alkmaar is the cheese-town of Holland. During the season (from the first Friday in April up to and including the first Friday in September) a traditional cheese market is being held here on Friday morning from 10.00 o'clock till 12.30 o'clock . The cheeses are being sold by the merchants by means of clapping hands. Next the 400 years old cheese-bearers gild is coming into action to remove the cheese(s) with berries, after the lot (quantity) has been weighed in the "Waag".
This city is located in West Friesland on the Markermeer via the Hoornse Hop. Here you will find the famous ''Westfries Museum'', the ''Waag'' and also worth mentioning, the ''Hoofdtoren'' in the harbor. Here you can also visit the famous cheese market on the Roode Steen during the summer.
Marken is a former island in the Gouwzee, now a peninsula in the Markermeer because of the dike that was built in 1957 on the mainland. This has been a tourist attraction for decades, also due to the traditional costumes and the characteristic wooden houses on stilts and the so called yards on which the people live. These yards are artificially elevated.
This city is a stones throw away from our resort. Here you can visit the St Nicolas church or the ''Speeltoren'', which is now part of the Waterland museum. Furthermore, the city has a small shopping center.
Purmerend is a city in the municipality of Waterland and is close to the Beemster and Landsmeer. This city has a lovely mall and an indoor shopping center. This city has two museums.
Around park: 8km
Volendam, the beautiful fishing village at the Ijsselmeer, with its traditional costumes and dresses, as well as music and fish. Little houses in the labyrinth behind the harbor, souvenir shops, which are open seven days a week. Restaurants with a typical Volendam atmosphere, where an important part of the menu consists of fish. Coming right out of the water fresh into your tray.
Zaandam is a city located north of Amsterdam. Here you will also find the famous outdoor attraction ''Zaanse Schans''. Furthermore, the renewed mall also offers enough shopping fun and you can visit one of the three museums.