Kaeskoppenstad will take you on an unforgettable journey into the history of the city of Alkmaar. It is held on the 1st and 2nd of June, both days from 12.00h till 17.00h.  



On the 1st and 2nd of June takes Kaeskoppenstad you on a unforgettable journey into the history of the city of Alkmaar. This weekend you imagine yourself in a city back in sixteenth-century shortly after the liberation of Alkmaar in 1573. This yearly event magically shows Alkmaar, along with hundreds of volunteers and actors, what the city looked like 450 years ago.

While you step into Kaeskoppenstad every detail is back into the 16th century. While walking among the inhabitants, who traditionally do the laundry, buying some flowers or dancing on the streets, you feel like a visitor back in the day. Are you ready to make this historical journey?


Tickets to enter Kaeskoppenstad costs for adults € 5,50 (online) or € 6,50 (at the box office). For children up to 12 years Kaeskoppenstad costs € 2,50. These prices are exclusive of € 1,50 administration costs per booking (online only). The box office is located at Waagplein during the event.

On all tickets the general conditions apply. Furthermore, we use during Kaeskoppenstad these house rules.



How to get there

Coming by car?
Alkmaar is a city that is easily reached by car. If you are coming from Haarlem or Amsterdam you can take the A9 to get to Alkmaar. If you are coming from Den Helder you can use the N9. Are you coming from Leeuwarden? Than you will need to continue driving on the A7, following Middenmeer. Take the turn to Alkmaar and then continue towards the centre of Alkmaar.

In the city centre of Alkmaar there are several locations where you can park your car in an underground car park. Follow the P-sign.

Coming by train?
This is very easy! Take the train to Alkmaar central station. From here you can follow the signs that say ‘Centrum'/’Waagplein’ or ‘Kaasmarkt’. It will be more or less a 10 minute walk to the entrance of Kaeskoppenstad which is located in the historic old city centre of Alkmaar.