Alkmaar Netherlands. Just published, a new stock images by Neil Mcallister. Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of Noord Holland. Alkmaar is about a 30 minute train trip from Amsterdam. It dates as city from 1254 AD. It is best known known for its traditional cheese market held on Fridays. The city boasts stunning architecture and is best explored at leisure – not on a quick tourist bus stopover.. View more stock photos from Neil Mcallister here.