Opening Times and Prices

opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and King’s Day
Open on Boxing Day, New Years Eve and during Easter, Ascension and Whit Sunday

prices 2023

Please note: PIN only. We only accept debit or credit cards, no cash payments.

Adults € 13,50
Family Ticket Museum
(two adults + children)
€ 19

free admission for
People under 18, Friends of the Museum, Museumcard, ICOM, AlkmaarPas, Rembrandt Society

address and route

Canadaplein 1
1811 KE Alkmaar (see map)
Tel +31 (0)72-5489789

parking and public transport

The museum is within walking distance of Alkmaar Central Station (approx. 10 minutes)
The museum has easy access for the disabled. There are two wheelchairs; please telephone and we will reserve one for you! 


Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar

Welcome to Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, one the oldest museums in the Netherlands. The museum presents a collection of fine and applied art that transports you to the past, at a time of great prosperity, with seventeenth-century masterpieces by such artists as Pieter Saenredam, Salomon van Ruysdael and Caesar van Everdingen, key works from the Bergen School (Leo Gestel, Dirk Filarski, Charley Toorop) and fascinating temporary exhibitions. In the basement you can experience the seven weeks of the Siege of Alkmaar (1573) day by day, based on the surviving eye-witness report by the city councillor Nanning van Foreest.

the museum café
Everything we serve in our museum café is sustainable or organic. We make our soups ourselves, and our bread and pastries are baked by small, eco-friendly suppliers in Alkmaar. The terrace is open in the summer and has a view of Great St Lawrence’s Church and the square. Like the museum shop, you can visit the café without a ticket to the museum.

the museum shop
Our museum shop carries a wide range of art and history books and all our exhibition catalogues, as well as souvenirs, luxury specialities and designer gifts.

always on show

Alkmaar’s seventeenth-century
Be overwhelmed by the finest works by Old Masters like Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Maarten van Heemskerck, Pieter Jansz Saenredam and Caesar van Everdingen. The paintings are set off by an exceptional collection of furniture, fine silver and seventeenth-century glassware.

the Bergen School
Visit the permanent Bergen School exhibition with artists like Charley Toorop, Leo Gestel, Arnout Colnot, Piet and Matthieu Wiegman, Gerrit Willem van Blaaderen and Dirk Filarski.

The interactive historical exhibition about the Siege of Alkmaar will fascinate the whole family. Live the siege from day to day.

Pieter Saenredam, Interior of Great St Lawrence’s Church in Alkmaar, looking from the Nave to the West, undated (1661-65?), oil on canvas, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar

visit Alkmaar
Alkmaar is a blend of current culture and rich history. It has several museums and splendid monuments including the Grote or Sint Laurenskerk. The many original boutiques in the ‘old town’ make Alkmaar a true shoppers’ paradise. After a day visiting museums and shopping, you can enjoy the friendly cafés and restaurants. And of course you don’t want to miss the famous cheese market between April and September.

Visit Alkmaar

Alkmaar, Luttik Oudorp | Photo Ritske Velstra


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parking & public transport?

By car
Travelling by private transport? Follow the parking route (P) through the city. There are several parking areas in and around the city.

Directly next to our museum there is a parking garage De Vest, address: Paternosterstraat 18, 1811 KG in Alkmaar. Or APCOA Parking, address: Bagijnenstraat 13, 1811 KA in Alkmaar (website). Plan your trip with Google Maps.

By Public transport / walking distance
The museum is within walking distance of Alkmaar Central Station (approx. 10 minutes). You can also take the bus from the station.