The climate of Alkmaar (the Netherlands)
Alkmaar is a town and a municipality located in the northern part of
the North Holland province. Alkmaar is an old town, in the 13th
century Alkmaar was granted town privileges. Nowadays the town is
known for its cheese market. The cheese market has been held for 4
centuries now and attracts about 100,000 visitors every year. During
the summer the cheese market is held every Friday. In the old town
center evidence of the town’s rich history abounds. Among them are:
the weighing house, the Accijns (Excise) Tower, the Sint-Laurens
church, the Vigilantie (a warehouse) and the old town hall. The soccer
club AZ plays their home matches in Alkmaar. Alkmaar has a moderate
sea climate influenced by the North Sea and a warm Gulf Stream. During
the winter longer periods of frost are not uncommon. Summers are
pleasantly warm with temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius on average.
Temperatures may occasionally rise above 30 degrees Celsius.
The data below is based on registered weather data and applies to
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