" History written in bricks "
Historic cities and towns, there a plenty of them in Holland above Amsterdam. Whether you like monumental buildings and narrow streets or a true Dutch looking fishing village, there is always a city to fall in love with.
Strolling along the old streets, you get an idea of what has happened in the past. If those stones could talk! That's why in Alkmaar, Hoorn, Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Schagen, Den Helder, Bergen and many other places, city walks are available in which all the interesting facts and anecdotes are recorded. If you visit a city with a group, there is the opportunity to visit them guided by competent guides who know everything from the city. That's how you always learn something and you will be surprised by the fascinating history.
Alkmaar, Schagen and Purmerend are traditionally real market cities where the vividness took place around the Weighing house, while the IJsselmeer cities Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik gained their popularity due to the ports and the wealth that VOC brought. Edam and Volendam, with their centuries-old fishing history, are worth a visit as well.