Alkmaar: Waag at Night
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Alkmaar: Waag at Night

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A night view on the Waagplein (weigh place) in the centre of Alkmaar. The Waagplein is the location of the country's most popular traditional cheese market, which takes place every Friday morning from April to September. On it's southern end the Waag (weigh house) hosts the Holland Cheese museum.

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