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Real Estate Alkmaar | Dapper & van Aalst – property rental and properties to buy.

Are you an expat and you are staying in Amsterdam area for an extended period? Then you may want to consider buying your own house or apartment in the Netherlands. Is your new house in Amsterdam, where prices for properties are sky-high and parking problems are the everyday reality, or is your new home Alkmaar?

It takes only 45 minutes to drive from Alkmaar to the centre of Amsterdam. In Alkmaar you can buy a much larger and better house compared to Amsterdam. It takes only 10 minutes to drive to the beach and the European School in Bergen.  Alkmaar has the same atmosphere as Amsterdam, nice canals, historical centre, good train connections to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam and The Hague. What are you waiting for? Discover Alkmaar.

Let us help you to find the perfect home in and around Alkmaar for your family to stay.

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Real Estate Alkmaar | Dapper & van Aalst

Pascal van Aalst and Tineke Dapper are Dapper & van Aalst Real Estate. They are real estate professionals and can help you by finding your new home in Alkmaar, Bergen NH, Heerhugowaard, Heiloo and Schoorl. Come and talk to us about your wishes.

If you are looking for a house for sale or rent, we can assist in the process. Pascal and Tineke will find the right house, villa or apartment for you. They will take care of everything such as negotiations, checking the buyers contract, and they can help you with advice on mortgage etc. Check our testimonials on our website, there are about 100 clients who wants to share their experiences with you about Dapper & van Aalst Real Estate.


“I chose Dapper van Aalst based on recommendations from friends as well as on the positive and constructive attitude and of the makelaar. I could feel that I got personal service and makelaar was very attentive and helpful during all stages of the process. I was especially impressed by the enthusiasm the makelaar has in his work.”

R. Ahlstrand – Alkmaar


“As we are non-Dutch sellers, Pascal and Tineke were extremely helpful, spoke excellent English and guided us through the system. We were in direct contact with Pascal and he responded to every email and text speedily keeping us informed of the latest developments in the sale process. Our house was sold and the deal finalised within 17 days. When we had difficulty obtaining an energy certificate, Pascal guided us through the process. Nothing was too much trouble for him and we thoroughly recommend this company.”

K. Charlton & J. Hunter – Warmenhuizen


“A small company that loos after the clients very well. All done quickly with good professional advice.”

J. Kutcher – Alkmaar


More testimonials you will find here

A selection of houses available in Alkmaar Area

Large Villa in Alkmaar, 5 bedrooms, large living, garage, garden near to water.


Modern townhouse in the centre Alkmaar, 6 rooms, roof terrace, parking place.

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Villa, 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, authentic details, centre of Alkmaar

What makes living in Alkmaar better than Amsterdam?

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Efficient public transport
Living in Alkmaar means that you are near everything you need because of its efficient public transport. The A9 motorway is from Amsterdam to Alkmaar to Den Helder. There are trains that service the city to Den Helder, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Haarlem, Leiden and The Hague. The area has two railway stations Alkmaar and Alkmaar Noord.

Alkmaar is located near the Noordzee Beach, only 15 minutes to Bergen aan Zee, Egmond aan Zee. This area gives you a lot of opportunities and quality time for your familly at the weekend. Schiphol Airport is only 30 minutes by car! The European School is situated in Bergen NH, only 10 minutes from Alkmaar. Have we convinced you to move to Alkmaar? We think that you will like Alkmaar better than Amsterdam. Below this page you will find some suggestions of houses which you can buy in the Alkmaar area and their asking price. What are you waiting for?

European School Bergen - an unique school in the Alkmaar area.

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European School Bergen
Bergen has his unique European School. The pupils in this 4-18 school are educated in a secure, happy, relaxed yet stimulating and challenging multilingual environment. The learning of languages taught by native speakers is at the core of their mission as they prepare pupils to be aware and responsible European citizens, following a broad European curriculum leading to the highly regarded European Baccalaureate.

Most pupils leave the school with a high level of fluency in at least two languages, although it is more common for them to have good language skills in at least three to four languages by the time they finish in the secondary cycle, including competence in Dutch if they are non-Dutch speakers. The pupils of this European School have the chance to participate in a wide range of educational, cultural and social activities in the school, the local community and in many events across Europe before they go on to study at a range of the top universities in Europe and North America.

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Dr. Steve Lewis | Director European School

Music, art and drama
The school also puts emphasis on the creative arts; and music, art and drama are very much part of daily life in lessons, concerts and performances. Pupils participate in a wide range of sporting activities in the school and beyond. They use the latest developments in educational technology to develop ICT skills which prepare pupils for life beyond school, and some participate in distance learning lessons with teachers across the continent which gives our school an even more European flavour.

Management Team European School

Dr. Steve Lewis, Director
email: steve.lewis@esbergen.org

Els de Vries,  Bursar
email:- els.de-vries@eursc.eu

Ulvi Soomlais, Deputy Director Secondary Cycle
email:  ulvi.soomlais@esbergen.org

Nadia Roofthooft, Deputy Director Nursery and Primary Cycle
email:- nadia.roofthooft@esbergen.org

Molenweidtje 5, 1862 BC Bergen N-H

+31 (0)72 589 01 09  info.esbergen@eursc.org

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Discover Alkmaar. Beautiful city, shopping city, cultural city.

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Beautiful city, shopping city, cultural city
Although Alkmaar is and continues to be a Dutch cheese city, the title covers only part of what is has to offer. For years the city has been entitled to call itself one of the best shopping cities in the Netherlands. As you wander through the streets with their impressive monuments you will be amazed at the beauty of the old town. This beautiful city is just fifteen minutes from the beach.

Shopping, enjoying a drink or visiting a museum?
The number of stores has been increased. This makes shopping particularly enjoyable, as many unique stores are now housed in the historic buildings that line the narrow streets.

Fine dining is available on of the many terraces or in the restaurants. Everything is on offer, from Japanese to French cuisine and from pub grub to luxury restaurants.

Food for the soul found can be found in the theatre, the pop stage, the cinema or one of the museums. Alkmaar is home to the Dutch Cheese Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, the de Boom Beer Museum and the Beatles Museum. See a totally different side to the city on a canal cruise.

Shopping Alkmaar

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Walk among the monuments
Over 1000 monuments give the city its colour. Allow yourself be seduced into taking the city walk. The route is available from the tourist office in the Waaggebouw. Enjoy a one-and-a-half-hour trip along the most beautiful places. A fun treasure trail through the city is available for children and there is even a smart phone route (also for Ipad and other mobile devices).

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Shopping Alkmaar Center

Cheese Market
Every Friday morning, from early April to early September, there is a cheese market. The cheese bearers can be seen working in Waagplein (Weighing Square) from 10:00 to 12:30. This colourful, world-famous spectacle is inextricably linked with the city. More information about the Cheese Market: www.cheesemarket.nl

Alkmaar Cheese Market

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(Many thanks to Alkmaar Prachtstad for the nice pictures, and VVV Alkmaar)

Luttik Oudorp - Alkmaar

Authentic house, 5 bedrooms, in the centre of Alkmaar, situated on the most beautiful canal of Alkmaar.

Irenelaan 7 - bergen

Villa Bergen NH, 1020 m2, a nice location, walking distance to the centre of Bergen.

Dokter Heringalaan - Schoorl

Nice villa in Schoorl, 1.335 m2, dunes and North Sea cycling distance.