The city of Alkmaar is situated in the province of Noord Holland. The attractive medium-sized city has numerous residential, employment and recreational facilities. It is also well known for its popular cheese market. It is one of best shopping cities in the Netherlands and is just fifteen minutes from the beach. Alkmaar is home to the Dutch Cheese Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, the de Boom Beer Museum and the Beatles Museum.
In economic terms, Alkmaar is favourably located as an attraction in the region and in the economic heartland of the country. Alkmaar is the vibrant centre of the area. It houses the largest non teaching hospital in the country. In addition, Alkmaar is surprisingly close to Amsterdam and Schiphol. As a result more and more companies are opting for Alkmaar as an attractive location for their activities.
Accommodation when moving to Alkmaar
There is a wide choice of property available in Alkmaar; most expats choose to rent an apartment or house at least until they become familiar with the city. De Hoef and Oudorp are both popular areas to live.
The current cost to rent a three bedroomed home in the centre of Alkmaar is €1283 (£1136). On the outskirts of the city the cost is cheaper €1050 (£930).
If you decide to purchase a one bedroom apartment in the city the current average cost per metre is €3510 (£3109). On the outskirts this drops to €2550 (£2258).
The following site has a selection of properties: http://www.jlgrealestate.com/english/netherlands/north_holland/
Schools if moving to Alkmaar
Most expats choose to educate their children in international schools. These often prove to be the best option for older children or for families staying in Alkmaar for a relatively short time.
The following site will help you find a suitable school: http://www.expatica.com/nl/education/schools/
Local Information if moving to Alkmaar
When you first move to a new city finding your way around the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: http://www.expatarrivals.com/the-netherlands/banking-money-and-taxes-in-the-Netherlands
Travel if moving to Alkmaar
The city has an excellent public transport system, with trains, local buses. The closest airport is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with international flights and European flights to most destinations. It is approximately 48 km from the centre of Alkmaar.
Currency Conversion If Moving To Alkmaar
The currency of the Netherlands is the Euro; divided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of one, two, five, 10 and 20 cents.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing.
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