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  1. a city in the W Netherlands: cheese market.
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Examples from the Web for alkmaar

Historical Examples

  • I remember her citizens' resistance, and the rescued Alkmaar.

    The Burgomaster's Wife, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • In those days there was unbroken land from Alkmaar and Leiden to the Dollart.

    The World Set Free

    Herbert George Wells

  • He was afloat, and somewhere between Amsterdam and Alkmaar, but he could not tell where.

    The World Set Free

    Herbert George Wells

  • Schiedam, Alkmaar, Edam and Monnikendam gave the same reply.

    History of Holland

    George Edmundson

  • Then came the siege of Haarlem, and then the siege of Alkmaar.

British Dictionary definitions for alkmaar


  1. a city in the W Netherlands, in North Holland. Pop: 93 000 (2003 est)
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