After raising the siege of Alkmaar, they had invested Leyden and cut off all communication between the Dutch cities.
In those days there was unbroken land from Alkmaar and Leiden to the Dollart.
Cornelius van Drebbel, at Alkmaar, first employed cochineal for the production of scarlet in 1650.
Schiedam, Alkmaar, Edam and Monnikendam gave the same reply.
The whole process of Alkmaar chaffering is exceedingly perplexing and elusive.
The citizens of Alkmaar were the first to defy this proclamation.
This painter, an elder contemporary and precursor of Ruysdael, was born at Alkmaar.
To the east the towers of Utrecht are visible, and to the north glitter in the morning sun the red roofs of Zaandam and Alkmaar.
There was now leisure for the General to devote his whole energies against the little city of Alkmaar.
The example at Alkmaar possesses not only an imposing front with gable in three storeys, but a lofty tower with belfry.