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Experience the Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar
From the 21st till 24th of June 2017 the 11th edition of the Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar (Plus Walking Four Days of Alkmaar) takes place. At this event a great diversity of distances can be chosen. Every participant is free to choose a distance. The chosen distance needs to be walked every day. Walkers can choose between 8.5 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 40 kilometres per day (also available for Nordic Walkers). Le Champion deliberately offers the unique opportunity to choose for a shorter distance. In this way, also a large group of walkers can enjoy this event.

The goal of this event is to socialize and to enjoy oneself in a sportive environment. This in combination with the beautiful routes which encounter the various aspects of the charming environment in and around Alkmaar. The catering for the participants will also take an important place in the organization. In short: the Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar should become a pleasant and unforgettable walking event and happening.

Registration
Registration is possible from Monday 2 December 2016.

Foreigners without a Dutch bank account can only pay by credit card.

Registration needs to be done per person. Participants can only register for four days. One of the distances needs to be chosen beforehand and is valid for four days.

Read here our General Terms & Conditions and regulations.

Entry fee (incl. VAT)
Entry fee all distances 4 days € 38.00
Entry fee all distances 2 days € 22.00
Walking shirt € 12.50
Bus shuttle ticket 4 days € 9.00
Bus shuttle ticket 2 days € 4.50
SMS Service 4 days € 2.00
SMS Service 2 days € 1.00

This entry fee includes:
– Participants card with detailed information of the program;
– Registration chip;
– Catering at the different check points;
– Medical assistance during the event;
– Medal;
– Social Media Service;
– Included with the 8.5 km: return trip by bus on the first, second and third day.

Extra options at registration (information only available in Dutch):
– Walking shirt;
– Bus shuttle ticket;
– SMS Service;
– Become a member of Le Champion.

Charity Landschap Noord-Holland
Landschap Noord-Holland is exclusively as charity connected to the Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar. Participants can donate voluntarily an amount to this organisation that tries to preserve the nature of North Holland.

Bus shuttle
During the four days there will be a bus shuttle between the NS Train station Alkmaar and the start and finish locations. The shuttle can be used by paying € 9.00 for all days. A ticket can be ordered only by registration.

Touristic Information
Alkmaar is located in a typical Dutch polder scenery, close to a large nature reserve with dunes, beach, forest and water everywhere. The heritage of a rich and illustrious past is still very visible in the cosy city centre. The canals with their characteristic drawbridges, the many monuments, the old house fronts and the narrow corridors give the city centre a special atmosphere. Alkmaar is the second shopping city of Holland for a reason!

Alkmaar is a medium sized city with 94,000 inhabitants. These inhabitants are proud of their Canada square, the brand new culture square where five big cultural institutions provide a varied cultural program. Alkmaar is also an attraction for tourists; in this first place because of the Cheese Market, which attracts thousands of people from around the world on a yearly basis, but also because of the closeness to the dunes and beach.

History Alkmaar
The settlement Alkmaar dates back to the 10th century. On a high situated piece of land a modest village was built around a wooden chapel. The Big Church is currently situated at this location. The high sandy ground on which Alkmaar was built, was surrounded by water and swamps and there lies the origin of the name Alkmaar.

The fortress which is displayed on the city crest represents a castle which defended Alkmaar in the 11th century: Castle Torenburg. The castle was situated at the same location where we can nowadays find the Friesebrug.

Alkmaar became a city when the board obtained city rights in 1254. In 2004 this fact has been festively remembered. The city had the right to defend itself and built city walls. Outside the city fortified buildings were built (nowadays Oudorp) which eventually became part of the Westfriese Omringdijk. This dike kept the rebellious inhabitants of West Friesland under control. Alkmaar grew not only in size but also financially. It soon became an important trade centre in the region and Alkmaar experienced it’s glory days in the 17th century.

Accommodation
Situated west of Alkmaar is the coastal town Egmond aan Zee. In this charming village you can find Hotel Zuiderduin, just 100 meters from the beach. From Wednesday 17 t/m Saturday, June 20, 2014, the hotel can serve as start and end during the Plus Wandel4daagse Alkmaar. Le Champion and Hotel Zuiderduin have joined forces to offer you various attractive packages, so you’ll perform optimally during this fantastic walking event. Besides modern rooms you will find at this 4-star hotel an excellent restaurant where you can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet and a varied dinner buffet. Click here for more information.

If you wish to secure accommodation or an excursion please use the VVV Reservation Service. The employees are neutral and have an excellent knowledge of available accommodation in the region. When you book with the VVV you are choosing a reliable partner with years of invaluable experience. Follow the link to see the accommodation in Alkmaar and surroundings.

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