King's Day in Alkmaar
On 27 April, the city centre of Alkmaar will celebrate King's Day with a variety of events. From Alkmaar station, it is an easy walk to the city centre. We expect a large number of visitors to come to Alkmaar, so be prepared for larger-than-usual crowds in the trains and at the stations.
SLAM! King's Day
If you plan on attending SLAM! King's Day, then you can also travel via station Alkmaar. Free shuttle buses will run between the station and the festival venue. Directions to the shuttle bus stop will be provided at the station. You must show a ticket to the event in order to ride the shuttle bus.
Please make sure you board the correct shuttle bus for your return trip, as the buses for the trains in the direction of Haarlem or Amsterdam will stop behind station Alkmaar. If you are travelling in the direction of Hoorn or Den Helder, then the shuttle bus will stop in front of the station.
If you plan on travelling home later in the evening, please consult the NS Travel Planner or the Travel PlannerXtra app to make sure that you will be able to reach your destination. Many stations will not be accessible by train later in the evening, so please take this into consideration when deciding how much time you need to reach the station from the festival venue.