DVA Makelaars | Dapper & van Aalst

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‘Extremely professional and friendly! We are expats moving to the Netherlands from abroad and from the beginning to the end DVA Makelaars made the process easy and stress free. The support and advice helped us make an informative and confident decision. We are very thankful for the support we received and look forward to our new life in the Netherlands. We would definitely recommend!”

R. Morim – London

“We would love to help you secure your dream home in the alkmaar area”

It takes only 45 minutes to drive from Alkmaar to the centre of Amsterdam

Are you an expat and are you staying in the Amsterdam area for an extended period? Then you may want to consider buying your own house or apartment in the Netherlands. Will your new house be in Amsterdam, where prices for properties are sky-high and parking problems are the everyday reality, or will your new home in the Alkmaar area?

It only takes 45 minutes to drive from Alkmaar to the centre of Amsterdam. In Alkmaar you can buy a much larger and better house compared to Amsterdam. It only takes a 10/15 minutes drive to the beach and the European School in Bergen. Alkmaar has the same atmosphere as Amsterdam, nice canals, historical centre, good train connections to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam and The Hague. What are you waiting for? Discover Alkmaar.

What makes living in Alkmaar better than Amsterdam?

Living in Alkmaar means that you are near everything you need because of its efficient public transport. The A9 motorway is from Amsterdam to Alkmaar to Den Helder. There are trains that service the city to Den Helder, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Haarlem, Leiden and The Hague. The area has two railway stations Alkmaar and Alkmaar Noord. Alkmaar is located near the Noordzee Beach, only 15 minutes to Bergen aan Zee, Egmond aan Zee. This area gives you a lot of opportunities and quality time for your familly at the weekend. Schiphol Airport is only 30 minutes by car! The European School is situated in Bergen NH, only 10 minutes from Alkmaar. Have we convinced you to move to Alkmaar? We think that you will like Alkmaar better than Amsterdam. What are you waiting for?

Discover Alkmaar. Beautiful city, shopping city, cultural city.

Beautiful city, shopping city, cultural city
Although Alkmaar is and continues to be a Dutch cheese city, the title covers only part of what is has to offer. For years the city has been entitled to call itself one of the best shopping cities in the Netherlands. As you wander through the streets with their impressive monuments you will be amazed at the beauty of the old town. This beautiful city is just fifteen minutes from the beach.

Shopping, enjoying a drink or visiting a museum?
The number of stores has been increased. This makes shopping particularly enjoyable, as many unique stores are now housed in the historic buildings that line the narrow streets.

Fine dining is available on of the many terraces or in the restaurants. Everything is on offer, from Japanese to French cuisine and from pub grub to luxury restaurants.

Food for the soul found can be found in the theatre, the pop stage, the cinema or one of the museums. Alkmaar is home to the Dutch Cheese Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, the de Boom Beer Museum and the Beatles Museum. See a totally different side to the city on a canal cruise.

Alkmaar has many nice restaurants and terraces

European school bergen – an unique school in the alkmaar area.

European School Bergen
Bergen has his unique European School. The pupils in this 4-18 school are educated in a secure, happy, relaxed yet stimulating and challenging multilingual environment. The learning of languages taught by native speakers is at the core of their mission as they prepare pupils to be aware and responsible European citizens, following a broad European curriculum leading to the highly regarded European Baccalaureate.

Most pupils leave the school with a high level of fluency in at least two languages, although it is more common for them to have good language skills in at least three to four languages by the time they finish in the secondary cycle, including competence in Dutch if they are non-Dutch speakers. The pupils of this European School have the chance to participate in a wide range of educational, cultural and social activities in the school, the local community and in many events across Europe before they go on to study at a range of the top universities in Europe and North America.

Pascal van Aalst and Steve Lewis (director European School) Euro Markt 2018



Our real estate agents, Tineke Dapper and Pascal van Aalst, have a lot of experience in the housing market in the area of Alkmaar and Bergen. We work closely with all kinds of professionals in our field such as notaries and mortgage advisers. We want to give you the best advice when it comes to buying or renting a home. Let Tineke and Pascal advise and guide you through the complete process. We love to help you if you are looking for a house or apartment  to buy or rent in the Alkmaar or Bergen area.

More than +300 customers of DVA Makelaars rate us with a score of 9,0! We are ready to fulfill your housing requirements. We love houses! We love you!

Tineke Dapper and Pascal van Aalst with their twins Tom and Max. Tineke and Pascal are DVA Real Estate Agents. Together they established their real estate agency in 2006.


“I chose Dapper van Aalst based on recommendations from friends as well as on their positive and constructive attitude. I could feel that I got personal service and they were very attentive and helpful during all stages of the process. I was especially impressed by the enthusiasm they had in their work.”

R. Ahlstrand – Alkmaar

“As we are non-Dutch sellers, Pascal and Tineke were extremely helpful, spoke excellent English and guided us through the system. We were in direct contact with Pascal and he responded to every email and text speedily keeping us informed of the latest developments in the sale process. Our house was sold and the deal finalised within 17 days. When we had difficulty obtaining an energy certificate, Pascal guided us through the process. Nothing was too much trouble for him and we thoroughly recommend this company.”

K. Charlton & J. Hunter – Warmenhuizen

“A small company that looks after their clients very well. All done quickly with good professional advice.”

J. Kutcher – Alkmaar

”A professional, personable and caring company. Both Tineke and Pascal keep your best interests in mind throughout the entire property buying process and give solid advice based on experience. They offer a range of services to make the process as smooth as possible. I highly recommend their services”.

Evelyn Bookless – Sint Pancras

“Pascal and Tineke are highly professional and guided us in buying our house throughout the whole process. They negotiated a good price for us and they were always very responsive to our requests. Would recommend.”

Gustavo, Rodriguez

“We moved to The Netherlands in 2019 from the UK (expats) and had rented for almost 1 year then decided it was time to buy our own property in Alkmaar and after a quick search i came across DVA Makelaars, which was the best thing to happen to us as Pascal, Patty and Tineke made the whole process of buying our first property in The Netherlands easy and stress free from arranging viewings to advising on a reliable notary, they really went the extra mile to help us. I would highly recommend their services. Thanks again to the DVA Makelaars team”.

Nick Pearson

”Extremely professional and friendly! We are expats moving to the Netherlands from abroad and from the beginning to the end DVA Makelaars made the process easy and stress free. The support and advice helped us make an informative and confident decision. We are very thankful for the support we received and look forward to our new life in the Netherlands. We would definitely recommend!”

Rosa Morim – London EMA

”Extremely professional and friendly, we couldn’t have asked for a better service! DVA Makelaars helped us to buy a house in Alkmaar. As we are expats moving to the Netherlands from abroad we required extra support. From the beginning of the process we got a lot of support with our home search and we were provided with useful information to help us make an informative choice. When the time for an offer came, DVA Makelaars were also excellent in the negotiations with the seller and we managed to buy our dream house in a couple of months! They have been very supporting all along the buying process and beyond. We are extremely pleased with our experience and would definitely recommend!”

Sofia Mylona – London EMA

“What a professional, friendly and warm service we received from Pascal and his team at DVA. Selling a home is normally very stressful but the process was faultless and everything went without a hitch! Thank you Pascal – we are very grateful to you”.

Jackie Cox – Alkmaar

“Four years ago Tineke bought an apartment for me. I find the way that she worked truly professional and personal. I had immediately the click during the first appointment with them. I was very happy with the way she worked, the price and the apartment itself. After the purchase I hired their service several times to rent it for me. Pascal makes fantastic photos. I have been very satisfied with their service and I won’t consider another agency easily for my next purchase/selling. I highly recommend DVA Makelaars!”

Lin Luo – Alkmaar

“Excellent service. Pascal and Tineke have provided us with true end-to-end service, from explaining how the process works to accompanying us to viewings, price negotiations, bidding and contracting. In addition, they have provided us with invaluable insights into the local property market. Highly recommended, if you need a real estate agent in the Alkmaar area.”

Linda Tamás – Bergen

we are happy to help you find the right home for your family

Call us +31-(0)72-520 20 51

Mo - Fr 08.30 - 17.30 hrs

James Wattstraat 32A, NL 1817 DC Alkmaar

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