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Alkmaar is located in the middle of the Schagen Valley, between Nelspruit and Montrose along the R539 (also accessible via the N4, from which it is 18 km to Nelspruit). Alkmaar lies at an altitude of 696 meters and can also be reached by train.
There is an ecotrial in Alkmaar that visitors can participate in to become aware of nature and the special environment. The Crocodile River flows nearby Alkmaar.
- Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 57. Retrieved 27 August 2017.