The 41 best places to visit during a city trip in Purmerend

Purmerend was originally focused on fishing and shipping. Nowadays it's a city where you can have a fun day shopping. The centre, with the Koemarkt as the centre, has a village feel. In Purmerend you will still find one-man businesses that have been run by families from the neighbourhood for years, such as Melkhandel Kuyt. Besides unique shops in Purmerend you will also find monuments with beautiful facades and cosy restaurants.

blank Photo Melkwegbrug in Purmerend, View, Sights & landmarks


After a good climb you have a nice view over Purmerend. Romantic too, there are quite a lot of love locks from couples in love.

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Fred's Atelier

Look around quietly. The shop is full of nice gifts, paintings, ceramics and home accessories. Much of it is made in the studio at the back.

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De Barbiers

Return in time. The nostalgic décor and the craftsmanship of the hairdressers make it a special experience to be cut here.

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Echte Bakkers Harry de Groot

The Beemster Paeral of this bakery, a tasteful wholemeal bread with exclusively regional ingredients, should definitely have tasted it once.

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The image of the cows still reminds of the well-known cattle market of the past. Nowadays a place full of cozy catering establishments.

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Nicolaas Koepelkerk

With three restored historical organs of different nature and size, the Nicolaas Koepelkerk is a unique organ location in the Netherlands.

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Slijterij Breebaart

Looking for specialty beer, wine, liqueur, distilled or just an original gift? Then you have come to the right place at this liquor specialty store.

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Cozy, atmospheric, delicious coffees, good food and good wines. All good reasons to visit BRASA located at the Koemarkt.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Purmerend

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Ladies Fortune

Take a look around while enjoying a cup of fresh coffee in this shop full of unique brands. For personal advice you are also at the right place.

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The World Stores are full of original gifts and delicious food from other cultures. Made with respect for people and the environment.

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Purmerends Museum

Located in the old town hall. Learn about the history of Purmerend using images, objects and models.

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Nieuwste Tijd

For anyone interested in physical and mental balance. Here you will find all kinds of articles in the field of spirituality.

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Recommended for an overnight stay in Purmerend

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A flower shop to make you happy, full of colors and scents. Surprise someone with a beautiful bouquet or brighten up your own home.

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A ceiling full of bags and lots of beautiful accessories, scarves and jewelry. Here they have lots of fun and are happy to help you with that one perfect item.

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This shop is full of clothing and accessories for every woman who wants to be seen; there is something for every type of woman.

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Proeflokaal Bakker

Taste the atmosphere of bygone times with the authentic interior and photos of the past. Enjoy a beer or other distillates.

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't Hoedje van de Koningin

Besides having a delicious lunch or a nice cup of coffee, you can also enjoy an extensive evening menu here on Friday evening.

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In the past, this historic building in the centre of Purmerend served as an orphanage for wealthed civilian children.

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Van der Valk Hotel

Experience a welcoming atmosphere at the Van der Valk Hotel, stay in comfortable rooms and enjoy a tasty breakfast in the morning.

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Eterij Effe Anders

As the name suggests, they do everything a little differently here. Enjoy original dishes and a glass of wine in a special atmosphere.

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Melkhandel Kuyt

Taste the history. On an old photo in the shop you can still see the dairy farmers. You can still go here for tasty dairy products.

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InStyle women's fashion

Always looking for different styles, for different women of different generations.


Olivia Fashion

Discover the best fashion brands and the latest fashion trends in this fashion store and pamper yourself or a dear friend with a new purchase.


Old Stable

In this cozy fashion store they will be happy to help you find the perfect jeans and other fun accessories to complete your outfit.


Kunsthuis Waterland

Visit an extraordinary exhibition of contemporary art here or buy a beautiful art object for your own interior at the design shop.



This lunchroom, espresso bar & ice cream parlour is the perfect place for a stopover during a cozy shopping day in Purmerend.


Boekwinkel Het Leesteken

At this place in the center of Pumerend, all your book wishes come true and there is always something to do, from inspiring lectures to signing sessions.


Biercafé De Bonte Koe

In the summer you can enjoy a special beer or other drink on the terrace. In winter fire inside cozy the pot stove.


Eetcafé Jo & Co

Experience an unforgettable culinary experience at this restaurant that has been a popular place on Purmerend's Koemarkt since 1997.


LandLust Guesthouse

This bed and breakfast is also a guest house. Each room has its own bathroom. The location is convenient to the city centre of Purmerend.

Laag Holland Bed & Breakfast

B&B with barbecue facilities, garden and terrace. Located by park and 5 minutes drive from the center. Some rooms are equipped with a kitchenette.

Brasserie Zomaar

Coziness for which coziness is intended. In the honest kitchen of the atmospheric Wonk dishes are prepared with beautiful ingredients.


Restaurant Kozee

The atmospheric Kozee on the Koemarkt is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee, a tasty lunch or an extensive dinner.


Theater de Purmaryn

This theatre in the cultural heart of Purmerend. After a day of shopping, visit a fun show and complete your day in the city.


It excels with the many jewelry and watches. Want to fit? The staff will be happy to help you find the perfect item.


Pontman Schoenen

At this shoe store in the Breedstraat you will find a wide range of high-quality very good women's and men's shoes from the well-known brands.


Parkeerterrein Poelstraat

This location on the southeast side is a little further from the center of Purmerend, but you can park here for free.


Parkeergarage Willem Eggert Centrum

The relatively affordable Q-park parking garage is located in the Willem Eggert shopping centre right in the center of Purmerend.


NS Station Purmerend

This train station is located on the south-east side of the city centre. Take the exit towards the Wilhelminalaan and walk to the city centre in 10 minutes.


VVV i-Point

In the Purmerends Museum you will find the digital touch screen VVV i-point where you can find tourist information about Purmerend and its surroundings.


P+R Station Purmerend

Free parking spaces can be found at Purmerend Station. From this spacious car park it is more than 10 minutes walk to the city center.

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