Don't miss these 10 spots during a day of exploring Purmerend

City guide with 10 spots

There is plenty to see in the nice city center! During a day of city, with this guide in your hands, stroll past ten special and very different hotspots. From places that have been in the city for hundreds of years to special newcomers, and from authentic shops to educational museums.
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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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In the past, this historic building in the centre of Purmerend served as an orphanage for wealthed civilian children.

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Recommended for an atmospheric dinner in Purmerend

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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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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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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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Purmerends Museum

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

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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.


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.


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Museum Waterland

Visit a special exhibition of contemporary art here or buy a beautiful art object for your own interior in the museum shop.

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