This is one of the parking lots near the centre of Purmerend – Slotplein, but the parking time is limited.

In former days, the Castle Purmersteyn was located here; nowadays just these small foundations are all there is left.


When you cross the street at the traffic lights, walk into the small street (Padjedijk). You end up on the Cheese Market, Kaasmarkt, and see at your left hand the former Town Hall which now houses the Purmerends Museum. On your right hand side you see the lunchroom ’t Hoedje van de Koningin (the Queen’s hat) and on the other corner a bakery where you can have a simple lunch.


Straight ahead is Museum Waterland with changing exhibitions and to the left of this building is a small square on which you find Theater de Purmaryn. In the theatre you can have a drink and see changing exhibitions. Both the musea and the Theater have a lift.


Four shopping streets end on the Kaasmarkt and on the market you find a church, the Koepelkerk. Behind the church you will find a shopping mall: the Willem Eggert Centrum – with a lift and escalators and a large parking lot.





Purmerends Museum: open first of May to 30th of October from 10.00 – 16.00 hrs. on weekdays and during the weekend from 13.00 – 17.00 hrs. and from first of November to 30th of April from 13.00 – 16.00 hrs, every day except Monday. Closed on public holidays.

Waterland Museum    : open from 12.00 – 17.00 hrs. on Tuesday through Sunday.

Theater de Purmaryn : Grand Café de Purmaryn.