Exploring Netherlands? Drop by at Purmerend, a lively commuter town of Amsterdam. A professional tour guide will take you to places in Purmerend known only to the locals and share some inside information about Purmerend’s landmarks. The charming old town center has preserved its original character, with a number of attractive historical buildings, which make a striking contrast to the town’s modern part. Our knowledgeable tourist guide will tell you about the times when Purmerend developed into a wealthy commercial center, with numerous markets selling all sorts of local products from vegetables to livestock. You will see Koemarkt, the former cattle market with a bovine sculpture in the center. Nowadays, it is a lively recreational zone, with a bunch of cafes and pubs to chill in. See the old town hall and find out why and how, back in the 17 th century, it was moved 10 meters back – a touch-and- go venture, in fact. Read the poem engraved on the commemorative stone. Walk along the busy Gedempte Where street, which once was a river. Visit Purmerends Museum and get a better idea of the town’s history. In the evening, drop over to Biercafé De Bonte Koem, which offers a wide selection of beers on draught, as well as over 120 bottled beers.