Purmerend is centrally located in North Holland. As a result, traders and consumers from all over the province came to Purmerend on Tuesday (market day). Of course, the local population was happy to take advantage of this.
On Monday evening, the expensive furniture was brought up from the living room to the first floor, sand was sprinkled on the ground floors and the houses on the Koemarkt were transformed into real 'Tuesday cafes'. Traders used the cafes as offices where business transactions were handled, of course while enjoying a drink. On this side of the Koemarkt you will find some the nostalgic cafes of the past.
The former Marktmeesterhuisje is also located on this side, which was moved in its entirety in 2018 to make room for the new event location, the Markthal Purmerend.