An 18th century drawing of the Amsterdamsche Poort in Purmerend

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If you look for the tram on Tramplein, you will be disappointed. The name comes from the time when the steam tram from Amsterdam to Alkmaar ran along Purmerend.

At the time, you could quickly reach the city center from the Tramplein via one of the city gates. You used to find the Amsterdamsche Poort (Amsterdam Gate) here, one of the city gates of Purmerend, on the access road to and from Amsterdam. So strange to think that the city was actually locked at night about 100 years ago! The Tramplein is now a bus station and still provides a fast connection to the neighboring cities. The current station dates from 2014. The facade of the building has glass panels with historical images of Purmerend.

After 1900, the first buildings were constructed…

At the time, you could quickly reach the city center from the Tramplein via one of the city gates. You used to find the Amsterdamsche Poort (Amsterdam Gate) here, one of the city gates of Purmerend, on the access road to and from Amsterdam. So strange to think that the city was actually locked at night about 100 years ago! The Tramplein is now a bus station and still provides a fast connection to the neighboring cities. The current station dates from 2014. The facade of the building has glass panels with historical images of Purmerend.

After 1900, the first buildings were constructed outside the city moat. This started with a post office, but soon whole new neighborhoods followed. The newest expansion of the city can be found on the other side of the legendary 'Melkwegbrug' (Milky Way Bridge). This bicycle and pedestrian bridge connects the old Purmerend with the largest residential area of the city 'Weidevenne'.

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