Theater de Purmaryn

Kerkstraat (Church Street)

You may notice that, despite the name, there is no church here. Many historic buildings have been replaced or have been given a different purpose. This also applies to the building of the former Catholic church.

The church building was partially demolished and converted into theater “De Purmaryn”. When the rectory and the church houses on the Kerksteeg were also demolished, the Waagplein was created

(Source: Jan Dekkers: “Van Kaatjessteeg tot Padjedijk, herkomst van de Purmerendse straatnamen”).