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Welcome

Welcome to the website of the recreational business Opmeer municipality. Opmeer is a green municipality where everyone is welcome; it is a developing municipality that exists for you and through you, the residents, entrepreneurs and visitors of Opmeer.

Recreation

In Opmeer and the immediate vicinity, there is a variety of recreational activities on offer. Opmeer is situated between the fresh water of the Ijsselmeer and the salt water of the North Sea. De Weijver sport and recreation centre is an excellent location to unwind and relax. There are also beautiful biking and walking trails, monuments, musea, markets, riding stables, golf courses and canoe hire companies. Public events are organized on a regular basis (including an agricultural day). In addition, Opmeer ‘s various clubs and associations offer a wealth of interesting activities.

Links about recreation

www.opmeer.nl
www.dewestfrieseomringdijk.nl
www.vvvhoorn.nl

History

The Opmeer municipality is a green municipality located in the centre of West-Friesland. Opmeer consists of eight parishes and hamlets, namely: Aartswoud, Gouwe, Hoogwoud, Opmeer, Spanbroek, De Weere, Wadway and Zandwerven.

The development of the municipality is, and will continue to be, defined by its location. At first, it was threatened by the surrounding water. Aartswoud even had a real harbour. People sailed on the Baltic Sea and went whaling there. Names and plaques in Aartswoud still denote this.

The area around Opmeer was drained using some twenty mills. A few of these mills are still standing, for example the mill in the Kolk (1650) and the ‘De Lastdrager’ village mill (1645), in Aartswoud. Aartswoud is part of the Omringdijk, a beautiful cultural legacy in West-Friesland. Our municipality now boasts a wealth of natural and agricultural beauty (including bulb cultivation), for residents, nature lovers and tourists alike.

Enterprises

Enterprises, in particular sustainable enterprises, are stimulated by the Opmeer municipality. Information is available to both startup and established businesses at our Enterprise desk in the town hall.

The Enterprise desk is the central contact point for businesses within the municipality. For free and informal advice, you can contact one of our advisors with questions regarding permits, zoning plans, starting your own business, business premises and legislation. The Opmeer municipality can offer you a choice of good office locations.

Links about business

www.deveken.nl
www.antwoordvoorbedrijven.nl

For questions and comments about our website, we invite you to direct these to: gewoonanders@opmeer.nl.

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