The Village of Putten
The villiage of Putten
Putten is a green, welcoming and enterprising village at the Veluwe. Putten is an attractive municipality that has a lot to offer to thousands of recreationists and its population of over 23,500 inhabitants.
The area of the village stretches over 8500 hectare. The municipality can perfectly be explored by bike or by foot. Natural here is characterised by woodlands, agricultural outskirts, the Polder landscape and the Veluwerandmeer. Besides that, Putten holds several estates and historical buildings, furthermore there is the ‘Solse Gat’ and in Putten you can also find the exact centre of the Netherlands. Furthermore, the Schovenhorst estate with its striking tree gardens, the 40 meter high forest tower or the Bosbad Putten (swimming accommodation) are certainly worth a visit. People can also visit the museum ‘De Tien Malen’, farm-museum ‘De Mariahoeve’, the Putter steam pumping station or the Kunstkelder (Art cellar).
Putten has a rich community association life, religious as well as sports, social and cultural associations. The efforts of the many volunteers are essential to upkeep this.
Putten holds a central position and this makes it accessible. Which is, of course, very attractive to the many businesses located in the industrial area and in the centre of Putten. Putten holds 31,5 hectare of industrial area. Putten’s local range of shops holds a various selection of goods and each Wednesday morning there is a large merchandise market on the church square and the Fontanus square. The annual ox market on the 2th Wednesday of October attracts a lot of visitors.
There are many hotel and restaurant businesses in Putten. The shopkeepers association and local hospitality businesses regularly organize fun events in the centre. Furthermore, the agricultural and tourist sector form an important source of income.
The sports hall "Putter Eng" and the sports park offer a lot of possibilities to practice many forms of sport. The sports complex, has been reorganized and a second sports hall was built, named the "de Meeuwenhal". Furthermore, there are some privately-owned gyms and tennis courts.