Limmen trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Limmen is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. It is a part of the municipality of Castricum, and is situated about 9 km southwest of Alkmaar. Before 2002 it was a separate municipality.In 2001, the town of Limmen had 5602 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.2 km², and contained 2061 residences. The wider statistical area of Limmen has a population of around 6860.HistoryLimmen has been mentioned in various documents since 750, by the name Limbon and later Limmen. It has seen prosperous times, but also times of struggle.When the people of Limmen became more dependent on agriculture instead of trade at the beginning of the 15th century, the more wealthy moved away. For three centuries Limmen did not develop or grow, despite some efforts made to make the town more attractive. Around the year 1850 Limmen had only 450 inhabitants left.Limmen was made more accessible in the late 19th century as an effect of the growing Dutch infrastructure, making Limmen a growing town. More work was created, especially by growing bulbs, which made Limmen the so-called "bollencentrum" (bulb-centre) of the northern part of Holland.FlowerdaysThe annual "Bloemendagen" are a tradition in Limmen in the month of May. People living there make mosaics with the flowers of the Hyacinthus orientalis and set up the mosaics in front of their house. People from the neighboring village of Castricum judge the mosaics and various prizes are awarded.The village also has a botanical museum.Sister citiesSpitak, Armenia, since 2001.Limmen is in North Holland Province. Whether you only want to go to Limmen, or have a whole adventure planned, Inspirock has you covered with our user-friendly The Netherlands vacation maker site .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Limmen
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Limmen tours
Zaanse Schans Windmills, Marken and Volendam Half-Day Trip from Amsterdam BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields Tour from Amsterdam BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $74
Duration: 5 hours
Best things to do in Limmen
Side trips from Limmen
Where to stay in Limmen
Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
|Adults (12 +)||
|Infants (Under 2)||
Places to visit with Limmen
Recently planned trips to Limmen
6 days in Limmen BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Limmen BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Limmen BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium